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You won’t believe the upgrades coming to Pascagoula beach

Pascagoula begins Phase II of the beachfront promenade, a 10-foot wide concrete pathway from the west side of Beach Park to the west end of Buffet Beach at the Point. Residents should expect occasional lane and road closures. The project will include decorative lighting, bike paths on both sides of Beach Boulevard, a shade structure near the Point, drinking fountains, a beach shower, fire pit and handicapped accessible picnic area.

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Old Fort Bayou Road project: Here’s what you will see

The parents of 3,000 students will have it easier when the Old Fort Bayou Road project is complete and there is a new intersection with Yellow Jacket Road near three St. Martin schools. The official start date for the $2.4 million road-improvement project is in September and it’s expected to take seven months.

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Gautier’s former city manager takes a job in another state

Gautier's former city manager, Samantha Abell, is heading to a different state with her family to take a job. After a rigorous vetting process, she has been hired as deputy city manager for Gulf Breeze, Florida, across the bridge from Pensacola. The city holds special meaning for her, it’s where, for four years, her daughter was treated for a rare cancer.

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He said ‘We’re good enough to play the police’

Drug Court participants have been playing each other in softball. But this year, when Pascagoula policeman Mike Dunn, umpiring one of their games, commented that they just might be good enough to play the police, the Drug Court guys took it to heart. They’ve organized a charity softball tournament that has grown into something that’s good on so many levels, one judge said. It’s teaching responsibility to others as a way of boosting self esteem.

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A plea to Black Lives Matter activists from Coast NAACP leader

The NAACP is urging young people on the Coast to comply with police, be respectful and if there's a problem, “we’ll deal with it later.” Jackson County chapter president Curley Clark met with the media on Friday, telling them that the NAACP supports peaceful Black Lives Matter protests but does not condone violent actions against police.

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New SRHS board member: ‘I will not resign’

Another Singing River Health System trustee appointed by Melton Harris has a conflict with the hospital system. A state Ethics Commission report says Clarence Dubose’s pharmacy and hospice compete with SRHS and the hospital board has asked him to resign. Dubose says the ethics report supports him.

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Navy seaman charged with capital murder in death of transgender woman

Dwanya Hickerson, 20, of New Orleans, was arrested Monday, July 25, 2016, on a charge of capital murder in the killing of Dee Whigham of Shubuta. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell talks about the arrest.
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Navy seaman charged with capital murder in death of transgender woman 0:52

Navy seaman charged with capital murder in death of transgender woman

Jackson County rallies around Marjorie Williams 1:34

Jackson County rallies around Marjorie Williams

Dallas shootings prompt Jackson County businessman to offer free lunch to Coast law enforcement 1:12

Dallas shootings prompt Jackson County businessman to offer free lunch to Coast law enforcement

New Pascagoula museum highlights oldest house in Mississippi Valley 1:36

New Pascagoula museum highlights oldest house in Mississippi Valley