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4 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Around South Mississippi

Water-contact advisories were issued Friday in Hancock and Harrison counties. These segments of beach are not closed; however, there may be a greater risk of illness associated with swimming there.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Harrison County, MS, Biloxi, MS, University of Southern Mississippi

9 hrs ago | Sea Coast Echo

Chamber sponsors FAM tour

The Hancock Chamber of Commerce this week sponsored a FAM Tour of Hancock County for the State Tourism Sales Team with the Hancock County Tourism Development Bureau.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Money, MS, Bay St. Louis, MS

13 hrs ago | Hattiesburg American

Authorities to reopen 40-year-old murder case

Hancock County authorities are reopening the 40-year-old kidnapping and murder case of 15-year-old Mary Ann Farve, a Bay St. Louis teen who was abducted on April 22, 1974.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS, January, Pass Christian, MS

17 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Stennis will celebrate beginning of new rocket-test era

The company that has been running cargo flights to the International Space Station is ready to start testing its deep space rockets at Stennis Space Center.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Representative Steven Palazzo, US House of Representatives, NASA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Sea Coast Echo

Murder trial ends with no decision

The murder trial of Gary Hall ended Tuesday night in the 15th Circuit Court in Poplarville after the jury was unable to come to a decision.

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Related Topix: Poplarville, MS, Life, Self Defense, Violent Crime, Pearl River County, MS

Sunherald.com

St. Stanislaus students sacrifice usual lunch for charity

Courtesy photoStudents at St. Stanislaus in Bay St. Louis eat a lunch of beans and cornmeal as part of a project to raise money for a poverty-stricken school in South Africa.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Sunherald.com

Alabama man gets prison for wetlands violations in Hancock County

A real estate developer from Fairhope, Ala., has been sentenced to prison, fined and ordered to make restitution for violating the Clean Water Act near Bay St. Louis.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Bay St. Louis, MS

Sea Coast Echo

Authorities to reopen Mary Ann Farve murder case

By Dwayne Bremer Staff Wrier Local authorities announced Thursday that they are reopening the 40-year-old kidnapping and murder case of 15-year-old Mary Ann Farve, a Bay St. Louis teen who was abducted on April 22, 1974, near Dunbar Avenue.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS, Pass Christian, MS, Harrison County, MS

Sunherald.com

Louisiana woman admits role in Diamondhead bank robbery

Aleisha Diaz Landry of Bogalusa, La., was sentenced to prison Monday for her role in the Dec. 6, 2012, armed robbery of a Keesler Federal Credit Union in Diamondhead.

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

Sunherald.com

Hancock County cold case reopened

Mississippi Gulf Coast Crimestoppers Vice President Chari McIntyre Rapp and Bay St. Louis Police Chief Mike DiNardo listen to Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam talk about the kidnapping and murder of Mary Ann Favre.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS

Sat Apr 12, 2014

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

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

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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