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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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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a monthly feature focused on “gems” in the Sea Coast Echo’s circulation area. This feature appears the first Wednesday of each month.

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Diamondhead Mayor Thomas E. "Tommy" Schafer has filed suit against the Diamondhead Property Owners Association and asked for a temporary restraining order to lift his suspension from its country club and amenities.

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There was some nervous laughter and a great many genuine smiles last week at the King's Kitchen as Charles Burke and his brother Fred handed out brightly-wrapped Christmas gifts.

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Bay St. Louis voters stayed away from the polls in droves on Tuesday, but the people who did turn out to cast their ballots in the city's referendum on a two-percent food and beverage tax were against it by a wide margin.

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Hancock County -- the Pearlington Christmas Parade, 12th annual Bay St. Louis Christmas Parade, 8th annual Snowflakes and Sugarplums Festival and inaugural "Christmas on Coleman" saw huge turn-outs over the weekend, and more events are coming as…

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Gregory Prudhomme, a 4-12 grade mathematics teacher at Crossroads Learning Center, is the Bay-Waveland School District’s Teacher of the Year. Prudhomme was recognized at the December meeting of the school board. All five Teachers of the Year in the district were honored earlier at a luncheon…

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As the Sea Coast Echo nears its 128th consecutive year of publication, changes in the reading habits of Echo readers leads to the announcement today that the Echo will expand its online publishing efforts to include more daily updates for our online readers.

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The holiday events kick into high gear today, Saturday, with Christmas parades in Bay St. Louis, Pearlington and Waveland, along with the 8th annual Snowflakes and Sugar Plums Festival and the first annual "Christmas on Coleman."

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Many prayers of thanks were said last week for our faith, families, friends, and health. Christmas will bring a renewed sense of compassion reflected in Christ’s commandment to love your neighbor as yourself.