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DRUG BUST IN THE BAY: 17-year-old and her baby found in residence with meth lab
Agents lead Anthony Barbetta to transport van.

Agents with the Hancock County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division on Wednesday executed a search warrant at 2183 Mole Drive in Bay St. Louis and seized quantities of methamphetamine, marijuana, oxycodone pills, and items used for processing and distributing narcotics for sale, a release from the Hancock County Sheriff's Office states.
According to the release, agents also discovered a "clandestine methamphetamine manufacturing lab at the residence."
Narcotics agents arrested 43-year-old Stephen Lee Fairley, 28-year-old Anthony Barbetta and 37-year-old Linda Chenoa Trigg, all of Bay St. Louis, the release states.
Each was charged with felony charges of manufacturing controlled substance, generation of hazardous waste, possession of methamphetamine precursors and possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute, the release states.

Sep 23, 2017, 00:25

MBI takes over probe of car chase in Bay St. Louis
Bobbi-Jo McSwain

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is probing the circumstance surrounding a car chase Wednesday, during which a BPD officer apparently discharged his or her service weapon at the suspect's vehicle, in contained a one-year-old child was a passenger.
Hancock County Jail records show that Bobbi-Jo McSwain, 28, of Hattiesburg was arrested early Thursday and charged with 16 different offenses.
The charges include disorderly conduct, leaving the scene of an accident, child endangerment, improper equipment, driving without a license, no child restraint, reckless driving, eluding law enforcement, no seat belt, improper tag, simple assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, escape, and providing false information.

Sep 23, 2017, 00:24

County fair wraps up Saturday night
The music continues tonight with the Sones Boys Bluegrass Band, T. Graham Brown, Drake White and Craig Campbell.

The Hancock County Fair got under way Wednesday and will wrap up Saturday with several A-list country music performers.
The fair is being held at the Hancock County Arena on Kiln-DeLisle Road.
On Wednesday, the fair hosted its annual "Christian Night." The Christian Night event saw musical and spiritual performances from several local residents and church groups. The evening was capped by a performance by the Rhett Walker band, a national gospel recording artist.
On Friday, the Easy Street band held a reunion concert with local singer Shea Michael joining them for their first show in seven years.
Saturday is the final--and biggest day--of the fair.

Sep 23, 2017, 00:22

Bay donates fire safety trailer to Alice Moseley Museum
The Bay St. Louis City Council on Tuesday voted to donate the city's surplus travel fire safety house to the Alice Moseley Folk Art Museum.
Sam Moore spoke on behalf of Tim Moseley, who said that the Alice Moseley Museum is an "important" part of the Depot District and tourism.
"The museum is a non-profit organization and they're paying all the utilities for the building and an unreasonably high rent," he said.
Moore said the trailer has been dormant since the council declared it surplus in 2016. Up until now, no one has shown interest in it, he added.
"The museum wants to ask you to allow them to take possession of this trailer so they can repair it at their costs," he said.

Sep 23, 2017, 00:21

Waveland eyes sidewalk project
The Waveland Board of Aldermen on Wednesday approved a study which may facilitate a city-wide sidewalk project.
The study, which was obtained with the help of Compton Engineering, will be conducted in several phases, officials said.
The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, identifying rights-of-way; documenting utility locations; mapping potential sidewalk paths; and determining potential costs, Mickey Lagasse of Compton said Friday.
There will also be public hearings to obtain community input about the project, Lagasse said.
A grant will fund 80 percent of the study and the city will contribute about $20,000, officials said.

Sep 23, 2017, 00:19

Alice Moseley Museum hosts free concert series
Blue Shift performs at the Alice Moseley Pavilion on the historic Bay St. Louis Depot grounds in June during the Hancock Tourism Bureau’s Hancock Bicentennial celebration. The group will return to the Depot next Saturday, along with Delta Blues artist Vasti Jackson, for the first of the museum’s Down Home Blues music series.

The Alice Moseley Folk Art & Antique Museum will host the first of a series of free concerts next Saturday, Sept. 30, at the historic Bay St. Louis Train Depot.
The Down Home Blues Music Series will feature Blue Shift – a historic gathering of local celebrated musicians including Tommy Moran, Pete Leoni, Gene Moran, Regan Taylor and Chuck Loftin – playing from 1-2:30 p.m.; and Delta Blues artist Vasti Jackson from 3-4 p.m.
The musicians will perform at the Alice Moseley Pavilion at the Depot.
The next dates for the free Down Home Blues Music Series are Jan. 20, 2018; and June 2, 2018.
The Alice Moseley Folk Art & Antique Museum opened on the top floor of the Depot in 2013.

Sep 23, 2017, 00:17

"Lift Up Autism" event this Saturday
This Sat., Sept. 23, Rah's Gym in Bay St. Louis is teaming up with hundreds of gyms across the country to raise awareness for autism.
The event, "Lift Up Autism," is a five minute AMRAP workout known as "Luke," Rah's Gym functional fitness trainer Josh Garcia said.

Sep 20, 2017, 10:05

Parks & Recreation: County plans expansion at McLeod
The Hancock County Board of Supervisors this week opened bids on the construction of more than two dozen more camp sites at McLeod Park.

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors on Monday opened bids for a project to construct more than two dozen new campsites at McLeod Park.
Eight bids were received for the project, with base bids ranging from $300,000 to $500,000. There were also several addendums to the projects which may change the overall cost, officials said.
The project calls for the construction of 26 new campsites that will be fitted with electricity, water and sewer services.
Hancock County Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Ladner said Tuesday that all of the new sites are expected to be along the Jourdan River.
"This will be a great addition to the park and for the county," Ladner said. "These are all full-service sites on a great location."

Sep 19, 2017, 18:32

Kiln man arrested for sexual battery after relationship with 15-year-old
Jessy Necaise

Hancock County sheriff's deputies last week arrested a 29-year old Kiln man who was allegedly having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
Hancock County Sheriff's Chief Investigator Glenn Grannan said Tuesday that Jessy Necaise, 29, was arrested Friday and charged with one count of sexual battery.
According to Grannan, the sheriff's office recently received a report about Necaise and the victim allegedly having a sexual relationship.
One incident allegedly occurred on or about Aug. 27, Grannan said.
Grannan said Necaise and the victim knew each other through "family ties."

Sep 19, 2017, 18:31

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