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The Mississippi Department of Education on Thursday released the test scores from the 2019-2019 state Academic Assessment Program -- showing all-time scores in English and math state-wide -- and the superintendents of all three local public school districts said they're pleased with the results.

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Hancock High School took the first step in completing the next phase of athletic improvements when school officials ceremoniously broke ground for the Hancock Hawks Football Fieldhouse on Saturday, August 10th in the searing heat of South Mississippi with throngs of supporters looking on.

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Steve Barney, director of the Bay St. Louis Creative Arts Center and member of The Arts Hancock County, on Tuesday presented the Waveland Board of Mayor and Aldermen with a ceramic replica of the Waveland Lighthouse.

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The city of Waveland's "Bark Park" is now open to the public, Waveland Mayor Mike Smith announced Tuesday.

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The 2019 primary election is scheduled for this Tuesday, Aug. 6. Hancock County polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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The Hancock County Board of Supervisors during a special meeting on Monday unanimously approved a resolution to advance 50 percent –– or $110,000 of the county's FY 2020 budget allocation –– to Gulf Coast Mental Health to help keep the organization afloat.

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Bay St. Louis Police Chief Gary Ponthieux on Tuesday announced the arrest of 24-year-old Dquan Kyree Lewis of Bay St. Louis, who was charged with one count of drive-by shooting.

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Next Wednesday, 19-year-old Taylor Rabelais of Bay St. Louis is embarking on a 10 month journey with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps.

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The summer-long festival fun continued in Hancock County over this past weekend, with the third annual Hemingway Festival at the Waveland Ground Zero Museum and the annual CASA of Hancock County Poker Run in Bay St. Louis.

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The Hancock County and Harrison County Sheriff’s Offices are seeking information on missing person 47-year-old Robert Joseph Moran aka “Joey.”

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With a focus on the vibrant arts and events scene that Bay St. Louis has to offer, Yahoo highlights the annual Arts Alive event held in March, “when dozens of artists’ studios collide for a community-enriching arts festival that features local works, live music, theater, literature and lots …

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As part of its new “Hancock County: Love it, Don’t Trash it” initiative, county Solid Waste Enforcement officials worked this week to install surveillance equipment in several locations around the county.

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Tropical Storm Barry was expected to make landfall somewhere on the central Louisiana coast as a Category 1 hurricane either late Friday night or early Saturday morning, but Hancock County officials still warned of rain and storm surge.

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A 59-year-old Bay St. Louis man drowned in a pool at his Manor House apartment complex off de Montluzin Avenue Thursday night during a Fourth of July party, Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk said.