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  1. Pascagoula native Jimmy Buffett politely declines class reunion inviteRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | The Mississippi Press

    Jimmy Buffett was born in Pascagoula on Christmas Day 1946, but moved away with his family to Mobile before starting school. If the world renowned singer/author/entreprenuer/actor would have remained in Jackson County however, he may well have been celebrating his 50th reunion with his former classmates this weekend.

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  2. Jackson County crime reports for this week with mug shotsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Mississippi Press

    ... KYLE RICHARD SCOTT WILLIAMS WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH FELONY PURSUIT. 2902 SHORTCUT RD, PASCAGOULA, JACKSON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS: ON 10/21/2014, CLIFTON RAY KING WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH DISORDERLY CONDUCT, RESISTING ARREST AND SIMPLE ASSAULT ...

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  3. Auditors find problems with Coast county's inventory recordsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Mississippi Business Journal

    PASCAGOULA - State auditors have found Jackson County's inventory procedures insufficient.

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  4. Ashley Nguyen, born aboard Navy ship as family fled Vietnam, earns living as Ingalls shipbuilderRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Mississippi Press

    ... Coast, where Nguyen has spent most of her life. Nguyen, who earned a degree in design drafting at MGCCC's Jackson County campus, said she and her 11 siblings have careers in medicine, business, finance, gaming and more. "We know what our parents ...

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  5. Coroner: Jackson Co. Jail hanging death ruled a suicideRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus confirmed to WLOX News her office has concluded the hanging death of a Jackson County Jail inmate earlier this month was a suicide. According to Jackson County Sheriff Charles Britt, 51-year-old Daryl Peoples, of Pascagoula, hanged himself in his cell on Oct. 6. Broadus said an autopsy determined the cause of death was hypoxia due to hanging.

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  6. Doug Bell, Southern genealogy specialist, scheduled to speak Tuesday at Pascagoula Public LibraryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Mississippi Press

    Doug Bell of Mobile, a 35-year veteran of genealogy research, will present a program on "Land Research for Genealogy in Mississippi" for the Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m., at the Pascagoula Public Library. A specialist in Southern genealogy research and land records, Bell is a graduate of the University of South Alabama where he studied U.S. History and Physical Geography.

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  7. Sandhill cranes raised in New Orleans, released in Jackson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Raised in New Orleans, four six-month-old Mississippi Sandhill cranes were released Wednesday inside the Sandhill Crane Wildlife Refuge in Jackson County. The crane release program at the refuge in Jackson County is the largest and longest running in the world.

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  8. Gautier boy uses 11th birthday to collect toys for neglected, abused childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Mississippi Press

    For his 11th birthday, Gavin Brown got Hot Wheels, games, puzzles, Lego and train sets, dinosaurs, balls, skateboards, monster trucks, Nerf guns and movies. On Wednesday, the Gautier boy and his family brought bags and bags of new toys to Jackson County's local Court Appointed Special Advocates office in Pascagoula.

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  9. Boys & Girls Club of Jackson Co. asks citizens to invest in young peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Grants have been cut by at least 30 percent, and Glaude says that has made it difficult to serve the additional kids who want to join the program in Jackson County Five days a week, there are usually hundreds of kids hoping off the school bus after class and heading to one of the four Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County. "We are serving, annually, close to 680 kids, and it has grown from 400 children over the last two years," Chief Financial Officer Catherine Glaude said.

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  10. Sheriff, Congressional, judicial candidates meet voters in Jackson Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    A political forum at the Latimer Civic Center Wednesday night drew a crowd of 50 plus to watch contestants in three races: the Fourth Congressional District race; chancery judgeships in District 16; and the headliner event, the Jackson County Sheriff's race. The Jackson County Sheriff's race drew all six candidates, five men and one woman spoke.

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  11. Ocean Springs' new 'Fallo-Pleasant' downtown parking lot to be ready for Peter Anderson FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Mississippi Press

    ... for the parking lot. Kaufman said work on the lot has been a joint effort between his department and the Jackson County Road Department. The city used remaining grant money to purchase materials such as bumpers, benches and trash receptacles. Public ...

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  12. Gulf Coast Neighbors: Junior Auxiliary's Erin Willcutt coordinates Glow RunRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Mississippi Press

    ... is a new event created to raise funds to supplement all of their monthly projects. All proceeds are used in Jackson County. The run will take place on Oct. 25 and will feature a 5K and a 1-mile fun run. The starting line is on the west side of the ...

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  13. Jackson County Library System working to make Halloween fun and educationalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    If you head over to a library in Jackson County, you can expect to see some fun Halloween displays that encourage people of all ages to read. Tables filled with all types of scary and spooky reads are set up at all the Jackson County locations.

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  14. 4 captive raised MS Sandhill cranes released into the wildRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Four captive raised Mississippi Sandhill cranes were released at the wildlife refuge in Jackson County on Wednesday. The birds were raised in New Orleans by an Audubon group.

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  15. Bubba Cunningham returns to Holder Wells Funeral Home as general managerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | The Mississippi Press

    After an absence of 15 years, Bubba Cunningham has returned to his roots at Holder Wells Funeral Home where he got his start in the funeral business. One of Jackson County's longest serving licensed funeral directors, Cunningham began his career in 1982 as a part-time employee for George Holder to pay his way through college.

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  16. Group wants to bring Cafe Climb to Pascagoula, culinary arts center targets at-risk youthRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Mississippi Press

    Climb CDC, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote self-reliance, has had success with a Cafe Climb in Gulfport, and now they want to replicate the program in Jackson County. The program provides a career path for at-risk youth ages 18-26 by engaging them in professional culinary training and job placement.

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  17. Jackson County Chamber Spotlight: Charisma 'A Girl's Best Outfit'...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | The Mississippi Press

    ... we do not have a website, but orders can be made through messaging Brandin on our Facebook page. 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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  18. Jackson County Fair still going strong after 93 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2013 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    A coast tradition made its way back to Pascagoula this weekend, and is now set up for the week. The 93rd annual Jackson County Fair is underway.

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  19. Mississippi Economic Council's Regional Round-up coming to Jackson County on Jan. 14Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | The Mississippi Press

    The Mississippi Economic Council is starting it's 28-city Regional Round-up meetings on Wednesday in McComb and the meetings will continue through the spring of 2015. The Jackson County presentation is will be a breakfast meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn in Pascagoula on Jan. 14, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Highlighting the strengths of regions throughout Mississippi is the goal of the tour.

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  20. Jackson County approves dredging dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 21 | Washington Examiner

    The Jackson County Board of Supervisors has awarded a $2.3 million contract to J.E. Borries to dredge key areas of Simmons, Stark and Davis bayous in the Ocean Springs area. The Sun Herald reports the work is part of a larger FEMA grant to dredge material silted in during Hurricane Isaac several years ago A contractor recently finished the first of the dredging work -- Bayou Porteaux and Bayou Porteaux east prong.

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