Mike Smith and wife Melanie celebrate Tuesday after Smith was named the winner of the Democratic Mayoral primary runoff.
Waveland Fire Chief MIke Smith on Tuesday emerged as Waveland's Democratic mayoral candidate after he defeated Brent Anderson in the primary runoff.
Unofficial results show Smith taking 487 votes to Anderson's 230.
Tuesday's turnout was about half of what it was two weeks ago.
Smith will move on to the general election on Dec. 2 and take on Republican candidate Jay Trapani.
"I am just humbled by the support," Smith said. "It's been a challenge running two races in two weeks. I am going to continue to work in the next two weeks." Nov 18, 2014, 22:37
Harrison County authorities have arrested an 88-year-old Kiln man for the alleged sexual battery of a seven-year-old boy in Pass Christian.
"In September 2014, Investigators received a criminal complaint alleging that a seven-year-old male juvenile had been sexually assaulted by Charles Theodore Wood, 88, (of) Kiln," Harrison County Sheriff Melvin T. Brisolara said in a news release issued Monday. "Wood had been temporally residing in the home of the juvenile in Pass Christian.
"Upon completing interviews and collecting evidence, an arrest warrant was issued for Wood on the assault charge. Wood surrendered to authorities at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center on Nov. 12." Nov 18, 2014, 22:35
Hancock County sheriff's deputies on Sunday arrested a Kiln man who allegedly raped a woman on Nov. 11.
Chief Investigator Glenn Grannan said Monday that Jason Dean Ray, 39, was arrested and charged with forcible rape.
According to Grannan, the victim--an adult female--and Ray had known each other for some time.
The incident allegedly occurred at the victim's home in Kiln, Grannan said.
Deputies were made aware of the alleged rape when the victim went to Memorial Hospital in Gulfport. Nov 18, 2014, 22:34
Supers look to move unused MDA funds to other projects The Hancock County Board of Supervisors will ask the Mississippi Development Authority for permission to move nearly $2 million in unused hurricane recovery funds to help support other projects.
Supervisors met on Monday and again on Tuesday to discuss the plan.
Earlier this month, supervisors accepted bids on a new sports complex.
The county has been allocated $5 million in federal funds for the project, but the bids came in at a higher amount than projected..
Supervisors are also eyeing a project for the county's E911 dispatch center.
Supervisors have identified several projects which are complete and from which money is left over. Nov 18, 2014, 22:33
Two more elections set Next Tuesday, Nov. 25, there will be runoff races for the Circuit Court Judicial Place Two and a spot on the Bay-Waveland School District.
Chris Schmidt and Robert "Fant" Walker will do battle in the circuit court judicial race and Mike Bell and Robinette Lipscomb Lawler will vie for the school board seat.
The circuit court judge serves in Hancock, Harrison, and Stone Counties.
The Bay-Waveland School Board seat is for one of the two Waveland representatives to the board.
Voters in those races will cast ballots at traditional county voting precincts.
Since both races were general elections, any registered voter can cast a ballot in the runoff whether he or she voted in the Nov. 4 election. Nov 18, 2014, 22:32
Cynthia Chauvin, executive director for CASA of Hancock County, left; Camille Tate, 2015 Queen of the Krewe of CASA; David Mayley, 2015 King of the Krewe of CASA; and Rhonda Gamble, chairperson for the 2015 Krewe of CASA Mardi Gras Gala.
CASA of Hancock County on Monday threw a “reveal party” at the West End Restaurant in Waveland to announce the king and queen of the organization’s largest fundraiser, the “Krewe of CASA” Mardi Gras Gala.
Cynthia Chauvin, executive director of Hancock CASA, announded that the 2015 King is Dave Mayley and his Queen is Camille Tate.
“CASA of Hancock County relies heavily on the Krewe of CASA Gala to continue the organization’s work with abused and neglected children,” Chauvin said.
Currently, she said, CASA of Hancock County is working with 475 children in the foster care system.
“That’s more children than are in the system in the city of Atlanta, Ga.,” Chauvin said. “and more than in the Jefferson and Orleans parishes combined.” Nov 18, 2014, 22:31
The Gulfport Gridiron Club on Monday named Hancock High School Head Football Coach Rocky Gaudin its Gulf Coast coach of the year..
The Gulfport Gridiron Club was established in 1947. Gaudin received the award Monday at a ceremony at the Gulfport Yacht Club.
Gaudin, who has 38 years coaching experience, previously won the award when he coached at Mercy Cross about a decade ago.
Under Gaudin, the Hawks had a season to remember in 2014.
Hancock finished with a record of 7-5 and made the playoffs for the first time in 23 years. Nov 18, 2014, 22:30