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Thursday | The Mississippi Press

Jackson County authorities searching for suspects in St. Martin commercial burglary

ST. MARTIN, Mississippi -- The Jackson County Sheriff's Department is investigating a Wednesday morning commercial burglary in the St. Martin community north of Ocean Springs.

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Related Topix: St. Martin, MS, Ocean Springs, MS

Thursday | The Mississippi Press

Chevron Pascagoula refinery celebrates completion of $1.4 billion premium base oil plant

Gov. Phil Bryant and local business leaders this morning helped Chevron's Pascagoula refinery celebrate the completion of its $1.4 billion premium base oil plant.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Anchor Awards: Aug. 20, 2014

Award winners, left to right, are Shirley Phillips and Jay Huffstatler, of the American Red Cross of Mississippi; Justin Struble, of Wealth CAPS; Bruce Grimes, of Brass Hanger Cleaners; and Amanda Lett, Betty Armstrong and William Trevvett, of Singing River Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

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The Mississippi Press

Mississippi Nurses Foundation awards MGCCC student Ashley Triolo with nursing scholarship

Ashley Triolo, a sophomore at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's Jackson County Campus, is the only Associate Degree Nursing student in the state to win a Mississippi Nurses Foundation Award.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Nursing

The Mississippi Press

Faith, the beagle, needs community funds for medical costs

Jackson County resident Megan Lowe is raising funds to help cover necessary medical costs for Faith, a sweet Beagle that was recently picked up in her Hurley community by Jackson County Animal Control.

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Related Topix: Hurley, MS, Ocean Springs, MS

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Jackson County Chamber Spotlight: Whimsy Books & Toys Store ensures a perfect birthday gift

Tracy Jackson-Wilson and Cathy S. Johnson are the owners of Whimsy Books & Toys Store located in Anchor Square in downtown Pascagoula, 303 Delmas Ave., Cottage O. We felt there was a definite need for Whimsy Books & Toys Store, giving Pascagoula a convenient place to grab a reasonably priced, unique toy or book, whether it be a birthday gift or a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS

The Mississippi Press

Thousands of bras expected to help raise funds, awareness during `Bras Across the River' event

In an event sure to draw stares from passing motorists, women across the Gulf Coast are asked to decorate and donate their bras for Bras Across the River, which will result in thousands of bras stretched across the Highway 613 bridge in Moss Point.

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Related Topix: Moss Point, MS

The Mississippi Press

Jackson County Animal Shelter offers Trudy for adoption

Trudy is a female hound mix. This 10 month old pup is as sweet as can be. It doesn't matter if it is other dogs or kids, she loves them all.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Vaccinations, Health

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Sunherald.com

Around South Mississippi

All lanes of Interstate 10 will be shut down briefly today at mile-marker 54 between Ocean Springs and Vancleave.

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Related Topix: Ocean Springs, MS, Vancleave, MS, Pascagoula, MS, Gulfport, MS

Sunherald.com

'Industry is crossing their fence line and invading us' with emissions, residents tell supervisors

Residents living with industry along heavily industrialized Bayou Casotte in east Pascagoula asked Jackson County Supervisors on Monday to intervene and help them get relief from emissions.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS

Sunherald.com

Section of I-10 in Jackson County to shut down Tuesday

All lanes of Interstate 10 will be shut down briefly Tuesday at mile-marker 54 between Ocean Springs and Vancleave.

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Related Topix: Ocean Springs, MS, Vancleave, MS

Sunherald.com

Second Alabama victim identified in fatal Jackson County crash

The second person who died Saturday night in a head-on collision on Mississippi 63 near Escatawpa has been identified as Michael Gaffney, 54, of Mobile.

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Related Topix: Escatawpa, MS, Moss Point, MS, University of South Alabama

Sunherald.com

Hurley woman charged with taking school items from store in front of officers

A 27-year-old Hurley woman has been charged with shoplifting after two officers saw her trying to steal school items from a convenience store.

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Related Topix: Hurley, MS

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Mississippi coastal counties well-armed with military surplus, Hinds County even has a grenade launcher

Mississippi's coastal counties are well-armed with military surplus equipment and Hinds County even has a grenade launcher, according to a report and interactive map in the New York Times .

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Related Topix: Hinds County, MS, Publishing, Media, New Times, Harrison County, MS

WLOX-TV Biloxi

One victim of deadly Jackson Co. crash identified

Officials in Jackson County have identified one of the victims of Saturday night's fiery crash that killed two and critically injured another.

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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, Hancock County, MS, Harrison County, MS

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Two dead, one critical in fiery Jackson County crash

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Benjamin Seibert tells us there are two confirmed fatalities and one more person is in critical condition.

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Sunherald.com

Jackson County Choctaw tribe members get Indian names: 'To me, it's part of my heritage'

Saturday marked another milestone day for the people of the Vancleave Live Oak Choctaw tribe.

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Related Topix: Vancleave, MS

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Sunherald.com

19th century carpenter gothic St. John's Episcopal Church serves 21st century needs

Originally organized in 1856 as St. Paul's Episcopal Church, this high Victorian, Carpenter Gothic-styled sanctuary has become a treasured example of fortitude, faith and endurance in South Mississippi.

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Related Topix: Canada, Ocean Springs, MS, D'Iberville, MS

Sunherald.com

Biloxi man accused of stealing church vans tried to dodge deputies by ...

A man accused of burglarizing a pair of church vans was nabbed by Jackson County deputies Thursday while he tried to elude authorities by jumping out of a second-floor window of his father's home, Sheriff Charles Britt.

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