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Man killed walking across I-10 in Hancock County
A Louisiana man was struck and killed Friday evening while walking across Interstate 10 near Exit 2 in Hancock County, Hancock Coroner Jim Faulk said.
Glorick Lymon, 75, from Donaldsonville, La. was hit by a vehicle just east of mile marker 2, on the east bound side of I-10.
"It killed him and then the older woman that hit him in a Mercedes (ended up going) to the hospital," Faulk said.
Lymon had apparently stopped his car in the emergency lane, got out and started walking across the highway, Faulk said.
"Nobody knows why he stopped," Faulk said. "His wife was still sitting in the car. She was sleeping and she woke up," just in time to see Lymon get hit.
Faulk said the woman who hit him "was probably doing the speed limit. And that pretty much, was it."

Aug 27, 2016, 00:44

Myron Labat: Hancock Co. Citizen of the Year
Long-time educator Myron Labat was named the Hancock County Citizen of the Year on Thursday during the Hancock Chamber Awards Gala. Labat was one of 10 Outstanding Citizens recognized for their contributions to the community. Pictured are, from left: Chamber President Angelyn Zeringue; LiLi Stahler Murphy; Robert J. “Bob” Occhi, Coast Electric Power Assoc. Mark Duffy, community volunteer; Regan Kane, GRI, broker, John McDonald Realty; Myron Labat, retired educator and administrator; Cynthia Mahner, The Arts, Hancock County; Allison Anderson, Unabridged Architecture; Mike Meyers, State Farm Insurance; Barbara Huet, community volunteer; Terie Velardi, Bay St. Louis Rotary Club; John Ferrucci, CEO of Silver Slipper Casino Hotel and the Pat Cuccullu Tourism Person of the Year; and Lisa Cowand, community leader and former president of the Hancock County Board of Supervisors.

The 38th Annual Hancock Chamber Business & Industry Awards Gala Thursday night at Hollywood Casino – Gulf Coast was nothing short of an evening at the Academy Awards.
Nearly 500 business and governmental leaders gathered to recognize outstanding citizens and businesses. During the event, Myron Labat, a retired educator and administrator, was elected as Citizen of the Year by members of the Hancock Chamber of Commerce from a field of 10 Outstanding Citizens.
Other outstanding citizens recognized include: Allison Anderson, Unabridged Architecture; Lisa Cowand, Community Leader; Mark Duffy, Community Volunteer; Barbara Huet, Community Volunteer; Regan Kane, GRI, Broker, John McDonald Realty; Cynthia Mahner, The Arts, Hancock County, Mike Meyers, State Farm Insurance; Robert J. “Bob” Occhi, Coast Electric Power Association; and, Terie Velardi, Bay St. Louis Rotary Club.

Aug 27, 2016, 00:43

A new counsel for Bay Council
Trent Favre

The city of Bay St. Louis is no longer without legal representation. During Thursday's recessed city council meeting, Bay leaders voted 4-0 to approve Mayor Les Fillingame's nomination for a new city attorney. Local attorney Trent Favre, of Jones-Walker Law Firm, will take the seat effective immediately.
“I'm glad each of you have the confidence in me,” Favre said Thursday. “That's one thing that is very important. There's a lot of issues. I don't have any opinions on them.”
“I don't know if I should offer you my condolences or my congratulations,” Ward 5 Councilman Joey Boudin joked.

Aug 27, 2016, 00:42

Authorities may seek evaluation on man accused of stabbing his mother
Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam said Friday that authorities may seek a mental evaluation on a Deer Park man who allegedly stabbed his mother "multiple times" earlier this month.
On Aug. 7, deputies responded to a domestic violence report on Karly Drive in the Deer Park Community.
When they arrived, they discovered Lori Penton, 53, had been stabbed several times.
Penton identified her attacker as her son, Carter Anderson, 34.
Anderson was arrested and charged with aggravated assault (domestic violence).
Penton was transported to the hospital with severe injuries. She has been recovering the past few weeks, Adam said.
Anderson has remained incarcerated at the H

Aug 27, 2016, 00:41

Sixty dogs taken from Shoreline Park home
Authorities last week took possession of more than 60 dogs after one of the animals elderly owners passed away.
Bay St. Louis Animal Control officer Dorty Necaise said Friday that police and first responders received a report of a deceased man last week at a residence in Shoreline Park.
When authorities arrived, they discovered the house contained more than 60 dogs, Hancock County Chief Deputy Don Bass said this week.
Necaise said that officials had previously been made aware of a large number of animals there and were making arrangements to retrieve them.
"There was an elderly couple and their daughter living there," Necaise said. "At first, they had just gotten a few dogs, but they began to multiply."

