Public Notices


PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR COASTAL WETLANDS PERMIT
AND WATER QUALITY CERTIFICATION
Larry Adams
has filed an application requesting permission to conduct regulated activities under the provision of the Coastal Wetlands Protection Law Act, Title 49, Chapter 27, Mississippi Code of 1972.
This public notice will supersede the previous public notice that ran on December 23 and December 30 with the incorrect comment deadline date. The applicant is proposing to construct an access pier over tidal wetlands 150 feet in length and 5 feet in width, a boathouse 25 feet in length and 25 feet in width, and a pier 45 feet in length and 5 feet in width. The project is located on the Pearl River at Parcel # 184J-1-19-085.000 Levee Street in Pearlington, Hancock County, MS.
This public notice, project diagrams, and a copy of the full project description may be accessed on MDMR’s website at. HYPERLINK "http://dmr.ms.gov/index.php/coastal-resources-management/wetland-permitting" http://dmr.ms.gov/index.php/coastal-resources-management/wetland-permitting.
In compliance with Section 401 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (33 U.S.C. 1251, 1341), as amended by PL 95-217, the applicant will request certification from the Office of Pollution Control that the above mentioned activity will be in compliance with applicable provisions of Section 301 (33 U.S.C. 1311), Section 302 (33 U.S.C. 1312), Section 303 (U.S.C. 1313), Section 306 (U.S.C. 1316), and Section 307 (U.S.C. 1317) of the Act and appropriate requirements of the State Law.
Any person wishing to make comments or objections to the proposed regulated activity must submit those comments in writing to the Department of Marine Resources at 1141 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi, Mississippi 39530 before 1:00 p.m. on the day January 24, 2018.
01/06; 01/13; 01/20/18



IN THE CHANCERY COURT
OF HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

IN THE MATTER OF THE LAST WILL
AND
TESTAMENT OF JAMES BEVIS,
DECEASED

SHERRI BEVIS, PETITIONER
CAUSE NO. 23CH1:17-CV-678 SS
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT LETTERS TESTAMENTARY ON THE ESTATE OF JAMES BEVIS WERE GRANTED TO SHERRI BEVIS BY THE CHANCERY CLERK OF HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, ON THE 20TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2017, AND ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST SAID ESTATE ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED TO PRESENT SAID CLAIMS TO THE CLERK OF SAID COURT AND HAVE THEM PROBATED AND ALLOWED WITHIN NINETY (90) DAYS FROM THIS DATE. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL BAR THE CLAIM.
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED ON THIS THE 3RD DAY OF JANUARY, 2018.
HEATHER L. SMITH, MSB 103981
OF COUNSEL:
HEATHER L. SMITH, MSB 103981
BUTLER SNOW LLP
POST OFFICE DRAWER 4248
GULFPORT, MS 39502-4248
TELEPHONE: (228) 864-1170
FACSIMILE: (228) 868-1531
HEATHER.SMITH@BUTLERSNOW.COM
01/06; 01/13; 01/20/18



IN THE CHANCERY COURT
OF HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
EULA BECKWITH, ADMINISTRATRIX
OF THE ESTATE OF HAZEL H. BROWN,
DECEASED
VS
THE HEIRS AT LAW OF
HAZEL B. BROWN, DECEASED, ET AL,
DEFENDANTS
CAUSE NO. 2017-701 JS
SUMMONS
(RULE 81 SUMMONS)
THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:

TO: (1) The Heirs At Law of Hazel H. Brown, deceased, address unknown
(2) Riva Brown
#3 Brandon Circle
Conway, Arkansas
72034-7505
(3) Vivia Brown Hall
P. O. Box 315
Brisly, LA  70719
THE COMPLAINT OR PETITION WHICH IS ATTACHED TO THIS SUMMONS IS IMPORTANT AND YOU MUST TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS.
You are summoned to appear and defend against the Petition To Determine Heirship at 9:30 O'clock A.M. on the 15th day of February, 2018, in the Chancery Courtroom of the Harrison County Courthouse at Gulfport, Mississippi, and in case of your failure to appear and defend a judgment will be entered against you for the money as or other things demanded in the Petition.
You are not required to file an answer or other pleading but you may do so if you desire.
Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this the 4th day of January, 2018.
(SEAL)
TIMOTHY A. KELLAR, Chancery Clerk
of Hancock County, Mississippi
s/b: D. L. Lee, D.C.
JOSEPH P. HUDSON
Hudson & Smith Attys
1600 24th Ave.
P.O. Box 908
Gulfport, MS 39502
228-863-3095
01/06; 01/13; 01/20/18



