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2 slain nuns remembered for helping the needy

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.

Jackson County

Pascagoula goes to the polls today to vote on restaurant tax

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.

Jackson County

Workers cut live tree at Ocean Springs park, leave dead one standing

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.

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Community members conduct peaceful protest in Moss Point

Protest stems from treatment of customers at Moss Point Express.
TIM ISBELL SUN HERALD
Community members conduct peaceful protest in Moss Point 1:44

Community members conduct peaceful protest in Moss Point

Quality Bakery tries to get back to work after Katrina 0:41

Quality Bakery tries to get back to work after Katrina

How the Mockingbird went from a Katrina refuge to a family 2:07

How the Mockingbird went from a Katrina refuge to a family

Pink Heart Funds still open despite depletion of account 3:18

Pink Heart Funds still open despite depletion of account