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Bay St. Louis’ Starfish Cafe helps to find careers


By LISA MONTI Customers at Starfish Cafe come to the colorful cottage in Old Town Bay St. Louis to enjoy healthful meals and catch up with friends among the tourists who eat at the popular Main Street spot. The meals are prepared and served by students who are working toward a career in the culinary industry or wherever their job skills ...

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Circuit clerk protects Hancock County’s records, history

Karen Ladner Ruhr examines some of the old volumes.

By LISA MONTI Hurricane Katrina ripped open the roof off Hancock County’s historic courthouse and broke windows but most records inside the thick walls survived, thanks to some hurried preparations and a good bit of luck. But Circuit Clerk Karen Ladner Ruhr isn’t counting on luck to protect the old documents in her office, especially the marriage licenses that date to ...

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Department of Revenue drops hammer on Bay St. Louis small businesses


» Wine serving law breakers hear from the State of Mississippi BAY ST. LOUIS — Businesses in Old Town Bay St. Louis have been told they can no longer serve alcohol during the town’s Second Saturday events without permits. The Sun Herald reports the ruling breaks a 20-year tradition, and has many merchants and visitors confused and frustrated. Now, some ...

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Trial begins in 2012 slaying of Bay St. Louis businessman


BAY ST. LOUIS — The trial has begun in the trial of a man accused of killing an 83-year-old Bay St. Louis businessman three years ago. The Sun Herald reports that jurors this week began hearing opening statements and testimony from several witnesses in the trial of 45-year-old Glen Davis. Davis faces a life sentence without parole if convicted of ...

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Stennis scientists in Mississippi develop app to track seaweed


By LISA MONTI  Last year beaches along the Gulf and other temperate waters worldwide were inundated with Sargassum, the free-floating tangle of reddish-brown seaweed that causes problems for fishermen, boaters, tourists and residents. In some places, drifts of the smelly seaweed were piled several feet high. So far in 2015, scientists say, there is a large amount of Sargassum in ...

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History on the web: Bay St. Louis uses website to foster historic preservation


By LISA MONTI The Bay St. Louis Historic Preservation Commission believes its new website is a unique tool that can show residents locally and elsewhere the economic benefits of caring for historic districts. The new site, www.HistoricBSL.com, was unveiled at this week’s City Council meeting by architect Kevin Fitzpatrick, the HPC chairman, and Ellis Anderson, a commission member who was among ...

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Hancock supervisor seeks investigation of water district

BAY ST. LOUIS — A Hancock County supervisor is calling for an investigation into the Diamondhead Water & Sewer District following the abrupt resignations of several commissioners and employees. Supervisor Steve Seymour tells The Sun Herald he plans to ask his fellow supervisors at their next meeting to approve a full investigation into the controversy surrounding a multimillion-dollar construction project ...

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Stennis Space Center ranked fourth in nation among places to work

STENNIS —  The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) announced today a recent survey named NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) the fourth best place to work in the country for Agency Subcomponents. The Partnership for Public Service (PPS) surveyed over 392,700 civil servants on a wide range of workplace topics to rank Stennis as a favorite among the ...

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Hancock company paying fine, donating to school bus purchase

BAY ST. LOUIS — A Hancock County company is paying a $5,750 civil fine and giving $17,250 to the Bay St. Louis-Waveland School District to buy a school bus. Calgon Carbon Corp. agreed with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality that it would pay the $23,000 in penalties. That’s after the regulator found Calgon waited nearly 17 months to test ...

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County to ask if it can use unspent hurricane recovery money

BAY ST. LOUIS — Hancock County officials will ask the state for permission to move $1.6 million in unused hurricane recovery funds to help support other projects. The largest amount of unused cash is in the government annex facility fund. Other projects which had additional cash include the Lakeshore Community Center, the Stennis Airport Hangar project, and the Mississippi Highway ...

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