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  1. Jackson County Chamber Spotlight: For Turf Masters, it's all about the peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Mississippi Press

    ... is 228-475-3665. Our website is located at http://turfmasterslc.com, and we are on Facebook! To join the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, call 228-762-3391 or email Yvette Barr at newsletter@jcchamber.com. Chamber Spotlight articles feature ...

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  2. Royce Cumbest, Witney Drummond crowned 2015 king and queen at 76th YMBC CoronationRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Mississippi Press

    ... Miller served as Master of Ceremonies. Over the years, the coronation ceremony has recognized residents of Jackson County who have made meaningful personal, civic and professional contributions to the community. Cumbest is a lifelong resident of ...

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  3. Hospital officials say SRHS will not be soldRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... Is now the time to look at a different approach, including the possible sale of the system? John McKay is a Jackson County supervisor. "It definitely should be explored. I hope it doesn't come down to that. Our hospital system has been a great asset ...

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  4. Jackson Co. hotel owner excited about moving forward with taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    One Jackson County hotelier hopes the new tourism tax, if passed, will solidify the one coast vision. This comes as four cities in the county approved a proposal for the increase.

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  5. Our View: Time to set the Legislature straight on open meetingsRead the original story

    Thursday | Commercial Dispatch

    ... We expect you to conduct public business in the open. So from now on, every county-owned hospital located in Jackson County will be required to abide by the terms and conditions of the Open Meetings Act. "As for the rest of you, you are free to do ...

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  6. No injuries, only delays, in I-10 collisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    One eastbound lane of I-10 was closed Wednesday afternoon after a vehicle pulling a camper collided with an 18-wheeler. It happened around 4:30pm at the 53 mile marker in Jackson County.

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  7. Authorities identify man killed in Pascagoula house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Jackson County Deputy Coroner Jason Moody has identified the man who was killed in an early morning fire Tuesday in Pascagoula. Moody said Rick Evans, 62, was found on the second story of his Chateau Drive home after firefighters spent more than two and a half hours extinguishing the flames that had enveloped the house.

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  8. Pascagoula supports 2 percent hotel tax to fund regional tourism effortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | The Mississippi Press

    Pascagoula leaders voted unanimously Tuesday night to support a request for local and private legislation authorizing a 2 percent occupancy tax on hotels and motels in Pascagoula. The Jackson County Board of Supervisors is requesting the tax to fund its portion of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau's tourism marketing efforts.

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  9. Bill would make only 1 hospital follow open-meetings actRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | Mississippi Business Journal

    ... Senate Bill 2407 was prompted by massive problems with the employee pension plan at Singing River Hospital in Jackson County, and []

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  10. 4 Jackson County cities support hotel-motel taxRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 4 | Mississippi Business Journal

    JACKSON COUNTY - Officials in Moss Point, Pascagoula, Gautier and Ocean Springs have given the needed approval for Jackson County's proposed November referendum on a 2 percent hotel-motel occupancy occupancy tax.

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  11. Man's conviction in slaying of Moss Point junkyard owner upheldRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    The state Court of Appeals has upheld the capital murder conviction of Jeffrey Grey Allen for his role in the 2011 fatal shooting of a Moss Point junkyard owner. Prosecutors say Allen was one of two people involved in the slaying of 86-year-old Charlie Mason Jr., owner of Mason's Junkyard on Hog Island in east Jackson County.

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  12. SRHS retirees form picket line once againRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    There was more protesting in Jackson County Tuesday as Singing River Health System retirees picketed in front of Ocean Springs Hospital. One day earlier, the Jackson County Board of Supervisors voted against extending the 60 day memorandum of agreement they say was proposed by the hospital's trustees.

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  13. Gautier votes to support hotel-motel tax for coastwide tourism effortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | The Mississippi Press

    Mayor Gordon Gollott and the Gautier City Council threw its support behind a resolution that would add a two-cent sales tax on hotels and motels in Jackson County in support of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors' Bureau. Gautier was one of Jackson County's four municipalities to be considering the measure.

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  14. Open Meetings Act Change Would Only Apply to One HospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    Only one publicly owned hospital in Mississippi would be required to abide by the state open-meetings and public-records laws, under a watered-down version of a bill. The measure was prompted by problems with the employee pension plan at Singing River Hospital in Jackson County, and that's the only hospital remaining in the latest version of the bill.

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  15. Bill to force hospitals to hold open meetings changed to include only Singing River Health SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | The Mississippi Press

    Only one publicly owned hospital in Mississippi would be required to abide by the state open-meetings and public-records laws, under a watered-down version of a bill. The measure was prompted by problems with the employee pension plan at Singing River Hospital in Jackson County and that's the only hospital remaining in the latest version of the bill.

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  16. Moss Point man sentenced to 18 years in prison for sexual battery of 14-year-old girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | The Mississippi Press

    Robert Dwight Williams Jr., 33, of Moss Point has been sentenced to 18 years in state prison for two counts of sexual battery against a girl who was 14-year-old at the time of the crimes. Williams entered a guilty to plea on Feb. 23. According to a release from the Jackson County District Attorney's Office, the victim was the daughter of a friend of Williams.

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  17. Suspect killed during standoff with law enforcement in George County Sunday morningRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | The Mississippi Press

    ... to come out of the residence and fired in the vicinity of the officers. Members of the George County SRT and Jackson County Sheriff's Office SWAT units arrived on the scene. After negotiations failed to convince the suspect to surrender, tear gas ...

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  18. Round Island Lighthouse standing tall once againRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... are hoping the re-opening of the Round Island lighthouse will lead to a resurgence in tourism in east Jackson County, getting the word out about the opening is critical. Thomas Broadus works for the Focus Group. "Too many times you hear, this is the ...

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  19. MBI en route to George Co. property for shooting investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... were called to a home on Mt. Pleasant Road sometime in the early morning hours. WLOX News was told the Jackson County Sheriff's Department SWAT Team was called in to assist. The spokeswoman could not comment on if law enforcement returned fired on ...

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  20. A Jackson County family is reaching out for helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A Jackson County family reached out for help this morning, to try to find a bone marrow match for a toddler that has a terminal illness. After hearing about and meeting 1-year-old Isabella "Izzy" Mock, firefighters from the Escatawpa Volunteer Fire Department didn't hesitate to help and sponsor a bone marrow drive at their station.

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