Chef Alex Perry, of Vestige in Ocean Springs, was nominated for a James Beard Award, Best Chef South, has the restaurant phone ringing for reservations at the farm-to-table restaurant in Coastal Mississippi.
Rod Stokes, a native of Moss Point on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, chose country singer Blake Shelton to be his coach on season 16 of “The Voice” on NBC. John Legend and Adam Levine also turned around for Stokes.
A Moss Point MS woman picked up the phone to call police about her 16-year-old son allegedly being assaulted by Keianna Keishaun Gipson, 28, when Gipson shot her in the face Macphelah Street, police said.
A coal-fired power plant in Purvis MS is one of the top groundwater contaminators in the country, and one in Jackson County is also on the list, according to a report by The Environmental Integrity Project.
The MS Legislature approved a bill that would send Jackson County 18.5 percent of sales taxes collected in a special redevelopment area north of Ocean Springs so the county could borrow money for improvements, then repay the loan with those taxes.
An Amber Alert for Pascagoula MS toddler Genesis McCord ended after her murder suspect father, Joe Quincy McCord, turned himself in to Mobile AL police. McCord is at the Jackson County jail, facing a murder charge in the death of Brittany Moore McCord.
Keg and Barrel brewpub has two locations in Hattiesburg, one near University of Southern Mississippi, and now is opening a third restaurant at a new shopping center called The Inlet in Ocean Springs MS.
Jackson County MS officials want to be sure they get a fair share of the BP oil spill money coming to South Mississippi to help build and maintain roads and bridges, along with dog parks and boat launches.