IN THE CHANCERY COURT
OF HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

IN RE: ESTATE OF
ELEANOR
MARY DONAHUE, DECEASED
CAUSE NO. 23CH1: 17-CV-543-JS

EXECUTOR NOTICE TO CREDITORS
OF ELEANOR MARY DONAHUE
LETTERS TESTAMENTARY HAVING BEEN GRANTED ON THE 25TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2017, BY THE CHANCERY COURT OF HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, TO THE UNDERSIGNED UPON THE ESTATE OF ELEANOR MARY DONAHUE, DECEASED, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST SAID ESTATE TO PRESENT THE SAME TO THE CLERK OF SAID COURT FOR PROBATE AND REGISTERED ACCORDING TO LAW WITHIN 90 DAYS FROM THIS DATE, OR THEY WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
THIS 10TH DAY OF JANUARY, A.D., 2018.
JOSEPH PATRICK DONAHUE
EXECUTOR
HAAS AND HAAS ATTORNEYS
201 N. SECOND STREET
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS  39520
(228) 467-6574
MS BAR NO. 5091
01/13; 01/20; 01/27/18



NOTICE OF ADOPTION
PROBATE COURT OF
LEE COUNTY, ALABAMA 

CASE NO 2017-C-093, 094, 095
To: Tony Daniel Herrington

Address unknown
Please take notice that a Petition for Adoption was filed in the Probate Court of Lee County, Alabama by Philip Michael Dugas on December 20, 2017 for the Adoption of S.P.H. born September 26, 2005, N.B.H. born June 8, 2007, and C.A.H. born May 30, 2001 to Jessica Suzanne Herrington n/k/a, Jessica S. Dugas. A hearing has been set for the 14th day of March, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. CST in the Probate Court, Lee County Courthouse, 215 South 9th Street, Opelika, Alabama. Should you intend to contest this adoption, you must file a written response within thirty (30) days of the date of the last publication herein, with the Clerk of said Probate Court at 215 S 9th St., Opelika, AL 36801 or appear on the date of the hearing set above to contest said petition. 
Done this the 26th day of December, 2017
Bill English, 
Probate Judge
12/30/17; 01/06; 01/13; 01/20/18



IN THE CHANCERY COURT
OF HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

CREIGHTON PETRICH PLAINTIFF
VERSUS
TOMMY JOSEPH HYMEL AND ANY AND ALL OTHER PERSONS DEFENDANTS
CAUSE NO.: 23CH1:18-cv-039-JS
SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION
TO: a) TOMMY JOSEPH HYMEL, if alive, who is believed to be a non-resident of this state, whose present street and post office addresses are unknown after diligent search and inquiry; or if dead, the unknown heirs-at-law or devisees of said defendant; and b) ANY AND ALL OTHER PERSONS having and/or claiming any legal and/or equitable interest in and to the following real property located in Hancock County, Mississippi:
Lot 19 and West half of Lot 18, being that portion of Lot 18 adjacent to Lot 19, Block 1, AUDREY PLACE SUBDIVISION, Fourth Ward, Waveland, Hancock County, Mississippi, as per plat of said subdivision on file in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Hancock County, Mississippi.
Being further identified as PARCEL NO. 161D-0-02-066.002.
You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by CREIGHTON PETRICH, asserting legal ownership of the above described property and seeking to confirm Plaintiff’s title thereto.
You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Complaint filed against you in this action to Preston J. Mauffray, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose mailing address is P. O. Box 4272, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi  39521, and whose street address is 519 Ulman Avenue, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi 39520.
YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE MONEY OR OTHER RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT.
You must also file the original of your Response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward.
ISSUED under my hand and the seal of said Court, this 16th day of January, 2018.
(SEAL)
TIMOTHY A. KELLAR, Clerk
Hancock County Chancery Court
By: /s/ Cassie Tribble Deputy Clerk
Preston J. Mauffray (MSB #101131)
Attorney at Law, PLLC
P.O. Box 4272
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi  39521
Telephone: (228) 216-6124
Facsimile: (866) 216-6124
01/20; 01/27; 02/03/18



IN THE CHANCERY COURT
OF HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF ELIZABETH MORAN, DECEASED
EDWARD MORAN, JR., EXECUTOR
CAUSE NO. 23CH1:17-CV-108-JP
NOTICE TO CREDITORS

