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Update: Two killed in accident on Lower Bay Road
Two people were killed Sunday in this carsh on Lower Bay Road.
Two women were killed Sunday evening in an accident on Lower Bay Road.
The victims have been identified as Aja Crawford and Lauren Bailey, both age 20.
The accident occurred about 9:20 p.m. Sunday.
Officials said a small, white, four-door vehicle was traveling south on Lower Bay Road about a quarter-mile north of Old Lower Bay Road when the vehicle collided with a truck in a sharp curve.

Oct 5, 2015, 00:13

Mayor shocks council with vetoes
Bay St. Louis Mayor Les Fillingame started the 2015-2016 fiscal year off with a surprise for the Bay St. Louis City Council.
Hand-delivered by the mayor himself -- a list of objections and vetoes to the Aug. 18 council meeting.
The minutes, which were approved on Sept. 9, were delivered to the mayor's office on Sept. 16. By law, the mayor has fifteen days to review and submit his objections, vetoes and corrections.

Oct 2, 2015, 23:31

Smith on the mend after kidney transplant
Waveland Mayor Mike Smith said Thursday that he is recovering well from a kidney transplant last week and should return home this weekend.
Smith underwent the operation last week at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans. His sister donated the kidney.
"He got through the operation pretty well and he is in good spirits," Mayor Pro Temp Shane Lafontaine said Tuesday. "He's itching to get back. That's just his work ethic."
Lafontaine has been acting as the city's chief executive in Smith's absence.

Oct 2, 2015, 23:30

UPDATE: Kiln-based Coast Guard unit returns from 9-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay
Members of Port Security Unit 308 returned home to Kiln after a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and were greeted by friends, family and local high school students Sept. 30, 2015. During the deployment, PSU 308 members maintained a continuous maritime anti-terrorism force protection presence in the Naval Defensive Sea Area of Guantanamo Bay directly supporting the commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay Naval reservation and adjoining waters.

Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308, based in Kiln, Miss., returned home from a nine-month deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the Global War on Terrorism, Wednesday.
"It was a tough mission in Guantanamo, but we rose to the occasion and performed flawlessly. Our members were true to our core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty," said Cmdr. Ronzelle Green, commanding officer, PSU 308. "We answered the call, stood the watch, and accomplished our mission supporting our nation's national security strategy. I'm very proud of each of them."
During the deployment, PSU 308 members maintained a continuous maritime anti-terrorism/force protection presence in the Naval Defensive Sea Area of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, directly supporting the commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay Naval reservation and adjoining waters.

Oct 2, 2015, 23:29

Seymour's lawsuit will continue
A federal judge last week ordered that a lawsuit filed by Hancock County residents Steve Seymour and Kirk Ladner and others be allowed to move forward.
In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Keith Starett dismissed several claims in the suit, but he ruled the case can continue on the grounds of breach of contract, bad-faith dealing, and quantum merit/unjust enrichment.
In 2012, Texas attorneys Michael Pohl and Jimmy Williamson contracted with Seymour, Ladner, and Scott Walker for the three men to solicit potential clients to file claims against British Petroleum.

Oct 2, 2015, 23:28

Cruisin' the Coast 2015 begins
The city of Diamondhead will host the third annual "Blessing of the Classics," on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

“It’s the 19th annual Cruisin’ the Coast,” Myrna Green, executive director of the Hancock County Tourism Development Bureau, said Thursday, “and with pre-registration breaking all records, it promises to be the biggest and best ever.
The pre-registration was over 6,000, which Green said, shattering last year’s all-time record.
“We had more than 7,000 Cruisers last year,” she said, “with an estimated 8,000 coming this year.
“They also figure about a third (of the total number visitors) don’t even register but come and ride around the Coast. It’s going to be a big one.”

Oct 2, 2015, 23:27

UPDATE: East Hancock County Public Library closed indefinitely
A few years ago, the Hancock County Board of Supervisors spent more than $1.5 million to build a library in Diamondhead.
That library closed Thursday.
The Hancock County Library System Board of Trustees on Tuesday initiated a closure plan, closing the library indefinitely.
In September, the Hancock County Board of Supervisors cut funding to the library system by $42,000.
It was the third cut in the past three years.

Oct 2, 2015, 23:25

Celebration 'With a Twist' at the Depot
The Hancock County Tourism Bureau is inviting the entire community to a celebration "With a Twist" on Wednesday, Oct. 7.
New Orleans television station WGNO is scheduled to bring a full production team to the historic Bay St. Louis Depot grounds, where the Tourism bureau's offices are located, to broadcast its "News with a Twist" at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
"They're going to be here to promote Hancock County," Myrna Green, manager of the Tourism bureau, said Thursday.

Oct 2, 2015, 23:24

Grand jury recommends more security at the Hancock County Courthouse
Once again, an outgoing Hancock County Grand Jury has recommended that the Hancock County Board of Supervisors provide more security at the courthouse on Main Street in Bay St. Louis.
Grand juries in Hancock County meet for six-month periods from February to August and vice-versa.
At the end of each term, the outgoing grand jury issues a report of its work and recommendations from the county.

Oct 2, 2015, 23:23

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