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Shearwater Pottery still selling affordable art after 91 years

By BECKY GILLETTE A small business institution in Ocean Springs, Shearwater Pottery, has been drawing visitors from far and wide now for 91 years since it was founded by what might be considered the “first family” of Ocean Springs, the Andersons. The painter Walter Anderson earned considerable fame for his nature drawings and artwork such as decorating pottery and the ...

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Mad Genius continues growth, strengthens creative team in new Gulf Coast office

Mad Genius is continuing to expand its new Mississippi Gulf Coast office by adding three employees to its creative team. The agency has named CeCe Shabazz director of creative strategy, Tara Gerald senior graphic designer and Pauline Orr web developer. Mad Genius recently opened its Ocean Springs office and tapped veteran broadcast sales manager Don Moore senior vice president of ...

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Mississippi police arrest woman objecting to tree trimming

Police in Mississippi arrested and placed a 73-year-old woman in handcuffs who they say harassed a city tree trimmer, screaming at him to stop cutting limbs off of live oaks. The Sun Herald reports Diane Stevenson was charged with disorderly conduct following an argument at Fort Maurepas Park in Ocean Springs last week. The police report says a public works’ ...

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Mississippi county deputy dies in motorcycle crash

An off-duty Mississippi county deputy has died in a 3-vehicle crash that also injured his wife. News outlets report Glenn Everett Roe died Saturday after being hospitalized for injuries sustained in the crash. Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson says Roe was a longtime deputy with Harrison County and worked for the department for more than 25 years. Jackson County Sheriff ...

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Journalist and political staffer Wayne Weidie dies at 78

OCEAN SPRINGS — A former Mississippi newspaper publisher and political columnist who later became a congressional aide has died. Wayne Weidie (WEE-die) was 78 when he died Thursday at his home in Venice, Florida. Weidie was publisher and editor of two Mississippi Gulf Coast newspapers, the Ocean Springs Record and the Gautier Independent, from 1970 to 1990, and wrote a ...

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Ocean Springs will build beach sidewalk after legal battle

A city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is moving ahead with plans to build a new sidewalk by a beach, after homeowners lost a legal battle to block the project. The Mississippi Press reports Ocean Springs is receiving $384,000 from the Mississippi Department of Transportation for the East Beach sidewalk. The city will contribute another $96,000, and work could begin ...

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Cottage in Ocean Springs could get reprieve from ex-mayor

A city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast has received state permission to tear down a cottage that dates back to at least the 1940s, but a former mayor says she would like to buy it. The Mississippi Press reports the cottage sits next to Ocean Springs City Hall. The city had been using it for its human resources department, but ...

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Ocean Springs chef makes James Beard list for South’s Best Chef

By LISA MONTI Chef Alex Perry, owner of the Modern American restaurant Vestige in Ocean Springs, was shocked to learn he was chosen as a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef in the South. A chef in Biloxi saw Perry’s name on the list and called him with the news that he was in the running. “You can ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics adds Lobrano, Rubenstein

Memorial Physician Clinics recently added William Lobrano, MD, and Louis A. Rubenstein, MD, in the practice of Family Medicine at Memorial Physician Clinics Ocean Springs Primary Care. Lobrano received his medical degree from Louisiana State University. He completed his internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, and residency in family medicine from Lafayette Charity Hospital. Rubenstein received his medical degree ...

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