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Friday | The Mississippi Press

Jeff Barnes announces candidacy in Jackson County Sheriff's race

Candidates must qualify to run for the sheriff's post by Sept. 5, and the election will be held Nov. 4. Whoever wins the election will serve the remainder of former Sheriff Mike Byrd's unexpired term after he resigned and was sentenced to six-month's house arrest on state and federal charges.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS

Friday | Sunherald.com

Brian Sanderson and Denise Doyle: Officially, Republicans have not spoken

On April 16, a Letter to the Editor from Barry Roe said the "Jackson County Republican Party" supported particular candidates in the Republican primary to be held June 3. The Jackson County Republican Executive Committee is the official, legal "Republican Party" in this county and charged with administering the affairs of our party and speaking on ... (more)

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Former Ocean Springs nurse Alberto Gonzalez to serve 15 years in jail in child porn case

Alberto Gonzalez a former nurse at Ocean Springs Hospital, was sentenced Thursday to serve 15 years day-for-day in prison in a child pornography case, according to the Jackson County District Attorney's office.

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Related Topix: Ocean Springs, MS, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Mississippi Press

Moss Point Women's Club presents 2014 Community Spirit Award to Wayne Lennep

He is the son of Gary Ray Lennep and Myrna Dennis of Moss Point. Wayne is a lifetime resident of Moss Point and has two children: a son, Dr. Brandon Lennep and daughter in law Dr. Day Smith Lennep .

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Related Topix: Moss Point, MS, Dennis, MS, Dantzler, MS

The Mississippi Press

Mississippi Gulf Coast Stamp Club to host stamp show April 26-27 in Jackson County

ST. MARTIN, Mississippi -- The Mississippi Gulf Coast Stamp Club will host its annual stamp show, Gulfpex 2014, on April 26-27 at the St. Martin Community Center.

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Related Topix: St. Martin, MS

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Mississippi Press

MGCCC students participate in bioquest at the Estuarine Education Center

Emily Nguyen, an Honors Biology student at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's Jackson County Campus, discusses her findings during the final day of a bioquest at the campus's Estuarine Education Center.

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Related Topix: Gautier, MS

Sunherald.com

Lil Boosie will not perform this weekend in South Mississippi

Rapper Lil Boosie will not be performing for Mississippi Gulf Coast Spring Break this weekend, event promoter Keith Brown told radio station WJZD in a live interview Wednesday evening.

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Related Topix: Gulfport, MS

WLOX-TV Biloxi

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A Mobile man who pleaded guilty to robbing two check cashing businesses in Jackson County has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars.

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Related Topix: Moss Point, MS, Pascagoula, MS

The Mississippi Press

Upcoming Jackson County meetings set

The West Jackson County Utility District Board of Commissioners will hold a board meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the district office located at 7312 Rose Farm Road.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS, Biloxi, MS, Events

Sunherald.com

Missing Tennessee woman located in Jackson County

Tammy Renee King, 50, was found walking on Mississippi 613 about a mile north of the Temple Baptist Church by a good samaritan, Britt said.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Sunherald.com

Gautier hears from residents on smoke-free ordinance

The city received a $5,000 grant to study the feasibility of a smoke-free ordinance.

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Related Topix: Gautier, MS, Smoking, Medicine, Health

The Mississippi Press

College students to present program to Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society

The Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, April 22, and welcome honors history students from the Jackson County campus of MGCCC who will report on a historical marker project they have undertaken for the City of Pascagoula.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS, Gautier, MS

Post and Courier

Storm topples RVs near Mississippi's Gulf coast

A storm barreled through Mississippi Gulf Coast communities, leaving about a dozen damaged or destroyed RV trailers at one campground Tuesday amid downed trees and power lines.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters, Gautier, MS, Moss Point, MS, Weather

The Mississippi Press

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce announces recipients of facade grants

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce announced the 20 recipients of the 2014 Facade Grant Program this morning at the chamber offices in downtown Pascagoula.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS

Sunherald.com

Jackson County crime reports for April 14-15

Hwy 613, Moss Point: On 04/12/2014, Delana Marshay Bosarge Was Arrested And Charged With Driving Under The Influence.

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

The Mississippi Press

Tennessee woman missing since 2011 spotted in Grand Bay, Big Point

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help in locating Tammy Renee King, a Tennessee woman who has been missing since 2011 but has been seen in coastal Mississippi and Alabama.

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Related Topix: Big Point, MS

Sunherald.com

Around South Mississippi for April 15

Magnolia Grove Concerned Citizens is sponsoring a program on the rights and responsibilities of Social Security on Wednesday from 1-2:30 p.m. at Katie P. Booth Community Center, 501 26th St. PASCAGOULA -- The Explosion of Excellence Scholarship Program is less than a month away from its 24th annual event, and contributions are still needed to see ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS, Biloxi, MS

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WALB-TV Albany

Straight-line winds flip 20+ RV trailers in Gautier

Jackson County EOC Director Earl Etheridge says straight-line winds hit the campground on Martin Bluff Road.

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Related Topix: Gautier, MS, Moss Point, MS

The Mississippi Press

Jackson County Animal Shelter proposes Kiss for real love, affection

She also walks well on a leash and knows how to sit on command - but she's ready to learn some new tricks.

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The Mississippi Press

Pascagoula officers win multiple awards, complete academy training

Sgt. Richard Davis was named officer of the year for Jackson County during the fourth annual Law Enforcement Breakfast, which was sponsored by the Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers on April 8. That same day, Detective Kim Stevens was presented the law enforcement award by the Gulf Coast Women's Center for Nonviolence at its community recognition ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

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