Stephanie Bounds, Bolin in runoff for Poplarville alderman post

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.

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Gov. Moonbeam to illegal aliens: Welcome to Calif.

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Bay St. Louis City Council sets public hearing on new budget and proposed tax hike for Sept. 4

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.

Background: http://www.davidafarrellat-large.com/?p=13667

 

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Cochran makes stop at PJ’s in Picayune

At PJs

At PJs  are from left Kammer, Rep. Mark Formby, Cochran, Beth Stewart Lenoir of Stewart Insurance Agency, Chamber director April Lovelace, during Cochran’s stop here. Photo by Jodi Marze.

By Jodi Marze
Special to At-Large
     PICAYUNE, Miss., Mon., Aug. 25, 2014 — U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, who is seeking his seventh term as Mississippi’s U.S. Senator in the Nov. 4 General Election, stopped by PJ’s Coffee House today to speak with local real estate professionals and citizens before kicking off his bus tour in September.
     “It was the Senator’s request to thank the Realtors for their support, and an opportunity for those present to thank the Senator for his support of real estate issues,” said Bruce Kammer, chair of governmental affairs.
     Kammer said Cochran was instrumental in the passage of the flood insurance bill, which will keep prices of insurance affordable for homeowners. Cochran also supported the protection of the mortgage interest deduction.
     The flood insurance bill, passed this year, delayed the increases in flood insurance premiums that were part of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. The increase in premiums were intended to require flood insurance premiums to reflect the actual risk of flooding, which would have led to an increase in premiums, making home ownership unobtainable for many new and existing homeowners, Kammer said. 
     The mortgage interest deduction allows homeowners to reduce their taxable income by the amount of interest in their payments which in most cases are secured by their principal residence.
     In some instances a second residence is considered, he concluded.
     Cochran told those in attendance that he was thankful to have the opportunity to represent the people of Mississippi.
He said the Senate was created to provide equal representation for interests of all states so that the populated centers of the big cities would not dominate the government.
     “Mississippi benefits from this and this part of our state has been very helpful in contributing to national defense, military installations and shipyards,” Cochran said. “Our people have been more than willing to serve our country in times of need, regardless of the danger of doing so.”
     He told the group he had fond memories of the progress and development of the state as a continuing contributor to the nation’s national defense and economic development.
     Jordan Russell, aide to Cochran, said the Senator’s future plans for the state involve his position as Appropriations chairman in the Senate “if Republicans take the majority that is looking more likely everyday.”
     Russell said Senator Cochran has always been an advocate for accessibility to quality rural healthcare through county owned hospitals and clinics.This is an on-going topic addressed at the monthly Pearl River County Board of Supervisor meetings.
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OBITUARY: Gayle Harter Duet

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.

Gayle Harter Duet:

Gayle Harter Duet: Aug. 12, 1939 – Aug. 13, 2014.

 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. 

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OBITUARY: Kathleen M. Lamarque

PICAYUNE, Miss., Sun., Aug. 24, 2014 — Funeral services for Kathleen M. Lamarque of Carriere was held Monday, August 18, at McDonald Funeral Home Chapel.

Kathleen M. Lamarque:

Kathleen M. Lamarque: Oct. 13, 1943 – Aug. 13, 2014.

 
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. 

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OBITUARY: Lisa Brady Pitts

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. 

Lisa Brady Pitts:

Lisa Brady Pitts: Nov. 2, 1960 – Aug. 9, 2014.


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. 

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For PRC, another Shrimp Bowl squeaker: Biloxi 48, PRC 42

An Indian hug: A Biloxi defensive lineman grabs Devil running back Hunter Holifield in action in the Shrimp Bowl Sat. night in Biloxi. Holifield gained 202 yards on 32 carries. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

An Indian hug: A Biloxi defensive lineman grabs Devil running back Hunter Holifield in action in the Shrimp Bowl Sat. night in Biloxi. Holifield gained 202 yards on 32 carries. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

Devil Head Coach Eric Collins gives out some instructions on the sidelines in Sat. night's Shrimp Bowl at Biloxi. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

Devil Head Coach Eric Collins gives out some instructions on the sidelines in Sat. night’s Shrimp Bowl at Biloxi. Photo by Mitch Deaver. 50 is OL Kevin Crowley and 14 is Mike Tatman, who gained 119 yards on 10 carries for the night.

