BHS Lady Tigers win Division 8-4A title & first round playoff game The Bay High Lady Tigers claimed the Division 8-4A tournament title last Friday and followed that up with a win in the first round of the state playoffs on Monday, Feb. 23.
Bay High (24-5) defeated Forrest County AHS on Monday, February 23rd 64-33 in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs in basketball.
The Lady Tigers started out slow taking a 13-6 first period lead. The slow start was attributed to the chase defense put on Jamaya Galloway by the Lady Aggies early on.
Bay High pushed their lead to 25-14 by halftime.
In the third quarter, the Lady Tigers scored 25 points and held Forrest County to just eight. Feb 24, 2015, 19:22
Update: Bay councilman Boudin arrested for assault, trespassing, malicious mischief. Bay St. Louis Ward Five City Councilman Joey Boudin was arrested Monday in connection with an incident Sunday evening on Lower Bay Road, Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam said.
Hancock County Jail records show that Boudin was booked on one count of simple assault, one count of malicious mischief, and trespassing.
According to Chief Deputy Don Bass, deputies were called to a residence on Lower Bay Road about 9 p.m. Sunday.
The owner of the residence, Steve Shiyou, told authorities that Boudin had knocked in his door and assaulted him, officials said.
Bass said Shiyou signed charges against Boudin Monday in Hancock County Justice Court. Feb 24, 2015, 19:21
A 16-year-old Hancock County youth was killed Sunday when the ATV he was driving was struck by a truck on Hancock Drive, authorities said.
Hancock County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Don Bass said Monday that Chaz Gill, 16, was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to Bass, Gill was driving an All Terrain Vehicle on East Pike Street at about 4 p.m. Sunday.
Gill apparently ran through the stop sign at Hancock Drive and was struck by a truck driven by Andrew Price, 26, Bass said.
Price apparently stopped and attempted to administer aid to Gill, but he left the scene before authorities arrived, Bass said.
"I guess he got scared and left," Bass said. Feb 24, 2015, 19:20
Fourth-grade explorers from across the Coast discover underwater engineering while building, launching, and piloting their own remotely operated vehicle (ROV) submarines during MUD-E1, the “Marine Underwater Discovery – Exploration 1” at INFINITY. Students photographed are from West Hancock Elementary and Hancock North Central Elementary and Holy Trinity Catholic School. The MUD-E1 program is sponsored by the National Institute for Undersea Science and Technology (NIUST) and hosted at INFINITY.
Feb 24, 2015, 19:19
Bay appoints new municipal clerk The Bay St. Louis City Council on Monday voted to appoint city comptroller Katherine Smith to replace Municipal Clerk David Kolf.
"David has been out sick since Feb. 2," Mayor Les Fillingame told council members Monday. "His health issues continue. He is under a doctor's care right now. He's still employed, but he's no longer city clerk. Katherine is."
Fillingame said Kolf must "resolve his health issues before we can talk about what capacity he will serve in."
Fillingame said he would not elaborate on the nature of Kolf's illness due to privacy concerns. He praised Smith for her efforts to jump in and take over the clerk's duties. Feb 24, 2015, 19:17
Bay St. Louis firemen on Sunday battle a blaze at the KK Mini Storage Units on Ruella Avenue. Nobody was injured, but several storage units were seriously damaged..
Bay St. Louis firefighters on Sunday battled a blaze at the KK Mini Storage facility on Ruella Avenue.
Fire Chief Pam San Fillippo said Tuesday that BFD was notified of a structure fire at the storage units at 5:33 p.m. Sunday.
The storage units are located directly behind Pelican Point apartments on Ruella Avenue.
San Fillippo said the fire apparently began in a unit on the back side of the complex.
BFD used buzz-saws to open up two of the units which were on fire and were able to extinguish the flames within 30 minutes. Feb 24, 2015, 19:16
Sheriff probes DHS fraud claims The Hancock County Sheriff's Office is investigating at least two separate instances where employees at the Mississippi Department of Human Services allegedly altered and/or manipulated documents in the different child custody cases.
"We have received a number of complaints," Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam said Friday. "We are very concerned about what we are hearing and we are going to investigate this fully."
Adam said in the past week, he has received two separate complaints regarding DHS "safety plan" documents.
According to DHS documents, " safety plans" are developed after DHS case workers decide that children are in an "unsafe" environment. Feb 20, 2015, 19:51
A large fire closed portions of Interstate 10 in Hancock County on Friday afternoon. Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Ben Seibert said Friday that a woods fire near the 10 mile-marker rendered visibility to virtually zero. Officials said the fire began on Bayou Lacroix Road earlier on Friday. It quickly spread north to I-10 and then "jumped the road" and began burning both sides of the Interstate. At least eight local fire departments assisted in fighting the blaze, including a helicopter from the Mississippi Forestry Commission. Feb 20, 2015, 19:50
Hancock County Sheriff's Deputies on Friday arrested a White Cypress man who allegedly assaulted his two-month-old son.
Hancock County Sheriff's Investigator John Luther said Friday that Robert Lee Velez, 20, of Perkinston was arrested and charged with felony child abuse.
According to Luther, Hancock County deputies responded to a possible child abuse complaint Thursday from Highland Hospital in Picayune.
The child's mother had apparently come home Thursday and discovered that the boy had been injured, officials said.
She took him to Highland and he was later air-lifted to Children's Hospital in New Orleans, Luther said.
When investigators arrived at the hospital, they learned that the child had suffered facial bruising and cranial hemorrhaging. Feb 20, 2015, 19:49