Jackson County

Jackson County

New tack on homeless issue prompts return of benches to OS library

As she said she would, Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran had the benches returned to the front of the public library, behind City Hall. They were removed in June 2015, because homeless were congregating at the entrance to the library, around the sturdy metal benches and unsettling other patrons, such as the mothers with young children, city officials said at the time. Removing the benches did not totally solve the problem, however. City officials said the homeless still live around the library and use the public toilet at City Hall, but it has gotten better.

Jackson County

Ministry for homeless in Ocean Springs loses home

The Living Well Ministry day center for the homeless is now without a building. It was able to come back together with volunteers over the weekend to supply a cold-weather shelter for the homeless and elderly at the last minute when the city attorney said using the Civic Center could be a liability. Now it is looking for a place to again take in the homeless.

Jackson County

Ocean Springs to rein in crop of signs growing along US 90

Ocean Springs businesses need all the advertising and attention they can get, city leaders are told, but the growing crop of little A-frame signs along U.S. 90 that alert drivers to everything from when shrimp is available to new hours for nail service have triggered complaints from people who fear the gateway to the city is getting tacky.

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Meeting set for George County twin lake project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a meeting on Jan. 24 to test public reaction to the twin lake project George County and Pat Harrison Waterway District are proposing. It requires damming tributaries to the lower Pascagoula River, known as the largest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states.

Videos

Are the live oaks in downtown Ocean Springs healthy?

Ben Kahlmus of Fulgham's Inc. Tree Preservation Service analyzes the extent of damage and decay in a live oak in downtown Ocean Springs on Friday, January 6, 2016.
Amanda McCoy amccoy@sunherald.com
Are the live oaks in downtown Ocean Springs healthy? 0:56

Are the live oaks in downtown Ocean Springs healthy?

What about all those signs in Ocean Springs? 0:46

What about all those signs in Ocean Springs?

What happens when an elf goes off his shelf? 1:52

What happens when an elf goes off his shelf?

Viral video of Coast animal abuse: May be disturbing to some 0:30

Viral video of Coast animal abuse: May be disturbing to some