Eleven years after Hurricane Katrina, the new Waveland Police Department finally has a place to call home. Appropriately, the new police station doubles as a storm shelter. Monday, state and local officials talked about its importance.
A South Mississippi representative will lead the state House Appropriations Committee. Speaker Philip Gunn announced John Read of Gautier will be the new chairman. He replaces Herb Frierson of Poplarville, who resigned earlier this year to become Commissioner of Revenue.
Hundreds of people filled a cathedral in Mississippi's capital city on Monday to remember two nuns who spent decades helping the needy and were found stabbed to death last week in their home in one of the poorest counties of the state.
Pascagoula goes to the polls today to vote on a 2 percent tax on prepared food. Voting is expected to be very low, under 1,000, partly because it's a single-item election. But support is strong with the recreational leagues and Resurrection Catholic School. The money will go to improve existing recreational facilities and generate a revenue stream for expansion.
The state could take over the Moss Point School District if it doesn’t show improvement in several categories. With so much at stake, Superintendent Shannon Vincent is channeling LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for inspiration.
Four trees were marked for consideration to be cut down at the Inner Harbor Park. It was agreed between Jackson County and Ocean Springs that two would be given a chance to live and two dead or mostly dead ones would be cut. County contract workers cut the wrong one — a “perfectly good tree,” says Ocean Springs attorney Robert Smith, and left the dead one.
Ole Miss came in seventh this year as a party school in Princeton Review’s 2017 survey of top 381 colleges and 19th for having the most beautiful campus. LSU students were less than impressed with their professors.