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Larry the Cable Guy files suit against ‘Giterdone’ market at Diamondhead
The Giterdone C Store at Diamondhead. Larry the Cable Guy has filed a lawsuit against the owners, claiming copyright infringement.

Larry the Cable Guy wants a Diamondhead gas station to say "Lord I apologize," and stop using his famous phrase "Git-R-Done" on advertising and product.
Larry the Cable Guy, whose real name is Daniel Lawrence Whitney, is a world-renowned comedian, actor, and recording artist.
He is especially popular in the southeastern part of the United States.
Last Friday, Whitney -- through his company Git-R-Done Productions Inc.--filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Gulfport against Giterdone C Store, LLC.
According to court documents, Giterdone C Store, located south of Exit 16 in Diamondhead, was opened in 2013.

Nov 24, 2015, 20:49

UPDATE: Bay beach home burns
Bay St. Louis firefighters on Saturday battled a major house fire at 506 North Blvd. The fire also damaged an adjacent home at 504 North Beach Blvd. Nobody was injured in the blaze.

A fire on Saturday morning destroyed a beach-front home and damaged another in Bay St. Louis.
Hancock County Deputy Fire Marshal John Albert Evans said Saturday that the fire began shortly after 5 a.m.
When fire units arrived at the home at 506 North Beach Blvd. near McDonald Lane; it was already fully involved and flames were shooting 20 feet into the air.
The home is owned by Jim Oatis, officials said.
Nobody was apparently home when the fire began and no injuries were reported during the incident, officials said.
Firefighters quickly set up a perimeter to try to stop the blaze from spreading to nearby homes.

Nov 24, 2015, 20:48

Police ask for help to identify burglars after string of break-ins
A Surveillance video still image of one of the people police are seeking to identify.

The Bay St. Louis Police on Tuesday asked for the public's assistance in helping identify two individuals who are accused of a string of burglaries on Monday.
BPD Detective Gary Hudgens said Tuesday that several burglaries were reported on Monday and Tuesday.
Most of the burglaries occurred in the Jourdan River and Shoreline communities, he said.
In one of the burglaries, thieves stole a silver-colored 2010 Camry which contained a victim's purse, credit cards, and other personal items, Hudgens said.
Hudgens said police have been able to track financial transactions on the stolen card to St. Tammany and New Orleans East.

Nov 24, 2015, 20:47

Gulf Coast Community Action Agency ‘in crisis’
Hancock County's three appointed members of the Gulf Coast Community Action Agency, Inc. (GCCAA) board of directors last week resigned their positions, claiming the agency's executive leadership was responsible for numerous improprieties, excessive expenditures and lack of fiscal responsibility.
Rhonda Aime Gamble of Waveland; and Dr. Christina Richardson and Dr. Cherie Labat both of Bay St. Louis, submitted their letters of resignation on Thursday, Nov. 19.
The GCCAA is a private, non-profit organization chartered in 1969. It represents Hancock, Harrison, Stone, Greene and George counties and employs 288 people.

Nov 24, 2015, 20:46

Bay man jailed for allegedly molesting 3 minors
Albert Laneaux

Hancock County sheriff's deputies on Tuesday arrested a local man who allegedly sexually assaulted three different juvenile females over the past few months.
Hancock County Jail records show that Albert Laneaux, 27, of Bay St. Louis was arrested on Nov. 17 and charged with two counts of touching a child for lustful purposes, exploitation of a child, and contempt of court.
Hancock County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Glenn Grannan said Friday that deputies recently received information about three separate cases in which Laneaux allegedly sexually assaulted minors. All of the victims were under the age of 16, Grannan said.
Investigators conducted forensic interviews with the victims and then attempted to question Laneaux, who declined to speak with authorities, Grannan said.

Nov 20, 2015, 19:35

UPDATE: Coca Cola plantation burns again
The main house on the so-called Coca Cola plantation in Bay St. Louis burned to the ground early Friday morning. It’s the second time in the past 14 months there has been a major blaze on the property.

For the second time in the past 14 months, a fire destroyed part of the historic Coca Cola plantation on Friday.
Bay St. Louis Fire Chief Pam San Fillippo said Friday that a fire was reported at the Coca Cola property off Washington Street at about 4:58 a.m. Friday.
The fire apparently began in the "main house" of what once was a thriving mansion compound.
For decades, the property was one of the county's jewels along the Jourdan River.
Heavily damaged during Hurricane Katrina, the houses have yet to be renovated, although many local residents often go to the property to take family pictures because of the antebellum landscape.

Nov 20, 2015, 19:34

Meth ring convict wants out of prison
A local man who was sentenced to 26 years in federal prison in 2012 has asked a federal judge to set his sentence aside and set him free.
Glen Michael Bonano Jr., 27, this week filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Gulfport to have his sentence vacated.
In 2012, federal judge Walter Gex sentenced Bonano to 308 months in federal prison for his role in a drug conspiracy ring which was apparently operating out of Hancock County.
Bonano was one of eight defendants sentenced in the case, along with his father, Glen Bonano, Sr.
Last year, Bonano Sr. also asked that his sentence of ten years be set aside. That case is still pending.

Nov 20, 2015, 19:33

Depot Duck Pond development comes home to roost for council
The Bay St. Louis City Council this week heard more heated discussion on the so-called “Depot Development.”
A request from developer Kevin McKay to extend his building privileges on proposed development near the city's duck pond on the historic Depot grounds was dropped from Tuesday night’s agenda, so the council said there was no need to discuss it further.
That didn’t sit well with residents who said they are actively pursuing some type of compromise with contractors on the project.
So far, McKay has built two new homes along the city's duck pond and he's now proposing to add more on a narrow piece of property across the street.

Nov 20, 2015, 19:32

Trolley Troubles: Popular service in funding jeopardy
The Bay St. Louis City Council said this week the city may not be able to continue funding for the Bay Trolley service.

All aboard the Bay Trolley, while you still can – the city's "free ride" may soon fall victim to a lack of funding.
Coast Transit Authority's Executive Director Kevin Coggin on Tuesday approached city leaders at the Bay St. Louis City Council meeting hoping to renew the trolley's contract.
Coggin gave council members detailed information about the fare-free service and its success rate since it first hit the streets nearly five months ago.
The CTA, the city of Bay St. Louis, and Hollywood Casino currently are providing the public transportation in a six-month trial run.

Nov 20, 2015, 19:30

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