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Hancock County History and Pirates!!!


The Hancock County Historical Society in Bay St. Louis, founded in 1977,  is a very active organization, researching and preserving the long and storied history of Hancock County.  The Society has amassed thousands of documents and photographs to be gathered into a computerized database with wide availability.  These documents and photographs have been collected from churches, schools, magazines, newspapers,  local authors,  city archives, the county and many other sources.

To begin your foray into the fascinating and sometimes colorful history of Hancock County, please check out the Historical Society’s website,, visit their offices at 108 Cue Street, Bay St. Louis, or call 228.467.4090.

The following link to a brief outline of Hancock County’s history will certainly whet your appetite and motivate you to learn more about what has happened here, when it happened, and who was involved.

Add to this article the following articles about the famous “Pirate House” and Jean Lafitte and you will be hooked on this organization and the history of Hancock County!  The Pirate House was located at 649 North Beach Boulevard, Waveland MS.


The Pirate House and Jean Lafitte

The Pirate House Revisited

Enjoy your Journey!!!

Eating and Shopping in Downtown Biloxi

There are a plethora of shops and eateries, places to stay, and things to see in Beautiful Downtown Biloxi–something for everyone–all within blocks of “The Beau” and “The Hard Rock”!  Check these out the next time you are in Biloxi!!!

Gold & Diamond Exchange

Prima Donna Boutique

Adventures Pub & Spirits

The Redding House

Josette’s Inc.

Mary Mahoney’s Old French House Restaurant

Saenger Theater

Jazzeppi’s Ristorante & Martini Bar (195 Porter Ave.)

Desportes & Sons Seafood Market & Deli (1075 Division Street)

Best Western Oak Manor

Biloxi Regional Medical Center

Biloxi Main Street Association

Ohr O’Keefe Museum

Biloxi Shrimping Trip

Fishing the Coast

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum

Rena’s Deli



Destination Weddings on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Are you searching for an intimate and breathtaking setting for your wedding or elopement?  The beaches of Bay St. Louis & Waveland offer just that, and an array of wedding professionals all along the Mississippi Gulf Coast can help your ideas come to life.  A great place to begin your search is Bliss Wedding Cafe, the coast's very own free vendor resource center for brides to gather inspiration and information, and meet with the Gulf Coast’s top wedding vendors.  The cafe is open Tuesday-Saturday, and you can call (228) 206-3010 anytime to set up your appointment (or just drop by their Gulfport office at 2109 19th Street).  


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Bay’s Natural Grocery coming to Bay St Louis, MS

Bay’s Natural Grocery has annouced their intention of opening a store in Old Town Bay St Louis, MS.

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It will be a great treat to have another grocery store in Bay St. Louis, but really awesome for a quality grocer! see more info at

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Bay St. Louis 4th Ward Begins Monthly Newsletter

Bay St. Louis Newsletter Aims to Inform and Entertain

Contact: Ellis Anderson(228) 493.2107

A new Bay St. Louis Fourth Ward newsletter launches in July, with the goal of“ making good citizenship easy – and fun!” In keeping with that motto, even thenewsletter’ s name is light-hearted: “ The Fourth Ward Cleaver” makes whimsicalreference to the 1950’ s sitcom, “ Leave It To Beaver.”

The on-line newspaper will be published on a monthly basis at and although it’ s geared toFourth Ward residents andproperty owners, contributorsbelieve that others along thecoast will find the periodical ofinterest. Each issue will includegeneral neighborhood news,with columns on events,gardening, and Fourth Wardarchitecture. A photo gallerywill share pictures of residents’anniversaries, family reunionsand other festive occasions.
of Fourth Ward neighbors.

Allen Reed, a contributor who lives on Ballentine Street, noted that while there’ s no feeto receive an e-mail notice when a new issue is posted on-line, subscribers are askedto “ adopt” one neighbor without a computer, then print and deliver a copy to them each month.

“ It’ s a fun community project and we’ re all volunteers,” said Reed. “ And since theInternet makes it extremely inexpensive to produce, we don’ t have to seek out donationsor advertisers.”
Reed pointed out that the site also has a map of the ward and a list of useful links to cityservices and organizations. “ It should be a great informational resource for residents ofthe ward,” he said. “ But we want it to be entertaining as well.”

If the Cleaver’ s popularity grows, Reed hopes that other wards in the city will eventuallystart up their own version of the on-line newsletter. “ We think we have an easy systemin place and would be delighted to share our format. After all, the more communitiesinteract, the healthier they are.”
As the website proclaims, “ you don’ t have to live in the Fourth Ward to be part ofour neighborhood!” Those wishing to subscribe to the Fourth Ward Cleaver can sendtheir names, street address and e-mail address to: directions for submitting news items, photos and story ideas may be found at thenewsletter website at