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Couple decides to ‘do what we love’

Colleen and Todd Read opened Da Beach House in Bay St. Louis after moving back to Mississippi from Hawaii. BAY ST. LOUIS — A year ago Colleen and Todd Read were living in “paradise,” Oahu, Hawaii. The beach there has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and both had great jobs in addition to having launched ...

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Private sector joining public efforts key to revitalization

HATTIESBURG — About 20 years ago the City of Hattiesburg spent a lot of money renovating downtown facilities such as City Hall and the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center. It was hoped the government taking the lead role would help spur private re-investment that would revitalize downtown. But the city and later county reinvestments in downtown buildings and other facilities ...

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McLean’s biz odyssey ends in Meridian

MERIDIAN — George McLean looks over the sprawling $200,000 gift-wrapping machine system with a sigh of satisfaction. Met-Tech, his firm, redesigned and built the work-saving device that puts out a newly wrapped package every 40 seconds. The first three machine systems were built to the specifications for QVC. And he’s ready to design other ideas into practical reality, but getting ...

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