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BSL Building Official Charles Oliver charged with DUI
Bay Building Official Charles Oliver was arrested for DUI Friday after this crash on Hwy. 90.

Bay St. Louis Building Official Charles Oliver was arrested on Friday after a multiple-car accident on Hwy. 90 near the Washington Street intersection.
"He was arrested for DUI," Hancock Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Don Bass said Friday. "The investigation is continuing."
The accident occurred a little before 9 p.m. Friday, right in front of El Maguey restaurant in Bay St. Louis. Two people suffered minor injuries in the crash, officials said, but Oliver appeared to be uninjured.

Oct 10, 2015, 02:03

Bay council members boycott meeting
A Bay St. Louis City Council meeting on Thursday ended before it even began because three councilmen boycotted the meeting and a fourth was absent due to personal reasons.
The council had scheduled Thursday's recess meeting after being unable to agree on the docket of claims during Tuesday's regularly scheduled session, with three councilmen citing continuing frustration with not getting invoices and other documents from Mayor Les Fillingame's administration in a timely fashion.
“To bring hundreds of pages right before the meeting, we don’t have time to look at that,” Ward 5 Councilman Joey Boudin said Tuesday. “We want to see original invoices.”

Oct 10, 2015, 02:02

Cruisin’ the Bay (and Pass and Diamondhead)
Participants in the 19th annual Cruisin’ the Coast swarmed Old Town Bay St. Louis on Thursday and Friday.

The 19th annual Cruisin’ the Coast action continues in Bay St. Louis today, capped off by a live performance by Vince Vance and the Valiants.
"It looks like it's another record year by a long shot,” Mayor Les Fillingame said Friday, “and they've just reconfirmed that Bay St. Louis is one of the premiere destinations, because I have not met a Cruiser yet who hasn't enjoyed their time in Bay St. Louis.
"Everything about it has been a tremendously good experience and I think we can expect them back regularly."

Oct 10, 2015, 02:01

Two vie for Diamondhead council position
Ted South and Tom Woolbright will attempt to claim the vacant Diamondhead Ward Two city council seat in a special election on Tuesday.
The election is open to all voters of District Two.
The Ward Two special election came about after former council Blaine Lafontaine resigned last month to focus on his upcoming role with the Hancock County Board of Supervisors.
Tuesday's election will be non-partisan.
South and Woolbright were the only two candidates to qualify for the race.

Oct 10, 2015, 02:00

Old Town Artwalk Revs Up for Cruisin’ the Coast
Gallery 220, an artists’ collective located at 220 Main Street, is one of the “Hot Spots” for today’s Second Saturday celebration during Cruisin’ the Coast. Today’s featured artists are Barbara Beaudry Brodtmann and Janet G. Densmore. Gallery 220 showcases a constantly evolving flow of work by more than 20 artists. The gallery has a coastwide reputation as an Old Town artistic anchor and is a hub of activity during the monthly Artwalks.

This month’s Second Saturday Art Walk shares the stage in Old Town with the biggest event of the year: Cruisin’ the Coast! Thousands of car enthusiasts will visit the streets of Bay St. Louis all week and into the weekend.
Savvy Art Walk enthusiasts know to come Saturday and check out Cruisin’ the Coast’s festivities late in the afternoon, and then stay for the evening’s Art Walk activities. Live music on the streets, art openings at galleries, restaurant specials and shops are open late – many serving refreshments.
Two businesses are highlighted each month. October features Gallery 220 at 220 Main Street, and Southern Accents at 125 Main Street.

Oct 10, 2015, 01:59

Dani Davis is the Artist of the Week
Dani Davis

Originally from southwest Michigan, Artist of the Week Dani Davis has been involved in the art community since high school. Completing her first mural at 17, she continued to show and build her career.
She has worked over the years in many media including charcoal, ink, paint and clay. With a strong background in drawing and perspective, she says it was an easy fit to paint primitive and rustic work in the North.
“I moved to Mississippi four years ago on Thanksgiving Day,” Davis said, having fallen in love with the area on a visit to her brother Paul, who lives in Pascagoula.

Oct 10, 2015, 01:38

Radar Love: K-9 reunited with handler
K-9 Radar is reunited with his handler, Deputy Darryl Russell.

It was a special reunion Wednesday when Hancock County Sheriff's Deputy Daryl Russell saw his beloved bloodhound "Radar" for the first time since a vehicle crash separated them on Sept. 22.
Radar, a 14-month-old, specially-trained tracking dog was found in a wooded area near Walk-Eye Road in Pearl River County, not far from where the accident took place, Hancock County Sheriff's Narcotics Commander Jeremy Skinner said Thursday.
On Sept. 22, Russell and Radar were traveling on Highway 43 to assist Pearl River County in a missing persons' case.

Oct 8, 2015, 14:39

Bay man charged in fatal crash at Ave. B
Timothy Tucker

Bay St. Louis police on Monday arrested a local man in connection with a fatal accident on Avenue B on Aug. 12.
According to a press release from BPD Chief Mike De Nardo, Timothy Tucker, 23, of Bay St. Louis was arrested Monday and charged with DUI causing death and reckless driving.
About 2 a.m. on Aug. 12, BPD officers responded to an accident on Avenue B.
Tucker was driving a small white vehicle which was traveling at a high rate of speed, when he apparently lost control and the car careened off the roadway, struck a house, and flipped several times, officials said.

Oct 6, 2015, 19:07

Update: Community mourns pair killed in accident on Lower Bay Road
Hancock High School grads Lauren Bailey and Aja Crawford, both age 20, were killed Sunday night in a two-car collision at Old Lower Bay Road.

Two women were killed Sunday evening in an accident on Lower Bay Road.
The victims have been identified as Aja Crawford and Lauren Bailey, both age 20.
The accident occurred about 9:20 p.m. Sunday.
Officials said a small, white, four-door vehicle was traveling south on Lower Bay Road about a quarter-mile north of Old Lower Bay Road when the vehicle collided with a truck in a sharp curve.

Oct 6, 2015, 19:06

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