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Recount coming in Mississippi Senate race with 1-vote margin

Ballots will be recounted next week after a candidate was certified the winner of a Mississippi legislative race by a single vote. News outlets report that Biloxi City Councilwoman Dixie Newman was certified Wednesday as the winner over state Rep. Scott DeLano in the Republican primary for Senate District 50 in Harrison County. The primary was Aug. 6, and the ...

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Attorney for officer in shooting describes body cam video

The attorney for a Mississippi police officer who killed a man last week says he’s reviewed the officer’s body camera video. Attorney Calvin Taylor tells The Sun Herald that the video shows Moss Point officers responding to a sighting of 27-year-old Toussaint Diamon Sims, who was wanted on felony warrants. He says Sims fled and led officers on a car ...

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Mississippi firms affected by cyanobacteria can seek help

Businesses along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast might be able to get federal aid if they’ve suffered economic losses due to toxic blue-green bacteria in the water. News outlets are reporting on the process that could enable Small Business Administration loans to affected businesses. At least five businesses from each affected county have to show they’ve suffered substantial economic injury. Gov. Phil ...

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New Supervisor of Shipbuilding Gulf Coast takes command

The Navy command in charge of ship construction, repair and modernization efforts at private shipyards in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama changed hands here Aug. 12. Capt. Nathan A. Schneider relieved Capt. Brian D. Lawrence as Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair (SUPSHIP) Gulf Coast (SSGC) in a ceremony at the Ocean Springs Civic Center.

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Relatives of man killed by police stage sit-in at city hall

The family of a man killed by a police officer in Mississippi is staging a sit-in at City Hall. News outlets report relatives of 27-year-old Toussaint Diamon Sims vowed Monday not to move from Moss Point City Hall until a meeting is called to address their demands. They want to see the officer’s body camera video, and they want the ...

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Camille Memorial getting face lift for 50th anniversary

Hurricane Katrina left lasting scars on the Hurricane Camille Memorial in Biloxi located at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. The church reached out to the Biloxi Fire Department which, in turn, reached out to Lodging and Leisure Investments for help in returning the memorial to its best condition in light of the storm’s upcoming 50th anniversary. Officials tell WLOX-TV ...

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City overrides Moss Point mayor’s attempt to stop pay cut

The Moss Point Board of Aldermen has overridden the mayor’s attempt to veto a policy that would limit his travel and cut at least 15 percent of his salary. The Sun Herald reports the Moss Point Board of Aldermen voted 5-3 Tuesday to override Mayor Mario King’s veto. Alderman Sherwood Bradford proposed the new policy as lawsuits mount against King, ...

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RICK GILBRECH — Stennis to play key role as NASA moves ‘Forward to the Moon’

On July 20, we recognized a pivotal moment in my life, the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that landed the first humans on the Moon. It is one of the most extraordinary feats of humankind, an embodiment of ingenuity and desire for exploration. As a child of the Apollo generation, I know firsthand the excitement of the nation ...

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Beachfront mansion fire on the Mississippi coast

PASS CHRISTIAN — Firefighters on the Mississippi Gulf Coast have spent much of the morning battling a blaze in a 25,000-square-foot mansion. News outlets on the coast report that the home in Pass Christian is commonly known as the Monroe House. The fire was reported at around 4 a.m. Monday and was still burning at midday. Firefighters from a half-dozen ...

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Instagram resume pays off for college dropout turned chef

By NICK WOOTEN / Sun Herald BAY ST. LOUIS — There’s some science and design planning to the dishes that come from the mind of Lauren Joffrion. Every detail is planned, examined and thought about carefully. It’s a product of the professional fields she almost chose. Joffrion was once a student at Mississippi State, torn between majoring in biology or ...

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