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Waveland firefighter injured on scene
Waveland firefighter Donald Peters was injured Saturday while responding to a blaze reported at Ray's Quick Lube on Hwy. 90.

A Waveland firefighter was injured Saturday afternoon while responding to a report of a blaze at a Hwy. 90 business.
Witnesses at the scene said Firefighter Donald Peters was hurt while responding to a fire at Ray's Quick Lube at McLaurin and Hwy. 90.
Reportedly, when Peters went into the building, smoke obscured the oil changing pit in the floor and fell in.
The accident occurred a little before 3 p.m.
The fire was quickly extinguished and Peters pulled from the pit.
He was conscious and talking with other firefighters and the EMT crew from American Medical Response, but appeared to have an injured leg.

Nov 22, 2014, 15:48


9-year-old boy shot in groin in local accident
A nine-year-old child last Friday accidentally shot himself in the groin during a family gathering in Bay St. Louis, authorities said Thursday.
Bay St. Louis Lt. Detective Robert O'Neal said Thursday that police responded to a report of an accidental shooting on Bay Oaks Drive about 10:50 p.m. on Friday Nov. 18.
"There was a family gathering at the home," O'Neal said. "During the gathering, some of the children went to a vehicle outside to listen to some music. There was a .22 caliber revolver in the car and one of the kids began playing with it. The gun accidentally went off and struck the child in the groin area."

Nov 22, 2014, 00:10


UPDATE: Woman hurt in blaze; second house burns in Bay
Bay firefighters try to tame this raging blaze at a home on Oliver Street in Bay St. Louis early on Thursday morning. One of the home-owners, Whitney LaFrance, was injured in the fire.

Separate house fires in Bay St. Louis on Thursday and Friday destroyed homes on Oliver and Hibiscus streets, respectively.
Bay Fire Chief Pam San Fillippo said Thursday that BFD received a report of a structure fire on Oliver Street shortly after midnight Thursday morning.
Two people, later identified as Whitney and Anthony LaFrance, were inside the home when the fire started, officials said.
The couple was able to escape the burning home; however, Whitney LaFrance suffered minor burns and was taken to the hospital by ambulance, officials said.
When officers and fire personnel arrived, the home was "fully-involved" and flames were already showing through the roof of the elevated home, San Fillippo said.

Nov 22, 2014, 00:09


Bay to sell properties to pay for projects
The financially-strapped Bay St. Louis City Council this week voted to surplus and sell two more properties to help pay for capital improvement projects, including extending sidewalks down Old Spanish Trail in the city's Ward Three.
About 40 Ward Three residents showed up for the public forum at Tuesday's council meeting to urge the council to finish the sidewalk project in the "Back of Town" neighborhood and, literally, get the kids off the streets.
"My concern is mostly for the children," resident Diane Frederick told the council. "More than 10 years ago, a child was killed at Bay Pines."

Nov 22, 2014, 00:08


Runoff elections set this Tuesday
Runoff elections for an open circuit court judge spot and a seat on the Bay-Waveland School Board will take place Tuesday at all Hancock County polling places.
In the race for the Circuit Court Place Two judicial seat, Chris Schmidt will take on Robert "Fant" Walker.
The circuit court judge represents Hancock, Harrison, and Stone counties.
Schmidt is a former assistant district attorney. Walker is currently serving as a municipal judge in Gulfport.
All registered voters in Hancock County can cast ballots in Tuesday's election.
In the Bay-Waveland School District race, only voters in that area will be allowed to cast ballots.

Nov 22, 2014, 00:07


‘Serabee’ joins the line-up at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Kiln singer/songwriter Sarah L. “Serabee” Buras recently released signed a deal to perform at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino’s Eight75 club.

Hailing from Bret Favre country, rural Kiln, Mississippi, singer, songwriter and musician Serabee will perform at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino’s Eight75 Sundays & Tuesdays from 8 p.m.-midnight.
Sarah L. Buras, now Serabee, began performing in New Orleans & Mississippi clubs where she garnered quite a local following with her irresistible, pop, country and R&B adorned soulful vocal presence and an I’m-gonna-knock-you-out poise that she couldn’t/wouldn’t fake if her life depended on it.
The soulful songstress created two independent recordings catching the attention of veteran music industry executives, Doug Morris , Gary Katz and LA Reid. A naturally gifted songwriter, with a strong pop sensibility, in 2005, Serabee wrote the hit song "Crazy Chick," which she considers autobiographical.

Nov 22, 2014, 00:06


The King’s Kitchen: Feeding the soul
Mike Ramsey – pastor of Central Bible Church in Bay St. Louis and a gourmet chef – on Wednesday prepares a meal of baked chicken at the King’s Kitchen, located inside the church. The King’s Kitchen offers free, healthy meals, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will serve a full Thanksgiving meal next Thursday.

It's 11:15 on a Wednesday morning and the customers are already lined up in the vestibule in front of the King's Kitchen inside Central Bible Church. A hungry crowd is getting anxious for its favorite lunch spot to open – "Why haven't they opened the doors yet?" one man asks. "They're usually open by now!"
Inside the King's Kitchen, Pastor Mike Ramsey and a dedicated team of volunteers are putting the final touches not only on the meal, but also the display – it's the second anniversary of the establishment, and they want things to be just right.
Finally, the doors open, and the crowd shuffles in – everyone goes to his or her usual spot.
"Our volunteers want to thank you for coming today for our anniversary," Pastor Mike announces, "and we hope you will be blessed for many years to come at the King's Kitchen and the Clothesline."

Nov 22, 2014, 00:05


Artist of the Week: Georgia Reeves
Georgia Reeves

Artist of the Week Georgia Reeves, who creates beautiful AND practical ceramic art came by her talents naturally.
“I have always enjoyed practicing art and craft,” Reeves said. “It is so much fun to make things. My mother was a great artist and the house was filled with music and creative influences.
“I studied visual arts at N.O.C.C.A., majored in Fine Arts at L.S.U.
“After the storm we moved to Fairhope, Alabama and I became a member of the Eastern Shore Art Center. That is where I discovered the joy of ceramic art- slab building techniques in particular. I like making functional ware as well as decorative or formal sculpture.”

Nov 22, 2014, 00:04


Smith wins, will face Trapani in general election Dec. 2
Mike Smith and wife Melanie celebrate Tuesday after Smith was named the winner of the Democratic Mayoral primary runoff.

Waveland Fire Chief MIke Smith on Tuesday emerged as Waveland's Democratic mayoral candidate after he defeated Brent Anderson in the primary runoff.
Unofficial results show Smith taking 487 votes to Anderson's 230.
Tuesday's turnout was about half of what it was two weeks ago.
Smith will move on to the general election on Dec. 2 and take on Republican candidate Jay Trapani.
"I am just humbled by the support," Smith said. "It's been a challenge running two races in two weeks. I am going to continue to work in the next two weeks."

Nov 18, 2014, 22:37



















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