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3 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Skateboarders protest Biloxi closing ...

AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALDSkateboarders plead their case to be able to skate at the Harrison County Skate Park & Hockey Complex on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Biloxi, MS

8 hrs ago | Sea Coast Echo

Authorities to reopen Mary Ann Farve murder case

By Dwayne Bremer Staff Wrier Local authorities announced Thursday that they are reopening the 40-year-old kidnapping and murder case of 15-year-old Mary Ann Farve, a Bay St. Louis teen who was abducted on April 22, 1974, near Dunbar Avenue.

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Related Topix: Bay St. Louis, MS, Pass Christian, MS, Hancock County, MS

8 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Man misses trial, convicted of drug distribution in Gulfport

A Harrison County jury convicted Michael Leroy Knight on drug distribution charges after he failed to return to his trial.

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23 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Crime briefs for South Mississippi

Phillip Kevin Albert, 31, and Mayme Lynn Standridge, 35, were arrested about 4:25 p.m. after county narcotics agents found multiple drugs at their home, Brisolara said.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Gulfport, MS

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Sunherald.com

They might be plastic, but these eggs don't smell

In the 1980s, when the modern-day hunts started, the eggs were real. Mike McMillan, then the county Parks & Recreation director, remembers driving all those eggs back from a farm in North Mississippi for the first hunt, supported by donations.

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Related Topix: D'Iberville, MS, North Biloxi, MS

Sunherald.com

Mississippi Rollergirls told to vacate Harrison County skate park

Vice president of the roller derby team Ashley Adams said after several calls to Supervisor Connie Rockco's office she was told by a secretary Monday that they had until April 27 to get all of their equipment out of the Harrison County Skate Park and could no longer practice there.

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Related Topix: Gulfport, MS, Biloxi, MS

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Sunherald.com

MDOC, sheriff probe 'misuse' of inmate workers in Gulfport

A tent under which a couple celebrated their wedding at the Great Southern Golf Course has prompted investigations on the use of inmate labor for a private event.

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Related Topix: Gulfport, MS

Sunherald.com

MDOC probes alleged misuse of inmate workers in Gulfport

The Mississippi Department of Corrections is investigating a complaint alleging the misuse of state inmate workers who reportedly set up a tent for a wedding at the Great Southern Golf Course.

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Sunherald.com

Inmate now faces charge of spill fraud

A federal indictment alleges Brian Keith Lee received the money after he and a co-conspirator provided false information about lost earnings due to the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.

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Related Topix: Oil Spill, Explosion

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Sunherald.com

Harrison County supervisors up TIF plan to $37M, include Margaritaville expansion

The Harrison County Board of Supervisors on Monday upped the tax increment financing plan with Biloxi to an even $37 million, an increase of $220,000.

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Related Topix: Saucier, MS

Sunherald.com

Victim in Gulfport shooting at William Bell Apartments identified

Britton Owens, 21, has died as a result of a shooting reported early Monday morning at William Bell Apartments, Coroner Gary Hargrove said.

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The Mississippi Press

Saucier pair face felony charge after attempting to steal ceiling fans from vacant home

According to Harrison County Sheriff Melvin T. Brisolara, 39-year-old Joseph Dunwoody and 47-year-old Brenda Hall were arrested Monday and each charged with felony Burglary of a Dwelling.

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Related Topix: Saucier, MS

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Sunherald.com

St. Jude Dream Home winner announced

The drawing for the St. Jude Dream Home in Tradition in Harrison County is set for Sunday afternoon.

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Sunherald.com

Around South Mississippi

National Prescription Drug Take Back day is planned for from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 26 at several Harrison County locations.

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Related Topix: Biloxi, MS, D'Iberville, MS, Gulfport, MS

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Sunherald.com

South Mississippi needs vision, leadership to create jobs, officials say

Though the Mississippi Development Authority has worked to bring mega-projects to other parts of the state, the Coast is still waiting for a major new job generator to materialize.

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Biloxi, MS, Gulfport, MS

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Sunherald.com

Son of slain Hancock County woman says victim help 'a God-send'

John Compton thought of his mother and fought back tears as he lit a candle Friday at a ceremony to remember crime victims and honor those who serve them.

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Related Topix: Hancock County, MS, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Kiln, MS

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Man faces assault charge over child's injuries

Officials say a 40-year-old Saucier man was arrested on a felony assault charge after he allegedly took a belt to the back of his child's legs and picked the boy up by the neck and choked him.

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Related Topix: Saucier, MS

Sunherald.com

Coliseum can't access to trust fund, for now

MARY PEREZ/SUN HERALDTurning the tree-lined Oakwood Drive, bottom right, into a parking lot is part of the Coast Coliseum's expansion plans.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Mississippi Press

Coast officials ready to handle 'Black Beach Weekend' spring break crowds, traffic

Motorists traveling U.S. 90 in Biloxi can see barricades pre-positioned near U.S. 90 intersections, a signal that spring break and a flurry of traffic could be in the offing this weekend, according to a city news release.

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Related Topix: Biloxi, MS

Sunherald.com

Victim in Tradition Parkway accident identified

Harrison County coroner Gary Hargrove has identified the victim from Thursday morning's two-car accident on Mississippi 67 at Tradition Parkway.

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Related Topix: Saucier, MS

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