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Diamondhead making plans for the next 20 years

By LISA MONTI   The City Council in Diamondhead is trying to engage the 9,000-plus residents in a planning process underway to help guide the growing city for the next 20 years.  “We want to encourage residents to get involved,” city manager Michael Reso said. “This is their opportunity to set their future.” The Hancock County community, incorporated eight years ...

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Mississippi nonprofits finding new ways to help communities

By LISA MONTI Organizations and nonprofits working to help community members of all ages are working remotely as they try to maintain contact during this stay-at-home pandemic. The arrangements aren’t ideal but managers say they’re making good use of technology to carry out their missions. The Court Appointed Special Advocates of Hancock County  work with abused and neglected children in ...

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Mississippi health centers get $17.9 million to fight corona virus

Twenty community health centers in Mississippi will receive more than $17.9 million to support their efforts to provide care during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) . The health center funding stems from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) enacted on March 27.  The legislation provides $1.32 billion in supplemental funding to community health centers. ...

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Shops, restaurants at Renaissance try new ways to survive

By JACK WEATHERLY “Our usual advertising theme is ‘your dining and shopping destination.’” “Now we say: ‘We’re your curbside dining and shopping destination,’” Jan Mattiace jokingly said in an interview on Wednesday. But the corona virus epidemic’s disruption of commerce and just about everything else in the country and world, is no joke, Mattiace said. Many retailers across the nation ...

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Visit Jackson welcomes full board of directors

The Mayor of Jackson has recommended, and the City Council of Jackson has confirmed, the final seat on the Visit Jackson Board of Directors. Visit Jackson’s completed board is: Carol J. Burger – United Way, ret., Jackson Chamber of Commerce/Business Community Representative and Board Chair Susan Branson – Director of External Affairs & Marketing at the Mississippi Children’s Museum, Attractions ...

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CREATE sees record $21.3 million in contributions last year

The CREATE Foundation received a record $21.3 million in contributions last year, pushing its assets from $108.8 million at the end of 2018 to $137.3 million in 2019. Bo Collins, chairman of CREATE, said the confidence and trust in CREATE from people in Northeast Mississippi has been amazing. “While the numbers are certainly impressive, the real significance is found in ...

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Chamber of Flowood names Wilcox director

Greg Wilcox, retired from the City of Flowood, has been named Executive Director of the Chamber of Flowood. At the City of Flowood, Wilcox had experience in Event Planning/Coordination, Budgeting and Serving the Businesses/People of the Community. He and his wife, Mitzi, have three daughters and a son.

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Biloxi Chamber of Commerce announces 2020 board and president

The Biloxi Chamber of Commerce has announced Sam Burke as the chair of the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce for 2020. Burke is the Executive Director of the St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy in Biloxi, and has served in that capacity since 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and has worked in non-profit management for ...

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Gulfport Chamber of Commerce announces board of directors and chair

The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2020 Chair is Ryan Goldin, vice president and director of operations at Florence Gardens, LLC, and a broker associate for Bayou Realty. Goldin is a lifelong resident of Gulfport. After graduating Gulfport High School, he went on to Florida State University, where he earned degrees in Real Estate and Finance, and later ...

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber announces 2020 board, president

Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc. has announced Dorothy Wilson, Publisher and Editor of Gulf Coast Women Magazine and co-founder of the Success Women’s Conference will serve as the 2020 President of the Board of Directors. Dorothy is passionate about serving her community and growing small businesses and nonprofits, as evidenced by her achievements and honors. She has received ...

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