Hancock County

Diamondhead woman charged with vehicle theft

A Diamondhead woman is behind bars, charged with theft of a motor vehicle. Bay St. Louis Police said they arrested Cristina Moran, 34, on April 7 after she was identified as a suspect in a vehicle theft. Bay Police said…

Hancock County opening shelters for severe weather

The Hancock County Emergency Management Agency will be opening the Hancock County Emergency Operations Center and the Leetown Shelter today beginning at 3 p.m. for anyone needing shelter due to the threat of severe weather impacting Hancock County between 6…

Port Bienville awarded grant to improve rail storage yard

Port Bienville in Hancock County is one of two ports to receive grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve port facilities. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced the 25 awards in 19 states totaling more than $241 million that…

Stennis Airport receives RESTORE grant for technology park

Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission received $2.2 million in RESTORE Act funds for a technology park at Stennis International Airport. The 40-acre technology park will consist of multiple buildings built in phases. The funding, which stems from the 2010…

Hancock County investigating shooting death in Pearlington

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations is involved in an officer-related shooting Monday that occurred during a call about another shooting in Pearlington. According to the Sea Coast Echo, deputies who were dispatched to Kelly Road early Monday about a shooting…