Nearly five years after construction began on the new Waveland Police Department at McLaurin Ave., the building remains only partially finished due to a legal dispute between the city and the contractor, C. Perry Builders.
The city of Waveland is hoping that state and local leaders can secure an extension on FEMA funds for construction of the new police department on St. Anthony Street.
Mayor Mike Smith said Tuesday that the deadline for the "Period of Performance" is on June 30.
The period of performance is a set period of time in which the city has to used federally-obligated funds.
"We have been talking with Sen. Wicker and Congressman Palazzo about it," Smith said. "We are hoping to get a one-year extension."
Work on the new police department facility halted nearly five years ago when deficiencies were discovered in its architectural design. Mar 31, 2015, 18:16
Hancock man jailed for alleged firearm trafficking Hancock County Sheriff deputies last week arrested a Pearlington man who allegedly tried to resell a stolen firearm to the person from whom it was stolen.
Sheriff's Investigator A.J. Gambino said Tuesday that a burglary was reported in Pearlington on March 17.
Several firearms were stolen during the burglary, Gambino said.
Deputies later arrested Warren Doyle in connection with the crime and they also learned that another man, Jeremy Landry, 24, was in possession of some of the firearms. Mar 31, 2015, 18:15
4th suspect nabbed in Bay bomb incident The Bay St. Louis Police Department has arrested a fourth suspect in a recent bomb-making scheme, Chief Mike De Nardo said Monday.
"This past week, Matthew Landry, 25, was arrested after we served a search warrant at the residence of his stepfather (in Shieldsborough subdivision )," Lt. James Burch said. "Landry was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. Landry is an alleged member of the Simon City Royals.
"Landry was found sleeping on a couch on which drugs and drug paraphernalia were visible. We had received word that he was hiding at that location. During the search, officers discovered some of the chemicals allegedly used in the incident at a Blue Meadow Apartments unit earlier this month, when Bay fire fighters were summoned to a fire. Mar 31, 2015, 18:14
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Hancock County Sheriff's Office in its investigation into the two-decade old disappearance of William "Billy" Burr.
Hancock County Chief Investigator Glenn Grannan said Tuesday that he has assigned an investigator to begin looking into the case again and that the feds have offered to help.
"Our investigator and the FBI conducted an interview recently," Grannan said. 'We still have to put the case back together and there are some more people to talk to."
Burr, then 36, worked for a construction company in Pass Christian in 1991.
He was last seen leaving a Pass Christian nightclub with two co-workers on March 23, 1991. Mar 31, 2015, 18:13
Longtime Waveland resident, Mrs. O'Reader Singleton Richardson, will celebrate her 102nd birthday on Saturday, April 4 at 11 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Park, Herlihy Street.
Clarence Harris, a nephew, said, "There will be a golf cart parade from the Mount Chapel Church, Herlihy Street, to the park where family and friends are invited to participate."
For further information or to contribute to the celebration contact Harris at 228-343-1174.
Mrs. Richardson "still likes to do her own grocery shopping, quilt sewing, visiting the Hancock County Senior Citizens Center, activities at her church and her family and friends," Harris said. Mar 31, 2015, 18:11
The Blues are coming back to the Bay and Rockin' Dopsie's coming with them.
The fourth annual Stella's Blues & BBQ Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 11, from noon-9 p.m. at the historic Depot District.
“Stella may have the blues, but we’re gonna cheer her up,” organizer Charlie Cornelius said. “It’ll be a howlin’, growlin’, stompin’ good time.”
The event includes performances by Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters, M.J. & the Redeemers, and Phil "Smooth" Williams & the House Katz Band; a barbecue cook-off contest; and the Bay St. Louis Little Theatre's seventh annual "Stella Yelling" contest.
Silver Slipper Casino and the BSLLT will sponsor the festival, produced by Pelican Mississippi Production. Mar 31, 2015, 18:11
St. Stanislaus College senior pitcher Jonathan Artigues on Friday threw a no-hitter against the Moss Point Tigers.
The baseball and softball diamonds warmed back up over this past weekend after a recent layoff due to inclement weather. In baseball, SSC senior pitcher Jonathan Artigues threw a no-hitter and was a dropped third strike away from a perfect game while the Hancock Hawks gave their fans twice their money in a 14 inning classic against Gulfport on Friday night.
On the softball diamond, Hancock continued to display a young but talented group.
The Hancock Hawks left 10 base runners on the paths through the first four innings of play on Friday, March 27th against the Gulfport Admirals in a narrow 4-3 loss in a 14-inning classic of a game at Hancock. Mar 31, 2015, 18:10
Toni Necaise of the Hancock County Animal Shelter says goodbye to "Faith" this week. Faith was adopted by Brandy Creasy, who has secured special medical treatment in Houston for the puppy.
A handicapped dog will soon be getting a new home and some much-need medical attention thanks to the generosity of several local residents.
The dog, named "Faith," is a four-month-old Pitbull and cur mix who has two deformed legs.
Faith was dropped off at the Hancock County Animal Shelter this week and quickly won the hearts of shelter employees.
"We fell in love with her," Animal Shelter Director Toni Necaise said Friday. "We posted a video about her on Facebook. We wanted to reach out and see if anyone would help her."
One person who saw the Facebook post and wanted to help was Bay resident Brandy Creasy. Mar 27, 2015, 17:46
Hancock County sheriff's deputies on Thursday arrested a local man who was claiming to be a police officer and used a Taser on another motorist.
Hancock County Sheriff's Chief Investigator Glenn Grannan said Friday that WIlliam Signaigo, 50, was charged with aggravated assault and impersonating a police officer.
According to Grannan, Signaigo--who does mechanic work--had been working on a real police officer's vehicle during the last week.
"One of this guy's customers is an officer from Louisiana," Grannan said. "The officer does details and other things, so he has blue lights in his personal vehicle." Mar 27, 2015, 17:45