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

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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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Mississippi Coast leads in urban economic growth in 2013

JACKSON — The economy along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast grew rapidly in 2013, while growth slowed in the state’s other metropolitan areas. The figures, released Tuesday by the U.S. Commerce Department, show that gross domestic product expanded by 4 percent in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula metropolitan area in 2013. That’s a big pickup from 0.1 percent growth in 2012. Growth in the Hattiesburg ...

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Ladner appeals conviction for Katrina cleanup kickback

BAY ST. LOUIS — A former Hancock County road department manager is appealing a Mississippi judge’s refusal to throw out his conviction in a Hurricane Katrina kickback case. Roger Ladner, the former road manager, was sentenced to five years in prison in 2012. Ladner also was ordered to pay $1.13 million in restitution. Ladner’s wife and his two brothers were ...

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Bids are in and being reviewed for new sports complex

BAY ST. LOUIS — Hancock County officials are looking over bids received for a proposed sports complex. Century Construction and Realty of Tupelo submitted a bid this week slightly over $11 million; and Mike Rozier Construction of Hattiesburg submitted a bid of $9.85 million. Supervisors took no action because the bids came in several million dollars over budget. Supervisor Steve ...

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Stennis Space Center welcomes SpaceX to test site

HANCOCK COUNTY — Stennis Space Center traces its beginnings back in the 1960s and the Apollo manned lunar missions. Now the Hancock County propulsion facility is on the verge of testing rocket engine technology to propel humans to other planets through a new partnership between NASA and SpaceX. SpaceX announced in 2013 that it would bring the initial testing of ...

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Rickshaws rolling in Old Town Bay St. Louis?

BAY ST. LOUIS — Brenda Cuevas has approval from the city to get her Old Town Pedicabs business going. Now she needs $7,800 to buy two bicycle rickshaws so she can start moving people around the downtown business district. The city council unanimously approved a special exception to the zoning ordinance so Cuevas, a hairdresser and owner of Strandz, can ...

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