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2 hrs ago | Sea Coast Echo

Bay sets hearing on millage increase

The Bay St. Louis City Council on Friday took steps to correct the city's cash-flow problem, including setting a public hearing on a millage increase and agreeing to advertise for bids on the Hancock Chamber office.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS

5 hrs ago | Sea Coast Echo

14 jailed in Hancock drug sweep

Hancock County sheriff's deputies on Friday arrested 14 suspects in connection with a drug sweep throughout the county.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Kiln, MS, Bay St. Louis, MS, Bayside Park, MS

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Sea Coast Echo

Citizen of the Year: Hancock celebrates Waveland Alderman LiLi Stahler Murphy

Presenting the award were Chamber President Mark Henderson, left; and John Hall, president of the Hancock County Tourism Bureau.

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Related Topix: Waveland, MS, Bay St. Louis, MS, Diamondhead, MS

Sea Coast Echo

Bay man arrested for child porn

Hancock County Sheriff's Deputies on Wednesday arrested a Bay St. Louis man who had allegedly downloaded child pornography.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS

Mississippi Business Journal

Jennifer Seal, Tonia Moody named to administrative positions at PRCC

Pearl River Community College has announced Dr. Jennifer Seal as the new vice president for planning and institutional research and Tonia Moody is director of admissions and records.

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Related Topix: Kiln, MS, Mississippi State University, University of Southern Mississippi, Poplarville, MS, Picayune, MS

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Kiln man loses appeal of molestation conviction

The Mississippi Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a Kiln man sentenced to serve 15 years in prison for molesting a 5-year-old girl.

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Related Topix: Kiln, MS

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Sea Coast Echo

Murphy family wins $644K judgment in Bay harbor suit

A Hancock County jury on Monday awarded brothers Ray, Ken, and Audie Murphy $644,000 after it found the secretary of state's office took their Beach Blvd property without authorization.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Sea Coast Echo

Record 435 Hancock children now in DHS custody

Hancock County officials first declared a "foster care crisis" in 2009, with a then-record 162 local children in state custody.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Drugs

Sea Coast Echo

Renowned Carnival expert Arthur Hardy travels to Bay Mardi Gras Museum to interview a local legend

Hardy's niece Adrienne Battistella, takes a photo of Church and Hardy with Yancy Pogue, left; the Hancock County Tourism Development Bureau's Jane Byrne, Myrna Green and Debbie Stanford; and Bay St. Louis' First Lady Barbara Fillingame and Mayor Les Fillingame.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS

RGT Online

Jubilee at Silver Slipper named Best Casino Buffet

HANCOCK COUNTY, Mississippi -- -- Silver Slipper Casino 's Jubilee Buffet has been voted "Best Buffet" along the Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast, as announced by al.com, which conducted an informal poll inviting people to vote for the best buffet in the area.

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Related Topix: Dining

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Sunherald.com

Hurricane Camille was no party as winds and water roared in 45 years ago

Forty-five years ago today, the history and landscape of South Mississippi changed forever when Hurricane Camille swept in and wiped away landmarks, killed 141 people along the Coast and caused more than $1 billion in damage.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Mississippi, Pass Christian, MS, Jackson County, MS, Harrison County, MS

Sea Coast Echo

Speaks, Sanchez indicted in Lockhart murder

A Jefferson Parish Grand Jury on Thursday indicted Margaret Sanchez and Terry Speaks in connection with the 2012 murder of Jaren Lockhart, whose body washed up on a Bay St. Louis beach a few days later.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Sea Coast Echo

Historic: Two same-sex couples record marriages in Hancock Chancery Court

Beck and Angela Use on Wednesday handed their marriage license to Katie Lee, a deputy clerk in the Chancery Court Clerk's Land Records office and Lee filed it, making the couple's union the first same-sex marriage ever recorded in Hancock County.

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Related Topix: Diamondhead, MS, Harrison County, MS

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Coca-Cola Plantation guest home destroyed by fire

Fire investigators spent the day Friday combing through what was left of the old Coca-Cola Plantation site on Jourdan River Road in Bay St. Louis, trying to determine why a guest house caught fire.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS

CBS 3 Springfield

Officials to investigate house fire at Coca Cola plantation in Bay St. Louis

This morning, The Hancock County Fire Marshall will begin the investigation into the cause of a fire that destroyed the guest house on the property of the Coca Cola plantation on Jourdan River Road in Bay St. Louis.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Thu Aug 14, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Truck fire blocks eastbound lanes of I-10 in Hancock Co.

Drivers should avoid I-10 eastbound in Hancock County, near mile marker nine. Officials with Mississippi Highway Patrol tell us an 18-wheeler hauling cars caught fire just before 9 am Thursday.

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Related Topix: Waveland, MS

Sunherald.com

Vehicle fire near NASA exit on I-10 has traffic stalled

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Benjamin Seibert said an 18-wheeler hauling cars caught fire about 8:30 a.m. while traveling in the eastbound lane.

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Related Topix: Fire, Bay St. Louis, MS

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Sea Coast Echo

Hancock Grand Jury recommends more cops and teachers for second time in a row

For the second consecutive term of the Hancock County Grand Jury, the outgoing grand jury report has recommended that the Hancock County Board of Supervisors increase the number of patrol officers in the county and raise their pay to compete with other agencies.

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WLOX-TV Biloxi

Channing Tatum fans talk about his visit to South Mississippi

It is many people's dream come true to turn around and see Hollywood star Channing Tatum.

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Related Topix: Magic Mike, White House Down, Channing Tatum, Bay St. Louis, MS

WLOX-TV Biloxi

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Same sex couples in nine Mississippi counties attempted to record their out-of-state marriage licenses in chancery court on Wednesday, but one county refused to cooperate.

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Related Topix: Pearl River, MS, Harrison County, MS

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