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Windy Swetman is out of supervisor's race

Winfield "Windy" Swetman III announced Friday he has pulled out of the Harrison County supervisor race and won't seek reelection as District 1 Supervisor.

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ADVOCATE: Wildlife and Fisheries agent shot in Ouachita Parish, in serious condition

A Wildlife and Fisheries agent is in serious condition after he was shot in the back Thursday in Ouachita Parish, authorities said.

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Snapchat, shoes and selfies: Bay High grads talk the talk, walk the walk

BAY ST. LOUIS -- When Tyce Lawler was in sixth grade, he wrote "I want to graduate at the top of my class" on a board in his karate class.

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Man offers reward for information on driver who hit therapy dog in Harrison County

HARRISON COUNTY -- A therapy dog that was rescued after its siblings had died living with a hoarder was growing into a wonderful dog, its owner said. Everything changed Tuesday…

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Law enforcement asks boaters to remember safety this Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day is the busiest weekend on the water in South Mississippi, and law enforcement officials are prepared to enforce rules and guidelines to protect those enjoying the Coast's lakes…

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South Mississippi kindergartners show gains in literacy skills

Every school district in South Mississippi saw improvement on the state's first kindergarten assessments, test results show.

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Gulfport Pier dedicated to memory of councilwoman

GULFPORT -- Former Gulfport Councilwoman Libby Milner Roland was "looking down on us" as a pier and tree were dedicated in her memory on Thursday.

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Indictment: Gautier man threatened to kill 'snitch' in identity-theft case

Gautier resident was awaiting trial on charges he sold identity papers…

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Community mourns loss of Gautier mom, daughter in I-10 crash

The deaths of a Gautier mother and her 4-year-old child in an Interstate 10 crash are mourned by a widespread community including T-ball friends, church members and teachers and students…

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Mississippi Power says it must give back association's $275 million deposit on Kemper

Mississippi Power said in a report filed late Wednesday a $275 million deposit the company received from South Mississippi Electric Power Association must be returned now that SMEPA has decided…

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Doctor accused in prescription pill mill in Waveland denied bond pending trial

GULFPORT -- Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker on Thursday ordered Dr. Steve Morris III held without bond pending trial on charges accusing him of running a pill mill in Waveland.

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Two Harrison County men say they were paid to move meth from Texas to South Mississippi

GULFPORT -- Two men had an initial court appearance Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert H. Walker in a federal criminal complaint alleging they had 485 grams of meth when…

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Long Beach man accused of molesting child for 6 year period in Hancock County

HANCOCK COUNTY -- Sheriff's deputies arrested a Long Beach man on charges of sexual battery Wednesday after receiving a complaint he sodomized a child.

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Saunders will be remembered as a confidence builder

BILOXI -- Before the film industry found South Mississippi, Rosemary Saunders was the first contact for most people interested in acting or modeling.

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Traffic moving again on I-10 in Jackson County after accident

An accident scene that backed up eastbound and westbound traffic on Interstate 10 between the Ocean Springs and Vancleave exits Thursday afternoon was cleared up by 5 p.m., though traffic…

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Flash flood warning in effect for South Mississippi

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Harrison County, southeastern Pearl River County, Jackson County and northeastern Hancock County. The warning will continue until 7 p.m.

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'Strong' thunderstorm capable of hail coming to Harrison, Jackson counties

A thunderstorm near Saucier moving east at 30 mph is producing winds in excess of 40 mph, according to an alert from the National Weather Service.

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Water advisory issued for part of beach in Gulfport

GULFPORT -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued a water contact advisory Thursday for a stretch of beach in Gulfport.

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Update: Convicted killer admits he's a drug dealer in Gulfport

GULFPORT -- A 43-year-old man convicted in a double homicide committed when he was 18 has pleaded guilty to distributing cocaine and marijuana in Gulfport.

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ADVOCATE: Pelicans' Anthony Davis picked for first-team All-NBA roster

Anthony Davis, who led the New Orleans Pelicans to the playoffs with his play on both ends of the court, was selected first-team All-NBA on Thursday.

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