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  • Teachers receive STEM lessons from Ingalls engineers

    Teachers receive STEM lessons from Ingalls engineers

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:45 PM EDT2018-07-20 16:45:07 GMT
    Friday's day-long seminar was conducted by science engineers employed at Ingalls. While some of the instruction was verbal in nature, much of it was hands-on. (Photo source: WLOX)Friday's day-long seminar was conducted by science engineers employed at Ingalls. While some of the instruction was verbal in nature, much of it was hands-on. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Friday's day-long seminar was conducted by science engineers employed at Ingalls. While some of the instruction was verbal in nature, much of it was hands-on. (Photo source: WLOX)Friday's day-long seminar was conducted by science engineers employed at Ingalls. While some of the instruction was verbal in nature, much of it was hands-on. (Photo source: WLOX)

    For the 10th year, Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula played host to 10 Gulf Coast teachers Friday for hands-on STEM education.

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    For the 10th year, Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula played host to 10 Gulf Coast teachers Friday for hands-on STEM education.

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  • Youth from around the world gather on the coast

    Youth from around the world gather on the coast

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:52:34 GMT
    Three dozens youth from around the world spent time on the Gulf Coast this summer, learning about a new culture and making friends with South Mississippi kids. (Source: CISV)Three dozens youth from around the world spent time on the Gulf Coast this summer, learning about a new culture and making friends with South Mississippi kids. (Source: CISV)
    Three dozens youth from around the world spent time on the Gulf Coast this summer, learning about a new culture and making friends with South Mississippi kids. (Source: CISV)Three dozens youth from around the world spent time on the Gulf Coast this summer, learning about a new culture and making friends with South Mississippi kids. (Source: CISV)

    It's a summer camp like no other, one that spreads a message of peace while allowing kids to meet youth from other countries.

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    It's a summer camp like no other, one that spreads a message of peace while allowing kids to meet youth from other countries.

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  • William Carey opens Coast's first pharmacy school

    William Carey opens Coast's first pharmacy school

    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:55:38 GMT
    Students enrolled in William Carey's new pharmacy program met for a two-day orientation Thursday at the college's newly-constructed facility in Harrison County. (Source: WCU)Students enrolled in William Carey's new pharmacy program met for a two-day orientation Thursday at the college's newly-constructed facility in Harrison County. (Source: WCU)

    The Gulf Coast's first pharmacy school is now open at William Carey University's Tradition campus.

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    The Gulf Coast's first pharmacy school is now open at William Carey University's Tradition campus.

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  • Schools get 'safety buckets' in case of shooter

    Schools get 'safety buckets' in case of shooter

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:22 AM EDT2018-07-19 12:22:13 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-07-19 12:26:24 GMT
    'Safety buckets' will go into every classroom in a Michigan school district. An assistant principal said his school will fill the buckets with potentially life-saving supplies. (Source: WNEM/CNN)'Safety buckets' will go into every classroom in a Michigan school district. An assistant principal said his school will fill the buckets with potentially life-saving supplies. (Source: WNEM/CNN)

    Back-to-school prep has taken a more somber tone after recent school shootings.

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    Back-to-school prep has taken a more somber tone after recent school shootings.

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  • D'Iberville police host 100 kids in D.A.R.E camp

    D'Iberville police host 100 kids in D.A.R.E camp

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-07-17 23:04:12 GMT
    Students took part in lessons in the classroom on drugs and alcohol. (Photo source: WLOX News)Students took part in lessons in the classroom on drugs and alcohol. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Youngsters in D'Iberville are daring to be great. They're learning the do's and don’ts of drugs, alcohol and the basics in safety. And it's all thanks to volunteer officers of the D'Iberville Police Department, as well as, a bus driver and art teacher from the Harrison County School District. 

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    Youngsters in D'Iberville are daring to be great. They're learning the do's and don’ts of drugs, alcohol and the basics in safety. And it's all thanks to volunteer officers of the D'Iberville Police Department, as well as, a bus driver and art teacher from the Harrison County School District. 

