POPLARVILLE, Miss., Tue., Aug. 26, 2014 — Following today’s special city election, Stephanie Bounds and David Glenn Bolin face a runoff on Sept. 9 for a vacant spot on the Poplarville Board of Aldermen, held by former Alderman Randy Brown, who had to resign because of a conflict of interest, city officials said.
Brown was a detective with the Biloxi police dept. He lives in Poplarville.
Stephanie Bounds led the four-candidate field with 145 votes or 35 percent of votes cast. Bolin came in second with 106 votes or 26 percent of votes cast.
Nicole Bounds had 82 and Michael A. O’Quin got 75 votes.
The top two vote-getters go into the runoff because no one received a majority of votes cast, which would have been 50 percent plus one vote, and anyone receiving a majority would have been elected in the first round.
The voting took place today at City Hall here. Voting began at 7 a.m. and polls closed at 7 p.m.
A total of 406 votes were cast in today’s balloting, or 25 percent of registered voters.
The election is being held to fill the remainder of Brown’s unexpired term.by
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss., Tues., Aug. 26, 2014 — The City Council here has set a public hearing on Sept. 4, for gathering public comments on a proposal to raise tax rates five mills in an effort to solve cash-flow problems in the new city budget for 2014-15.
The council has come under criticism from the local newspaper and some officials for mismanagement of the city budget, and there have been calls for solving the problem by raising taxes. Critics say the city has some of the lowest millage rates in Mississippi, 15.09 mills for city services and 2.99 mills for the library support.
The council tried to get the Hancock Co. board of supervisors to take up the library support millage, but supervisors said they were operating under a tight budget themselves and counldn’t afford it.
The council has already met in a series of budget workshops in an effort to hammer out a new budget which has to be finalized and adopted by Sept. 15 so it can take effect on the start of the new fiscal year on Oct. 1.
The city has been facing cash flow and debt service financial problems.
An independent auditing firm last month said the city should raise taxes or cut services to get the new budget in line.
PICAYUNE, Miss., Sun., Aug. 24, 2014 — Mass of Christian Burial for Gayle Harter Duet, 75, of Carriere, who passed away Wednesday, August 13, was held Monday, August 18, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1000 Goodyear Blvd.
Burial was in Cypress Grove Cemetery, 124 City Park Avenue, New Orleans, under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Father John Noone officiated the service.
A native of New Orleans,she was a retired medical transcriptionist and a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Gayle was a devout Christian, a loving wife, a devoted mother and grandmother with a green thumb who could grow anything. Her beautiful roses were a testament to her gardening abilities. Grammy will be sorely missed by all of her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney Harter and Marie Dittman Harter.
Survivors include her loving husband of 41 wonderful years, Harrison “Pete” Duet Jr.; son, Kerry J. Frank and wife Danielle; two daughters, Laurie F. Raspino and husband Thomas, Beth F. Sekinger and husband Steven; eight grandchildren, Brandi and husband Scott, Jessica, Jamie, Thomas and wife Steffany, Colin, Christopher, Kelsey, and Jack; three great grandchildren, Jaelen, Dominick, and Damien; two sisters, Judith H. Orduna and husband Albert, Joan H. Ricca and husband Joseph, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
PICAYUNE, Miss., Sun., Aug. 24, 2014 — Funeral services for Kathleen M. Lamarque of Carriere was held Monday, August 18, at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial was in Memorial Gardens Mausoleum under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
The Very Reverend Father Filkens officiated the service.
Kathy entered into the gates of Heaven to be with Jesus on Aug. 13. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a retired administrative assistance at UNO and a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard Knowles, Sr., and Hazel Castrogiovanni Knowles; sister in law and husband, JoAnn Lamarque Luke and husband Charlie.
Survivors include her loving husband of 51 wonderful years, Emile J. Lamarque; two sons, Emile J. Lamarque Jr. and wife Alva “Denise”, Joseph M. Lamarque; three grandchildren, Sage, Salem, and Layton; brother, Leonard Knowles Jr., sister, Hazel Knowles; brothers in law to Anthony and wife Betty, Ronnie and wife Natashia, Dennis and wife Maria, Tommy and wife Janelle, Timmy and wife Pam.
PICAYUNE, Miss., Sun., Aug. 24, 2014 — Funeral Mass for Lisa Brady Pitts, 53, of Picayune, who passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, was held Saturday, Aug. 16, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1000 Goodyear Blvd.
Arrangements was under the direction of McDonald Funeral Home.
Father John Noone officiated the service.
A native of Kenner, La., she was a teacher at Roseland Park Elementary School and a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harold A. Brady Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Dennis Pitts; her sons, John Pitts and wife Mallory, Brady Pitts and wife Sarah, and Trevor Pitts; her 2 grandchildren, Julia Pitts and Sullivan Pitts, and 2 expectant grandchildren; her mother Nina Wells Hendriksen; her brother, Harold Brady III; and her sister, Carla Anderson and husband Keith.
