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  1. Vicksburg woman killed when 18-wheeler lands on her carRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... night. The victim from Wednesday morning's fatal fire in Pascagoula has been identified as Christy Brock, 44. Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus said Brock died of smoke inhalation at the home on Cleveland Avenue. The victim from Wednesday ...

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  2. Believe toy drive doles out Christmas presents for hundreds of Jackson County childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Mississippi Press

    ... "This is truly a blessing and I appreciate it so much." Volunteers began doling out gifts Thursday at the Jackson County Fairgrounds' arts and crafts building, and distribution will last through Sunday. The toy drive was quickly organized beginning ...

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  3. OSHA cites VT Halter Marine after June crane collapse critically injured 2, $29,000 in fines proposedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2014 | The Mississippi Press

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula with five safety violations after a June crane collapse left two workers critically injured. Jackson County Emergency Services Director Earl Etheridge said in June that the accident happened when multiple cranes were moving a ship module and two of the cranes "suffered catastrophic failure."

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  4. Jackson County crime reports and mugs for Dec. 12-17Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Mississippi Press

    MARINA DR, OCEAN SPRINGS: ON 12/16/2014, KRISTIAN EUGENE ROWAN WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH DRIVING WITH A SUSPENDED LICENSE AND FELONY PURSUIT. 13309 SEAMAN RD, VANCLEAVE: ON 12/16/2014, HALLIS WAYNE RUSS, JR, WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH LEAVING THE SCENE, FELONY MALICIOUS MISCHIEF, AND FELONY PURSUIT.

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  5. Sampling History: Seawall construction followed passage of Senate bill in 1924Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Mississippi Press

    ... Early newspaper accounts in the "Pascagoula Chronicle-Star" recorded the early use of the 1924 Act in Jackson County. A June 8, 1927 headline read: "Voters Approved Proposal of Bonds to Build Wall and Boulevard on Beach: Six Hundred Thousand Dollar ...

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  6. Officials identify woman killed in Pascagoula house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    The victim from Wednesday morning's fatal fire in Pascagoula has been identified as Christy Brock, 44. The victim from Wednesday morning's fatal fire in Pascagoula has been identified as Christy Brock, 44. Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus said Brock died of smoke inhalation at the home on Cleveland Avenue. It took firefighters hours to put out the flames.

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  7. Believe toy drive in Jackson County to help nearly 880 children this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Mississippi Press

    Nearly 880 Jackson County children will have a merrier Christmas this year thanks to the first ever Believe Children's Toy Drive. Volunteers will begin doling out gifts Thursday at the Jackson County Fairgrounds' arts and crafts building, organizer Pamela Williams said today.

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  8. Investigation leads to arrest of Ocean Springs High School student for making threat against schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Mississippi Press

    An Ocean Springs High School student was arrested Wednesday after authorities say the student made what was described as a "serious threat" against the school. Ocean Springs superintendent Bonita Coleman-Potter told The Mississippi Press Wednesday afternoon that the student had been arrested by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department after a three-month investigation by the JCSO and Ocean Springs school police.

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  9. Hancock Plaza building sold in downtown PascagoulaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Mississippi Press

    Pascagoula's 1960s landmark Hancock Plaza Building was sold this week, according to Mark Cumbest, broker/owner of Cumbest Realty in Jackson County. Cumbest represented Community Bank, the seller of the 34,620-square-foot, 4-story building at 3207 Magnolia St., which once housed Hancock Bank on its first floor.

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  10. Jackson County, Pascagoula to make improvements to sewer system in preparation of new jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The Mississippi Press

    The Jackson County Board of Supervisors is partnering with Pascagoula for upgrades to the city's sewer system, a necessary step to prepare for the new Jackson County Adult Detention Center. The jail is on schedule to be completed in early summer, and the sewer system will need to be able to handle an additional 325 inmates.

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  11. Volunteers gear up for huge toy distribution in Jackson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Volunteers spent the day sorting toys to support the Believe Children's Toy Drive in Jackson County. Pamela Williams spearheaded the drive after learning that there was no organized effort to collect toys for needy families.

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  12. Gautier City Council names Jeremy Thames city's new cultural services directorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Mississippi Press

    Jeremy Thames, Gautier's new Cultural Services Director, was in the audience Tuesday night at the City Council's announcement of his hiring. GAUTIER, Mississippi - The last regular meeting of the year for Mayor Gordon Gollott and the City Council was short, but jubilant as the city celebrated the success of its participants in the first ever Jackson County Youth Football Association Super Bowl held recently in Pascagoula.

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  13. OLIER v. BAILEYRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | FindLaw

    ... Bailey's yard. As she attempted to flee, she fell and broke her arm. Olier sued Bailey in the County Court of Jackson County under a theory of premises liability and, alternatively, under the dangerous-propensity rule. The trial court granted ...

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  14. Jackson County Chamber Spotlight: Palm Beach Vapors can help you stop smokingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The Mississippi Press

    ... Our website is www.palmbeachvapors.com, and we have a Facebook for our store in Pascagoula. To join the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, call 228-762-3391 or email Yvette Barr at newsletter@jcchamber.com. Chamber Spotlight articles feature ...

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  15. Prep basketball: Local teams in action Tuesday night after play in Melvin Booker ShootoutRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | The Mississippi Press

    After not experiencing much success in Saturday's Melvin Booker Shootout, a handful of local teams return to the basketball court tonight. Only one team from Jackson County, the Moss Point girls, managed a win out of seven area teams competing in the annual event event over the weekend.

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  16. Tourism group asks Jackson County for room taxRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Mississippi Business Journal

    PASCAGOULA - The Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau has asked Jackson County supervisors for a 2 percent nightly occupancy tax on hotel rooms to support tourism.

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  17. Tourism group asks Jackson Co. for room taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | NewsOK.com

    The Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau has asked Jackson County supervisors for a 2 percent nightly occupancy tax on hotel rooms to support tourism. Harrison and Hancock counties have heads-on-beds taxes in place that raise money to support the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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  18. Tax increase proposed for Jackson County visitorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    South Mississippi's new tourism director says a small sales-tax increase will help keep Jackson County in the spotlight for tourists. "For the first time ever, the CVB has been able to represent those of us in Jackson County," said Donna Brown of the MS Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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  19. 'Lights Before Christmas' show in Big Point spreading holiday cheer, awareness for Backpack BuddiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | The Mississippi Press

    It may be Jackson County's most entertaining Christmas light show and it's raising awareness and donations for Backpack Buddies, in addition to spreading holiday cheer. "The Lights Before Christmas," a 400,000-light display, is at the home of Barry and Cherie Langley at 7004 Bentwood Drive in Big Point off of Miss.

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  20. Coast tourism officials ask Jackson County supervisors for support on 2 percent occupancy taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | The Mississippi Press

    Members of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau went before the Jackson County Board of Supervisors Monday morning, seeking support for a 2 percent occupancy tax to fund the county's share of the new tri-county tourism group. Renee Areng, executive director of the coast CVB, as well as the three Jackson County representatives on the CVB board - Rich Westfall, Carla Todd and Richard Chenoweth - plan to draw up a supporting resolution for the supervisors to consider.

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