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George County man gets 25 years for aggravated domestic violence, burglary charges

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-09-27 14:04:53

A man will spend 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to beating his girlfriend, burglary and auto burglary.

Brandon Chase Tanner, 37,  pleaded guilty last week to aggravated domestic violence and the burglary charges.

Judge Dale Harkey sentenced Tanner to 20 years with 18 to serve for both the aggravated domestic violence and burglary of a dwelling charges and an additional 7 years for the auto burglary.

The aggravated domestic violence charge stemmed from an August 23, 2019 incident in which he beat his then girlfriend, Courtney Schouest, repeatedly…

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Child Advocate Program Expands Into George and Greene Counties

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by Nancy Jo Maples, Our Mississippi Home

The local Court Appointed Special Advocate organization, better known as CASA, has expanded into George and Greene counties.

CASA leaders and volunteers hosted a reception at the Center of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Multipurpose Education Facility on Sept. 8 unveiling the name change to CASA of Southeast Mississippi. The new name will better reflect the organization’s commitment to serving not only Jackson County but also George County and Greene County. CASA serves children in the court system who are victims of abuse or neglect.

Chancery Judge Mark Maples, a CASA board member, was the keynote speaker. About 100 people attended. Community members learned more about the CASA program from staff, members of the Governing Board and…

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Biloxi, Gautier open with region wins

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by Curtis Rockwell, Our Mississippi Home

Region play began for many teams in the “Southern Six” Friday night.

In D’Iberville, the visiting Indians smacked the Warriors 34-27 to open Region 4-6A action.

The win moved Biloxi to 3-1 on the year, while D’Iberville has now dropped four straight games and stands 1-4 on the season.

In Class 5A, Gautier standout signal-caller Kaden Irving accounted for 7 touchdowns on his birthday whipping visiting 49-21.

continued its dominance over St. Martin Friday night as the visiting Admirals registered a 21-7 win over the Yellow Jackets to open Region 4-6A play.

Head coach John Archie’s crew got a trio of scoring runs from three different players to overcome an early 7-0 deficit and pull out the win. Gavin Brown (6-yards), Emmanuel Bentley…

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The Night the Legend of Eric Moulds Took Flight in Pascagoula

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by Curtis Rockwell, Our Mississippi Home

Two months ago, Lucedale native Eric Moulds was inducted into The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.

It was just over three decades ago, though, that Moulds first gave notice to his home state that he would be a force to be reckoned with on the playing field for years to come.

Moulds was a multi-sport standout for High School as his senior season began in 1991. Up to that point, though, the 6-foot-2 muscular speedster was known for his exploits on the basketball court as much if not more so than on the football field.

But all of that changed 31 years ago this week, on Sept. 20, when Moulds and his Rebels traveled to War Memorial Stadium in to take on the home-standing and perennial state power Panthers. It was not only George County’s first year playing in the…

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228 Sports:(Friday Rewind) 7 things we noticed in prep football

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by Curtis Rockwell, Our Mississippi Home

Four teams from remained unbeaten on this young prep football campaign, each by registering pretty comfortable wins.

Also, the number of unbeaten teams after three weeks of action in the “Southern Six” dwindled by one, to a half dozen overall, while there are still a quartet of teams in our coverage area that are still looking for their first win of the season.

Here are seven things we noticed in the “Southern Six” Friday night:

  1. Staying perfect: remained unbeaten by easily handling win-less 36-0 at Greyhound Stadium. The Greyhounds celebrated their first home game of the season by jumping out to a quick and commanding first half advantage, as Will Smith raced for a pair of scoring scampers while Bray Hubbard and Bryshen Smith also…

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Ocean Springs stays unbeaten with 36-0 win

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by Curtis Rockwell, Our Mississippi Home

Things remained pretty much the same for both and Friday night.

The homestanding Greyhounds, in their first game of the season at Hugh Pepper Field, smacked the visiting Rebels 36-0 as OSHS moved to 3-0 on the season and GCHS fell to 0-3 on the young campaign.

September 9, 2022: Ocean Springs Will Smith (8) runs for a touchdown on a pitch from Hubbard during the George County versus Ocean Springs game at Hugh Pepper Field in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Photo: Bobby McDuffie/228 Sports
September 9, 2022: Ocean Springs Will Smith (8) celebrates a touchdown with Bryshen Smith (7) during the George County versus Ocean Springs game at Hugh Pepper Field in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Photo: Bobby McDuffie/228 Sports
September 9, 2022: George County Jacobe Street…

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One year since tragic Highway 26 road collapse in George County

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www.wxxv25.com – Rick Gogreve – 2022-08-31 17:58:26

Today marks one-year since the deadly Highway 26 collapse in .

One year ago, tragedy struck George County when a strip of Highway 26, about 60 miles northeast of , collapsed.

State troopers, emergency workers, and rescue teams responded at the collapse to find the east and westbound lanes completely washed away from rains caused by Hurricane Ida. State Trooper Cal Robertson said, “When I got the call, I had to ask the question twice, you know, what exactly was it that happened, because it’s not something like this that you run up on every day in…

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So Where Did Buzzard Roost Get Its Funny Name?

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by Nancy Jo Maples, Our Mississippi Home

Buzzard Roost, Miss. is exactly what its name implies – a place where buzzards roost.

A handful of good folks roost here too, and in winter months deer and fowl hunters perch themselves amongst pines and swamps in this community bordering the River.

Buzzard Roost was originally known as the Davis Community and inherited its funny nickname more than a hundred years ago as a joke. “A bunch of buzzards roosted in an old tree,” the late Laree Rouse told me years and years ago. She had a second-home camp on the riverbanks. Legends claim the named tree stood at the Double Branches bridge crossing towards Pierce Lake at what old-timers referred to as the “Lonesome Cypress” site.

Today, few people in know the crossing at Old River Road and Old Highway 26 as…

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Hey Austin Butler… “Thank You, Thank You Very Much!”

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by Nancy Jo Maples, Our Mississippi Home

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely heard about the new Elvis movie portraying the King of Rock-n-Roll’s rise to fame. However, did you know the starring actor has roots in ?

Yep, Austin Robert Butler is the 30-year-old grandson of the late Robert Howell, who grew up in George County and ended up in California after joining the military. Butler’s mother is the late Lori Anne Howell Butler, who passed away from pancreatic cancer seven years ago. Lori is one of Robert Howell’s three daughters.

Robert Howell was one of 11 children born to the late Ernest and Eva Howell. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1960 after high school. He settled in California where he and his wife, Karen, raised their family. Howell’s niece, Freida Havard, said he never…

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Pair of South Mississippi standouts sign pro baseball contracts

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by Curtis Rockwell, Our Mississippi Home

A pair of prep products have signed contracts with Major League Baseball organizations.

Mississippi State University baseball teammates Logan Tanner of High and Brad Cumbest of East Central High School both were recently selected in the annual MLB Amateur Draft, Tanner in the second round by the Cincinnati Reds and Cumbest as the No. 266 overall pick in the…

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