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Happy Haunting: Plenty of tricks & treats in Hancock
It was “Ghoul’s Night Out” Friday at the charity Haunted House behind Bubba Woods Truck and Import Center at Hwy. 603 and Longfellow. The house will be open again Sunday, Thursday and Friday. Proceeds will benefit the Hancock Food Pantry and Hancock County Animal Shelter.

It's the last full weekend before Halloween, so there are plenty of tricks and treats in store for Hancock County's little boys and ghouls today through Friday, Oct. 31.
Volunteers were busy scaring up a good time Friday night at the charity "Haunted House" behind Bubba Woods Truck and Import Center at Hwy. 603 and Longfellow.
"We have 25-40 people working at any one time, between the set-up, clean-up and actually working the exhibits," Sandra Everhart, who organized the event, said Friday. "And it's all for a good cause. We're splitting the money between the Hancock Food Pantry and the Hancock County Animal Shelter. We want to feed everybody."

Oct 25, 2014, 00:42

Bay man gets 15 years for child porn
Stanton Ulmer

A Bay St. Louis man pled guilty to Wednesday to possession of child pornography on a home computer in 2012.
Circuit Judge Larry Bourgeois accepted the plea of Stanton Ulmer, 39, and sentenced him to 35 years in prison, suspending 20 years, leaving 15 to serve.
The charge against Ulmer stemmed from an investigation by the Waveland Police Department.
In September 2012, WPD officers executed a search warrant at Ulmer's home and discovered twelve videos of confirmed child porn, Assistant District Attorney Chris Daniel said Thursday.

Oct 25, 2014, 00:41

Resident files ethics complaint against Diamondhead Water and Sewer board
A Diamondhead resident this week filed a complaint against the Diamondhead Water and Sewer District (DWSD) with the Mississippi Ethics Commission, claiming--among other things--that the public is being denied important information and too much discussion is going on in closed-door sessions.
Diamondhead resident Tink L'Ecuyer and several other concerned residents have been attending DWSD meetings and raising questions about the district's plans to construct a new 17,000 square-foot administrative/maintenance facility and a proposed $30 million treatment plant.
In his ethics complaint, L'Ecuyer lists 19 occasions on which the board has entered into executive session this year alone.

Oct 25, 2014, 00:40

Apartment complexes to pay more in the Bay
Apartment complexes in the city will pay more for water and sewer service beginning in November. The Bay St. Louis City Council passed an amendment Tuesday, Oct. 21, that will charge multi-residential housing units a rate more equitable to those of other residential customers by charging the complex a minimum fee of $15 for sewer service and adding a $13 debt service fee for each unit.
Presently, an apartment complex with 126 units pays approximately $2,712 a month — $707 for water; $510 for sewer and $1,495 for waste water. With the change, the bill would be $5,730 — $707 for water; $1,890 for sewer service ($15 per unit), $1,495 for waste water and $1,638 ($13 per unit) for debt service.

Oct 25, 2014, 00:39

Political forum scheduled in Waveland on Tuesday
The Waveland Democratic Executive Committee will host a political forum on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the board of aldermen chambers on Coleman Avenue.
The event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.
Democratic Committee member Alfred "Tiger" Harris said Thursday that, although the Democrats are putting on the event, all candidates have been invited.
The forum will focus on the mayor's race, he said.
"The Hancock County Alliance for Good Government did a good job with their forum earlier this month, but we felt that the public needed to hear a little more from the candidates," Harris said.

Oct 25, 2014, 00:38

Artist of the Week: Julie Nelson
Artist of the Week Julie Nelson

Artist of the Week Julie Nelson is a ceramic artist specializing in raku pottery with an emphasis on raku tiles. A resident of Kiln, she has studied with Regan Carney of Bay St. Louis, and was mentored in the art of raku by Joe Bernard of Lacombe, Louisiana.
“Aside from these two influences, I am mainly self-taught,” Nelson said. “My first love is for the raku firing process. I am now focused on creating artistic tiles for wall hangings and other projects. I find no small irony in the fact that my studio is now located on Firetower Road in Kiln, Mississippi.”
“I first put my hands on clay in 1998,” Nelson said. “It was a hobby then. It soon started to consume my thoughts and my time!

Oct 25, 2014, 00:26

Pearlington man arrested for dousing wife with lighter fluid
Glendel Bazor

Hancock County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a Pearlington man this weekend who allegedly doused his wife with lighter fluid during a domestic incident.
Sheriff's Investigator Steve Saucier said Monday that Glendel Bazor, 39, was arrested and charged with aggravated domestic violence and possession of a firearm by a felon.
According to Saucier, Bazor's wife, Karen, called 911 to report a domestic altercation at their Russ Street home on Sunday morning.
"It began with some pushing and shoving, but things escalated," Saucier said. "At some point, Glendel Bazor grabbed a bottle of charcoal lighter fluid and began squirting his wife with it."

Oct 21, 2014, 19:17

Hundreds volunteer for Coastal Cleanup in Hancock County
During Saturday’s Mississippi Coastal Cleanup, volunteers Elizabeth Bettencourt and her grandchildren Laela and Malachi discovered a hidden watermelon patch along the Bay St. Louis Beach Boulevard Scenic Byway.

Nearly 2,000 volunteers – including more than 300 from Hancock County – combed the Coast's beaches, marsh areas and barrier islands Saturday, picking up trash at 47 sites during the 26th annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup.
Preliminary numbers show that during the three-hour cleanup, 1,616 people picked up 1,603 bags of trash, including 275 bags of recyclables along 100 miles in Harrison, Hancock and Jackson counties.
In Hancock County, groups worked along Beach Boulevard, at McLeod Park, the city of Diamondhead and up and down Washington Street, collecting 178 bags of trash plus a couple of tons of debris.
Bay Mayor Les Fillingame and his wife Barbara reported one of the most unique items found by local volunteers: Elizabeth Bettencourt and her grandchildren Laela and Malachi discovered a hidden watermelon patch along the Bay St. Louis Beach Boulevard Scenic Byway.

Oct 21, 2014, 19:16

Ladner locked in solitary for ‘jeans’ comment
Roger Ladner

A federal prison's discipline officer recently stripped former Hancock County Road Manager Roger Ladner of 54 days of "good time" after Ladner allegedly made "inappropriate" comments toward a female correctional officer.
In September, Ladner filed a Petition for Habeas Corpus in the U.S. Eastern Arkansas federal court.
The petition seeks to reverse the decision of Discipline Hearing officer Michael Melton who took away 54 days of Ladner's good time and placed him in solitary confinement for three months.
Ladner, who has served about two years of a five-year sentence for public corruption, was housed at the federal prison in Oakdale, La. from March 2013 until December 2013.

Oct 21, 2014, 19:15

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