LETTERS TESTAMENTARY HAVING BEEN ISSUED BY THE CHANCERY CLERK OF HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI ON MARCH 1, 2016, TO THE UNDERSIGNED EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE OF ELIZABETH MORAN, DECEASED, IN THE ABOVE STYLED AND NUMBERED CAUSE, IN SAID COURT, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE OF ELIZABETH MORAN, DECEASED, TO HAVE THE SAME PROBATED, AND REGISTERED BY THE CLERK OF THE CHANCERY COURT OF HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI WITHIN NINETY (90) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION HEREOF, AND THAT FAILURE TO PROBATE AND REGISTER ANY SUCH CLAIM WITHIN SAID NINETY (90) DAY PERIOD WILL FOREVER BAR THE SAME.
THIS THE 10TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2018.
EDWARD MORAN, JR.
TODD N. THRIFFILEY (MSB #10017)
ATTORNEY AT LAW, LLC
P.O. BOX 3295
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS 39521
228-467-2400
01/13; 01/20; 01/27/18



PUBLIC NOTICE
Hancock County is providing public notice that a pedestrian access study to explore pedestrian access improvement options on Beach Blvd from HWY 90 to The Silver Slipper Casino has been conducted and the draft is being made available for public review and comment from January 13, 2018 February 2, 2018. We encourage all interested parties to review the draft materials and provide feedback. Copies of the draft study can be downloaded from
hancockcounty.ms.gov
To submit your comments or to request a hard copy of the draft study contact Maureen Anderson at 228-467-0172. The County prohibits discrimination in all of its programs, services and activities. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or other protected status. Persons who require assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act should call or email Adam at least five (5) business days prior to the end of the public comment period.
01/13; 01/20/18



DIAMONDHEAD WATER
& SEWER DISTRICT

STATEMENT OF NET POSITION
SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
ASSETS
CASH AND
CASH EQUIVALENTS $ 11,782,666
ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE
(NET) 481,943
INTERGOVERNMENTAL
RECEIVABLES 2,874,551
PREPAID EXPENSE 46,630
INVENTORY 86,529
RESTRICTED ASSETS:
CASH AND CASH
EQUIVALENTS 3,267,767
CAPITAL ASSETS -
NOT DEPRECIATED 1,490,707
CAPITAL ASSETS -
DEPRECIATED (NET) 49,432,593
TOTAL ASSETS $ 69,463,386
LIABILITIES
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
& OTHER LIABILITIES $ 45,021
CONSTRUCTION
RETAINAGE PAYABLE 1,213,813
INTEREST PAYABLE 31,675
PAYROLL LIABILITIES 23,687
BONDS PAYABLE, CURRENT 589,044
NONCURRENT LIABILITIES
COMPENSATED ABSENCES 85,044
CUSTOMER DEPOSITS 514,387
BONDS PAYABLE,
NON-CURRENT, NET 11,396,618
DEFERRED INFLOWS 85,947
TOTAL LIABILITIES 13,985,236
NET POSITION
NET INVESTMENT IN
CAPITAL ASSETS 38,937,638
RESTRICTED FOR:
DEBT SERVICE 3,267,767
UNRESTRICTED 13,272,745
TOTAL NET POSITION $ 55,478,150
DIAMONDHEAD WATER
& SEWER DISTRICT

STATEMENT OF REVENUE,
EXPENSES AND CHANGES
IN NET POSITION

SEPTEMBER 30, 2017
OPERATING REVENUES
SEWER USE CHARGES $ 2,710,479
WATER USE CHARGES 1,361,974
WATER SERVICE FEES 41,617
TOTAL OPERATING
REVENUES 4,114,070
OPERATING EXPENSES
SALARIES, WAGES & TAXES 1,272,506
DEPRECIATION EXPENSE 1,325,005
IMPAIRMENT LOSS 3,088,628
BAD DEBT EXPENSE 3,251
INSURANCE 102,554
TELEPHONE AND UTILITIES 230,463
CONTRACTUAL SERVICES 74,162
RETIREMENT 63,277
DUES AND SUBSCRIPTIONS 3,568
COMMISSIONER SERVICES 7,430
OFFICE SUPPLIES AND
EXPENSE 12,667
LEGAL AND PROFESSIONAL
FEES 266,198
UNIFORMS 6,467
REPAIRS, MAINTENANCE
AND SUPPLIES 165,086
TOTAL OPERATING
EXPENSES 6,621,262
NET OPERATING INCOME
(LOSS) (2,507,192)
NON-OPERATING REVENUES
(EXPENSES)
GRANT INCOME 11,529,010
INTEREST INCOME 17,113
GAIN ON SALE OF ASSET 5,642
INTEREST EXPENSE (328,294)
TOTAL NON-OPR
REVENUES(EXP) 11,223,471
CHANGE IN NET POSITION 8,716,279
NET POSITION - BEGINNING
OF YEAR $ 46,761,871
NET POSITION -
END OF YEAR $ 55,478,150
01/20/18



