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    Want to avoid the flu? Get the shot

    No one likes being sick. With its typical symptoms of fever, chills, nausea, body aches, runny nose and fatigue, influenza makes most sufferers snuggle under the covers and hope the world survives without them. Antibiotics won’t help, so those infected must rely on over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen, ibuprofen and cough syrup. The one drug approved […]

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    Merry memories

    Step into the Sutton family’s den this time of year, and a striking Christmas tree is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.  “(The tree) stands 10 feet tall with gold ornaments along with touches of black and white to show our love for the Saints,” says homeowner Christie Butts Sutton. “Each present wrapped […]

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    Starting a small business

    Having been an entrepreneur myself for over 40 years, I know how much work starting and operating a small business can be. As you make plans, here are some things I advise you to consider:  FINANCES  The most common reason a small business fails is money — either a lack of startup or working capital. […]

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    Generations of smiles

    When Jaye Gilich Brice began working in the front office of her husband’s dental practice, she did her job much differently. She entered appointments manually into a book and confirmed them with an old-style dial phone. She wrote welcome letters and other communications on a typewriter. At that time, patients had very little insurance available. […]

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    Resilience is in her DNA

    With a profound photograph — taken where their forebears had been enslaved — 15 Black medical students from Tulane University connected a painful past and a promising future. Among them was Sydney Labat — once awarded the “Miss PCHS” title and voted “Most Likely to Succeed” at Pass Christian High School. Now a third-year medical […]

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    Humble and hungry

    Every practice of the Gulf Coast Monarchy, a women’s tackle football team, starts the same way: with a chant. “Who are we? Monarchy!” the players cry, led by captain Shelita Witherspoon. “What are we? Humble! What are we? Hungry!” According to owner Tyre Brown, the team’s motto, “humble and hungry,” reflects a desire to achieve […]

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    Coast’s Best Small Businesses 2020

    Great small businesses have several things in common: personal attention and superior customer service, high-quality products and services, a positive impact in the surrounding community, an attitude of service and a knowledgeable team.  Based on these criteria, we asked you to nominate your favorite local companies — and we received nearly 3,000 votes. Here are […]

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