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Diamondhead projects moving forward

The City of Diamondhead has more than $2.2 million worth of projects under way to improve the city’s recreational assets, drainage and economic development. Here’s a look at the projects and their progress: The half-mile City Hall Exercise Fitness Trail should be completed by the end of April. Officials say the trail is centrally located for the convenience of residents. ...

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Art lessons are drawing tourists to stay and learn in Bay St. Louis

By LISA MONTI Bay St. Louis, a popular beachfront city that has earned spots on many a Top 10 list for its amenities and casual lifestyle, is known in large part for its robust arts community. Every month, the Second Saturday Art Walk through the Old Town showcases art galleries, musicians, artisans and others who contribute to the creative economy. Crowds ...

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Susan Hunt named Biloxi’s Outstanding Citizen

Susan Hunt dedicates her life every day to making Biloxi a better place, whether through being a career educator, or working with Biloxi Excel By 5 or helping spark an interest in the colorful traditions of Mardi Gras, and now the city and Biloxi Lions Club have taken note of her dedication. Hunt was recognized as Biloxi’s Outstanding Citizen during ...

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Tractor Supply to open in Bay St. Louis

Tractor Supply Co., the retail chain that carries top brands for farmers, gardeners, homeowners and their pets, is coming to Bay St. Louis. The site is being cleared ahead of construction start. Officials of the new store, which will be built at 1220 U.S. 90, has created a lot of buzz ever since the building permit was issued for a ...

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Candidate online forum in Bay St. Louis may be the first of its kind

A unique online forum for municipal candidates in Bay St. Louis may be the first of its kind in the state, say volunteers who created the website. According to Serve Bay St. Louis website (www.servebsl.com), the community project aims to help voters “compare answers, not ads.” The website calls itself a one-stop-shop for local voting and offers comprehensive election information, ...

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NASA eyes fusion reactor engines, extraterrestrial drilling, other far-out technologies

NASA has selected 399 research and technology proposals from 277 American small businesses and 44 research institutions that will enable NASA’s future missions into deep space, and advancements in aviation and science, while also benefiting the U.S. economy. The awards have a total value of approximately $49.9 million. These include 13 projects tied to Stennis Space Center. The agency received 1,621 proposals in response ...

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Another Mississippi city lowers Confederate-themed flag

A city that relies heavily on tourism is joining several other local governments in abandoning the Mississippi flag because it contains the Confederate battle emblem. Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gillich has ordered the state flag pulled from display at all municipal buildings. City spokesman Vincent Creel said Monday that Gillich believes removing the flag will help the city’s 5.7 million ...

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Ethics group: Diamondhead council improperly closed meeting

The Mississippi Ethics Commission says local officials on the Gulf Coast improperly held a closed-door meeting with the state auditor earlier this year. In a preliminary ruling the commission issued Friday, a hearing officer found the Diamondhead City Council “violated” the Open Meetings Act when four of five council members met Jan. 31 with Auditor Stacey Pickering. The ruling said ...

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New accelerated pharmacy school planned at William Carey

By BECKY GILLETTE A groundbreaking is planned soon for a school of pharmacy at William Carey University Tradition campus, which will bring pharmacy education closer to residents of South Mississippi while helping meet a shortage of pharmacists in rural areas of the region. Dr. Michael Malloy, who has been named dean of the new pharmacy school, said the closest pharmacy ...

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Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast announces new team members

The regional destination marketing organization charged with promoting tourism within Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties in Mississippi announced its newest team members this week. Kaylie Bacon Holley joined as the national sales manager. Holley will be assisting the Sales Team by coordinating programs that will showcase the area as a desirable and valued meeting location to a variety of meeting ...

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