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3 hrs ago | The Mississippi Press

Jackson County sheriff candidates court voters at Hurley forum, see videos of their speeches

Six of the seven candidates for the Jackson County Sheriff's special election spoke at a meet-and-greet with voters Tuesday night in an event sponsored by the East Central Civic Association at the East Central Community Center. The election on Nov. 4 is to fill the remaining year of the term of former Sheriff Mike Byrd, who pleaded guilty to state and federal charges and just completed six months of house arrest earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Hurley, MS

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Marvin Pickett wins Ward 1 seat on Pascagoula City Council

Taylor resigned from city leadership Aug. 1 and accepted a basketball coaching and physical education teaching job at Water Valley High School in north Mississippi. "One of the things I want voters to know I'm pushing for is that I want the concerns of the people represented," Pickett has said.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS, Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Tougaloo College

The Mississippi Press

Jackson County Animal Shelter: Jackpot waits for you to be his winner

Jackpot is a male Hound mix. He is just 6 or 7 months old so he's got a lot of fun energy and loves to play fetch.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Vaccinations, Health

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Mississippi Press

George County man arrested in Jackson County with stolen Florida truck

A 35-year-old George County man was arrested Saturday night on numerous charges, including possession of stolen pickup truck, Jackson County Sheriff Charles Britt said. Derrick Lacone Musgrove, of Wesley Howell Road in Lucedale, was arrested at about 11 p.m. Saturday during a traffic stop near the Rainbow Skating Rink on Miss.

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Related Topix: George County, MS, Lucedale, MS

The Mississippi Press

George County, Moss Point teens arrested in Big Point home invasion case of stolen guns

A George County teen and a Moss Point teen were arrested Sunday night in connection to a Big Point home invasion that resulted in five weapons missing, Jackson County Sheriff Charles Britt said. The 17-year-old man is from Moss Point and will possibly be charged as an adult in the home invasion.

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Related Topix: Moss Point, MS, Big Point, MS

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Jackson Co. sheriff's budget higher for 2015

Jackson County's proposed budget to run its sheriff's department and jail for the 2015 fiscal year is several million more than last year. But when comparing the individual line items and accounting for a new Adult Detention Center opening this year, the budgets are relatively flat.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Mississippi Press

30 percent chance of rain in Pascagoula today, high of 88

There's a 30 percent chance of showers in Jackson County today, mainly after 11 a.m., National Weather Service forecasters said. Otherwise, conditions will be partly sunny with a high near 88 degrees and a northeast wind of up to 10 mph.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS, Weather

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Friends, family hold candlelight vigil for Desmond Moore, man who has been missing since Aug. 30

The family of Desmond Moore, who has been missing since Aug. 30 , still has faith that he'll come home alive and well. Family, friends, and community members gathered in the parking lot at Pizza Hut in Gautier Saturday night for a candlelight vigil in his honor.

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Related Topix: Gautier, MS, Pascagoula, MS

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Erosion under Front Beach seawall in Ocean Springs

Mayor Connie Moran tells The Sun Herald that the city will have to reinforce the seawall's toe before fixing the 267-foot section of sidewalk. County Road official Butch Loper says the seawall goes deep, and there are areas where there's no dirt beneath it.

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Related Topix: Ocean Springs, MS

The Mississippi Press

Small employee raises included in Ocean Springs' proposed $12.85 million budget for FY2015

Ocean Springs aldermen are expected to adopt the city's proposed $12.85 million budget when they meet Monday night. Included in that budget are "tiered" raises for city employees -- the first permanent raises since the city cut millage five years ago.

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Related Topix: Ocean Springs, MS

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Jackson County sheriff race heats up with two forums scheduled next week

There are two opportunities next week for Jackson County's seven sheriff candidates to meet, greet and win over community members before the Nov. 4 special election. Vying to serve the remaining year of former Sheriff Mike Byrd's four-year term are interim Sheriff Charles Britt, Mike Ezell, Bob Cochran, Scott McIlrath, Jeff Barnes, Bruce Lynd and Sheila Smallman.

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The Mississippi Press

Jackson County sheriff's budget higher for 2015 as new jail comes on line

Yes, Jackson County's proposed budget to run its sheriff's department and jail for the 2015 fiscal year is several million more than last year. But when comparing the individual line items and accounting for a new Adult Detention Center opening this year, the budgets are relatively flat.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS

The Mississippi Press

North Bay Civitan Teddy Bear drive-thru on Saturday to benefit Ft. Bayou Fire Department

Students from St. Martin High School's Future Business Leaders of America yell for donations during the North Bay Civitan Club's annual Teddy Bears on Patrol: Fill-Up the Pick-Up service project in 2013. The fifth annual drive-thru collection returns this Saturday from 12-3 p.m at the D'Iberville Promenade intersection behind Newk's Eatery and AT&T.

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Related Topix: D'Iberville, MS, St. Martin, MS, Fort Bayou, MS

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Mississippi Press

David Curtis of St. Martin charged with assault of mentally-challenged teen

ST. MARTIN, Mississippi -- A 19-year-old St. Martin man has been charged with assaulting a mentally-challenged juvenile teen. According to Jackson County Sheriff Charles Britt, David Nathaniel Curtis assaulted the handicapped teen on Aug. 17 on Big Ridge Road in St. Martin.

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Related Topix: St. Martin, MS

The Mississippi Press

Gulf Coast Neighbors: Lisa Coleman's life is all about teaching others anything

She spent 12 years at Gautier High School teaching a Technology Discovery class, and for the past seven years, has taught the GED Option program at Moss Point High School. The program is designed for high school students who won't be graduating with their classmates.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Life, Hobbies, Scrapbooking, Gautier, MS

Wed Sep 10, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Ice bucket challenge promotes strong character at Vancleave High

Dr. John Mundy was nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by the Vancleave High Student Council. The students raised $1,132, so the entire school got to witness Mundy endure a sudden gush of freezing water.

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The Mississippi Press

Jackson County Supervisor John McKay to hold public hearing, town hall meeting Sept. 18

Jackson County Supervisor John McKay will hold a public hearing and town hall meeting Sept. 18 at the Elks Lodge on Beachview Drive in Gulf Park Estates beginning at 6:30 p.m. The public hearing will be in regard to the proposed sidewalk along Beachview Drive.

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Related Topix: Gulf Park Estates, MS

The Mississippi Press

Port of Pascagoula adopts 2015 budgets for operation, major rail relocation, wood pellet export project

Shown in this aerial photo of the Port of Pascagoula's Bayou Casotte operations are Terminals E and F, which are served by the warehouse on the left, and Terminals G and H, served by the warehouse on the right. The warehouse on the left is expected to be torn down to make way for a new wood pellet export facility.

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Related Topix: Pascagoula, MS

The Mississippi Press

Chevron's 'Fuel Your Schools' program returning to Jackson County: buy gas, support education

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. today announced the third annual launch of its Fuel Your School program in Jackson County. This year, the program will expand to 22 U.S. communities to give educators the necessary tools for students to learn, explore, and get excited about school.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Pascagoula, MS

The Mississippi Press

Newsweek names Gautier High School to its top 500 Beating The Odds public schools list

Excitement is the word as the news spread of Gautier High School's selection as one of "Newsweek" magazine's top 500 Beating The Odds high schools for 2014. "We were the only school on the coast to have this great achievement," said Debbie Anglin, communications director for Pascagoula School District.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Standardized Testing, Education, Gautier, MS

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