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…
Hancock County Judge Trent Favre on Tuesday presented his annual State of the Youth Court Address during the Hancock County Board of Supervisors meeting.
Officers of the Waveland Police Department on Friday arrested a local man for allegedly molesting a child and manufacturing child pornography.
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.
On Friday, the Hancock County Sheriff's Office charged two juveniles in connection with a house fire at 62714 Diamondhead Drive North in Diamondhead, which occurred on Jan. 15.
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…
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.
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.
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…
A Bay St. Louis man was arrested late Wednesday in a shooting incident at Bay Park Apartments that wounded four people, one of whom has died, police confirmed early Thursday morning.
At least four people were shot Wednesday evening, with one confirmed dead after an attempted car-jacking at Bay Park Apartments off Longfellow Drive in Bay St. Louis. The apparent culprit has been arrested, Sheriff Ricky Adam said, turned in to authorities by his own mother.
The Hancock County School District on Wednesday welcomed Mississippi State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carey Wright during her Celebration of Excellence Tour.
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.
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…
An independent film shot in part in Bay St. Louis -- and featuring Linda Hamilton of "Terminator" fame -- will screen today at the Southern State Indie Fan Film Festival in Biloxi.
The famed Budweiser Clydesdales are coming back to Bay St. Louis on Jan. 31 as part of another tour of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, courtesy of Mitchell Distributing.
The 200 block of North Beach Boulevard in Old Town Bay St. Louis was packed elbow-to-elbow on New Year's Eve as hundreds of people huddled together to watch the first-ever Bay Oyster Drop.
Last week, the Pearl River County Board of Supervisors hired former Hancock County Supervisor Blaine LaFontaine as the county's first economic development director, effective Jan. 1.
Bay St. Louis will celebrate New Year's Eve on the half-shell, ringing in 2020 with fireworks, a bonfire and the city's first-ever "Oyster Drop."
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.
It should be a "spirited" Christmas this year at the Crittenden household. Nearly two years to the day after Crittenden Distillery opened in the Kiln, Matt Crittenden on Friday filled the company's 1,000th barrel.
Last week, Waveland Mayor Mike Smith announced that Waveland was the winner of the Salvation Army's 2019 Red Kettle City Hall Challenge.
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.
A former Hancock County Justice Court deputy clerk was sentenced Thursday to at least six years in prison for embezzling more than $100,000 in public funds.
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.
The city of Bay St. Louis and the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce Greenways Committee on Friday hosted a public forum to help inform voters about the referendum next Tuesday on a two-percent food and beverage tax in the Bay.
A Honduran national was sentenced this week to 12 years in prison for leaving the scene of a December 2018 car accident that critically injured a teenage girl in Pass Christian.
A Bay St. Louis city work crew on Monday drove a backhoe onto Chris Lagarde's property off Old Spanish Trail to begin a two-day court-ordered clean-up, for which Lagarde will get the bill.
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…
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…
Bay St. Louis voters are headed back to the polls next Tuesday, Dec. 17, to determine whether the city may levy a two percent food and beverage tax.
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.
The Southern Rail Commission met in Bay St. Louis on Friday, and members said the effort to restore passenger rail service between Mobile and New Orleans -- with daily stops in the Bay -- are still on track.
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."
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.
Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam said this week that deputies will be working overtime to curtail drunk driving during the holiday season.
Pearl River Community College on Tuesday broke ground on the Phil Bryant Aviation and Aerospace Academy, which will be located at the Stennis International Airport in Hancock County.