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Mississippi hospital gets upgrades as part of takeover

WIGGINS — A Mississippi hospital is getting some upgrades as it gets taken over by another hospital. WLOX-TV reports that Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is assuming control of Stone County Hospital in Wiggins. Chas Pierce, Senior Director of System Development for Memorial Hospital, tells the news station Stone County Hospital is getting updated lighting and paint. Floors and patient rooms are also ...

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Mississippi woman found safe in Sequoia National Park

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — A Mississippi woman who vanished on a visit to Sequoia National Park in California has been found safe after three days. Authorities say 56-year-old Mary Joanna Gomez of Jackson was found Monday after a California Air National Guard aircraft saw the letters SOS spelled out with rocks in a park area. The National Park Service ...

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Cleanup continues Monday from Olga’s windy remnants

TUPELO — Thousands of people in Mississippi and Tennessee were still waiting late Monday for power to be restored as cleanup continued from winds associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Olga. High winds swept across a broad area Saturday, the National Weather Service reports. Some school districts cancelled classes Monday for lack of power, and some of those said ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Lieutenant governor race key for Republicans

The key election for Mississippi Republicans on November 5th is not the race for governor, rather it is the race for lieutenant governor. Two reasons. First, as we learned during Tate Reeves’ tenure, a strong lieutenant governor can command the agenda of state government. Second, Republican nominee Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann can turn the party’s focus back toward conservative problem ...

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Man convicted in double slaying paroled

At 17, Paul Murrell Stewart pleaded guilty to capital murder and was sentenced to life in prison without parole for his role in a grisly shooting spree that left two men dead at convenience stores east of Greenwood. Now, at age 41, Stewart is being paroled. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the Mississippi Parole Board unanimously approved his parole during a hearing Wednesday ...

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Mississippi to sue Corps over extended opening of spillway

Mississippi’s attorney general said Thursday that he will sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for environmental and economic damage the state experienced after the Corps opened a spillway for two extended periods this year to protect New Orleans from flooding. Attorney General Jim Hood is the Democratic nominee for governor, facing Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and two other ...

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Plans revealed for $13 million retro-rehab in Fondren

By Jack Weatherly Mississippi restaurateur and author Robert St. John will bring his popular Hattiesburg restaurant, Ed’s Burger Joint, to the Fondren area as part of a $13 million entertainment project he is spearheading. St. John, along with his partners, will reopen the historic Capri Theatre with a state-of-the-art projection system, reclining seats, food service, and a full bar, providing ...

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Proposed short-term rental limits draw debate in Starkville

Supporters and opponents are clashing over proposals to restrict short-term home rentals in a north Mississippi college town. The city of Starkville held its second public input session Tuesday for proposed changes that would affect rentals in single-family residential neighborhoods. About 50 people attended the forum where supporters said that short-term rental companies, such as Airbnb, threaten the integrity and ...

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Sam Stevens reflects on more than half a century of the automobile world

By RAY VAN DUSEN / Monroe Journal AMORY – Lessons in leadership and tricks of the automobile trade picked up from some of Detroit’s finest led to fond years for Sam Stevens selling cars locally and doing progressive behind the scenes work for the Amory School District. For years, Sam Stevens Motors was an Amory mainstay, but the former car ...

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Dirt Cheap Distribution Center adding 70 workers in Blue Mountain

By TINA CAMPBELL MEADWOS / Southern Sentinel BLUE MOUNTAIN • Channel Control Merchants LLC, also known as the Dirt Cheap Distribution Center, is looking to add 70 full time positions at its Blue Mountain facility. On Thursday, the company will host a fall open house and job fair at the Blue Mountain location at 30 Industrial Dr., from 9 a.m. to ...

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