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1 hr ago | Sunherald.com

Court denies appeal from Jackson County bail bond company

A federal appeals panel has upheld a ruling that Mississippi sheriffs are authorized to decide who will -- or won't -- write bail bonds in their counties.

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Related Topix: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

5 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Chancery Court acknowledges Choctaw tribe in Jackson County

A group of hundreds of Choctaw descendants, most of them living in the Vancleave area, made a great leap toward federal help on Wednesday when the Chancery Court in Jackson County recognized them as an official Native American tribe.

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Related Topix: Vancleave, MS

6 hrs ago | WALA

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JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. A 35-year-old Moss Point man was arrested at a local shipyard after DNA testing linked him to a 2001 homicide in Phoenix, Jackson County Sheriff's Investigators said.

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10 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Unemployment rate up in May; still below last year

Mississippi’s not seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased 4,000 over the month and 13,300 from one year ago, according to the May Labor Market Report from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Rankin County, MS, Issaquena County, MS, Noxubee County, MS

14 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Jackson County crime reports from June 24-July 9

Shingle Mill/Old Stage, Moss Point: On 06/28/2014, An Abandoned Vehicle Was Towed.

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Related Topix: Moss Point, MS, Ocean Springs, MS, Vancleave, MS, Big Point, MS

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Jackson County had 24 crossover votes, circuit clerk says as Chris McDaniel camp moves in

Credentialed representatives of Chris McDaniel's campaign examine ballot boxes in Pascagoula on July 8, 2014.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS, US News, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

Sunherald.com

Sheriff's inventory completed, with less than .5 percent in items unaccounted for

An inventory that has been called an all-out accounting of $11 million in items and equipment at the Jackson County Sheriff's Office has been completed, resulting in less than .5 percent of the equipment left unaccounted for, according to a joint press release from Sheriff Charles Britt and Jackson County Board President Troy Ross.

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WLOX-TV Biloxi

I-10 connector road to cost Jackson County $14.5M

Steven Twedt, Neel-Schaffer's south Mississippi area manager, told Jackson County supervisors Monday that the project to tie Sangani Boulevard and Cook Road together will likely cost about $14.5 million.

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Related Topix: D'Iberville, MS

Sunherald.com

Jason McGrath was arrested in June on three counts of sexual battery.

A former Jackson County sheriff's deputy has been arrested on sex crime charges, Pascagoula police Capt.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS, Gautier, MS

The Mississippi Press

Jackson County Chamber Spotlight: Unique Bow-tique recommends crafts, ...

Unique Bow-tique is located on 4341 Gautier-Vancleave Road, Suite #8, in Gautier.

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Related Topix: Gautier, MS

Sunherald.com

Around South Mississippi

Singing River Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 3401 Main St. in Moss Point, will host the fourth annual Back to School Bash for Jackson County children from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 20. Food will be provided by the kitchen staff of Singing River Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

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Related Topix: Moss Point, MS, Pass Christian, MS

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Sunherald.com

One more hurdle and Yellow Jacket Road project to move forward fast

JOHN FITZHUGH/SUN HERALDThe intersection at Old Fort Bayou Road and Yellow Jacket Boulevard will be redesigned to make it safer.

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Related Topix: Fort Bayou, MS

The Mississippi Press

Agenda set for meetings, workshops, camps

West Jackson County Utility District meeting scheduled Tuesday OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi -- The West Jackson County Utility District Board of Commissioners will be holding their regular board meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the district office located at 7312 Rose Farm Road.

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Related Topix: Ocean Springs, MS, Gautier, MS

Sunherald.com

Residents encouraged to watch USS America sail from Ingalls

The amphibious assault ship USS America will sail away Thursday morning from Ingalls Shipbuilding on its way to the West Coast.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS

The Mississippi Press

Mississippi Highway Patrol says 7 killed during holiday weekend accidents

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says it responded to accidents in which seven people were killed and 58 were injured during the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, George County, MS, Holmes County, MS, Covington County, MS

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Sunherald.com

Free summer meal programs in South Mississippi

Gulfport High School will continue to offer meals Aug. 4-8. Breakfast, available only at Gulfport High, Pass Road Elementary and Gaston Point Elementary, will be served from 8 to 9 a.m. Lunch will be 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Gaston Point and Pass Road elementaries, Gulfport High and Gulfport Central Middle/West School.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Biloxi, MS, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Gulfport, MS

Sunherald.com

Vancleave woman, 74, killed in single vehicle accident

A 74-year-old Vancleave woman died Friday night in a single vehicle accident in Jackson County, said Lt.

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Related Topix: Vancleave, MS

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Sunherald.com

Liberty Assembly of God Works toward touching lives with upcoming festival

When Liberty Assembly of God was organized in the late 1960s, the members had their eyes firmly set on reaching the community around them.

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Related Topix: Gautier, MS

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Sunherald.com

South Mississippi summer camps

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, 4321 Espy Ave., Long Beach, will have camps in July for ages 2 through grade 6 from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.

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Related Topix: Long Beach, MS, Biloxi, MS, Painting, Arts, Pascagoula, MS

The Mississippi Press

United Way for Jackson and George Counties introduces 2014 campaign cabinet

The cabinet is made up of a group of volunteers who have the task of being the initial phone call that most companies receive regarding the United Way for Jackson and George Counties campaign.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS, Ocean Springs, MS, Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi

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