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2 hospitals to sue state over Medicaid reimbursements

PASGACOULA — Two health care systems plan to sue the Mississippi Division of Medicaid over what they describe as a flaw in the state’s funding formula for Medicaid. In a news release Wednesday, Memorial Hospital at Gulfport and Singing River Health System assert the payment formula used to reimburse community hospitals for care provided to the uninsured and Medicaid beneficiaries ...

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2 arrested after counterfeit money tracked back to printer

Sheriff’s deputies say two Jackson County men have been arrested on counterfeiting charges. In a news release, Sheriff Mike Ezell said deputies pulled over a car Sunday in which 27-year-old Nathan Bang, of Vancleave, was a passenger. Ezell says deputies found $400 in a clear, plastic bag inside Bang’s backpack, along with parchment paper in its original container. Ezell says ...

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New hourly pay for Jackson County sheriff’s deputies

Deputies at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department are getting a pay raise. County supervisors this month approved new hourly pay for 19 full-time deputies and 11 part-time deputies. The department says the new rate puts everyone at $17 per hour, which becomes the new minimum for all deputies hired. Sheriff Mike Ezell tells WLOX-TV that the new rate is comparable ...

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Settlement reached in hospital’s failed pension plan

More than 200 retirees wanted to pursue lawsuits against Singing River Health System over its failed pension plan. But U.S. District Court Judge Louis Guirola Jr. has signed off on a settlement proposed by attorneys for 17 other pension-plan members. The Sun Herald reports the settlement applies to all 3,173 current and former employees who participated in the pension plan, ...

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Ocean Springs looking at bringing Uber to the city

OCEAN SPRINGS — Ocean Springs officials are looking at bringing Uber to their city. Even a member of the city’s Economic Development Council says he can’t get a taxi in under 30 minutes. The Sun Herald reports the council meeting Monday afternoon will work on how the city can get Uber in town. The focus: How city taxi laws might ...

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Jackson County no longer sponsoring Lake George project

PASCAGOULA — The Lake George project has lost the support of Jackson County. In a split vote, The Sun Herald reports supervisors decided Monday to take Jackson County’s name off the official permit request for the project, which proposes damming a tributary to the free-flowing Pascagoula River to create two lakes for water reservoirs and recreation. It’s a George County ...

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Mississippi coast casinos roll out best year since 2008

D’IBERVILLE — The Dec. 9 opening of Scarlet Pearl Casino in D’Iberville helped push the Mississippi coast casinos to $1.14 billion in gross casino revenue for the year, squeaking revenue past the 2009 total of $1.11 billion. It was a 6 percent annual improvement over the $1.08 billion won in 2014. That’s according to a report Wednesday from the state ...

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Stylish beach cottages on the comeback along Coast

GULFPORT — Stylish beach cottages are on the comeback along the Gulf Coast when a Gulfport couple took a chance when they incorporated Tidewater Homes in 2011. Michelle and Jeff Stanfill believed they could make their business work because enough buyers would care as much as they do about authentic architecture. The Sun Herald reports the Stanfills said their home-construction ...

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Early plans approved for townhouses in Ocean Springs

OCEAN SPRINGS — A developer has received an early approval from Ocean Springs aldermen for a townhouse project on Front Beach that received approval from the Planning Commission. Lee Brumfield is proposing 41 individual townhouses on 5.6 acres. Before Katrina, the acreage held a 112-unit apartment complex. The Sun Herald reports Wednesday the new project would be a zero lot ...

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