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Author Archives: Lynn Lofton

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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UMMC medical students donate stem cells, bone marrow in the ‘Be the Match’ program

Second-year medical students John Howard, left, and Ian Mallett entered the national Be the Match program as possible bone marrow or stem cell donors. Howard matched as a stem cell contributor, Mallett as a bone marrow donor

  By LYNN LOFTON Two Mississippi medical students still have some time before completing their training, but they’re already having a positive effect on the health of others. Ian Mallett and John Howard, both second-year students at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, have donated bone marrow or stem cells to individuals whose lives were threatened by leukemia. A third ...

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Self-insurer group gets boost from Obamacare

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With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act — often referred to as Obamacare — membership is growing in the Mississippi Association of Self-Insurers. The association was founded in 1996 because at that time many associations in Mississippi were struggling to find workers compensation coverage. To name a few, the Mississippi Trucking Association, the Automobile Dealers Association, the Association of ...

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SPACE LAW — Ole Miss national champion Moot Court team to compete for internatonal title

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By LYNN LOFTON  When Dean Stephen Gorove began the space law program 45 years ago at the University of Mississippi School of Law, he took a bold, forward-thinking step into an emerging field of study. The program has grown and evolved, and the Moot Court team recently won the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court championship at Georgetown University Law ...

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