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  • School improvements take shape in Pass Christian

    School improvements take shape in Pass Christian

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:57 PM EDT2018-07-16 19:57:07 GMT
    Brand new turf courtyards are laid out and ready for students at Pass Christian's elementary and middle schools. (Photo source: WLOX)Brand new turf courtyards are laid out and ready for students at Pass Christian's elementary and middle schools. (Photo source: WLOX)

    About two years ago, 80 percent of Pass Christian voters approved a $10 million school improvement bond issue. Now, the different campuses are full of the benefits that brought to the district. 

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    About two years ago, 80 percent of Pass Christian voters approved a $10 million school improvement bond issue. Now, the different campuses are full of the benefits that brought to the district. 

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  • Target: Teachers get 15 percent off school supplies for 1 week

    Target: Teachers get 15 percent off school supplies for 1 week

    Friday, July 13 2018 3:47 PM EDT2018-07-13 19:47:59 GMT
    Western Hills Target store (FOX19 NOW/file)Western Hills Target store (FOX19 NOW/file)

    Target is offering teachers a deal on select classroom items this back-to-school shopping season.

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    Target is offering teachers a deal on select classroom items this back-to-school shopping season.

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  • Good News: MS boy opens snowball stand to pay for college

    Good News: MS boy opens snowball stand to pay for college

    Friday, July 13 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-07-13 16:47:44 GMT
    (Source: WDAM Staff)(Source: WDAM Staff)

    They call it the "coolest snow stand in town," and it sits right in the center of Moselle. Brady's Snow Shack gives you a friendly greeting and great flavors, but the sweet stand has a big purpose.

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    They call it the "coolest snow stand in town," and it sits right in the center of Moselle. Brady's Snow Shack gives you a friendly greeting and great flavors, but the sweet stand has a big purpose.

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  • School superintendents talk school safety this week at state convention

    School superintendents talk school safety this week at state convention

    Monday, July 9 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-07-09 21:05:04 GMT
    More than 100 state superintendents are in Biloxi this week for a state convention. (Source: WLOX)More than 100 state superintendents are in Biloxi this week for a state convention. (Source: WLOX)

    Superintendents from schools across the Magnolia State are on the coast this week, meeting for an annual convention.

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    Superintendents from schools across the Magnolia State are on the coast this week, meeting for an annual convention.

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  • Miss USA surprises young scientists in Jackson County

    Miss USA surprises young scientists in Jackson County

    Friday, June 29 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-06-29 22:48:10 GMT
    A young girl shows Kára McCullough her project at the Fab Lab STEM Camp. (Source: WLOX)A young girl shows Kára McCullough her project at the Fab Lab STEM Camp. (Source: WLOX)
    A young girl shows Kára McCullough her project at the Fab Lab STEM Camp. (Source: WLOX)A young girl shows Kára McCullough her project at the Fab Lab STEM Camp. (Source: WLOX)

    Kara McCullough's platform as Miss USA 2017 is to encourage women, especially young girls to enter the science and technology fields. Friday, she paid a surprise visit to the Jackson County FAB LAB where a lot of young women have been participating in a STEM camp this week.

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    Kara McCullough's platform as Miss USA 2017 is to encourage women, especially young girls to enter the science and technology fields. Friday, she paid a surprise visit to the Jackson County FAB LAB where a lot of young women have been participating in a STEM camp this week.

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  • Plans for new high school presented to Long Beach residents

    Plans for new high school presented to Long Beach residents

    Friday, June 29 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-06-29 04:20:09 GMT
    Long Beach residents will vote on August 2nd to decide if a new high school will be built. (Photo Source: WLOX)Long Beach residents will vote on August 2nd to decide if a new high school will be built. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Long Beach residents will vote on August 2nd to decide if a new high school will be built. (Photo Source: WLOX)Long Beach residents will vote on August 2nd to decide if a new high school will be built. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Long Beach residents will go to the polls on August 2nd to decide if a new high school will be built in the town.     

