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Storm Damage: Hancock County feels TS Cindy's wrath
The storm also killed several turtles and pelicans. Here an injured bird is trapped in some brush on the beach in Waveland. Photo by Dwayne Bremer

Tropical Storm Cindy did not cause serious damage in Hancock County, however, an extensive beach cleanup will be necessary to remove debris and hundreds of dead marine animals.

Jun 23, 2017, 18:09

Trash doctors plan sent to DEQ
The Hancock County Board of Supervisors on Thursday approved a resolution to amend its solid waste plan, thus sending a proposal from a medical waste company to the Department of Environment Quality for final approval.
Jun 23, 2017, 18:17

Supervisors delay hospital vote
The Hancock County Board of Supervisors hope to reach a decision on the future of Hancock Medical Center soon, but first it must sift through proposals from nine potential medical providers.
Jun 23, 2017, 18:16

Cities request more time on library decision
Local municipal officials on Thursday asked the Hancock County Board of Supervisors to opt back into the inter-local agreement for the Hancock County Library System to allow the new city councils in Bay St. Louis and Diamondhead time to review changes and formulate a new deal for the library system moving forward.
Jun 23, 2017, 18:15

Celebrating Life: WWII veteran turns 97
World War II veteran Bob Walker will turn 97 this Sunday. Photo by Cassandra Favre

Members of the Diamondhead Marines on Friday gathered at the Diamondhead Country Club to celebrate the birthday of World War II veteran Robert "Bob" Walker.
Walker will turn 97 on June 25.

Jun 23, 2017, 18:02

DOJ rescinds Bay's "Do Not Spend"
Outgoing council members include from left, Ward 6 Councilman Lonnie Falgout, Ward 2 Councilwoman Wendy McDonald and Ward 4 Councilman Bobby Compretta. (Not pictured is Ward 5 Councilman Joey Boudin). Photo by Cassandra Favre

The Bay St. Louis City Council on Thursday announced that the Department of Justice recently lifted the "Do Not Spend" action. The action was a result of the discovery that the city's DOJ forfeiture funds had been commingled with the city's general fund.

Jun 23, 2017, 17:58

"The Reason I'm Here": Baton Rouge man returns to thank Hancock Medical Center staff
Richard Empson poses with family and staff at Hancock Medical Center on Friday. Photo by Cassandra Favre

One morning in June 2016, Richard Empson of Baton Rouge left his home in Pass Christian to return to Louisiana.
By the time he reached the end of the Bay St. Louis bridge, Empson said he realized he was in too much pain and wouldn't be able to make it home.

Jun 23, 2017, 17:54

he Hancock County EMA Office in coordination with the Fire Departments and Police & Sheriff’s Department have been checking the roads for street flooding. The Bay-Waveland Tide Gauge was at 4.82 above normal. The approximate number of streets that was flooded was 355 Streets.
Jun 21, 2017, 08:36

Storm updates
City, county offices open
The Hancock County Board of Supervisors and County Administrator is advising all Hancock County Government Offices will be open for business today, June 21, 2017, as regularly scheduled.

Jun 21, 2017, 08:34

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