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Closing of Triplett-Day Pharmacy will be the end of an era

By LYNN LOFTON On March 31 an era ends in downtown Gulfport when Triplett-Day Drug Store closes its doors after 65 years of business. It’s not just the sale of prescription drugs, sundries and gifts but also the cafe and lunch counter that have endeared the store to customers. Located on the corner of Highway 49 and 14th Street, the ...

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Memorial Hospital closes onsite operations to the public

In a press release, Memorial Hospital in Gulfport says that to protect its staff, visitors and community and minimize the spread of illness, it is closing onsite operations. Alternatives for requests or communication are as follows:  Health Information Management (Medical Records): Patients seeking access to medical records from any Memorial location can call the Release of Information Hotline at (228) 865-3172 ...

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Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport announces new director of finance

Kim Banisch has joined the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport as Director of Finance. Banisch is responsible for directing and managing all airport financial and administrative activities. Banisch holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi. She previously served as a Certified Public Accountant for Alexander, Van Loon, Sloan, Levens & Favre, PLLC in Gulfport, ...

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Columbus ship replicas sail into Mississippi harbor

Replicas of Christopher Columbus’ Niña and Pinta have arrived along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, sailing into a Biloxi harbor as spectators aimed their phones out to the horizon. About a dozen spectators lined a pier Wednesday as the ships arrived. Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on the Niña on his three voyages of discovery to the New World beginning in ...

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Mississippi gets grant to improve Port of Gulfport access

The Mississippi State Port Authority is receiving a $15.8 million federal grant to improve highway access to the Port of Gulfport. Members of the state’s congressional delegation announced the grant Tuesday. The port authority will have to provide $3.94 million to go with the federal money. The federal and state money will be used for road and safety infrastructure improvements ...

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Attorney: Bookkeeper with ‘shopping compulsion’ stole $303K

A Mississippi bookkeeper is accused of embezzling $303,000 from her employer to make online purchases because she had a “shopping compulsion,” according to court testimony from her attorney Tuesday. Elizabeth Rose O’Neil, 36, and her attorney said in Circuit Court in Biloxi that she stole $1,400 to $1,600 a week over a five-year period while working for J.O. Collins Contractor ...

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Biloxi hires new schools superintendent

A longtime school system educator has been named superintendent of Biloxi’s 6,300-student public school district. The district’s school board voted Thursday to hire Marcus Boudreaux, 42, at a salary of $140,000 a year, The Sun Herald reported. Boudreaux, the principal at Biloxi High School, replaces interim superintendent Larry Drawdy, who agreed to fill the post temporarily after the resignation last May ...

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OSHA cites Mississippi construction contractor for exposing employees to cave-in hazards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Advanced Construction & Development LLC – based in Biloxi, Mississippi – for exposing employees to excavation hazards at a D’Iberville, Mississippi, worksite. The contractor faces $79,559 in penalties. OSHA initiated the inspection after a compliance officer observed employees installing a storm drainpipe in an excavation without cave-in ...

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Biloxi gets more time on grant to renovate downtown theater

A city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is getting more time to repair and renovate a downtown theater that hosts musicals and other productions. Biloxi’s Saenger Theatre is temporarily closed for the $2.3 million project. A grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History required that the work be done by the end of this year, WLOX-TV reported. The department has ...

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Lawsuit: Mississippi police sexually harassed teen girl

Police officers of a Mississippi city are accused of sexually harassing a teen girl during a traffic stop. The girl’s mother is now suing the city of Biloxi in the hopes of preventing other girls from suffering the same treatment, The Sun Herald reported. The lawsuit alleges that the the pajama-clad girl was driving to pick up her older sister from a ...

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