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Guice, Biloxi mayor during Hurricane Camille, dies at 92

Former Biloxi mayor Daniel “Danny” Guice Sr., who led the city during the devastation of Hurricane Camille in 1969, has died at age 92. Danny Guice Jr. says his father died Thursday at home. The elder Guice was a state legislator before serving three terms as mayor, from 1961 to 1973. He was later a county court judge. Guice served ...

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$87 million each for lead firms in 2010 oil spill litigation

NEW ORLEANS — A committee of attorneys involved in litigation arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has made its recommendation for dividing some $700 million in fees among 122 law firms involved in years of complex legal work. Two Louisiana law firms involved in the litigation from its early days each will get roughly $87.8 million if ...

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Marty Stuart set for next Mississippi bicentennial concert

Country singer and songwriter Marty Stuart will have top billing at a concert to mark 200 years of Mississippi statehood. The show is part of a bicentennial celebration set for June 23 and 24 in Oxford. The first bicentennial celebration was March 31 and April 1 in Gulfport, and another one is set for Dec. 9 in Jackson. Gov. Phil ...

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New accelerated pharmacy school planned at William Carey

By BECKY GILLETTE A groundbreaking is planned soon for a school of pharmacy at William Carey University Tradition campus, which will bring pharmacy education closer to residents of South Mississippi while helping meet a shortage of pharmacists in rural areas of the region. Dr. Michael Malloy, who has been named dean of the new pharmacy school, said the closest pharmacy ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — Downtown Jackson taking it one step at a time

Grand plans have been pursued for naught to revive downtown Jackson. In 2009, a spectacular proposal called Two Lakes would have turned downtown into a canal with sailboats, condos and a concert bowl. The plan didn’t hold water. More recently, and seemingly still within reach, is the revival of the Farish Street Historic District. Meantime, the piecemeal approach has proceeded. ...

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Food, music and art ride into Oxford on a double decker

By ALEX JACKS Oxford is known for many things — the University of Mississippi, football and the square. For many however, the most well known quality of the quaint city is its arts and music scene. As one of the major artistic and musical hubs in the state, it is no wonder the city hosts a festival every year to ...

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FOCUS ON HEALTH — Mississippi towel takes aim at bacteria

By ALEX JACKS Whether athletic or not, most people can relate to life in a locker room where special precautions are taken to prevent the spread of bacteria. Despite strict locker room hygiene practices, visitors tend to contract MRSA, E. Coli and other bacterial infections. In the past, the biggest culprit of these infections was the towel athletes used. Laguna ...

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FOCUS ON HEALTH — Performance Rehab rebrands in Mississippi

By BECKY GILLETTE Performance Rehab Physical & Occupational Therapy has changed its name to Elite Physical Therapy as part of a statewide re-branding initiative. “While the name will be changing, our ‘elite’ team of therapists and driven staff will remain exactly the same,” said a letter announcing the change to their referral sources. “For the last 14 years, Performance Rehab ...

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FOCUS ON HEALTH — Spinal patient becomes supporter, entrepreneur

By CAREY MILLER / Health and Research News Service Methodist Rehabilitation Center’s spinal cord injury support group plans to hold a meeting at Playtime, a restaurant/arcade that opened last April in Clinton. But it’s not just for the fun, food and games. The group also wants to show support for one of its most dedicated members. Playtime owner Sancho Johnson, 44, ...

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