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Cities gain national accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting standards set by the National Main Street Center: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, Louisville/Noxapater, Macon, Meridian, New Albany, Ocean Springs, ...

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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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2 hospitals to sue state over Medicaid reimbursements

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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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Jackson County no longer sponsoring Lake George project


PASCAGOULA — The Lake George project has lost the support of Jackson County. In a split vote, The Sun Herald reports supervisors decided Monday to take Jackson County’s name off the official permit request for the project, which proposes damming a tributary to the free-flowing Pascagoula River to create two lakes for water reservoirs and recreation. It’s a George County ...

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Chevron gets huge tax exemption on huge investment

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PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have given Chevron a mega tax break on a new base oil plant that cost the company $1.56 billion. The exemption means that instead of the Chevron refinery paying the county $14.3 million in taxes on that new piece of the refinery next year, it will pay $4.2 million. And that number will go down each ...

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Grand opening of restored Round Island Lighthouse Friday


PASCAGOULA — After 15 years of work, the completely restored Round Island Lighthouse will open to the public with a grand opening ceremony Friday. During the past week, The Mississippi Press reports workers have completed the seatwall which surrounds the base of the lighthouse and have been installing a patio in the shape of a rose compass, as well as ...

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Settlement proposed in Pascagoula hospital pension lawsuit

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PASCAGOULA — A settlement has been proposed in a lawsuit brought by several retirees against Pascagoula’s Singing River Health System when the pension plan was almost terminated last year. Local media outlets report the agreement says the health system will contribute $142 million to the floundering pension fund between 2016 and 2051. The county would give the system $13.6 million ...

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Jackson Co. supervisors help hospital buy workman’s comp


PASCAGOULA — Jackson County supervisors have agreed to help Singing River Health System borrow $2.3 million. The Sun Herald reports the Board of Supervisors on Monday agreed to a letter of credit as it was proposed by Billy Guice, board attorney on SRHS issues. Guice said the move would allow money to be set aside to secure future payments to ...

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Pascagoula Beach preparing for $3.5 million dollar makeover


PASCAGOULA — Pascagoula plans to spend $3.5 million giving its beach a face lift. The improvements are part of the city’s promenade project that began after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The city’s recreation Director Darcie Crew tells WLOX TV expanding the sidewalk more than a mile is on the to-do-list. The expansion will ensure that people who ...

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Mississippi Phosphates set to plead guilty in pollution case


GULFPORT — A Gulf Coast fertilizer manufacturer will plead guilty Aug. 19 to federal allegation of violating the Clean Water Act by polluting waterways. The government said Mississippi Phosphates killed fish and destroyed marshy areas around Bayou Casotte in Pascagoula. James B. Tucker, an attorney representing Mississippi Phosphates, told The Sun Herald he will enter a guilty plea on behalf ...

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