BILOXI, Miss., Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 — Like last year, the Pearl River Central Blue Devils tonight lost another squeaker in the Shrimp Bowl: this time 48-42 to Biloxi. The game was a non-district game. Biloxi is 6A, PRC 5A.
With the game tied 42-42 in the last minute, it was lost when the Blue Devils fumbled at their own 15 yard line, and two plays later Biloxi QB Blake Johnson scrambled up the middle on a keeper for five yards and the go-ahead TD, making it 48-42, Biloxi, with 50 seconds remaining in the game. Indian Chandler Myers pounced on the loose ball.
The Devils desperately tried to get something going in the closing seconds in an effort to retie the game, but time ran out, and Biloxi snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.
The Devils took a 21-14 lead into the halftime break, and at one point led 42-28.
But Biloxi rallied, scoring 20 points in the last quarter.
The grind-and-pound Devil offense ground out enough points to win, but the defense couldn’t stop the Indians, and mistakes didn’t help. Biloxi QB Johnson was 16 of 27 for 240 yards. He connected for 3 TD passes and scored one himself. Tim Jones was his favorite receiver, snagging nine pitches for 160 yards. The Biloxi passing-attack was relentless.
Devil running back Hunter Holifield rushed for 202 yards on 32 carries, and Devil running back Mike Tatman gained 119 yards on 10 carries.
The game was, at times, wild and crazy. A total of 80 points was scored by the two clubs, and in one five minute period, they racked up five TDs, one a minute.
But the momentum turned when Indian Justin Hulett stole the ball from a Devil runner and raced 83-yards for a TD. PRC was leading 42-28 at the time, and Hulett’s TD made it 42-35.
Biloxi then put together a 72-yd. drive to tie the game at 42-all with 1:22 left in the game on a 7-yd. TD pass play from Johnson to Biloxi receiver Tim Jones.
PRC scores came on a one-yard plunge and 67-yd. dash by Tatman, a one-yd. sneak by Whitehead and a 36-yd. pass to receiver Donte Stephens, a one-yd. plunge by Holifield and a 87-yd. electrifying kick off return by Enon Davis.
Gulfport beat Bay High 42-7 in the first game of the Shrimp Bowl double-header.by
POPLARVILLE, Miss., Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 — The Poplarville Hornets beat Raleigh 31-6 in their season opener here Friday night under new head coach Jay Beach, and as Coast teams kicked off their 2014 season on Friday night, the temperature registered close to 90 degrees.
Hornet running back Malik Lucas paced the Green Machine with 71-yard and 21-yard dashes for TDs. Lucas scored three TDs for the night. Lucas also scored on a 14-yard run, and overall carried the ball 14 times for 162 yards total rushing.
Score by quarters:
Raleigh 0 0 0 6
Poplarville 10 14 0 7
In Pascagoula, shortly before the kick off of the Moss Point-Pascagoula rivalry, the stadium temperature gauge at War Memorial Stadium in Pascagoula, where the game was played, registered 93.
It was a sluggish start for both Moss Point and Pascagoula in the first half, but the Panthers gradually wore down the Tiger defense and pulled away in the second half, beating Moss Point 28-0.
The most amazing performance Friday night was in the St. Stanislaus 55-32 victory over Hancock Hawks. St. Stanislaus’ Myles Brennan threw for 451 yards and four TDs, and also scored three TDs on his way to a spectacular showing.
New Head Coach Seth Smith at East Central lost a heartbreaker against Vancleave 23-21. Vancleave won the game on a 43-yard field goal on the last play of the game.
Today at 4 p.m., Gulfport takes on Bay High in the Shrimp Bowl at Biloxi high school’s stadium, and at 7:30 p.m. Pearl River Central kicks off its 2014 season against the Biloxi Indians for the final game of this year’s Shrimp Bowl. Last year PRC lost to Gulfport 34-27 in OT in the Shrimp Bowl.
Both PRC and Biloxi will be starting 2014 with new QBs, PRC with 6-2 senior Tyrek Whitehead and Biloxi with Blake Johnson.
Picayune was open this weekend.
Temperatures are expected to be pushing 100 degrees today when Gulfport kicks off to Bay High at 4 p.m. in Biloxi.
Scores on Friday night games:
Oceans Springs 42 George Co. 16; Pascagoula 28 Moss Point 0; Harrison Central 42 Stone Co. 7; D’Iberville 16 Gautier 8; St. Stanislaus 58 Hancock 32; St. Martin 49 Columbia 28; Vancleave 23 East Central 21; Pass Christian 36 McLaurin 0.
You can listen to today’s PRC-Biloxi clash at: http://gcinradio.com/
WHAT: The Shrimp Bowl. WHERE: Biloxi high stadium. GAME 1: Gulfport vs. Bay high, kickoff 4 p.m. GAME 2: PRC vs. Biloxi, kickoff 7:30 p.m. WHEN: Today.