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Work on Bay harbor, pier heading for spring completion

Work on the $22-million harbor and pier project in downtown Bay St. Louis is in its final stages, headed for completion in May. Boaters already are asking about slip rentals, said Mayor Les Fillingame, who expects the harbor to “create that destination by the sea that has never existed in Bay St. Louis.” Buz Olsen, the city’s community development director, ...

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Golf carts discussed at city council meeting again

A concerned citizen took the podium during a recent Bay St. Louis city council public forum to express concerns about kids driving golf carts around town. One under aged driver reportedly was seen chauffeuring his partying parents home. It wasn’t the first time that event was brought up to the council. The concerned citizen was assured the city is following ...

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SpaceX to bring more innovation to Stennis

SpaceX is bringing a new engine rocket testing program to Stennis Space Center along with an incredible background thanks to its forward-thinking chief, Elon Musk. Musk, the billionaire founder of PayPal, is CEO/CTO of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla Motors. Bloomberg Businessweek called Musk “the 21st century industrialist.” Most recently he made headlines with his concept for the Hyperloop transportation ...

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State acquires marshland property in Hancock County

HANCOCK COUNTY — The state of Mississippi has acquired 2,483 acres of marshland located at the mouth of the Pearl River in Hancock County, according to a release from Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “For the second time this year, we were able to acquire heritage properties for the Tidelands Preserve on behalf of the state of Mississippi. The Baldwin property ...

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Hancock County's Edwards ready to get to work on new port job

By Lisa Monti The Hancock County Board of Supervisors still has to vote to finalize the hiring of Ashley Edwards as director of the Port and Harbor Commission but Edwards already has a list of things he wants to accomplish. One of his first goals will be to create a certified-development ready site list and begin marketing it on the ...

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Trial rescheduled of Alabama man accused of wetlands violations

HANCOCK COUNTY — The trial date has changed for William R. Miller, a Fairhope, Ala., real estate developer accused of wetlands and Clean Water Act violations in Hancock County. U.S. District Judge Walter J. Gex III recused himself from hearing the case in July for unspecified reasons. The Sun Herald reports Judge Louis Guirola Jr. has set the trial for ...

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Josh Coyne named vice president, consumer sales manager for Regions Bank in Gulfport

Regions Bank has named Josh Coyne as vice president, consumer sales manager in Gulfport. He is responsible for the overall sales performance and skills development of the branch managers and sales teams in the Mississippi Gulf Coast region, and for creating and expanding business development activities. A banking industry veteran with more than eight years of experience, Coyne previously served ...

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NWS issues flood advisory on Coast; threat could extend into weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory for Hancock County through 7 p.m. today. However, there is a chance that a coastal flood threat could extend into the weekend. According to NWS, persistent east winds have caused water build-up that could cause minor coastal flooding in eastern-facing shorelines in the county. It said the area could expect ...

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Tax sale takes in nearly $2 million

HANCOCK COUNTY — The annual tax sale in Hancock County brought in a total of $1,885,797 for 3,053 parcels, Tax Collector and Assessor Jimmie Ladner said the weak economy and insurance uncertainties in the coastal county contributed to the sale volume. Ladner said 1,182 parcels in the county went into state ownership, erasing $140,000 in revenue that would have gone to ...

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County enters hospital management agreement with Ochsner

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Hancock Board of Supervisors voted to enter into a 90-day management agreement with Ochsner Health System in New Orleans to manage Hancock Medical Center. Yesterday’s announcement comes less than a week after the supervisors terminated its management contract with Quorum Health Resources. The Hancock Medical Center is owned by the county. CEO of Ochsner-North Shore ...

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