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Breaking News: Three arrested after standoff on I-10
Three people were arrested Sunday after a high speed chase and standoff on Interstate 10 in Hancock County. The incident began after an armed robbery in Long Beach, officials said.

Apr 26, 2015, 10:53

15 nabbed in county-wide drug sweep
Local law enforcement officials went on the offensive this week and arrested 15 suspects in a multi-agency drug sweep.
Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam said Friday that operations this week were aided by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.
Last week, two people died and several others were hospitalized after apparently smoking a deadly batch of synthetic narcotics (Spice).
Adam said the recent Spice epidemic was one of the reasons for the raid.
"We were not necessarily looking for just Spice, but all drugs," Adam said. "We wanted to send a message to the drug dealers that no illegal drug activity will be tolerated in Hancock County. We have some extra help right now and we are going to take advantage."

Apr 24, 2015, 19:23

Bay one of Top 10 ‘Most Beautiful’ cities in state
Bay St. Louis was recently named one of the “Ten Most Beautiful Cities in Mississippi” by

The international website has ranked Bay St. Louis as one of the “Ten Most Beautiful Towns in Mississippi.”
“Located on Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, a few miles from the border with Louisiana, Bay St. Louis is an idyllic seaside town brimming with rich history, beautiful sights and a lively cultural scene just begging to be explored,” according to a recent article on the site.
“Named one of America’s Coolest Small Towns by Budget Travel Magazine in 2013, Bay St. Louis’s Old Town is the beating heart of the beachside community and home to a whole host of boutiques, classy and casual restaurants and events such as the Second Saturday Artwalk and Stella’s Blues & BBQ Festival, while its scenic stretches of coastline are ideal for escaping the hubbub of downtown.”

Apr 24, 2015, 19:22

Moran visits Bay City Council
Mississippi state Sen. Philip Moran on Tuesday visited the Bay St. Louis City Council to provide a review of the recent legislative session and other actions in Jackson that will affect the city – including the controversy over Tidelands funding.
Ward 6 Councilman Lonnie Falgout thanked the senator and Mayor Les Fillingame for working together to secure other funding from the Department of Marine Resources after the Bay didn't get requested Tidelands funding.
“We had a situation with the Tidelands money and we didn’t get what we were supposed to, but the mayor and Sen. Moran gave up their Good Friday to sit down with the DMR director to get the money restored," Falgout said. “I’d like to thank both of them for giving up their time to get this worked out.”

Apr 24, 2015, 19:21

Bay council honors Jane Carrow
Bay St. Louis Clerk of Council Jane Carrow.

The Bay St. Louis City Council on Tuesday awarded retiring Clerk of Council Jane Carrow with a pelican plaque for her hard work over the years.
“Jane has done a fantastic job for us,” Council President Bobby Compretta said Tuesday. “This is her last official meeting and we would like to present her with a plaque for all the hard work she’s done for us over the years.”
Councilman Lonnie Falgout handed Carrow the award, saying, “This [plaque] is made by a constituent in Ward 6. We [the council] got together with a bunch of friends to put signatures on the back of it.”
“Thank you everyone, I’m at a loss for words,” Carrow said.

Apr 24, 2015, 19:21

Waveland extends lease on Port of Call
The Waveland Board of Aldermen on Wednesday extended the lease for the Port of Call general store at the Waveland Business Center.
Last month, the city informed the business that it would need to move out because the city was going to use the space to relocate the police department, which is currently operating out of a trailer near the city library on Coleman Avenue.
Mayor Mike Smith said Friday that the city will be using about 2800 square-feet of space in the business center to house the police department.
"We are currently putting up a partition in the building," Smith said. "About 2,800 square feet of the facility will be used by the police department. We will have about 1,200 square feet remaining."

Apr 24, 2015, 19:20

BSL Historic Preservation Commission creates website
The Bay St. Louis Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) made state history itself this week when it launched a new website, The website is apparently the first of its kind in Mississippi.
According to the Commission’s chairman, Kevin Fitzpatrick, the website is a effective way to raise awareness about the economic benefits of historic districts.
“Historic buildings are an extremely limited resource,” says Fitzpatrick. “They keep getting more valuable every year. And it’s been proven in multiple studies that historic districts like ours in Bay St. Louis preserve our community’s heritage, while attracting new residents and businesses, fueling tourism, and fostering community pride.

Apr 24, 2015, 19:20

Cyclists want vehicles to ‘Share the Road’ in Bay
Residents of Bay St. Louis may soon be seeing new signs throughout the city. At the Bay St. Louis Council meeting on Tuesday, Hancock County Greenways & Scenic Byways Committee Chair Allison Anderson asked for the council’s support of a new campaign called “Share the Road.”
The program will place bicycle and pedestrian awareness signs on 25-mph roads.
“The mission of ‘Share the Road’ is to improve safety for bicycle riders and pedestrians throughout the city of Bay St. Louis,” Anderson said. “We want to work with each ward to identify potential roads to place the signs and request the city to commit to printing and installing 25-signs a year.

Apr 24, 2015, 19:19

Laura Kidd is Artist of the Week
Laura Kidd

Four years ago, Artist of the Week Laura Kidd says, “I stepped my costuming up by making feather headdresses to match my crazy costumes.
“It has now evolved into beautiful pieces of wearable art! I am fascinated with dryads, maenads, and fay, which show in a lot of my work.
“I also love doing big pieces for Mardi Gras! This year I did custom pieces for Muses Crew de Vieux, and Saint Ann. I work with deer antlers, feathers, flowers, moss, glitter, and anything from nature that I can use!”
Laura started working at the Mockingbird Café in 2006 and, she says, “in my spare time I love to see live music. I travel all over to see some of my favorite bands and artists. That is how I got started making headdresses.

Apr 24, 2015, 19:18

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