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Stennis helping pave way to Mars
A test of the Saturn V first stage, S-1C-5, is conducted on Aug. 25, 1967 on the B-1/B-2 Test Stand at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center.

America's space program will go to Mars, NASA officials said yesterday, and will travel through Hancock County's Stennis Space Center to do it.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Jr., and Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot both visited Stennis on Friday during a day of Louisiana-Mississippi Gulf Coast Activities.
Earlier in the day, they visited the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to cut the ribbon on its new Vertical Assembly Center.
Bolden, Lightfoot and other NASA representatives spoke briefly to media at the base of Stennis Space Center's historic B-2 Test Stand. The B-2 Test Stand was used to test the S-1C stage on the Saturn V moon rocket and the Main Propulsion Test Article, the configuration of three main engines flown on space shuttle missions.

Sep 13, 2014, 01:08

BridgeFest continues in Bay today
The Rochelle Harper Band performs Friday during the first night of the BridgeFest Music Festival at the Bay St. Louis Municipal Harbor. The event continues Saturday.

The Rochelle Harper Band and Flathead Ford kicked off the 2014 Bay BridgeFest in style Friday night, but there's still plenty more in store today.
Today marks the second and final day of the eighth annual music festival, which is scheduled to take place entirely on the grounds of the new Bay St. Louis Municipal Harbor.
Today's festivities begin at 7 a.m. with a triathlon, followed by an awards ceremony.
The Second Saturday Artwalk – operating in conjunction with BridgeFest – officially begins at 4 p.m. (see page 1B of today's edition for more details).
Gates open at the harbor for today's concerts at 5 p.m.

Sep 13, 2014, 01:07

MS Court of Appeals shoots down W.P.D. case
The Mississippi Court of Appeals this week denied a request by current and former members of the Waveland Police Department to reopen a case in which they claim they were unlawfully laid off in 2011.
The four officers, Mike Prendergast, Mac Cowand, Brett Ladner, and Howard Parker, were laid off in January 2011 as part of massive budget cuts the city instituted that year.
At the time, Prendergast was the assistant chief, Ladner was the captain of patrol; Parker was chief investigator; and Cowand was a lieutenant.
All four had been vocal supporters of former mayor Tommy Longo and, in one court filing, the officers had claimed the layoffs were a "subterfuge" or "guise," and in fact, they were actually terminated without due process.

Sep 13, 2014, 01:06

Supers to OK budget
The Hancock County Board of Supervisors on Friday put the final touches on its 2014-2015 budget, which is expected to be approved at Monday's meeting.
Earlier this month, supervisors held a public hearing where they announced millage rates may be going up this year.
County Attorney Gary Yarborough said Friday that supervisors advertised for a 3.21 mil increase.
"The most we will go up is 3.21 mils," Yarborough said. "It may be a little less, but it will not be more than 3.21."
Most of the discussion at Friday's workshop involved whether supervisors would raise county employees' salaries this year.

Sep 13, 2014, 01:05

High praise for Bay Harbor
Entrepreneurs Terry and Kathy Janssen live aboard their 57-foot yacht, the Green Door. They are spending the next few weeks in Bay St. Louis at the new municipal harbor on their tour of the entire Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas.

Though it celebrated its grand opening little more than a month ago, the Bay St. Louis Municipal Harbor is already garnering high praise from the boating community.
"The harbor is filling up much faster than even we imagined," Myrna Green, executive director of the Hancock County Tourism Development Bureau, said last week. "We're getting calls every day from boaters from all over the U.S."
Entrepreneurs Terry and Kathy Janssen are among the harbor's new fans.
"With your beautiful community here as back-up," Terry Janssen said Thursday, "this could be the go-to point on the entire Gulf Coast."
"I think this could be a top-notch Gulf Coast facility," Kathy Janssen said.
The Janssens know about boating.

Sep 13, 2014, 01:04

Artist of the Week: J.G. Densmore

Sep 13, 2014, 01:03

BridgeFest: Old Town ready for festivals, Second Saturday
BridgeFest 2013 brought thousands of people to Old Town Bay St. Louis last year to enjoy live music, food and art, along with a Kids’ Village. This year’s event is scheduled for this Friday and Saturday at the BSL Municipal Harbor grounds.

Old Town Bay St. Louis is gearing up for the 8th annual Bay BridgeFest Music Festival, a kids festival and the Second Saturday Artwalk, all scheduled for this weekend.
Bay BridgeFest music festival returns to downtown Bay St. Louis this Friday and Saturday.
“The weekend event features a mix of national and regional performing acts,” organizers said in a press release. “The entire festival will be held in the newly constructed Bay St. Louis Municipal Harbor.
This year's entertainment line-up includes Flathead Ford and Rochelle Harper Band on Friday night.
The Iguanas, Joe Krown Trio featuring Walter “Wolfman”Washington & Russell Batiste, Rooster Blues, and this year’s headline act, the North Mississippi Allstars, will perform Saturday Night.

Sep 9, 2014, 18:44

Bay votes to re-zone beachfront property
Despite objections from Our Lady of the Gulf Church, the Bay St. Louis City Council last week overruled a planning and zoning recommendation and approved a zoning change for a family who had sued the city regarding its beach front property.
The council voted 5-1 to approve a zoning change for the Gex family. Ward One Councilman Doug Seal cast the lone "no" vote and Ward Three Councilman Wendy McDonald abstained.
The zoning change repealed a 2010 decision which caused the Gex family to take the city to court over the matter.

Sep 9, 2014, 18:43

Man jailed for selling stolen car to scrap yard
Hancock County Sheriff's deputies last week arrested a Perkinston man who allegedly stole a car and then sold it to a local scrap yard.
Hancock County Sheriff's Chief Investigator Glenn Grannan said Tuesday that Charles Young, 45, was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property. Young is also on probation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, records show.
According to Grannan, a Louisiana man was traveling on I-10 a few weeks ago when he got a flat tire and left the vehicle on the side of the road.
"The man left the car there to go get help, but when he returned, his car was gone," Grannan said.

Sep 9, 2014, 18:42

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