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Jackson County School Board replaces longtime superintendent

The Jackson County School Board has voted to replace longtime Superintendent Barry Amacker. News outlets report the board voted Monday to hire John Strycker, who is superintendent of schools in Butler County, Alabama, and a former superintendent in Michigan. This year is the first year school boards in Mississippi are charged with appointing a school superintendent. In the past, voters ...

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Golf carts prove successful in Ocean Springs, Pascagoula

OCEAN SPRINGS — When city leaders in Pascagoula and Ocean Springs adopted their respective ordinances to allow the use of street-legal golf carts in their downtown areas, it’s unlikely they could have anticipated how successful that move would be. City officials, police chiefs and business owners alike are extremely pleased with how well the use of golf carts on city ...

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Hearing delayed for school bus driver accused of sex assault

PASCAGOULA — A hearing has been delayed for a former Mississippi school bus driver accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old student on his route. The Sun Herald of Biloxi reports this week’s competency hearing for Sergio Sandoval has been pushed to October. Prosecutors and the defense agreed to the delay after Sandoval’s lawyer said they didn’t get the reports they ...

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Remembering Hurricane Camille 50 years later

Hurricanes Camille and Katrina were as different as night and day, yet those who lived through both storms say the two were similar in many ways. Saturday, Aug. 17 (was) the 50th anniversary of Camille and Aug. 29 will be 14 years since Katrina. “Camille was a Sunday Storm,” said Rupert Lacy, now emergency management director for Harrison County. He ...

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THE I-10 ROCKET REGION — To Stennis and beyond

» Boeing is building the heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket in New Orleans, now Relativity will build 3D printed light launch vehicles 35 miles away at Stennis Space Center, Miss.   An intriguing cluster is growing along the Interstate 10 corridor between Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi. The Stennis-Michoud corridor in the near future will be where not one but ...

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Sheriff: Mississippi mom shoots adult daughter’s boyfriend

Authorities in Mississippi say a woman shot the boyfriend of her 20-year-old daughter. News outlets report 38-year-old Rachael Dungan and Lillian Shoemaker were charged Saturday with aggravated assault. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell says the victim told deputies that Dungan came to his home while he was with Shoemaker, who is his girlfriend. Dungan and Shoemaker left the house and ...

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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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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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