Jackson County to get $10 million from FEMA for dredging

August 14, 2013 in News, Statewide News

Jackson County is getting a multimillion-dollar boost from the federal government to help erase the effects of Hurricane Isaac last year.

The Sun Herald reported that the county will receive $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for dredging silt that Isaac swept into the mouths of bayous and channels. Matching money from the state and county will pay for an additional $4 million in dredging work.

County Board of Supervisors President Mike Mangum said the work could start in October and take about a year to complete.

Child, 3, drowns in Jackson County swimming pool

June 3, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The Sheriff’s Office in Jackson County is reporting the death of a 3-year-old child in a swimming pool.
The Sun Herald reports the death is believed to be the result of an accidental drowning Saturday, May 25, in a pool in the Gulf Park Estates area in the St. Andrews community.

The child’s name was being withheld pending further investigation and notification of family members.

Inmate charged with homicide after punching another inmate

March 18, 2013 in Top Stories

A 19-year-old Jackson County jail inmate faces up to 20 years in prison after punching another inmate in the face resulting in his death.

Dionte R. Jones has been charged with homicide while in the commission of a misdemeanor assault for a physical assault on 46-year-old Anthony Eugene Moore.

Sheriff Mike Byrd said on Sunday, March 3, Jones was in the day room of the Jackson County jail arguing with a family member on the telephone. Just as the call ended, Moore walked by and Jones allegedly knocked Moore unconscious with a punch to the jaw.

Flooding main concern as recovery starts

September 5, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Isaac is gone and now the focus turns to cleanup with an eye to rising rivers in south Mississippi.

In Jackson County, Emergency Management Director Donald Langham said local officials will being documenting Isaac’s damage.

Pascagoula police search for missing teen

September 4, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A 15-year-old Jackson County girl is missing and the police department is asking for the public’s help in locating her. Lt. James Massey said Allysa Taylor Gray was last seen Saturday night about 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of Ingalls Avenue and Pascagoula Street.

Tracking Hurricane Isaac; 2 counties order mandatory evacuation

August 29, 2012 in News, Statewide News, The Buzz, Top Stories

While shelters are filling up in Hancock County, emergency management officials in Harrison and Jackson counties have ordered a mandatory evacuation.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm’s center – with winds near 80 mph – reached land at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday in Plaquemines Parish, about 90 miles southeast of New Orleans.