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Wednesday | Sunherald.com

Hancock County sheriff: Increasing illegal drug activity in Diamondhead

An interstate traffic stop that unearthed a hidden compartment full of drugs Tuesday is part of a different approach the Hancock County Sheriff's Office is taking to combat growing drug activity in Diamondhead.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Diamondhead, MS, Bay St. Louis, MS, Xanax, Alprazolam (generic), Medicine

Wednesday | Sea Coast Echo

Supers put off LGBT resolution

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors on Monday declined to act on a request for a non discrimination resolution.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS, Waveland, MS, Gay/Lesbian

Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Roger Ladner, former Hancock County road manager, appeals ruling in Katrina kickback conviction

BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi -- A former Hancock County road department manager is appealing a Mississippi judge's refusal to throw out his conviction in a Hurricane Katrina kickback case.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Sea Coast Echo

Artist of the Week: Per-Owe Andersson

In order to better promote the arts, the Sea Coast Echo and The Arts, Hancock County, have partnered to offer our readers the Artist of the Week.

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Related Topix: Kiln, MS, Cameras

Sea Coast Echo

New Hancock tourism sign unveiled

Officials from the Hancock County Tourism Bureau, Hancock County, and the cities of Bay St. Louis and Waveland on Friday unveil this new Welcome Sign near the I-10/Highway 603 interchange.

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

Sunherald.com

New details: Contractor taped talks with Roger Ladner in Hancock County Katrina kickback case

TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALD/2013 Hancock County Road Manger Roger Joe Ladner and his wife, Sharon, arrive at federal court in Gulfport.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS, Federal Prisons, Prison

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Sunherald.com

Wedding bells and cash registers are beginning to ring in Hancock County

Tori Cool of Imagine That works on a bride’s maid bouquet for an upcoming wedding.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Bay St. Louis, MS

Sunherald.com

Tech ed: Secondary, postsecondary coursework trying to keep up with...

John Shows, associate vice present for career technical education at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, said technical skills are not limited to the tech industry.

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Related Topix: Perkinston, MS

Sea Coast Echo

Honorees announced for this year's Hancock Chamber Salute to Business and Industry Annual Awards Gala

Sometimes referred to as a local version of the Academy Awards, the Hancock Chamber Annual Awards Gala recognizes outstanding achievements in citizenship, tourism, industry and business.

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

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Sunherald.com

Coast Characters: 100 Men Hall owners want more history on hall's roots in the Bay's black community

Kerrie and Jessie Loya have resurrected a Bay St. Louis dance hall that had once hosted music-industry icons.

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Related Topix: African-American, Bay St. Louis, MS

Sea Coast Echo

Local family sues Bay over 'worthless' beach property

A prominent Bay St. Louis family has filed suit against the city of Bay St. Louis claiming that a city zoning ordinance made its beach-front property worthless.

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

Sea Coast Echo

Escapee captured, six more arrested

A man who escaped the Hancock County jail on Sunday was captured on Wednesday, along with six other people who allegedly assisted him Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam said Wednesday that Perry D. Thomas, 28, was captured at a residence in Biloxi.

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

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Sea Coast Echo

Artist of the Week: Joan Coleman

In order to better promote the arts, the Sea Coast Echo and The Arts, Hancock County, have partnered to offer our readers the Artist of the Week.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS, Painting, Arts

Sea Coast Echo

McDaniel campaign probes Hancock poll records for 'voting irregularities'

Officials representing state Sen. Chris McDaniel visited the Hancock County Courthouse Thursday to review redacted copies of poll books from the June 24 GOP senate runoff.

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Related Topix: Thad Cochran, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Travis Childers, Democrat

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Sunherald.com

Authorities arrest escaped Hancock County inmate

Authorities found escaped Hancock County inmate Perry Decedrio Thomas hiding out at a residence about 3 p.m. Wednesday, Hancock County Chief Investigator Glenn Grannan said.

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Related Topix: Biloxi, MS

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Sea Coast Echo

Waveland earns MAC grant to rebuild mosaic in front of city hall

The original mosaic in front of Waveland City Hall, which was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.

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

Sea Coast Echo

30th annual Crab Fest starts Friday at OLG in the Bay

Echo file photos Our Lady of the Gulf Church in Bay St. Louis will host the 30th annual Crab Festival this Independence Day weekend, July 4-6.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS, Life, Food, Food Festival, Seafood

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Sunherald.com

3 women arrested in Hancock County inmate escape; man still missing

After two Hancock County inmates climbed over razor wire-topped fences to freedom, one has been captured, one is on the lam and three women have been arrested for helping them, according to the sheriff's office.

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Related Topix: Pearlington, MS

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Sunherald.com

Search on for man who escaped from Hancock County jail

Perry Decedrio Thomas, one of two men who escaped from the Hancock County jail about 5:06 p.m. Sunday, was being sought later Sunday evening, Chief Deputy Don Bass said.

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Related Topix: Pearlington, MS

Sunherald.com

South Mississippi seeing rise in Hispanic residents

TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALD Juan Maldonado has managed Juan Tequila's restaurant in Long Beach for four years.

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Related Topix: Long Beach, MS, Harrison County, MS, Jackson County, MS, Biloxi, MS

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