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Feds: Man faces charge in illegal sports betting case

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Court records show a South Mississippi man faces prosecution in an illegal sports betting enterprise involving internet-based sports books in Costa Rica and the United States. The Sun Herald reports Kenneth Schmitt, accused of committing his crimes in Diamondhead and Biloxi, is set for an initial appearance Dec. 20 in federal court. The U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged Schmitt in ...

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Norovirus blamed for sickening 62 at retirement home

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The illness sickening residents at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport has been identified as norovirus. Media outlets report that since Monday, 62 residents have become ill and nine have been hospitalized. Affected residents reported symptoms including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Testing by the Mississippi Department of Health has confirmed that norovirus is the illness. According to the Centers ...

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Harrison County to auction off equipment it tried to return

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Harrison County keeps trying to return some valuable office equipment, but the company that owns it has failed to collect. County Attorney Tim Holleman tells The Sun Herald Sheriff Troy Peterson will auction off 114 copiers, printers and faxes that Ricoh USA Inc. failed to pick up, despite repeated requests. He says the county’s lease for the office equipment had ...

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Illness affects 47 residents at Gulfport retirement home

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Several residents of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport have recently become ill. AFRH spokesman Christopher Kelly tells local media that since Monday evening, 47 residents have fallen ill and nine have been hospitalized. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. All ill residents were in the independent living area. Kelly says staff at the home are trying to curb ...

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Memorial psychiatric hospital losing millions; sale imminent

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Gulfport’s Memorial Hospital is moving ahead with plans to sell its psychiatric hospital, Memorial Behavioral Health, in Orange Grove. The Sun Herald reports Harrison County and the city of Gulfport have agreed to schedule a public hearing for Dec. 20 at Gulfport City Hall on the proposed sale of the 89-bed hospital that provides acute psychiatric care. State law requires ...

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Lyons named CEO of Mississippi Gulf Coast chamber

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The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc. has announced Adele Lyons the next Chief Executive Officer. Prior to accepting this position, Lyons served as the Director of Development and Communication for Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast since 2010. Her experience with overseeing fundraising and grant writing efforts, donor relations, volunteer management, speaking experience, and marketing and ...

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Attorney drops lawsuit over choking on Popeyes chicken

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A Mississippi attorney has dropped his lawsuit against Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen after he says he choked on a piece of chicken when the fast-food restaurant failed to provide him a knife in the drive-thru. Paul Newton Jr. of Gulfport tells The Sun Herald Thursday that he decided not to pursue the matter further citing “extreme comments” directed at his family. ...

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Biloxi council wants to know more about waterfront plan

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The Biloxi City Council had the first reading on rezoning the land around Margaritaville Resort but slowed down action on the proposed waterfront plan. The Sun Herald reports the council voted unanimously Tuesday to table the first reading and hold a public hearing to get more information about what the plan involves, the cost and possible funding. City Attorney Gerald ...

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Biloxi planning panel tables rezoning around Margaritaville

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The Biloxi Planning Commission has delayed a hearing on the rezoning of land around the Margaritaville Resort. The Sun Herald reports five minutes before the planning commission meeting Thursday, a decision was reached between attorneys for the city and the Secretary of State’s Office to slow down the rezoning process. The planners meet again on Nov. 3. The planning commission ...

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Rezoning near Margaritaville could cost Coast millions

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Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says the Mississippi Gulf Coast will lose millions of dollars in tax revenue if Biloxi’s proposal to rezone 20 acres of waterfront property where Margaritaville developers want to build a $140 million expansion. Hosemann says rezoning the property and leasing it for only $2 per square-foot would result in the Coast losing $25 million. Local ...

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