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Gulf Coast residents brace for Sally, possible new hurricane

Storm-weary Gulf Coast residents prepared for a new weather onslaught Monday as Tropical Storm Sally slowly churned toward them, with forecasters predicting landfall as a hurricane. Jeffrey Gagnard of Chalmette, Louisiana, was spending Sunday in Mississippi helping his parents prepare their home for Sally — and making sure they safely evacuated ahead of the storm. “I mean, after Katrina, anything ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics hires pulmonologist Bobby W. Tullos

Memorial Physician Clinics recently added Bobby W. Tullos, MD, in the practice of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Memorial Gulf Coast Pulmonary Consultants and Memorial Pulmonary Interventional Clinic in Gulfport. Tullos received his medical degree, completed his internal medicine residency and his pulmonary and critical care fellowship from the University of Mississippi – School of Medicine in Jackson. Tullos ...

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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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Memorial Hospital names Chris Belmont, VP/Chief Information Officer

Memorial Hospital in Gulfport has named Chris Belmont as Vice President/Chief Information Officer (CIO). Belmont joins Memorial with more than 35 years’ executive leadership, business development, and consulting experience in healthcare and information technology, most recently as Executive Vice President – Operations and Strategy at the HCI Group/Tech Mahindra in Jacksonville, and Chief Executive Officer at Intelligent Retinal Imaging Systems in Pensacola. In addition, ...

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Aquarium a monument to post-Katrina recovery; $98 million attraction to open Aug. 29

By JACK WEATHERLY Fifteen years to the day after Hurricane Katrina made landfall and destroyed most of the infrastructure along the coast of Mississippi, a new structure will open, celebrating the recovery of the area. The $98 million Mississippi Aquarium will open in Gulfport. Though located on the coast, the public-private facility will tell the story of Mississippi’s aquatic resources ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes cardiologist Umair Malik

Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Umair Malik, MD, in the practice of Cardiology at Memorial Coast Heart Institute, 4215 15th St., Gulfport. Dr. Malik completed his internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. He then completed a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis; followed by a fellowship in interventional cardiology at the Medical ...

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Cracchiolo Spain appointed as president of Coastal Mississippi Board of Commissioners

Coastal Mississippi has announced its board of commissioners for fiscal year 2021. Mary Cracchiolo Spain will serve as president, leading fellow Coastal Mississippi commissioners, who are charged with overseeing the promotion of the tri-county region as a tourism and convention destination worldwide. The mission of Coastal Mississippi centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure, convention, sports and business visitors to ...

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Boyd Gaming unveils mobile gaming app with nostalgic brand

By LISA MONTI Boyd Gaming Corp. dusted off its vintage Las Vegas brand to help give its new Stardust Social Casino app an advantage in the crowded field of mobile gaming. The company, which owns IP Casino in Biloxi and Sam’s Town Tunica among more than 20 others, unveiled the mobile gaming app this month. It offers some of the ...

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Feds: Mississippi moonshiner owes $1.2M in US, state taxes

A Mississippi man who pleaded guilty in a moonshining case owes $1.2 million in federal and state taxes, a federal prosecutor said in a news release Monday. Willie Necaise Jr., 77, of Hancock County bought enough sugar out of state to make 74,000 gallons of whiskey, according to Mike Hurst, U.S. attorney for Mississippi’s Southern district. Since he never paid ...

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Singing River Health System and Ochsner Health sign strategic partnership agreement

Singing River Health System and Ochsner Health have signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement to expand access to high-quality, cost effective care in the communities the organizations serve. “We have worked with Ochsner on a number of successful clinical and operational initiatives, and this strengthened partnership is a natural next step,” said Singing River Health System CEO, Lee Bond. “We have ...

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