Aug 27, 2016, 00:40

Police: Woman left baby in car while she shopped
Candace Groves

Diamondhead police last week arrested a local woman who allegedly left her 10-month-old child in her car while she went shopping.
Hancock County Sheriff's Office Capt. John Luther, who heads up the Diamondhead Division of the sheriff's office said Friday that Candace Groves, 33, was arrested on Friday, Aug. 19 and charged with felony child abuse and possession of a controlled substance.
According to Luther, DPD received a complaint of a child being left in a car in a parking lot at about 9 p.m. on Aug. 19.
Police found the child inside the car with the engine off and the windows rolled up, officials said.
Groves, the child's mother, was located in the store and taken into custody, Luther said.

Aug 27, 2016, 00:39

Port & Harbor Commission recognizes Stennis Space Center’s Naval Special Warfare, NAVSCIATTS, Special Boat Team 22 commands with Industrial Award of Excellence
The Hancock County Port & Harbor Commission presented the prestigious Annual Industrial Award of Excellence to three commands representing the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) at Stennis Space Center. Accepting the award for NAVSCIATTS (Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School) was Lieutenant Commander Kerry Jackson. Lieutenant Commander Chad Kalocinski was presented the award on behalf of Special Boat Team 22; and, Mike Rushing received the award for NSW Group Four Training Detachment South.

Bill Cork, CEO of the Hancock County Port & Harbor Commission has announced that three commands representing the Naval Special Warfare at Stennis Space Center were selected as recipients of the Annual Industrial Award of Excellence.
The Commands were recognized during the Annual Hancock Chamber Business & Industry Awards Gala on Thursday at Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast. The event was also presented by the Hancock County Port & Harbor Commission and sponsored by Hancock Bank, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Silver Slipper Casino & Hotel, AMR, Mississippi Power Company, Bob & Barbara Huet, Coast Electric Power Association, Hollywood Casino – Gulf Coast and the Hancock County Tourism Development Bureau.

Aug 27, 2016, 00:38

Harding files suit against mayor’s daughter
Former Bay St. Louis mayoral candidate Jeff Harding on Tuesday filed a defamation/libel suit against Mayor Les Fillingame's daughter, Katie Fillingame Stewart, claiming the criminal charges she filed against him last week were false and "a calculated act of character assassination."
Stewart filed affidavits with the Bay St. Louis Police Department last Monday alleging that on the previous Saturday, Harding "did purposely, knowingly and unlawfully attempt to put (her) in fear of eminent serious bodily harm by following her bumper to bumper, blasting horn, putting (her) and her seven-year-old in fear of causing accident or bodily harm."
According to the affidavit, Stewart's "son was in a panic due to the horn and him following so close they felt fear for their life."

Aug 23, 2016, 18:21

Pedestrian hit near bridge in Pearlington
Emergency workers from West Hancock Fire-Rescue survey the scene Monday evening after Anthony Pharrow was struck on Hwy. 90 at Pearlington near the state line bridge. Pharrow had apparently been next to his stalled motorcycle in the middle of the west-bound lane when an oncoming car hit both him and the bike.

For the second time in the past three weeks, a pedestrian was struck near the state-line bridge in Pearlington.
Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Chase Elkins said Tuesday that MHP received a report of an accident on Old Hwy. 90 in Pearlington at about 8:56 p.m. Monday.
According to Elkins, a Honda motorcycle, driven by Anthony Pharrow, age unknown, had broken down in the west bound lane of the state line bridge on Hwy. 90 near Hwy. 604.
Shortly after, a white Ford Explorer traveling west rear-ended the motorcycle and struck Pharrow, Elkins said.
The name of the driver of the Explorer was not released by press time Tuesday.

Aug 23, 2016, 18:20

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