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    Long Beach residents will go to the polls on August 2nd to decide if a new high school will be built in the town.     

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  • The journey to be a top level lineman

    The journey to be a top level lineman

    Thursday, June 28 2018 4:31 PM EDT2018-06-28 20:31:18 GMT
    A class of 20 apprentices recently completed the first segment of the lineman apprenticeship program at Pearl River Community College. (Photo source: WDAM)A class of 20 apprentices recently completed the first segment of the lineman apprenticeship program at Pearl River Community College. (Photo source: WDAM)
    A class of 20 apprentices recently completed the first segment of the lineman apprenticeship program at Pearl River Community College. (Photo source: WDAM)A class of 20 apprentices recently completed the first segment of the lineman apprenticeship program at Pearl River Community College. (Photo source: WDAM)

    A class of 20 apprentices recently completed the first segment of the lineman apprenticeship program at Pearl River Community College.

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    A class of 20 apprentices recently completed the first segment of the lineman apprenticeship program at Pearl River Community College.

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  • Elite musicians from across Mississippi ready to compete in Vegas

    Elite musicians from across Mississippi ready to compete in Vegas

    Thursday, June 28 2018 12:29 PM EDT2018-06-28 16:29:25 GMT
    The Mississippi Lions All-State Band will compete in Vegas Saturday in an international competition. (Source: WLOX)The Mississippi Lions All-State Band will compete in Vegas Saturday in an international competition. (Source: WLOX)

    Some of the best musicians in Mississippi are in Las Vegas right now, preparing to compete in an international competition.

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    Some of the best musicians in Mississippi are in Las Vegas right now, preparing to compete in an international competition.

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  • Community college students get real life experience at Stennis Space Center

    Community college students get real life experience at Stennis Space Center

    Thursday, June 28 2018 6:55 AM EDT2018-06-28 10:55:15 GMT
    Forty-two college students took part in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Event at Stennis Space Center. (Photo Source: WLOX)Forty-two college students took part in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Event at Stennis Space Center. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Dozens of engineers from community colleges around the country spent Wednesday at Stennis Space Center getting an up-close look some of the projects they may one day work on.

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    Dozens of engineers from community colleges around the country spent Wednesday at Stennis Space Center getting an up-close look some of the projects they may one day work on.

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  • Teacher shortage in Mississippi compounded by low pay and fewer education majors

    Teacher shortage in Mississippi compounded by low pay and fewer education majors

    Thursday, June 28 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-06-28 06:32:51 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    While your kids are out of school for the summer, schools are scrambling to fill open positions. As of June 27, there are more than 2,100 openings currently posted on the Mississippi Department of Education's website.

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    While your kids are out of school for the summer, schools are scrambling to fill open positions. As of June 27, there are more than 2,100 openings currently posted on the Mississippi Department of Education's website.

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  • MGCCC Bryant Center dedicated at Tradition

    MGCCC Bryant Center dedicated at Tradition

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 4:15 PM EDT2018-06-26 20:15:01 GMT
    MGCCC's new Bryant Center nursing school is  50,000 square feet and cost $12 million to build. (Photo Source: WLOX)MGCCC's new Bryant Center nursing school is 50,000 square feet and cost $12 million to build. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    MGCCC's new Bryant Center nursing school is  50,000 square feet and cost $12 million to build. (Photo Source: WLOX)MGCCC's new Bryant Center nursing school is 50,000 square feet and cost $12 million to build. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    The ribbon was cut Tuesday on MGCCC's new Bryant Center nursing school three years after the ground was broken at the site.

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    The ribbon was cut Tuesday on MGCCC's new Bryant Center nursing school three years after the ground was broken at the site.

