Seven-year-old Brennan Davis of Diamondhead plays a baseball video game at his hospital room in Miami. Davis is trying to qualify for a special brain surgery which family members say will dramatically improve his quality of life.
Seven-year-old Brennan Davis has already overcome more obstacles in his young life than many adults will ever face.
Brennan, a Diamondhead resident and first grade student at East Hancock Elementary, suffers from an acute neurological disorder and severe epilepsy.
Despite a lifetime of hospital visits, surgeries, and special care, his biggest challenge is yet to come.
This week, Brennan is at Children's Hospital in Miami, undergoing a battery of tests to see if he is a candidate for a special operation, which could dramatically improve his life. May 21, 2013, 23:27
Lafontaine, Sislow win in Diamondhead runoffs Blaine Lafontaine earned a seat on the Diamondhead City Council Tuesday by defeating Eric Nolan in the Ward Two Republican primary runoff.
Lafontaine, 26, took 197 votes to Nolan's 97, according to unofficial results.
He joins Ward One Councilman-elect Joseph Lopez as the first two councilmen to secure seats because they are now running unopposed in the June 4 general election. May 21, 2013, 23:25
Mike Favre beats Greg Farve in Bay runoff As of Tuesday evening, Mike Favre was officially the Democratic candidate for the office of Bay St. Louis councilman-at-large going into the June 4 general election. Favre on Tuesday defeated opponent Greg Farve, 776-514.
The two candidates first faced off on May 7, going up against fellow Democrat Bennis Moss. Since neither candidate earned more than 50 percent of the vote in that race, the top two vote-getters – Favre and Farve – met last night in a runoff. May 21, 2013, 23:24
Business council eying possible Kiln incorporation The Kiln Business Council is considering beginning a movement to incorporate Kiln.
KBC Chairman Judith Redshaw said Tuesday that her group wants to see the Kiln community incorporate for several reasons.
Redshaw says the council has begun to investigate the possibility of incorporating, and it has retained local attorney Trent Favre to get things started. May 21, 2013, 23:23
Waveland’s Karate Kid: Zach Carver earns bronze at world championship Waveland resident and Bay High School sophomore honor student, Zachary Carver, recently traveled to Melbourne, Australia, to represent the United States as a member of the US Karate Team and to compete in the 9th World Karate Championship and 5th International Martial Arts Games. The event consisted of several hundred athletes from over 20 different countries. May 21, 2013, 23:22
Carousel open to public Fri. & Sat. at Waveland Ground Zero Museum The Waveland Civic Center will be open on Friday May 24, from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., for viewing and riding on the Carousel of the Olympic Sea. The carousel was donated by the Port Townsend Washington Carousel Association after Hurricane Katrina.
It has been in storage until recently, when Bill Dentzel came from Port Townsend to direct its assembling. May 21, 2013, 23:21
Two suspects jailed in alleged ‘Pink Pajama Bandit’ burglaries The alleged "Pink Pajama Bandit" and his alleged accomplice were captured by law enforcement officials last week, after cops received a tip from a resident who recognized one of the suspects through the local media, Hancock County Sheriff's Chief Investigator Glenn Grannan said Monday.
Authorities believe the Pink Pajama Bandit is Mervin R. Dedeaux, 36, of Pass Christian. He is suspected in burglaries in both Hancock and Harrison Counties, Grannan said. May 21, 2013, 23:20
A Weekend to Remember: Bay Harbor Fest, St. Clare Seafood Festival & Jazz in the Pass Memorial Day Weekend 2013 will be truly memorable for the Mississippi Gulf Coast with not one but three festivals for locals and visitors alike, featuring a wildly diverse mix of music, food, arts and fun.
This is the inaugural year for the Bay Harbor Fest in Bay St. Louis, which organizers predict will bring more than 20,000 visitors to the heart of Old Town with headliners such as Michael Grimm, Blackberry Smoke and Kermit Ruffins May 21, 2013, 23:20
Bay High awards ceremony recognizes outstanding seniors Bay High School recognized the 2013 senior class with over 25 awards for accomplishments during their high school years at the Senior Awards Ceremony held at the school last week. Prizes were given for perfect attendance, leadership, and excellence in academics and student activities.
Calling the class of 142 diverse and talented students one of his favorite groups in his 24-year tenure as a principal and teacher, Bay High Principal Dr. Andy Parker praised their enthusiasm and spirit as Bay High Tigers. May 21, 2013, 23:19