February 5, 2008 6:07 AM

A passionate voice is silenced

Joseph P. “Jody” Compretta Jr., who was killed in a tragic accident while celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans over the weekend, was a key participant in the recovery of Bay St. Louis and Hancock County. At 39, Compretta had already served two terms as president of the county’s Chamber of Commence and was serving as president of its Community Development Foundation.

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