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Tristan Ruppert is a multi-media journalist for WLOX News Now. He's a graduate of Ole Miss, and lives in Ocean Springs.
Recent Articles by Tristan
KAFB issues statement after U.S. Senate hears testimony concerning allegations of mold in military housing
Families living in military housing are saying their living conditions weren’t up to proper standards. Now they’re wanting action on Capitol Hill.
Published February 15, 2019 at 10:01 PM
Scholar Athlete of the Week: Logan Tanner proves to be a leader on and off the field
Logan Tanner is a standout ballplayer. However, most people don’t know that his excellence on the field walks hand in hand with his great grades.
Published February 13, 2019 at 6:02 PM
Night to Shine gives residents an unforgettable experience while putting a smile on parents’ face
Shoes shined, hair and makeup done, but that marked just the beginning of what turned out to be an amazing night.
Published February 9, 2019 at 10:54 AM
Scholar Athletes: Pegoda twins use sibling rivalry as motivation in the classroom and on the field
Over the years, the Pegoda twins have been two of Biloxi High's best and brightest students on the pitch and in the classroom, and they credit each other for the constant motivation
Published January 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Life of Coast musician Johnny Hozey remembered with music, laughter
Dozens showed up Sunday to remember the life of longtime Coast musician Johnny Hozey, who died Jan. 20 at the age of 65.
Published January 28, 2019 at 7:25 AM
Saints sadness sweeps the Coast after New Orleans “robbed” of NFC championship
Saints fans are still reeling from Sunday’s no-call that cost the team a NFC championship and a trip to the Super Bowl.
Published January 22, 2019 at 7:09 AM
Two dead after standoff near Brodie Road in Biloxi, police say
Biloxi police said a standoff has ended after units responded to an incident in the Reunion Place subdivision in Biloxi just off of Brodie Road Saturday.
Published January 19, 2019 at 5:33 PM
Local business provides furlough specials through Feel Good Friday
Crunching and munching filled Mockingbird Cafe all Friday afternoon. The cafe started its “Furlough Friday Special,” and dozens came out to take advantage of the fantastic free meals.
Published January 19, 2019 at 6:21 AM
Double amputee overcomes challenges, bowls a perfect 300
Ricky Rader has always been a great bowler, spending years perfecting his game. Now, he is overcoming new obstacles as he adapts to bowling with two prosthetic legs.
Published January 15, 2019 at 7:38 AM
Dolly Should draws hundreds for Dolly Parton look-alike contest
If you’re a Dolly Parton fan, Bay St. Louis was the place to be Saturday as the city hosted the 4th annual Dolly Should Festival. The festivities had live music, art displays, and even a Dolly Parton look-alike contest.
Published January 13, 2019 at 2:36 PM
Jackson Co. couple remembered for their “beautiful love story”
Members of the Jackson County community are mourning a loss after the deaths of Johnnie and Teresa Nelson Thursday.
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Published January 11, 2019 at 10:20 PM
Bonfires bring Epiphany celebrations on the Coast
Bonfires lit up the sky Sunday as dozens from across the Gulf Coast gathered for the Christian tradition of Epiphany.
Published January 6, 2019 at 10:18 PM
Twelfth Night closes Christmas, commences Carnival
Biloxi's Twelfth Night celebrations signified the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of Carnival Season.
Published January 5, 2019 at 10:19 PM
Southern States Fan Film Festival recognizes independent filmmakers
More than one hundred people gathered inside the Palace Ballroom Friday night for the 2018 Southern States Fan Film Festival.
Published January 5, 2019 at 3:41 PM
Waveland leaders sworn back in to office
Waveland political officials were sworn back into office Friday night in front of a huge public turnout.
Published December 29, 2018 at 2:30 PM
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Celebration of life to honor Johnny and Teresa Nelson
Second Liners parade keeps the neighborhood friendly tradition
Ocean Springs Elks Mardi Gras Parade filled with special guests
Suspect in Hancock Whitney bank robbery arrested
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