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County enters hospital management agreement with Ochsner

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Hancock Board of Supervisors voted to enter into a 90-day management agreement with Ochsner Health System in New Orleans to manage Hancock Medical Center. Yesterday’s announcement comes less than a week after the supervisors terminated its management contract with Quorum Health Resources. The Hancock Medical Center is owned by the county. CEO of Ochsner-North Shore ...

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Construction to begin on new hurricane evacuation route

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin work on a comprehensive highway project involving construction of roadway along Highway 607 in Hancock County, creating an additional hurricane evacuation route for local residents. The project was awarded to TCB Construction Company of Poplarville for $15.2 million. Crews will build two new southbound lanes on Highway 607 ...

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Bay Harbor Fest plans unveiled on Coast

Promoter Michael Rosato knows what makes a music and art festival successful and he’s modeling his new Bay Harbor Festival after some of the region’s top events. “Imagine a New Orleans Jazz Fest with a beach,” he said at a press conference Tuesday in Bay St. Louis officially announcing the festival. “Imagine a (Gulf Shores) Hangout Fest with a base ...

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Coast sees more jobs for ‘fragile’ recovery

Christmas sales figures are still anybody’s guess, but new employment numbers for the Mississippi Coast show job growth. That’s the bottom line in the Gulf Coast Business Council’s Economy Snapshot for December, said Scott King, the director of policy and research who puts the numbers together and sorts out what they mean. “The latest job numbers confirm that we’ve added ...

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Carville, Matalin agree on new home in Bay St. Louis

The property that so many Bay St. Louis residents knew as New Orleans musician Pete Fountain’s place now belongs to a couple well known for their politics. Political commentators and consultants James Carville and Mary Matalin have bought the Beach Boulevard property and plan to build a home there starting early next year. It will be a getaway for the ...

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Compton dedicated to improving the economy in Hancock County

Kim Compton didn’t just fall into economic development on her way to or from another career. She chose it. After completing a degree in economics from Millsaps College in 1990, she entered the master’s program in economic development at the University of Southern Mississippi. Now she serves as director of economic development with the Hancock County Development Commission, a position ...

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Read October 8 issue of the MBJ

>> RETAIL MSU in negotiations with new developer for CottonMill— by Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Compton dedicated to improving the economy in Hancock County— by Lynn Lofton >>REGIONALISM Choctaw, Webster and Montgomery counties plan development partnership— by Clay Chandler >> HEALTHCARE Health summit a tool for small business— by Frank Brown >> ENERGY Miss. ...

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Rolls-Royce begins work on new jet engine test center at Stennis

Rolls-Royce broke ground Monday on a new $50 million jet engine test facility at the company’s outdoor testing site on the grounds of NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center. When fully operational, the coastal Mississippi facility is expected to create 35 skilled jobs. James M. Guyette, chairman, president & CEO of Rolls-Royce North America, said the state-of-the-art test facility will ...

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Oyster Bay Casino developers choose operator

D’IBERVILLE — Developers of the proposed Oyster Bay Casino have signed a management agreement and hope to start construction of the $170 million resort by the end of the year. Tom Moore says that he and business partner Duane Lewis, a developer from Birmingham, Ala., hired Falcon Gaming of Gulfport to manage the daily operations of the casino resort. With ...

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Crooked Letter sets sights on fall opening

During the last legislative session, supporters of Mississippi’s beer law reform bills listed as one of their benefits the possibility of new breweries opening. Raising the maximum alcohol content in beer from 5 percent alcohol by weight to 10 percent by weight, and letting breweries brew beer that would be illegal here for sale out-of-state, would encourage growth, they said. ...

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