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2 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Ocean Springs brothers get 12 years day-for-day for armed robbery

On the armed robbery charge, Harkey sentenced the pair to a total of 25 years in prison, with 12 years to serve day for day and the remaining time on post-release supervision.

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Related Topix: Ocean Springs, MS, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Gulf Park Estates, MS

6 hrs ago | SFGate

Moore convicted in Pascagoula fatal shooting

A Jackson County jury has convicted a Pascagoula man on charges of murder and aggravated assault in connection with a fatal shooting in 2013.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Pascagoula, MS

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Sunherald.com

Around South Mississippi

An 18-wheeler carrying sodium hydroxide collapsed on itself about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, shutting down all but one lane of Interstate 10 westbound near the 75-mile marker.

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Related Topix: Moss Point, MS

Sunherald.com

Ziegler plans to change not-guilty plea in DMR case

Former Department of Marine Resources Chief of Staff Joe Ziegler intends to change his not-guilty plea in the DMR case, federal court records show.

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Related Topix: Gulf Hills, MS

Sunherald.com

Pascagoula to rename part of Live Oak Avenue and Victory Street for Dr. Reuben P. Morris

The City of Pascagoula will honor the legacy of Dr. Reuben Peter Morris at a street dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Pascagoula Senior Center, 1912 Live Oak Ave. Morris was one of the first black physicians to practice medicine in Jackson County, and was among the first black physicians to be admitted to privileges at Singing River ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS, Greenville, MS, Medicine

The Mississippi Press

Public invited to Saturday ceremony honoring one of Jackson County's first black physicians

Pascagoula city leaders are inviting the public to honor the legacy of Dr. Reuben Peter Morris, one of Jackson County's first black physicians, during a street dedication ceremony this Saturday.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS

The Mississippi Press

Sheriff Charles Britt: 2 men arrested in St. Martin home invasion case

ST. MARTIN, Mississippi -- Two men have been arrested in connection to a home invasion in St. Martin on Tuesday, Sheriff Charles Britt said today.

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Related Topix: St. Martin, MS, Carriere, MS

The Mississippi Press

Sampling History: Jackson Countians rushed to the aid of victims of Great Flood of 1927

When the Great Flood of 1927 occurred, Jackson Countians rushed to help the people of the Mississippi Delta who experienced a shocking loss of life, homes and possessions.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Pascagoula, MS, Moss Point, MS, Gautier, MS

Mississippi Business Journal

Walker to be sentenced on federal fraud, conspiracy charges

Ocean Springs businessman Scott Walker is scheduled to be sentenced today in federal court in Hattiesburg on one count of federal program fraud and one count of conspiracy.

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Related Topix: Ocean Springs, MS, Hattiesburg, MS, Gulf Hills, MS, D'Iberville, MS

Sunherald.com

Sun Herald | Editorial: Let's grow

We have always been in favor of growth, and industry, and jobs. But we believe industry has its place and as officials pursue those jobs, they should be less eager to allow it to encroach on the peace and quiet of a neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Jackson County Chamber Spotlight: Compton and Son Appliance sells, services major brand appliances

Chuck Compton and Matt Compton of Compton and Son Appliance, LLC located at 1249 Pass Road in Gulfport.

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Related Topix: Gulfport, MS, Meridian, MS

Sunherald.com

Bacot/McCarty donates to local groups

COURTESY BACOT/MCCARTY FOUNDATIONPascagoula Mayor Jim Blevins speaks at the Jolly Thank You event at Grand Magnolia Ballroom Saturday while Bacot McCarty Executive Director Todd Trenchard and Elizabeth Cumbest Byrd listen.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS

Sunherald.com

Support industries growing along Mississippi 63

What has sprung up in the years since 2005 are light industrial businesses that support the heavy industry of Mississippi Power Company's Plant Daniel to the north and the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery to the south.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Pascagoula, MS

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Sunherald.com

Ocean Springs Museum of History asks for county funds

Jackson County supervisors assured Betty Magee they would consider funding the Ocean Springs Museum of History over the next five years.

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Related Topix: Ocean Springs, MS

The Mississippi Press

Jackson County Animal Shelter wonders if Sugar is your cup of tea

Sugar is a female Pointer/Dalmation mix whose name fits her very sweet personality.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

The Mississippi Press

Escatawpa residents fear landfill expansion, burdensome industrial business, they tell supervisors

A group of Escatawpa residents went before the Jackson County Board of Supervisors this morning to oppose a proposed zone change they fear might lead to a landfill expansion or an undesirable industrial business in their area.

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Related Topix: Escatawpa, MS

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Sunherald.com

ATF: Stolen guns a serious threat in South Mississippi

TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALDU.S. Attorney Gregory Davis stands beside a display of stolen and illegal firearms while announcing the indictment of 15 persons in a gun trafficking case following their arrests in May 2012.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, US News, ATF, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Harrison County, MS

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Sunherald.com

Trial in killing, wounding of brothers set to start in Jackson County

Jury selection will begin Monday in the murder and aggravated assault trial of a Pascagoula man accused of shooting two men, killing one and wounding another.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS

Sunherald.com

Commissioner: Byrd didn't violate sentence in response to letter from Jackson County sheriff

Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps responded to a letter from Jackson County Sheriff Charles Britt regarding former Sheriff Mike Byrd.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Mississippi Press

AG's opinion sides with Ocean Springs school district in dispute with city over unpaid delinquent tax fees

The City of Ocean Springs must pay the school district its share of penalties and interest collected from delinquent tax payments.

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Related Topix: Ocean Springs, MS, Opinion

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