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The Hancock County Republican Executive Committee on Friday welcomed Waveland Mayor Mike Smith to the Republican Party, which marked his official departure from the Democratic Party. 

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Last week, the senior citizens at Memorial Woodland Village Nursing Center received a loving surprise. 

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The Krewe of Kids on Saturday celebrated its 41st annual Mardi Gras parade on Dunbar Avenue in Bay St. Louis, toasting the senior royal court at Dunbar Village. Mayor Mike Favre proclaimed it Krewe of Kids Day in the city. Hancock Circuit Clerk Kendra Necaise served as grand marshal.

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A hate crime investigation is under way in Bay St Louis after a 12-year-old girl was allegedly handed a black doll dressed in “slave like clothes” with beads wrapped around its neck in what appeared to be a noose at the Krewe of Nereids Parade on Sunday. 

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The Bay-Waveland School District Board of Trustees on Monday recognized several teachers for their roles in the district’s newest program, Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS). 

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It’s Carnival time in Hancock County — the Krewe of Kids will celebrate its 41st annual Mardi Gras parade this year beginning at 11 a.m. this Saturday, Feb. 15, and on Sunday, the Krewe of Nereids will celebrate its 53rd annual parade.

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The Hancock County Board of Supervisors on Monday scheduled a public hearing to determine whether the Frontier RV Park, located at 5028 Lower Bay Road, is a menace to public health and safety. 

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Hundreds of people lined up on Main Street in downtown Bay St. Louis on Saturday for "Penguins and Pops," a special photo op with live African penguins at Pop Brothers. Mississippi Aquarium teamed up with Pop Brothers for the event. Mississippi Aquarium, currently under construction in Gulfp…

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Two of three malnourished dogs are safe tonight, headed to a temporary home after being rescued in the wake of a viral Facebook video exposing their living conditions at a Kiln property. 

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Next Monday, Jan. 20, marks Martin Luther King Day, and the Hancock County NAACP has three days of events planned to celebrate the occasion.

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The Hancock Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 23rd at Diamondhead Country Club.  Held each January, the Annual Business Meeting is an opportunity for Chamber members and guests to learn about the work the Chamber did in the previous year as well as p…

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It was an evening of tears and memories as family and friends gathered at the Waveland Waffle House on Monday evening to honor the life of Morgan Landry, who -- along with Cheyanne Schultz -- was shot and killed in last week's deadly carjacking at Bay Park Apartments. 

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After the success of Sending Smiles to Seniors for Christmas, Diamondhead Rouses Market store director Chuck Clark is aiming to send smiles to seniors for Valentine's Day. 

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After a five-day trial, a federal jury on Friday found Taryn Goin Naidoo, 41, of Diamondhead, guilty of three counts of possession of images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Divisio…

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It's time to laissez les bon temps rouler -- Monday, Jan. 6, marked Twelfth Night, which signaled the beginning of the 2020 Carnival season, and there is a plethora of Mardi Gras activities planned in Hancock County.

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Bay St. Louis native Elder LaChina Tillman Ozment (aka "China") -- along with her family and friends -- went throughout the community over the holidays leaving angels (made from kitchen dish towels and pot holders) on front door steps and doors. The angels were left anonymously unless, the d…

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