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Mississippi port sues contractor for $5.8M

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport is suing one of its contractors over a construction contract that's more than 1 years behind schedule. The Sun Herald reports the suit filed Sept. 13 says Southern Industrial Contractors of Rayville, Louisiana, breached a $50 mi

MERIDIAN STAR - 2017-09-19 11:03:07

Coast Catholics mourn death of Father Patrick McDermott

Catholics on the coast are mourning the loss of a longtime priest in the Diocese of Biloxi. Father Patrick McDermott served in the diocese for more than 50 years. McDermott died Sunday in Ocean Springs. The 77-year-old native of Ireland was ordained to the priesthood in 1964. Before his retirement i

WLOX - 2017-09-18 15:57:56

Crashes slowing traffic on both sides of I-10 near Exit 38 to Gulfport

Motorists on Interstate 10 near Gulfport can expect traffic delays due to crashes in westbound and eastbound lanes until about 12:40 p.m. Tuesday. The crashes occurred shortly before 11:30 a.m. on both sides of Exit 38 to Mississippi 605 and Lorraine/Cowan Road. On the westbound side, a vehicle ove

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2017-09-19 17:04:00

After talking trash in court, it's not yet clear who is picking up garbage come Oct. 1

It's not clear who is picking up garbage in each city in Harrison County beginning in October, even after a court hearing Monday that detailed a small portion the trash battle between the City of Gulfport and the Harrison County Utility Authority. Bill Whitfield, an attorney for the City of Gulfpor

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2017-09-18 19:56:00

Mississippi State president visits Gulfport High School

Everyone was saying Hail State at Gulfport High School as Dr. Mark Keenum, president of Mississippi State University, spoke to junior and senior students. Dr. Keenum talked about the importance of getting a secondary degree after high school and even posed for a selfie with all of the students. Pr

WXXV25.COM - 2017-09-18 23:14:26

Gulfport residents voice opinions on trash service

Gulfport residents were given an opportunity, Monday, to voice their concerns about their trash pickup services. Meanwhile, Gulfport is beginning a court battle with the Harrison County Utility Authority after making the decision to part ways on collection agencies. "If the other guy says, 'This is

WLOX - 2017-09-19 03:21:23

Several accidents on Interstate 10

Police were working at least two accidents on Interstate 10. They both happened around the same time, just before 11:30 this morning in the area between exit 34 and exit 38, which is between the exit at Highway 49 and Lorraine Cowan Road and Highway 605 in Gulfport. AMR was on scene at the site of

WXXV25.COM - 2017-09-19 19:29:12

Public meeting on Gulfport waste contract

The City of Gulfport held a public meeting tonight to discuss the solid waste contract they continue to keep with Waste Pro. Even amidst a lawsuit from the Harrison County Utility Authority, the City of Gulfport continues to join Waste Pro, explaining to residents how the new garbage contract will

WXXV25.COM - 2017-09-19 03:24:59

Ultimate Glam: Coast hairstylist gives back to breast cancer survivor

After beating breast cancer, a Coast woman is on the receiving end of a special surprise. Bay St. Louis resident, Laverne Harrington, was chosen as the recipient of an ultimate glam day. To Harrington's surprise, she was fitted with a custom wig, custom dress, and a photo shoot; all thanks to severa

WLOX - 2017-09-17 22:06:51

Man pleads guilty to hiring hit man in Stone County death

A man who hired a hit man to kill the husband of Evelyn Garrison pleaded guilty to first-degree murder at 3:30 p.m. Saturday before Judge Chris Schmidt in Gulfport. Emmett Entriken, 67, is sentenced to life with possiblity of parole for the death of Timmy Garrison, per Stone County Sheriff's Capt. R

BILOXI SUN HERALD - 2017-09-16 22:50:00

Hispanic Heritage Month at Pass Road Elementary

It was an all-out fiesta at Pass Road Elementary as students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Over 400 kids spent their lunch playing games and eating tacos, while a group of ESL students from Gulfport High performed Hispanic dances. Artifacts and different aspects of Hispanic culture were also s

WXXV25.COM - 2017-09-18 20:09:00

Solid waste public meeting in Gulfport

Happening tonight, a public meeting for Gulfport residents to discuss the city's solid waste contract with Waste Pro. About a month ago, the city announced they were breaking away from the Harrison County Utility Authority's contract with Team Waste, signing a new six year contract with Waste Pro.

WXXV25.COM - 2017-09-18 19:23:04

Ex-Rutgers student who tried to kill 6 people on campus is mentally ill: attorney

NEW BRUNSWICK -- A former Rutgers University student who was indicted on charges he set fire to a campus building, trying to kill a student and five faculty members, suffered from a mental disease, his attorney said. Shyam Sridhar, who is accused of setting a university building in Piscataway ablaze

NJ.COM - 2017-09-19 21:18:11

South Brunswick resident promoted to digital account coordinator

R&J Strategic Communications, a full service integrated marketing and public relations agency, has promoted Maria Bayas of South Brunswick to digital account coordinator. After joining R&J in January og 2016 as a Public Relations intern, Bayas transitioned to the Digital team in June. In her new rol

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:03

74-year-old lifer finishes prison term for the 1968 murder of his wife

Grover Sanger, who died in state prison of natural causes Monday, was serving a life sentence for the 1968 murder of his wife in Columbia, Lancaster County. A 74-year-old man has finished serving his life prison sentence for the 1968 murder of his wife. The end came when Grover Sanger, formerly of

PENNLIVE.COM - 2017-09-19 18:41:05

Church welcomes new pastor with local ties

The United Methodist Church (UMC) of Greater New Jersey has appointed Cyndi Stouffer as pastor of the New Brunswick UMC. Stouffer, a North Brunswick resident, has served the Pearl River UMC for six years and Suffern UMC for two years. She has a Master's in Divinity from Drew Theological School and a

PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 18:04:03

Queens Bridge construction impacts transportation schedule

The closure of the Queens Bridge connecting Bound Brook and South Bound Brook is having an impact on Somerset County Transportation shuttle schedules. The CAT1R shuttle bus, which serves Franklin, Bound Brook, Somerville, Raritan and Branchburg, and DASH shuttles 851 & 852, serving New Brunswick, B

NJ.COM - 2017-09-19 16:18:55

Hub City Ethics, Part 6: "Parking King" Fined For Chairing NBPA Meeting Where He Was Hired

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ-A powerful official with several public jobs, including a key role at the city's parking authority, became the second person in the city's history to be fined for violating New Jersey's Local Government Ethics Law (LGEL). Leonard Bier, a longtime attorney for the New Brunswick Par

NEWBRUNSWICKTODAY.COM - 2017-09-19 15:59:00

Guadagno cancels appearance at NJ.com town hall

TRENTON -- Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, the Republican nominee in this year's race to succeed Chris Christie as New Jersey's governor, has canceled a scheduled appearance next week at a town hall on the campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick. Ricky Diaz, a spokesman for Guadagno's campaign, said v

NJ.COM - 2017-09-19 14:42:42

N.Y. Jets, M&T Bank strike community bank partnership

The New York Jets, based in The Green at Florham Park, announced today that a multiyear partnership with M&T Bank has been struck through which the bank has been named the 'Official Community Bank of the New York Jets'. M&T said it will also work collaboratively with the football team toward establi

NJBIZ - 2017-09-19 20:41:00