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Root beer heirs battle over finances

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A Mississippi family famous for its role in Gulf Coast soft drink history is now involved in a $1 million legal battle. Lou Ella Barq claims in a lawsuit that she is in financial straits because her son and his wife siphoned off more than $1 million she inherited from her husband. She is the widow of William Adolph Barq, ...

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Sports betting could keep casino revenue rolling in Miss.

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The president of the American Gaming Association says while casino revenue has leveled off in Mississippi and other states, sports betting could be that new amenity consumers want, which will keep tax money rolling in. Geoff Freeman, speaking in Biloxi on Wednesday, said fantasy sports really kicked off the conversation of sports betting nationwide. The Sun Herald reports the AGA ...

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Coast officials determined to bring back passenger rail

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Mississippi Gulf Coast officials said they remain determined to restore passenger train service to the coast. Regular passenger trains haven’t rolled along the tracks since before Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. However, coastal news outlets report that officials were optimistic about bringing it back during a Tuesday meeting of the Southern Railway Commission in Biloxi. Sen. Roger Wicker said strong ...

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Singing River Hospital upgrades robotic system

From left, Dr. David Spencer, Jr.  and Surgical Technologists Deandre Stevenson and Patricia Taylor with the new da Vinci Xi Surgical System.

Singing River Health System recently acquired the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, which is designed to advance the technology used in minimally invasive surgery. The system has been optimized for multi-quadrant surgeries in gynecology, urology, thoracic, cardiac and general surgery. Dr. David Spencer, Jr., urology surgeon, was the first doctor at Singing River Hospital to perform a procedure using the ...

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Revitalizing Bay St. Louis beachfront a reality

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By LISA MONTI The Bay St. Louis beachfront retail and restaurant district is seeing change on both sides of Beach Boulevard. The French Settlement retail building at 108 South Beach Blvd. has a new owner, and across the street, the Murphy family is rebuilding their popular beachfront restaurant and bar that Hurricane Katrina wiped away in 2005. The Murphy family ...

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Mississippi sues landlords over Katrina loans gone bad

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Mississippi is going after landlords and would-be landlords who promised to fix up property after Hurricane Katrina for low- to moderate-income tenants but failed to abide by the terms of their forgivable loan agreements. The Sun Herald reports the Mississippi Development Authority has filed 65 lawsuits and so far recovered $630,000 in funds the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban ...

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COMING SOON: Daiquiris to go on the Gulf Coast

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Daiquiri fans will soon be able to sip their favorite flavor from a go cup while walking around Old Town Bay St. Louis when the Daiquiri Shak opens next month at 112 Court St. “It’s the first shop of its kind in Hancock County,” said owner Caleb McQueen. “We are a to-go cup city. We want to serve people and ...

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BP estimates cost of 2010 Gulf oil spill at $61.6 billion

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Oil giant BP PLC has put a final price tag on what its catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil spill cost the company, and it’s a hefty sum: $61.6 billion. The company issued the estimate Thursday, the first time it has put a total cost on the catastrophe. BP said it expects to spend a total of $44 billion after tax ...

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Gulfport attorney suspended, allegedly abandoned clients

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The Mississippi Supreme Court says Gulfport attorney Eric J. Eubanks accepted full payment from two clients, then failed to show up for Youth Court hearings where he was supposed to represent them, resulting in a three-year suspension from the practice of law. To be reinstated to the Mississippi Bar Association after his suspension is finished, The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/29UyShr) ...

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to expand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center

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Officials with Aerojet Rocketdyne say assembly and testing of its AR1 advanced liquid rocket engine will take place at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. As a result, the company is expanding its Center of Excellence for Large Liquid Rocket Engine Assembly and Test. The AR1 is being developed to support the country’s mandate to eliminate U.S. reliance on the ...

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