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New Ocean Springs development part of condo trend

By LISA MONTI The Thrash Group of Hattiesburg is basing its new all-inclusive condo community in Ocean Springs on similar developments thriving throughout the country. The Inlet will offer an upscale place to live along with a restaurant, shops, a clubhouse and resort-style pool, fitness center, dog park and water views with access to nature trails. “There isn’t one in ...

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Biloxi giving downtown icon a facelift

By JULIA MILLER Biloxi is hoping to give its downtown area a facelift, and it’s starting by restoring Saenger Theatre and Community Center to its former glory. Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich believes this project will be an economic boon to the area. He is so passionate about the project that he even held his recent swearing-in at the theater ...

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Westin throws open its doors in downtown Jackson

By JACK WEATHERLY Seven years since planning and financing started and two years under construction, the Jackson Westin hotel opened its doors Thursday morning. But first a gathering of about 150 seated in padded white folding chairs beneath the slatted porte cochere offering dappled shade from sunny skies, though not from humidity,  put Westin hand fans to good use as speakers ...

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TODD SMITH: Only 1 percent of videos go viral new study reveals

Only 1 percent of videos posted to Facebook actually end up going viral – but it probably helps if your video is square rather than horizontal or vertical, is engaging in ways beyond likes, and/or is geared toward Spanish speakers, an analysis by social video production company Wochit found. Wochit analyzed more than 5,000 social videos that were created by ...

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MSU’s Bagley takes courses southward

By BECKY GILLETTE The Mississippi Gulf Coast has one of the most robust job markets in the state for engineering due to major employers like the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery, Huntington Ingalls Industries and others. A market analysis done several years ago showed a 20 percent growth in the projected engineering jobs in the Gulf Coast area. It used to be ...

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Beard+Riser opens new office in Oxford

Special to the MBJ Beard + Riser Architects of Greenwood has opened a new office in Oxford, to be located in The Edison at 1450 University Ave. The new office will be led by Dale Riser, who has over 22 years of leadership and project management experience. Prior to forming Beard+Riser in 2007, Riser worked for four years on primarily ...

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Southern Co. absorbs $2.8 billion on Kemper plant

Associated Press Mississippi Power customers won’t be paying for the gasification portion of the Kemper County power plant. Customers are only paying for the energy they’ve been receiving from the natural gas portion of the plant. Atlanta-based Southern Co. on Wednesday announced it would absorb an additional $2.8 billion in losses from the Kemper County power plant’s lignite coal operation — bringing ...

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Contractor wins Firestone award

E. Cornell Malone Corp. has been named one of the winners of Firestone Building Products’ 2017 Gold Master Contractor award. The Jackson firm is in the top 2 percent of Firestone Building Products Red Shield Licensed Roofing Contractors. This is the 30th year for the program that honors Firestone Building Products licensed roofing firms in the U.S., Canada and Mexico ...

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Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency holds 4th Annual Spero Awards

The Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA) recently hosted its 4th Annual Spero Awards, which recognize hospital partners, medical professionals, corporate partners and donor ambassadors who work with MORA to promote organ, eye and tissue donations The highest honor, the Award of Distinction, went to Martha Fulcher of OCH Regional Hospital in Starkville. Other Spero Award recipients: » Most Supportive Ancillary ...

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