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Despite demands, Gulf Coast real estate on the upswing

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By LYNN LOFTON  As with most things on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the real estate market has experienced the ‘new normal’ since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Factors other than the storm — including the national recession — also affected coastal real estate but the market is improving, according to Coast realtors. Deborah McGhee, owner/broker of McGhee Realty in Saucier, is ...

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It’s not ‘if’ a business has a cybersecurity breach, but more likely ‘when’ it will happen

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By LYNN LOFTON  Cyber security is on the minds of business and professional people as issues and threats increase. No sector is immune from these issues. Alisa Chestler, shareholder and chair of the privacy and information security team for the Baker Donelson law firm, says cyber concerns can not be ignored by any type of business. “It affects all businesses,” ...

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Memorial’s RevUp provides monitoring after hospital stay

By LYNN LOFTON Often patients are released from the hospital with a fistful of instructions and a bagful of medications. What then? For more than two years Memorial Hospital at Gulfport looked for ways to do more care coordination to help patients have better followup and quality of life and to prevent having to re-enter the hospital. “Care coordination has ...

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BOOK BIZ — If you haven’t read The Goldfinch, please do

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When native Mississippian Donna Tartt won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Goldfinch in 2014, all of us Mississippians were proud. Her honor was duly reported in this column, but I didn’t run out and buy it. I wanted to read it, but somehow, at that time, I wasn’t up to the daunting 784 pages. Later, a friend gave ...

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Employers support the expanded role of National Guard

The importance of the Mississippi National Guard has always been understood by state employers, but with multiple deployments in recent years Guard members’ role has expanded. U.S. wars in the Middle East have meant longer and more deployments by Guard members to augment the regular Army. As valuable members of the work force, these citizen soldiers play dual roles. According ...

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Biloxi Beachfront restaurants standing all in a row

Shaggy’s was one of the first restaurants along a stretch of beach in East Biloxi, and recently has been joined by four other properties — Salty Oyster, Baja Beach, Beach Bums and The Reef . Some are still under construction.

By LYNN LOFTON  In recent years, a group of restaurants has been built close together along a section of beachfront property in East Biloxi. The restaurants, built in the beach shack style made popular in Florida, stand in a row at water’s edge, leading some observers to refer to them as Restaurant Row. The moniker is not official; nor was ...

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At 38, Jennifer Childs continues growth with Ingalls

Jennifer Childs volunteers with the Gulf Coast Honor Flight and recently served as guardian for two World War II veterans on the group’s trips to Washington, D.C.

By LYNN LOFTON At age 38, Jennifer Childs has an impressive resume and could rest on her laurels. That’s not likely to happen as this Huntington Ingalls Industries employee continues to add to her credentials with professional and personal accomplishments. She’s worked with the Pascagoula shipbuilder — the state’s largest private employer — eight years with the current job title of ...

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BOOK BIZ — Sales brisk for three cookbooks published in Mississippi

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Books of all genre are associated with Mississippi, thanks to our literary tradition. So it’s great news that Quail Ridge Press, a small publishing company based in Brandon, has three titles ranking high on various sales lists. The three are cookbooks — Deep South Dish: Homestyle Southern Recipes by Mary Foreman, The Complete Low-Carb Cookbook by George Stella and Slow ...

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