GULPORT, Miss. (AP) – A Mississippi coroner says he’s “colorblind” when it comes to spending public money at funeral homes, but attorneys for six black-owned funeral homes say two white-owned companies receive a disproportionate share. The Sun Herald reports Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove testified Wednesday in the black-owned funeral homes’ discrimination lawsuit against the […]
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) – Attorneys for funeral homes suing a Mississippi coroner say he has acknowledged that he can’t remember ever sending a white person’s body to one of the county’s six black-owned funeral homes. The federal trial against Harrison County and Coroner Gary Hargrove began Monday in Gulfport with jury selection and opening arguments. […]
By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A federal trial is scheduled to start Monday over claims by six black-owned funeral homes that a Mississippi Gulf Coast coroner illegally discriminates in favor of two white-owned competitors. The dispute revolves around cases where Harrison County pays for a body to be picked up, stored, […]
LONG BEACH, Mississippi (AP) — According to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove, the body found Friday in Pass Christian has been identified as 20-year-old Regina Camille Riley of Long Beach, who was reported missing on Oct. 4 and last seen around Sept. 27…
The pedestrian killed by an alleged hit-and-run driver in Biloxi over the weekend has been identified as 70-year-old David Honarka, of Greenback, Tenn.
The Sun Herald reported that Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove released his name Monday after locating his relatives.
Hargrove says Honarka would often visit Biloxi casinos while his wife was visiting with relatives.
Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove said Melanie Suzanne Clements Nestle, 40, of Gulfport is the woman, who was killed after she was hit by a train in her vehicle on Sunday, Sept. 30 shortly before 8 p.m.
Hargrove said she was located only a block away from her home at the tracks on 33rd Avenue in Gulfport.
News Briefs From Across The State By Monica Land Victim collided with car A Biloxi man is dead following a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 15 and Lamey Bridge Road in Harrison County Saturday. According to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove, 45-year-old Nick Scales of Biloxi was traveling northbound on Highway 15 […]