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Saturday Apr 12 | Sunherald.com

PERMITS for APRIL 13

Bay St. Louis: 1, Biloxi: 3, Gulfport: 3, Hancock County: 1, Harrison County: 5, Jackson County: 10, Ocean Springs: 4, Pass Christian: 1 The Sun Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS, Biloxi, MS, Gulfport, MS

Saturday Apr 12 | Sea Coast Echo

D'head leading Restore Act team

The city of Diamondhead wants to get its part of upcoming Restore Act funding and has invited other local entities to join it.

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

Saturday Apr 12 | Sea Coast Echo

Bay man scolds council about past-due bills

The city of Bay St. Louis has a 97 percent utility collection rate, officials say, but at least one city resident says that isn't good enough.

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

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Sea Coast Echo

'Serial' bank robber blamed in DH heist

A man who allegedly robbed banks in Indiana and Illionis last month may be responsible for the robbery of the Hancock Bank in Diamondhead Thursday afternoon, authorities said Friday.

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Related Topix: Diamondhead, MS

Sunherald.com

Son of slain Hancock County woman says victim help 'a God-send'

John Compton thought of his mother and fought back tears as he lit a candle Friday at a ceremony to remember crime victims and honor those who serve them.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Kiln, MS, Harrison County, MS

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Sunherald.com

Diamondhead bank robbed; man in silver Nissan sought

The man who robbed a Hancock Bank branch here late Thursday afternoon was driving a silver Nissan believed to have been used in recent bank heists in Illinois and Indiana.

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Related Topix: Diamondhead, MS

Sunherald.com

Bank robbery reported in Diamondhead; silver car sought

Authorities just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday were looking for a silver car believed to be associated with a bank robbery in Diamondhead.

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Related Topix: Diamondhead, MS

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Sunherald.com

Drug roundup in Hancock County nets 13 arrests

Officials said a 24-hour drug roundup netted 13 arrests in an operation that targeted the sale and distribution of heroin and crystal meth and allegations of doctor shopping.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Jackson County, MS, Waveland, MS, Bay St. Louis, MS

Sunherald.com

Deepwater Horizon claims administrator calls county the ‘Cadillac’ of grant process

Claims administrator Patrick Juneau was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Bay St. Louis during a meeting in March.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS

WMC-TV Memphis

Man killed in Hancock County crash

Authorities say a 64-year-old Kiln man died in a one-car crash on Mississippi 603.

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WMC-TV Memphis

Robinson loses appeal of escape, assault case

The state Court of Appeals has upheld a Carriere, Miss., man's two life sentences without parole on his convictions of failing to stop a motor vehicle and aggravated assault on a police officer during a 2009 escape attempt.

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Related Topix: Carriere, MS

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Sea Coast Echo

Hancock Deputy is Coast Crime Stoppers' Top Cop

Hancock County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Betha on Tuesday was named the Mississippi Gulf Coast Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year for his "heroic" actions last December in the case of an abduction and sexual assault of two children.

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Related Topix: Biloxi, MS, Bay St. Louis, MS

The Mississippi Press

David Dinwiddie of Kiln arrested, charged with stabbling ex-girlfriend in the calf

A 56-year-old Hancock County man was arrested Monday and charged with felony Aggravated Domestic Violence after police say he drove to his ex-girlfriend's residence and stabbed her in the leg.

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Related Topix: Kiln, MS, Harrison County, MS, Gulfport, MS

Sunherald.com

Hancock County officer is Crime Stoppers' top cop

Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers has named Hancock County Sheriff's Sgt. Thomas Bethea it's coastwide officer of the year.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Mississippi Business Journal

Good Karma comes to Pass Christian

When Maharani Berg opened her third Good Karma vegetarian restaurant in the DeLisle community near Pass Christian recently, she thought only a few people would show up for the soft opening.

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Related Topix: Pass Christian, MS, Life, Food, Vegetarian, Gulfport, MS, Ocean Springs, MS

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Sunherald.com

Coast Character: Bay woman is counting on what matters

As Di Fillhart began cleaning the kitchen at Starfish Cafe in Bay St. Louis last week, a server slipped her one final order before closing time.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining, Bay St. Louis, MS, University of Southern Mississippi

Sunherald.com

Art in the Pass creates a success with food, crafts, learning

Luckily for organizers, vendors and festival-goers alike, the skies were gray but War Memorial Park stayed dry for the 17th annual event Saturday.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Crafts, Family, Kids, Bay St. Louis, MS, Harrison County, MS, Pass Christian, MS

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Sea Coast Echo

Old Town 'Haunt' -- Paranormal investigators probe historic Bay building

Most of us enjoy stories about ghosts and goblins and things that go bump in the night, but very few people get the chance to experience them first-hand like Bay St. Louis business owner Holly Lemoine-Raymond.

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Related Topix: Supernatural, Bay St. Louis, MS, Rome, MS

Sea Coast Echo

Elevator crash victims in need of a 'lift'

Bay St. Louis resident Roy Herron spent most of his life serving the community he loves, but after a tragic home accident in January, he and his wife Charlotte find themselves in need of a helping hand.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Sunherald.com

Mississippi educators tackle early learning

In a state where poverty affects tens of thousands of children and education falls to the bottom of national rankings, community leaders know they have to do what they can to improve opportunities for kids across Mississippi.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Family, Kids, Gulfport, MS, Harrison County, MS

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