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New CEO Segarra says his priority is to understand the culture and inner workings of the Gulf Coast

By JULIA MILLER Mississippi’s beaches have long attracted tourists to the area, but with a new face at the helm of the Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, the tourism office is looking to grow its reach. “The Mississippi Gulf Coast offers an incredibly vast array of things to see and do,” said Milton Segarra, the new CEO of Visit Mississippi Gulf ...

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Welcome set for damaged Navy ship as it arrives for repairs

Mississippi residents are being encouraged to come out and wave flags as a damaged U.S. Navy destroyer arrives for repairs. The USS Fitzgerald, damaged in a June collision off Japan that killed seven sailors, is scheduled to arrive Friday morning in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The ship will be repaired at Ingalls Shipbuilding, one of the largest American naval shipyards. The unit ...

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First Federal president Stewart Ramsay dies

PASCAGOULA—  First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Pascagoula-Moss Point has announced that Stewart Ramsay, Chairman of the Board and longtime President/Chief Executive Officer, passed away after a lengthy battle with health complications. “Our entire association mourns the loss of Stewart Ramsay,” said Weldon Perkins, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Federal and longtime friend.  “Mr. Ramsay was, and always ...

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Refinery shutdowns put pressure on gasoline prices

By JACK WEATHERLY Nearly 20 percent of U.S. oil refining has been halted because of flooding on the Gulf Coast in the Houston metro area, according to company reports and Reuters estimates, putting pressure on the price of gasoline at the pump. The average price of regular in Mississippi rose to $2.16 on Wednesday, up six cents a gallon from ...

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Distinct, old highway bridge in Mississippi for sale

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has listed a highway bridge for sale. The Sun Herald of Gulfport reported on Thursday that the state will even pay the buyer what it would cost to tear down the Mississippi Highway 57 bridge over Red Creek in Jackson County. MDOT district engineer Kelly Castleberry says the bridge has been determined eligible for the ...

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SRHS Foundation helping ‘the neediest of the needy’

By ALEXIS WILLIAMS Recently, a gentleman receiving hospice services from Singing River Health System, was living his final days by candlelight. This circumstance was not by choice, but because he could not afford to reconnect his electricity and pay his electric bill. Fortunately, the Singing River Health System Foundation stepped in, helped him reconnect his power and ultimately helped him ...

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Newest Navy destroyer to be christened at Pascagoula

PASCAGOULA — The Navy’s newest guided missile destroyer will be christened in a weekend ceremony at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard at Pascagoula. A news release from Huntington Ingalls says Saturday’s christening will be attended by the man for whom the ship is named: 96-year-old Paul Ignatius. According to biographical information from Huntington Ingalls, Ignatius held key military leadership positions ...

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Amid cash crunch, hospital system cuts out neurosurgery

PASCAGOULA — A south Mississippi hospital that has faced financial problems is saving money by eliminating neurosurgery, and that means some patients are now being sent out of state after wrecks or other emergencies. A Singing River Health System executive spoke to Jackson County officials at a public meeting Monday, The Sun Herald reported (http://bit.ly/2nG0Tyz ). Brian Argo is chief financial ...

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Court: Hospital system will have to pay its own legal fees

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Singing River Health System has lost its case in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals against an insurance company that has been paying the hospital system’s legal fees in the court battle against its retirees. The Sun Herald reports that over the course of two years, SRHS has had multiple attorneys and incurred about $3.4 million ...

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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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