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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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Meyer switching cities

The director of community development and planning in Ocean Springs has resigned to lead Gautier’s planning department. The Mississippi Press reports Eric Meyer handed in his resignation Feb. 16. His last day in Ocean Springs was March 2, and he was scheduled to start March 5 in Gautier, 10 miles east. Gautier’s city manager, Samantha Abell, says Meyer was the ...

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Services dropped at Ocean Springs health office

OCEAN SPRINGS — The Mississippi Department of Health’s has suspended some services and cut hours at its office in Ocean Springs. The clinic no longer offers medical or environmental services. It is open Wednesdays and Thursdays only for WIC, the federally funded health and nutrition program for women, infants and children. Previously, the office offered a range of services, including ...

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Advertising firm adds Spear

Chris Spear has joined Ad.In Advertising as its communications administrator. He brings several years’ experience in advertising and nonprofit marketing to the Ocean Springs-based agency. Spear earned a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in English from Millsaps College with Phi Beta Kappa honors. After working for some time in Jackson, he relocated to the Coast earlier this year. A native ...

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New study touts Mississippi’s potential

The “creative economy” includes individuals such as artists, architects, chefs and professors, creative industries such as Peavey Electronics, Viking Range Corp., The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Ramey Agency and creative communities including Oxford, Clarksdale, Ocean Springs and Rolling Fork. The recent Mississippi Creative Economy study concludes that this segment represents approximately 61,000 jobs and just over three percent of the ...

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Gulf Coast woman finds success with consignment auto sales

OCEAN SPRINGS — When most people think about a consignment business, they assume it sells used clothing or furniture. But what about cars? For about the past 16 years, Michelle Cox has been selling pre-owned vehicles through her business Gulf Coast Consignment Sales. Cox says her business in Ocean Springs has remained so popular because people don’t have to deal ...

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Q&A: Connie Moran, mayor, Ocean Springs

Moran says running for state treasurer more than the budget Connie Moran, mayor of Ocean Springs/Democratic candidate for state treasurer, has a degree in finance and international economics from Georgetown University. She did graduate work as a Fulbright scholar at the Institute of World Economics in Kiel, Germany, and has worked as an economist at the World Trade Organization in ...

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Massengale receives Emerald Award

Ocean Springs-based Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management advisor Marc Massengale received the company’s Emerald Award at the company’s 130th Annual Meeting in Milwaukee held July 27. The award recognizes Massengale’s exceptional efforts to help clients achieve financial security, based on production. Massengale is an advisor with the Spinks Group based in Jackson.

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Small Business Spotlight: South Coast Paddling Company, Ocean Springs

Kayaking Capitol? Ecotourism guides outpaddle hurricanes, recession, oil spill After three debilitating strikes, Ocean Springs is still at bat and determined to hit a home run for marine and ecological tourism in the region, bracing itself against hurricanes, recessions and even oil spills. Kayaking, a popular aquatic activity similar to canoeing, could be one of the keys that uncover a new ...

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