Bay St. Louis police chief suggests bars should close early

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) – Bay St. Louis residents have approached city leaders, urging members to enact a city noise ordinance. They say they’re fed up with loud music at all hours of the night that is disturbing their peace – but business owners say it’s simply entertainment.

Old Town resident Ann Hager state law says any person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than six months, or both.

The Sea Coast Echo reports the Bay City Council has dealt with the matter on previous occasions, but so far hasn’t agreed on a new ordinance.

Police Chief Mike De Nardo and Buoys bar owner Roger Caplinger support the bars closing at 2 a.m.