"Lift Up Autism" event this Saturday This Sat., Sept. 23, Rah's Gym in Bay St. Louis is teaming up with hundreds of gyms across the country to raise awareness for autism.
The event, "Lift Up Autism," is a five minute AMRAP workout known as "Luke," Rah's Gym functional fitness trainer Josh Garcia said. Sep 20, 2017, 10:05
The Hancock County Board of Supervisors this week opened bids on the construction of more than two dozen more camp sites at McLeod Park.
The Hancock County Board of Supervisors on Monday opened bids for a project to construct more than two dozen new campsites at McLeod Park.
Eight bids were received for the project, with base bids ranging from $300,000 to $500,000. There were also several addendums to the projects which may change the overall cost, officials said.
The project calls for the construction of 26 new campsites that will be fitted with electricity, water and sewer services.
Hancock County Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Ladner said Tuesday that all of the new sites are expected to be along the Jourdan River.
"This will be a great addition to the park and for the county," Ladner said. "These are all full-service sites on a great location." Sep 19, 2017, 18:32
Hancock County sheriff's deputies last week arrested a 29-year old Kiln man who was allegedly having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
Hancock County Sheriff's Chief Investigator Glenn Grannan said Tuesday that Jessy Necaise, 29, was arrested Friday and charged with one count of sexual battery.
According to Grannan, the sheriff's office recently received a report about Necaise and the victim allegedly having a sexual relationship.
One incident allegedly occurred on or about Aug. 27, Grannan said.
Grannan said Necaise and the victim knew each other through "family ties." Sep 19, 2017, 18:31
Keesler FCU honors local first-responders Nineteen local first-responders were honored last week as part of Keesler Federal Credit Union's awards gala held at the Hollywood Casino.
The event was designed to show appreciation to law enforcement officers, fire personnel, and first responders. All members of the three groups were invited to attend the banquet and 19 were selected as the "Top First-Responder" from their respective departments. Another 60 first responders were awarded door prizes which were donated from more than a dozen local businesses.
This was the first year Keesler hosted the event. Keesler also hosted similar events in Harrison and Jackson counties. Sep 19, 2017, 18:30
Supervisors discuss how to restructure community education programs The Hancock County Board of Supervisors recently voted to opt out of a two-decade old contract which helps fund community education programs.
On Monday, it discussed how to restructure it.
Under the language in the contract, supervisors needed to give 90 days notice before opting out of the contract. The county will still be a part of the community education program until the end of the year, officials said.
Monday's move by the board closely mirrors its decision to opt of an agreement on the Hancock County Library System earlier this year.
Supervisors have since reached a new agreement for library services with Bay St. Louis and Waveland. Sep 19, 2017, 18:29
The 2017 Hancock County Fair begins on Wednesday and runs through Saturday night.
The fifth annual Hancock County Fair is scheduled to run today, Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 20-23, at the Fairgrounds in the Kiln.
The Hancock County Fair is “a family affair with live entertainment, midway games and rides, arts and crafts vendors, rodeo for all ages, livestock and local restaurants sharing their specialties as well as traditional fair food,” according to fair organizers.
On Wednesday, entrance is free. The fair opens with its traditional “Christian Night,” followed by a barrel racing competition, open to all ages and both sexes; and the Rhett Walker Band is scheduled to perform.
Also traditional is the carnival, with merry-go-round, flying swings, Ferris wheel, and carnival games.
There is a charge for the carnival rides, which will be offered all four nights – $20 "pay one price" armbands will be available each night. Sep 19, 2017, 18:28
Hancock Food Pantry running low on supplies The Hancock County Food Pantry needs your help.
"We definitely have a food shortage," Jim Collins, executive director of the pantry, said Monday. "We're in need, not for ourselves, but for the people of Hancock County who are in need."
The Hancock County Food Pantry is a state chartered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1986 by area churches. The pantry’s mission is to provide food and personal hygiene products for people living in Hancock County who have an immediate “crisis or emergency” need for the assistance the pantry can provide. A typical client is someone living on a fixed income or out of work, who may be living at or below the poverty level, and unable to provide food for themselves or their family. Sep 19, 2017, 18:27
The Good for Nothin’ Band will perform in Bay St. Louis this Sunday during Christ Episcopal Church’s September “4th Sunday at 4” music and art series.
Christ Episcopal Church in Bay St. Louis will host its next “4th Sunday at 4” music & art series this Sunday, Sept. 23. The event is open and free to the public.
This Sunday’s event will feature Jon Roniger and the Good for Nothin’ Band and the artwork of Lionel and Katrina Clark.
The music begins at 4 p.m. with art and reception at 5 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church is located at 912 South Beach Blvd, Bay St. Louis.
4 p.m. – Performing Artists –
Jon Roniger and the Good For Nothin’ Band
There’s only one local New Orleans artist who boasts the success of writing all original music, collaborating with other recognized songwriters, performing live on a daily basis, and writing for film and television, all while staying true to his musical influences.
Jon Roniger does not shy away from being slick, sly and charming as he wraps himself up in authenticity, embodying a combination of the legendary local Harry Connick Jr., as well as the iconic Tom Waits, Paul Simon and Randy Newman. Sep 19, 2017, 18:23
Residents in Hancock County and beyond this weekend are mourning the loss of former Sheriff Ronald A. "Ronnie" Peterson who passed away Friday morning after a battle with cancer.
Peterson served as sheriff from 1976 to 2000.
Known for his easy-going nature, extroverted personality, and love for the U.S. Marine Corps and the New Orleans Saints, Peterson was loved and respected by many people in and out of Hancock County.
"This is a sad day for all of us who knew Ronnie," Hancock County Chancery Clerk Tim Kellar said Friday. "Ronnie was not only a great law man, but a true friend to everyone. He encouraged me to get involved in public life. He treated everyone fairly and he was approachable, compassionate, and loved his community." Sep 16, 2017, 00:44