Hancock & OLA to play for state championship in volleyball The Hancock Lady Hawks and the Our Lady Academy Crescents both won their respective South State championship games on Tuesday evening and earned the right to play for a state championship this Saturday, November 1st.
The Lady Hawks (30-10) defeated the Oak Grove Lady Warriors in four games 25-20, 26-28, 25-10 and 25-23. It was an intensely competitive game between the two squads in Kiln.
Hancock was playing in their fourth consecutive South State championship game and has advanced to the Class III state finals four times (2009-10, 2013-14). The Lady Hawks won their only state championship in volleyball in 2010. Oct 29, 2014, 10:34
Several key local and state political seats are up for grabs next Tuesday.
This year's elections will feature races for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, circuit and chancery court judgeships, and Hancock County and Bay-Waveland school boards.
Waveland is also holding primary elections for all municipal officials.
Voters can cast ballots for state and county races at their normal voting precincts.
In the U.S. Senate race, incumbent Thad Cochran (R) will take on Travis Childers (D) and Shawn O'Hara (Reform Party).
The U.S. House of Representatives Fourth Congressional race will see incumbent Steven Palazzo take on Matt Moore (D), Cindy Burleson (I), Ed Reich (I), and Joey Robinson (Libertarian.) Oct 28, 2014, 18:41
Two people died in separate Hancock County-area fires over the weekend. The first was reported at about 10:30 p.m. Friday at Fenton Dedeaux Road, where 52-year-old Andrew Ellis was trapped inside. The other occurred on Sunday at about 2:30 p.m. at St. John Street in Bay St. Louis, where 87-year-old Joseph Labat died. Both incidents are still under investigation.
Two Hancock County residents perished this weekend in separate house fires in Kiln and Bay St. Louis.
The first fire was reported about 10:30 p.m. Friday on Fenton Dedeaux Road, Sheriff's Investigator Mark Allison said Monday.
Three people were able to escape the burning home; however, Andrew Ellis, 52, was trapped inside, officials said.
Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk said Tuesday that Ellis died of smoke inhalation and also suffered second-degree burns.
The house sustained major fire damage, officials said.
On Sunday, the Bay St. Louis Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire on St. John Street about 2:30 p.m., officials said. Oct 28, 2014, 18:40
Man gets 10 years for beating 80-year-old woman A Bayside Park man last week pled guilty to assaulting an 80-year-old woman in 2013.
Assistant District Attorney Chris Daniel said Friday that Wayne Cornell, 46, pled guilty to one count of abuse of a vulnerable adult.
Circuit Court Judge Larry Bourgeois accepted Cornell's plea and sentenced him to 10 years in prison.
The 10-year sentence will run consecutively with a nine-year sentence which Cornell is currently serving on a narcotics charge, Daniel said.
The abuse charge stems from an incident that took place on Scott Street in November 2013. Oct 28, 2014, 18:39
U.S. Navy SEALS and other personnel at a training session in 2012.
Waveland will not be invaded by armed forces this week, but the Coastal area near Coleman Avenue will be the site of a training drill for several branches of the military, including the Navy SEALS, officials said Thursday.
The city's board of aldermen on Wednesday approved a request from Visual Awareness Technologies & Consulting Inc. (VATC) to use the Garfield Ladner Pier from Oct. 30 until Nov. 1 for the exercise.
Police Chief David Allen said Thursday that VATC representatives approached him a few weeks ago and asked if the military could use the pier as part of a larger military training exercise.
VATC is a private entity that works with the military on certain training operations, Allen said. Oct 28, 2014, 18:37
Old Town Presbyterian Church at 114 Ulman St. in Bay St. Louis on Sunday hosted a free “Trunk or Treat,” offering up free candy, face-painting, punch and hot dogs.
There’s plenty more gore in store, with Halloween activities continuing in Hancock County for kids of all ages through this Friday, Oct. 31.
The charity "Haunted House" behind Bubba Woods Truck and Import Center at Hwy. 603 and Longfellow will be open on Thursday, 6-8 p.m.; and Friday – Halloween Night – from 6 p.m.-until. Admission is $5 per person. Proceeds will benefit the Hancock Food Pantry and the Hancock County Animal Shelter.
If you're looking for fun frights tonight, the Friends of McLeod Park will present their annual Devil's Elbow Haunted Bayou Haunted House from 6-10 p.m., along with a jambalaya cook-off, raffles, costume contest and golf cart contest and parade. Haunted House admission is $3; jambalaya tasting wrist band is $5. Oct 28, 2014, 18:36
It was “Ghoul’s Night Out” Friday at the charity Haunted House behind Bubba Woods Truck and Import Center at Hwy. 603 and Longfellow. The house will be open again Sunday, Thursday and Friday. Proceeds will benefit the Hancock Food Pantry and Hancock County Animal Shelter.
It's the last full weekend before Halloween, so there are plenty of tricks and treats in store for Hancock County's little boys and ghouls today through Friday, Oct. 31.
Volunteers were busy scaring up a good time Friday night at the charity "Haunted House" behind Bubba Woods Truck and Import Center at Hwy. 603 and Longfellow.
"We have 25-40 people working at any one time, between the set-up, clean-up and actually working the exhibits," Sandra Everhart, who organized the event, said Friday. "And it's all for a good cause. We're splitting the money between the Hancock Food Pantry and the Hancock County Animal Shelter. We want to feed everybody." Oct 25, 2014, 00:42
Resident files ethics complaint against Diamondhead Water and Sewer board A Diamondhead resident this week filed a complaint against the Diamondhead Water and Sewer District (DWSD) with the Mississippi Ethics Commission, claiming--among other things--that the public is being denied important information and too much discussion is going on in closed-door sessions.
Diamondhead resident Tink L'Ecuyer and several other concerned residents have been attending DWSD meetings and raising questions about the district's plans to construct a new 17,000 square-foot administrative/maintenance facility and a proposed $30 million treatment plant.
In his ethics complaint, L'Ecuyer lists 19 occasions on which the board has entered into executive session this year alone. Oct 25, 2014, 00:40