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Pascagoula sets another tax election after first fell short

Pascagoula officials will make a second run at setting a 2 percent restaurant tax to help pay for ballfields and other recreation projects. An election last week fell short of the 60 percent margin needed to approve the tax. About 1,350 voted, and 56 percent were for it. The Sun Herald reports that the City Council decided Tuesday to take ...

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Pascagoula will vote restaurant tax to promote recreation

Pascagoula voters will decide next week whether to add a 2 percent restaurant tax that would fund citywide recreation. Stan Flint, a marketing expert hired to get Tuesday’s referendum passed, tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/2biuPtH) the biggest proponents of the tax on restaurant and fast-food bills are the parents and recreation-league presidents who want to see improvement to ballfields. He ...

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Singing River Hospital upgrades robotic 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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Ingalls: Shipyard of the future

» Bond issues fund infrastructure and facility improvements By LISA MONTI Huntington-Ingalls Inc., America’s largest military shipbuilding company and Mississippi’s largest private employer, is entering the second year of its Shipyard of the Future initiative. This year, the Legislature approved a $45 million general obligation bond issue for Ingalls to go with previous issues. As in the past, the company will ...

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Ingalls Shipbuilding gets Navy contract, could total $3.1B

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula has been selected to build the U.S. Navy’s next large-deck amphibious assault warship. The announcement was made Thursday in a news release. The contract value for planning, advanced engineering and procurement of long-lead material, is just over $272 million. If options are exercised, the cumulative value of the contract would be $3.1 billion. Ingalls ...

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Authorities: No injuries reported in plant explosion, fire

Two explosions and a fire rocked a natural gas plant in southern Mississippi on Monday night, but no one was injured and flames continued for hours Tuesday, authorities said. Emergency Management Director Early Etheridge in Jackson County said the first explosion occurred at 11:30 p.m. and was followed by a larger explosion minutes later. Etheridge said the second blast could ...

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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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