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Charges dropped against Joey Boudin
Joey Boudin
Charges of simple assault and trespassing against local businessman and Bay St. Louis City Councilman Boudin were withdrawn this week, Hancock County Justice Court officials said Wednesday.

May 27, 2015, 15:54

Arbitration ordered in HMC suit
Hancock Medical Center's lawsuit against its former management company has been halted and a federal judge has ordered arbitration between the two sides.
The case, Hancock Medical Center versus Quorum Health Resources LLC. was filed in U.S. District court in Feb. 2014.

May 27, 2015, 08:54

BSL gas rate hike expected soon
The city of Bay St. Louis’ natural gas customers are likely to see a rate increase in next month’s bill to cover the Gulf South transportation rate increase, Mayor Les Fillingame told members of the city council last week..
May 27, 2015, 08:52

Rocks ‘gun’ down Hilltoppers 5-4 for Class 4A state diamond title

The St. Stanislaus Rock-a-chaws plated three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take what appeared to be a commanding lead into the top of the seventh inning.  However, with two outs the Houston Hilltoppers (28-11) mounted a rally that fell one run short.

May 23, 2015, 10:38

UPDATE: Anonymous plans Hancock protest
"Anon Repo” of the group Anonymous, in front of the D.M. Russell Youth Court Center in Bay St. Louis on Wednesday. Anonymous is planning a demonstration on June 5 in front of the Hancock County Department of Human Services building as part of a nationwide effort to draw attention to the high number of children in foster care.

The Hancock County office of the Department of Human Services was apparently locked down Wednesday after a man claiming to be a member of the group "Anonymous" was spotted doing a news interview outside.
Anonymous is a loosely knit group of members that has made international headlines in the past few years for hacking numerous governmental and business websites, including the Westborough Baptist Church, child pornography sites, and more.
Members call themselves "Anons," but it is difficult to determine who is actually a member because members hide their identities.
In the past few months, Anonymous has taken an interest in Child Protection Services (CPS) across the United States.
On June 5, the group is planning an "International Day of Protest" aimed at shedding light on CPS groups in every state, according to online videos and press releases issued by the group.

May 22, 2015, 19:03

Bay P.D. seeks 2 juveniles in home invasion
The Bay St. Louis Police Department has not yet made any arrests, but has identified two teen-agers as "persons of interest" in a home invasion last Saturday that victimized a 71-year-old woman.
At a little after 9:30 that evening, Rexie Bailey was relaxing and watching TV in her Third Street home when " I heard this loud bang," she said. "My first thought was someone had driven into the building.
"They kicked the door one time. It's a big, wide, solid wood door and it was dead-bolted. They kicked it in like a screen door, and they were on me, shouting 'Get on the floor! Don't look at us! Where's the money?'
"These guys were dressed like ninjas. They had black hoodies and a black scarf over their faces. All I could see was their eyes. It was like something out of a movie – it was very frightening."

May 22, 2015, 19:03

Man jailed for years of sexually assaulting local boy
Dakota Owens

Hancock County Sheriff's Investigators this week arrested a Long Beach man who had allegedly sexually assaulted a juvenile male over a six-year period.
Chief Investigator Glenn Grannan said Friday that Dakota Owens, 22, was arrested Thursday and charged with two counts of sexual battery.
Grannan said the allegations came about after the victim's family filed a report with authorities.
Apparently, Grannan said, the sexual assaults began when the victim was four and did not stop until he was about 10.
Grannan did not give the victim's current age, but said some of the assaults may have occurred when Owens was also a juvenile.
Under state law, there is no statute of limitations for sexual assaults.

May 22, 2015, 19:02

Jazz in the Pass/Blessing of the Fleet this weekend
The sound of music will fill the streets of Pass Christian this weekend when Jazz in the Pass kicks off May 23 and 24.
The event begins at noon on Saturday with the 39th annual Blessing of the Fleet.
Immediately following the Blessing of the Fleet, Davis Avenue will come alive with art vendors, music and the inaugural gumbo cook-off from 2-5 p.m.
The music begins on Saturday at 2 p.m. with the 41st Army Band Jazz Combo in front of Cigars in the Pass. Johnny Fung plays starting at 4 p.m.
Headlining Saturday night is Dr. Rock and the Interns from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Davis Avenue Pavilion.

May 22, 2015, 19:02

Gregg Allman to headline third annual Bay HarborFest in July
Gregg Allman

It's official -- the legendary Gregg Allman will headline the third annual Bay Harbor Fest, which is scheduled for July 17-19 at the Bay St. Louis Municipal Harbor and Marina.
"Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers, who is a Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame inductee and a 2015 Grammy Award Nominee, will headline this year’s show," event organizer Mike Rosato announced Friday. “We are so excited to present talent, the likes of which, we have never seen in Bay St Louis.
“Gregg personifies true Southern Rock and still delivers powerful and exciting shows. He continues to delight his longtime fans, while attracting younger audiences with each performance he gives.”
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, an original drummer for the Allman Brothers, will also take the stage on Saturday, July 18.

May 22, 2015, 19:01

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