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  1. Mentally ill man who killed mother wants inheritanceRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Central Ohio

    ... to be tried for his crime can inherit from the estate of his victim. The state Supreme Court will decide if a Jackson County Chancery judge was right to disinherit John Armstrong under the state's slayer statute. The state high court agreed this ...

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  2. Jackson County residents line up and sign up to legalize marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    The organization had a signing event in Ocean Springs Thursday night for people in support of Proposition 48, which supports the use, cultivation and sale of cannabis and industrial hemp. The signing also had volunteers present to answer questions about the ballot initiative and the signature collection process.

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  3. Mike MooreRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... is to remove the current board and allow Moore to take over administration of the retirement plan. Moore is a Jackson county native. He served as attorney general for the state from 1988 until 2004. He currently runs a law firm based out of Flowood.

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  4. Joe Rogers: The blizzard that kinda, sorta, fizzledRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 30 | The Mississippi Press

    Meanwhile, and this is just a ballpark estimate, I would place the annual snowfall in Jackson County at 0.0 inches, give or take. The dire predictions quickly mounted on Sunday, and what had been calmly expected as four to eight inches or so of snow grew to warnings of a foot - no, two feet - no, maybe more.

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  5. Expect to see more smoke in the skies above Jackson Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    You have probably seen a lot of smoke billowing over the skies of Jackson County this week. If the weather cooperates, expect to see even more smoke on Friday.

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  6. Jackson County authorities seek public's help identifying man who assaulted Vancleave store clerkRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | The Mississippi Press

    Jackson County deputies are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who grabbed a female store clerk around the waist, Sheriff Mike Ezell said today. The misdemeanor assault took place at 1 a.m. Tuesday after a 6-foot-tall white male with blond hair and a beard purchased a pack of cigars at a Chevron station at 10909 Miss.

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  7. Gautier man arrested on manufacturing controlled substance chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | The Mississippi Press

    Richard L. McElveen, 45, of Gautier, is charged on manufacturing a controlled substance, generation of waste and possession of precursors. The South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team is comprised of agents from the Pascagoula, Gautier, Ocean Springs and Moss Point Police Departments, as well as the Jackson County Sheriff's Department and the United States Border Patrol.

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  8. DeSoto supervisors seek radar for sheriff's department, just like Jackson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | The Mississippi Press

    He said it would promote safety for young drivers "by helping us slow them down. The teenagers know we don't have radar."

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  9. Sheriff: Man wanted for grabbing gas station clerk in VancleaveRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Jackson County Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help to identify a man who is wanted for misdemeanor assault after he allegedly grabbed a store clerk early Tuesday morning. Sheriff Mike Ezell said the man, described as a white male standing 6 foot tall with blond hair and a beard, purchased a pack of cigars from the Chevron gas station on Highway 57 in Vancleave around 1 a.m. Ezell said the man, who is believed to be in his mid-20s, left the store but then returned and accused the clerk of selling tobacco to minors before leaving again.

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  10. Will Mississippi end a prohibition on cannabis?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... the State of Mississippi." A website encouraging people to say yes on 48 emphasizes only registered voters in Jackson County can sign the petition being circulated tonight at the Government Street Grocery. Petitions can be signed from 6:30 p.m until ...

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  11. Bill would open hospital meetings, expand records accessRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Newms360.com

    ... to the turmoil at Singing River Health System, which runs hospitals in Pascagoula and Ocean Springs. Owned by Jackson County, Singing River announced late last year that it had secretly stopped contributing to its pension fund in 2009. The hospital ...

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  12. Supervisor Barry Cumbest: Jackson County 'doing very well financially'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Mississippi Press

    Jackson County is "doing very well financially," Board of Supervisors President Barry Cumbest said during a state of the county address Wednesday afternoon. The county is working with a $137.4 million budget this year, he said, "and we will maintain an $18 million fund balance."

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  13. Rescued pitbull hound mix provides new lease on life to veteranRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Finding loving homes for homeless dogs can be hard to come by and it can be even tougher if the dogs have serious injuries or illnesses. But that isn't the case for a once severely injured one-year-old pitbull hound mix in Jackson County.

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  14. Ex-lawmaker indicted for embezzlement of $484KRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Washington Times

    A five-count indictment alleges the bulk of money former state Sen. Tommy Robertson is accused of embezzling came from an account intended to fund a couple's construction loan. State Auditor Stacey Pickering and Jackson County District Attorney Tony Lawrence jointly announced the indictment against Robertson on Monday.

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  15. SRHS retirees picket pension plan troubles at Singing River Hospital, tell trustees to 'be heroes'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | The Mississippi Press

    ... to "Be a hero. Save our pension plan." The group of retirees is "united in asking each and every one of the Jackson County Board of Supervisors, SRHS Bard of Trustees and SRHS senior leaders to do the right thing," they said through a joint media ...

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  16. Pascagoula, Moss Point men arrested in home invasion case after fleeing from policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The Mississippi Press

    ... ams, of Pascagoula, and 33-year-old Christopher Allen Joiner, of Moss Point. Both men were also wanted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department for armed robbery. They were being held Tuesday night at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center.

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  17. Jackson County Chamber Spotlight: Eckert Law Firm serves as people's advocateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The Mississippi Press

    ... at 228-284-5915. You can also email steven@eckert.com or visit www.gulfcoastattorney.com . Why did you choose Jackson County ? I operate a technology driven practice which allows for mobility in response to needs in Jackson County and the entire ...

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  18. Pascagoula home invasion suspects nabbed by K9Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... ditional charges of Felony Evading Police and Possession of Stolen Property. Both men were also wanted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department for armed robbery. They're being held at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center.

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  19. Supervisors approve new Jackson County logo, design to appear on vehicles, shirtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The Mississippi Press

    Supervisors this month approved the new logo, which is meant to pay homage to Jackson County's strong industrial foundation and diverse ecosystem. The logo will be used to brand the county, giving it a strong visual identity that's recognizable to the public.

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  20. Indictment says former senator Tommy Robertson took $379,592 meant for construction loanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The Mississippi Press

    A five-count indictment against Tommy Robertson of Moss Point indicates the bulk of the money he is accused of embezzling came from money intended to fund a couple's construction loan. State Auditor Stacey Pickering and Jackson County District Attorney Tony Lawrence jointly announced the indictment against Robertson Monday .

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