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The Sweet Sport of Pickleball

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One of the fastest growing athletic crazes in South Mississippi…and the women who love it! By Elaine Stevens// “Pickleball has been my salvation…”  —Cindi Jordan, 76 “It is the most fun sport in the world!”— Bonnie St. Paul, Mississippi Sr. Olympics Pickleball Double Gold Medal Winner, 75 “I am more productive, I function better.” —Julie Peine, age 46 “Pickleball provides an overall sense of well-being for me.” – Linda Perkes,…

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Top 10 Things You Need to Know Going Into College

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By: Catie Lee Bruni//   Whether you are attending a large SEC school or a small private school, there are many things an incoming freshman needs to know to survive their first (and really every) year of college. The transition from high school to college is different for everyone. I went from graduating from Gulfport High School two years ago with a class of around 360 to attending the University…

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How To Find The Proper Base For Your Face

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BY JACKIE MERLAU//     With so many options in price, texture, and brand, and with every skin tone being unique, many people feel overwhelmed when trying to find the proper base foundation. It can be tricky to get it right, but these tips can help guide you in the right direction.   1: UNDERSTAND YOUR SKIN First you must determine your skin type. Understand if your skin is more…

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New baby must-haves

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Preparing for a new baby is life-changing and the experience can be overwhelming. Here are some new baby must-haves to help navigate the process easier. 1. Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor With Interchangeable Optical Lens     2. Baby Brezza Formula Pro One-Step Food Maker   3. Graco 4ever All-in-One Car Seat   4. Infantino Squeeze Station   5. GB Pockit Stroller   6. Graco Cozy Duet Swing Plus…

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What’s trending for business on social media

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By Chantell Barkum-Casey//   While social-media apps and technology are ever-changing, one thing remains the same: Those businesses that have not adapted are falling behind. Navigating the latest social-media tools can be complex.   Here’s a beginner’s guide to get your business on its way to engaging and communicating with your customers through social media.   Video marketing The notion that a picture is worth a thousand words still remains…

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Bay Town Inn

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story and photos by Ellis Anderson    Nikki Moon, owner of the Bay Town Inn, finally has a little time to smell the roses. And there are plenty for her to smell. The new Inn will be celebrating its third birthday this summer.   Regular guests return by the droves and more new ones discover it every day. The Inn and Old Town Bay St. Louis both are known for offering great…

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Control Fire Ants in Your Yard

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Dr. Blake Layton Jr.// Fire ants are the most common pests of home lawns in Mississippi. They are not welcome guests! Unknowingly stepping in a fire ant mound can ruin an otherwise pleasant time in the yard. Fire ant stings are always painful, but, when they occur in large numbers, they can be especially threatening to young children or people suffering from health problems. People vary in their sensitivity to…

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Be wise with your education

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by Erin Riggins, Ph.D.   When making the transition from high school to college, it’s a good time to develop a game plan that will help with smart decision-making during your academic journey. Yes, college can be a blast, but the decisions you make now will affect your future, so choose wisely.   Your academic advisor has most likely told you many of these things I discuss in this article,…

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Shundral Cole: Embracing the transition from courtroom to nursery room

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By Dana Sleger//   At just 33 years old, Shundral Cole is one accomplished woman. In her role as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Department of Justice in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi, she is responsible for prosecuting federal crimes committed in the Southern region.   Cole has worked hard to get where she is today, and her extensive resume is impressive, but part…

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Coast hypes up with new entertainment

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by Chris Dearman//   With summer officially here, now is the perfect time to explore South Mississippi for some fun and exciting things to do. With attraction and entertainment venues coming to the Gulf Coast at a rapid pace, there’s an abundance of cool new things for both young and old to check out.   Margaritaville Resort Biloxi opened in June with a 373-room, 22-story family friendly resort featuring an…