The story I saw was from last weekend and involved people catching one at about 720 pounds only to have their new record broken a few hours later when a similar gator was caught.
I don't think these are the biggest gators ever seen in MS, I think these are records for gator caught as part of a hunt during a legal season. The rules on gator season are complicated and seem to be geared toward greater safety at the expense of participation numbers, IMO.
They got an eleven footer last year at the lake in my sister's neighborhood; it was killed as a nuisance, not as part of the season.
Dead Bears, the only good kind.