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Legal fees can grow quickly for cities

With attorneys commonly charging $100 to $150 per hour, it can take a big bite out of a city’s finances for legal fees, especially for cities that have been involved in annexation battles. In the 2013 calendar year, the City of Biloxi paid $581,741 to one law firm, Page, Mannino, Peresich & McDermott, PLLC. Biloxi paid another $127,088 to Michael ...

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New restaurants opening in Ocean Springs; Maison de Lu moves

Ocean Springs, the restaurant capital of South Mississippi, is adding two more. PHO Vietnamese Restaurant (1504 Government St.) offers traditional Vietnamese cuisine. Owner Tien Vu promises an elegant dining experience. There’s outdoor dining in a covered courtyard with a fountain and Koi pond. 228-327-8686 Vestige (715 Washington Ave.) serves seasonal American dishes. Alex Perry is the owner. 228-875-2713 In other ...

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Mayor says not anti-gun, but wants ban on city property

OCEAN SPRINGS — Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran’s response to Mississippi’s open carry law is an ordinance to bar firearms on city property. She’s far from anti-gun. “I am certainly in favor of second amendment rights. I myself have a gun, and I’m a pretty good shot, but I wouldn’t bring it to city hall,” she told WLOX-TV. She says ...

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Ocean Springs kicks it up a notch with Main Street Award

OCEAN SPRINGS: Among all the ravages wrought by Hurricane Katrina, and more recently, the BP Oil Spill, there have been many great examples of individuals, businesses, and communities rolling up their sleeves and getting back to work. One of the most noteworthy of these is the community of Ocean Springs. On a recent visit to the Coast, we dropped by ...

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Beard + Riser Architects, PLLC welcomes Katherine Wylie

Beard + Riser Architects, PLLC recently welcomed Katherine Wylie, intern architect. A native of Ocean Springs, Wylie is a 2010 graduate of Mississippi State University. She brings valuable experience to Beard + Riser, including previous positions with Pryor-Morrow Architects and Engineers and Allred Architectural Group. In addition, she served for six months as a volunteer designer for the Gulf Coast ...

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Auxiliaries install officers

The Singing River Hospital Auxiliary and the Ocean Springs Hospital Auxiliary have installed their 2012-2013 officers. At Singing River Hospital, Betty Quinn was installed as president. Jackie Chapman will serve as first vice president and Jackie Spires will serve as second vice president. Gail Nicholson will again serve as treasurer with Karen German as recording secretary and Betty Richarde as ...

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GodwinGroup hires Hawkins

GodwinGroup recently named Don Hawkins, of its Jackson office, as project manager. A native of Ocean Springs, Hawkins is a graduate of the University of Mississippi in Oxford, where he received a bachelor of business administration degree in business management. Hawkins joined the agency in 2004.  

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New Gulfport-Biloxi Airport director has varied governmental experience

There’s a new executive director leading the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. On May 23, Clay Williams of Ocean Springs took the reins of the state’s second busiest airport. With a passenger count of 800,000 in 2011, Gulfport-Biloxi falls just under the Jackson-Evers International Airport in Jackson. Williams, 38, brings a background of government service to the job, including government relations representative ...

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Powell to lead GCRL

Dr. Eric Powell will become the new director of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs. Powell is currently a professor at the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory, located at the School of Environmental and Biological Science at Rutgers University. Previously serving as director of the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory from 1996 through 2010, Powell ...

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