July 12 local headlines

posted by Kelly Bennett -

Ricky McDonald is in custody, and Gulfport police are looking for a second suspect in connection with a shooting on 3rd Street that left a man wounded Sunday.  Jermaine Posey of Biloxi is considered armed and dangerous, and shouldn’t be approached. 

Nearly 100 dogs and cats were seized from a property in Jones County, and Humane Society officials say the conditions they were forced to live in were horrendous.  Charges are being filed against 2 people found on the 160 acres along Lyon Ranch Road. 

Treasure Bay is getting a thumbs-up for a new 400 space parking lot on the west side of the property, but only getting a tentative okay on plans for a 3 story parking garage and a ten-thousand-square-foot expansion of casino operations.  Biloxi wants more details on the latter of the projects.

Special decking is being installed between Steve’s Marina and the Simpson Pier in Long Beach, thanks to a donation from the junior Auxiliary of Gulfport.  This will allow residents, especially those in wheelchairs, better access to the water. 

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves is denying that he pressured state transportation officials to build an access road to his neighborhood in Flowood. And he's challenging MDOT's executive director to provide details about any improper communications that might have taken place involving the 2-million-dollar project that's now been put on hold. Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall says the road adjacent to Highway 25 was his idea. He says he thought it was needed to make access to the highway safer. But now, Hall says, he's not so sure.

Congratulations to Barbara Crusan of Pass Christian.  She’s our states finalist in an Eggland’s Best Recipe Contest, and now hopes to be voted the best in the Southeast region for her shrimp pasta recipe.  You can help her out by voting once per day through the end of this month.  

americasbestrecipe.com/contest.  

How do you protect your home from burglars…spot gang activity, or recognize when someone’s on drugs?  The Coordinator of MS Coast Crime Stoppers, Lori Massey, plans to address these questions today at noon at Aunt Jenny’s in Ocean Springs.  It is a Lions Club meeting, but they’re encouraging everyone to join. 

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