IN THE CHANCERY COURT
OF HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI

PINEY WOODS PROPERTIES, LLC
PLAINTIFF

VS.
DEBORAH M. STIEFFEL; CYNTHIA TEZINO; TIMOTHY TEZINO; HARRISON FINANCE CO.; THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI; DELBERT HOSEMANN, IN HIS CAPACITY AS SECRETARY OF STATE OF MISSISSIPPI; HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI; JOEL SMITH, DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI; AND ANY AND ALL OTHER PERSONS OR ENTITIES HAVING OR CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THIS COMPLAINT IDENTIFIED AS HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI TAX PARCEL NO. 043T-0-06-050.000
DEFENDANTS

CAUSE NO. 18-cv-10-SS
SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION
THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
TO: ANY AND ALL PERSONS OR ENTITIES HAVING OR CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT WHOSE NAMES, ADDRESSES AND POST OFFICE BOXES ARE UNKNOWN AFTER DILIGENT SEARCH AND INQUIRY.
You have been made Defendants in the Complaint filed in this Court by Piney Woods Properties, LLC, Plaintiff, seeking confirmation of title in certain real property located in Hancock County, Mississippi, being more particularly described as:
Lot Fifty-Seven (57), Deer Park Subdivision, Phase III, as per map or plat on file in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Hancock County, Mississippi, in Plat Book 8 at Page 37 thereof, reference to which is hereby made in aid of and as a part of this description.
Tax Parcel No.  043T-0-06-050.000
The other Defendants in this action are: DEBORAH M. STIEFFEL; CYNTHIA TEZINO; TIMOTHY TEZINO; HARRISON FINANCE CO.; THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI; DELBERT HOSEMANN, IN HIS CAPACITY AS SECRETARY OF STATE OF MISSISSIPPI; HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI; JOEL SMITH, DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI;  
You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Complaint to Jordan R. Mathews, Attorney for Plaintiffs, whose address is 2355 Pass Road, Biloxi, Mississippi 39531.
YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE 13TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2018, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THE SUMMONS.  IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE MONEY OR OTHER RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT.
You must also file the original of your Response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward.
Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this 5th day of January, 2018.
(SEAL)
R. Johnson
Clerk of Hancock County, MS
Schwartz, Orgler, Jordan & Williams, PLLC
2355 Pass Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
228-388-7441
01/13; 01/20; 01/27/18



IN THE CHANCERY COURT
OF HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
PINEY WOODS PROPERTIES, LLC
PLAINTIFF
VS.
MARK A. YESSO; MELANIE D. YESSO; U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION; THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI; THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; DELBERT HOSEMANN, IN HIS CAPACITY AS SECRETARY OF STATE OF MISSISSIPPI; HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI; JOEL SMITH, DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI; AND ANY AND ALL OTHER PERSONS OR ENTITIES HAVING OR CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THIS COMPLAINT IDENTIFIED AS HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI TAX PARCEL NO. 043-0-06-027.001
DEFENDANTS
CAUSE NO. 18-cv-9-CB
SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION
THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

TO: ANY AND ALL PERSONS OR ENTITIES HAVING OR CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN AND TO THE PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT WHOSE NAMES, ADDRESSES AND POST OFFICE BOXES ARE UNKNOWN AFTER DILIGENT SEARCH AND INQUIRY.
You have been made Defendants in the Complaint filed in this Court by Piney Woods Properties, LLC, Plaintiff, seeking confirmation of title in certain real property located in Hancock County, Mississippi, being more particularly described as:
Lots One (1) and Two (2), Deer Park Subdivision, Phase II, according to the official plat of said subdivision on file in Plat Book 8, Phase 26-28, in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Hancock County, Mississippi.
Tax Parcel No.  043-0-06-027.001
The other Defendants in this action are: MARK A. YESSO; MELANIE D. YESSO; U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION; THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI; THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; DELBERT HOSEMANN, IN HIS CAPACITY AS SECRETARY OF STATE OF MISSISSIPPI; HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI; JOEL SMITH, DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR HANCOCK COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI;
You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Complaint to Jordan R. Mathews, Attorney for Plaintiffs, whose address is 2355 Pass Road, Biloxi, Mississippi 39531.
YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE 13TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2018, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THE SUMMONS.  IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE MONEY OR OTHER RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT.
You must also file the original of your Response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward.
Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this 5th day of January, 2018.
(SEAL)
R. Johnson, D.C.
Clerk of Hancock County, MS
Schwartz, Orgler, Jordan & Williams, PLLC
2355 Pass Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
228-388-7441
01/13; 01/20; 01/27/18



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