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Gulf Coast transplant finds ‘dream’ work at Stennis Space Center

Dorothy Brown readily acknowledges that she loves a challenge. The fact that she is continuing to build on a two-decade career of work at Stennis Space Center is clear evidence of her determination to overcome. Twenty years ago, Brown was married and newly arrived to the Mississippi Gulf Coast area, looking for a place to work. She was quickly told ...

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Stennis Space Center provides perfect fit for space-focused scientist

Lauren Underwood was a long way from her native North Caldwell, New Jersey, residing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, when her two children were born. To make friends, she joined a baby group, and one of the moms in the group was married to a NASA employee at Stennis Space Center. Underwood was thrilled to learn this fact, since she ...

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RICK GILBRECH — NASA Set to open a universe of wonder with New Rocket and Artemis Program

Ancient humans built the seven wonders of the world, only one of which stands today – the Great Pyramids of Giza. Since those ancient days, various lists have noted new human-engineered wonders, such as the Taj Mahal, the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge and even the International Space Station. NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) perhaps will be found ...

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NASA Artemis Program and Stennis Space Center set the stage for testing in 2020

All eyes are on south Mississippi with this month’s delivery and installation of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket’s first core stage to Stennis Space Center for a milestone Green Run test series prior to its Artemis I flight. The Green Run testing will be the first top-to-bottom integrated testing of the stage’s systems prior to its maiden flight. The testing will ...

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U.S. 90 corridor attracting business in Hancock County

By LISA MONTI There’s been a string of new businesses opening in the past year or so on the section of U.S. 90 that runs through Bay St. Louis and Waveland. Starting near the foot of the Bay Bridge and stretching to the outskirts of Waveland, doors have opened on new antique shops, restaurants and health care and fitness facilities ...

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Bay St. Louis voters say no to tax for parks and recreation

A proposed local sales tax has been rejected by a wide margin in one city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In an election Tuesday in Bay St. Louis, 1,726 people voted against the tax and 422 people voted for it, WLOX-TV reported. The 2% tax would have been used to generate money for parks, recreation and tourism promotion. City officials ...

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Boutique hotel going up on Bay St. Louis beachfront

By LISA MONTI Construction of The Pearl Hotel in the center of Old Town Bay St. Louis is about a quarter of the way completed and the targeted opening is Winter 2020. Hancock  County-based Cure Land Co. is the developer. Work at the corner of Beach Boulevard and Main Street, where a small shopping mall had been before Hurricane Katrina, ...

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Former clerk pleads guilty to taking more than $100,000

A former Hancock County Justice Court employee is pleading guilty to two counts of embezzlement after investigators found she stole more than $100,000. Local news outlets report Dana Sue Beaman pleaded guilty Monday in Hancock County Circuit Court. The state auditor’s office found Beaman took more than $110,000 over three years she worked for the court. The inquiry began after ...

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Algal bloom cost Mississippi Coast tourism $4.1 million in June, July

By JACK WEATHERLY Beaches on the Mississippi Gulf Coast were given the green light earlier this month after a summer-long shutdown of coastal waters were declared free of  harmful algal bloom caused by an influx of fresh water from upstream flooding. The good news follows a loss of $4.1 million, or 3 percent to 8 percent, in room revenue for ...

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Mississippi announces nearly $12M for waterfront projects

Nearly $12 million from a Mississippi public trust fund will go toward waterfront projects and park improvements along the state’s Gulf Coast. Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann presented the $11.74 million from the Public Trust Tidelands fund on Wednesday. The Biloxi Sun-Herald reports the money will finance new boardwalks, boat ramps, park features, restoration initiatives, educational facilities and other ...

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