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Mississippi hospital gets upgrades as part of takeover

WIGGINS — A Mississippi hospital is getting some upgrades as it gets taken over by another hospital. WLOX-TV reports that Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is assuming control of Stone County Hospital in Wiggins. Chas Pierce, Senior Director of System Development for Memorial Hospital, tells the news station Stone County Hospital is getting updated lighting and paint. Floors and patient rooms are also ...

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Joan Strayham hospital CEO

Joan M. Strayham has been named Chief Executive Officer of Stone County Hospital in Wiggins. Strayham’s resume includes senior management positions at four Mississippi hospitals within the HMA system including River Oaks Hospital, Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, Riley Hospital and Biloxi Regional Medical Center. Strayham’s healthcare career began in 1980 as a staff nurse at Biloxi Regional Medical Center. ...

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Residents express concerns over Stone Co. landfill

WIGGINS — About a dozen residents expressed their concerns at a public meeting regarding a proposed rubbish site. Thursday’s meeting was hosted by the Pine Belt Regional Solid Waste Management Authority. Neighbors of the City Bridge Road property spoke about their concerns for the environment and questioned whether the location and size of the 15-acre dump would fit in with ...

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State’s wood pellets getting warm reception in Europe

Mississippi’s two wood pellets manufacturers are finding a warm reception for their products in Europe. Used as alternative energy in residential, institutional and industrial applications, this biofuel has the EPA’s approval, creates less carbon than other types of fuel and is more efficient than burning cord wood. The state’s two wood pellets plants are located in Amory and Wiggins. Both ...

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Alabama company buys Miss. pellet mill

WIGGINS — Enviva LP, which sells wood pellets to a European electrical utility, has acquired a controlling interest in a Wiggins, Miss., pellet plant. Terms were not disclosed. Enviva, a Richmond, Va.-based manufacturer of biomass fuel, tells the Mobile Press-Register that it will expand the former Piney Woods Pellets plant from its current 50,000 tons a year to 150,000 tons. ...

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