Tatman tries to break away from Indian tackler.  50 is Kevin Crowley. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

Tatman tries to break away from Indian tackler. 50 is Kevin Crowley. Photo by Mitch Deaver. 60 is OL Logan Lisenbea. 75 is OL Andrew Fletcher.

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.

Devil QB Tyrek Whitehead sscrambles as Biloxi's Justin Hulett tries to stop him. 25 is Christian Roberts who gained 89 yards on 8 carries. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

Devil QB Terek Whitehead scrambles as Biloxi’s Justin Hulett tries to stop him. 25 is Christian Roberts who gained 89 yards on 8 carries. Photo by Mitch Deaver. Whitehead ran for a one-yd. QB sneak for a TD and connected on a 36-yd. TD strike to Donte Stephens.

Christian Roberts run for yardage. He gained 89 yards on 8 carries for the Devils. Photo by Mitch Deaver

Christian Roberts run for yardage. He gained 89 yards on 8 carries for the Devils. Photo by Mitch Deaver. 60 is Lisenbea, an offensive lineman.

Holifield runs. He gained 202 yds. on 32 carries, and scored a TD. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

Holifield runs. He gained 202 yds. on 32 carries, and scored a TD. Photo by Mitch Deaver. 35 is Cole Lott.

Devil kicker Zach Baumgartner splits the uprights Sat. night at Biloxi. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

Devil kicker Zach Baumgartner splits the uprights Sat. night at Biloxi. Photo by Mitch Deaver. 32 is Biloxi’s Brandon Wilson.

Devil Alexis Travis knocks a  Biloxi running back out of bounds at the one yard line. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

Devil Alexis Travis knocks a
Biloxi running back out of bounds at the one yard line. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

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Area schools kick off prep season in scorching heat; Hornets beat Raleigh 31-6

Coach Jay Beach, former PRC Blue Devil and PRCC Wildcat, won his first game against Raleigh as Hornet head coach Friday night.

Coach Jay Beach, former PRC Blue Devil and PRCC Wildcat, won his first game against Raleigh as Hornet head coach Friday night. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

Lucas paced the Hornets with 14 carries for 162 yards Friday night. Photo by  Mitch Deaver. He scored three TDs.

Lucas paced the Hornets with 14 carries for 162 yards Friday night. Photo by Mitch Deaver. He scored three TDs.

Hornet cheerleaders cheered on the Hornets in their first win of the season under new head coach Jay Beach.

Hornet cheerleaders cheered on the Hornets in their first win of the season under new head coach Jay Beach.

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.

Hornet fullback Jessie Pernell grinds it out Friday night against Raleigh. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

Hornet fullback Jessie Pernell grinds it out Friday night against Raleigh. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

Hornet QB Austin Darden rolls out. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

Hornet QB Austin Darden rolls out. Photo by Mitch Deaver. 76 is OT Joey Seal.

Lucas winds it up for another TD run, this one for 71 yards. He scored 3 TDs. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

Lucas winds it up for another TD run, this one for 71 yards. He scored 3 TDs. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

Horet Anthony Martin rolls around right end. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

Horet Anthony Martin rolls around right end. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

The only way Raleigh managed to take down Lucas was to bulldog him. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

The only way Raleigh managed to take down Lucas was to bulldog him. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

Darden hands off to Lucass. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

Darden hands off to Lucass. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

19 Devon Bonner maneuvers for yardage. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

19 Devon Bonner maneuvers for yardage. Photo by Mitch Deaver.

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