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  • Biloxi schools use DOD grants for STEM education

    Biloxi schools use DOD grants for STEM education

    Monday, June 25 2018 7:16 PM EDT2018-06-25 23:16:55 GMT
    "My STEM activity today is 'bungee jump Barbie.' We're determining how many rubber bands a Barbie will need to complete a bungee jump," explained    (Photo source: WLOX)"My STEM activity today is 'bungee jump Barbie.' We're determining how many rubber bands a Barbie will need to complete a bungee jump," explained (Photo source: WLOX)

    This summer the Biloxi School District has a couple of STEM camps underway thanks to a $1 million grant from the U.S Department of Defense.

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    This summer the Biloxi School District has a couple of STEM camps underway thanks to a $1 million grant from the U.S Department of Defense.

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  • McComb school district's security team optimistic about Gov. Bryant's new school safety task force

    McComb school district's security team optimistic about Gov. Bryant's new school safety task force

    Monday, June 25 2018 9:48 AM EDT2018-06-25 13:48:34 GMT

    Governor Phil Bryant announced this week he is establishing a school safety task force. The move comes in the wake of several recent school shootings across the country.

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    Governor Phil Bryant announced this week he is establishing a school safety task force. The move comes in the wake of several recent school shootings across the country.

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  • Governor Bryant signs executive order establishing MS School Safety Task Force

    Governor Bryant signs executive order establishing MS School Safety Task Force

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:21:52 GMT
    Governor Bryant signs executive order; Source: TwitterGovernor Bryant signs executive order; Source: Twitter
    Governor Bryant signs executive order; Source: TwitterGovernor Bryant signs executive order; Source: Twitter

    Tuesday, Governor Phil Bryant signed Executive Order 1422 establishing the Mississippi School Safety Task Force.

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    Tuesday, Governor Phil Bryant signed Executive Order 1422 establishing the Mississippi School Safety Task Force.

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  • Governor cuts ribbon to celebrate new tech equipment at PRCC

    Governor cuts ribbon to celebrate new tech equipment at PRCC

    Friday, June 15 2018 12:01 AM EDT2018-06-15 04:01:03 GMT
    Governor Phil Bryant cuts a ribbon at the Industrial Electronics Technology Lab at the Forrest County Campus of PRCC Thursday. Photo credit WDAM.Governor Phil Bryant cuts a ribbon at the Industrial Electronics Technology Lab at the Forrest County Campus of PRCC Thursday. Photo credit WDAM.
    Governor Phil Bryant cuts a ribbon at the Industrial Electronics Technology Lab at the Forrest County Campus of PRCC Thursday. Photo credit WDAM.Governor Phil Bryant cuts a ribbon at the Industrial Electronics Technology Lab at the Forrest County Campus of PRCC Thursday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Governor Phil Bryant was in Hattiesburg Thursday. celebrating a large state investment in workforce development.  

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    Governor Phil Bryant was in Hattiesburg Thursday. celebrating a large state investment in workforce development.  

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  • State education officials decide subject area tests won't be tied to student's final grades

    State education officials decide subject area tests won't be tied to student's final grades

    Thursday, June 14 2018 10:12 PM EDT2018-06-15 02:12:10 GMT
    The state board of education has been preparing to change the way your child's GPA is calculated, but parents and schools spoke up and the plan is going to be scrapped. Source: WLBTThe state board of education has been preparing to change the way your child's GPA is calculated, but parents and schools spoke up and the plan is going to be scrapped. Source: WLBT

    Right now, the high school end-of-course exams don't impact your child's report card. The state board planned to make the tests carry more weight beginning next school year, but Thursday, it was recommended that the board repeal that policy.

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    Right now, the high school end-of-course exams don't impact your child's report card. The state board planned to make the tests carry more weight beginning next school year, but Thursday, it was recommended that the board repeal that policy.

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  • Long Beach mayor, school under fire for prayer at school event

    Long Beach mayor, school under fire for prayer at school event

    Monday, June 11 2018 5:16 PM EDT2018-06-11 21:16:38 GMT
    Letters were sent to Long Beach's mayor and the school district after a prayer was said at a school-sponsored activity. (Source: Long Beach Police Dept)Letters were sent to Long Beach's mayor and the school district after a prayer was said at a school-sponsored activity. (Source: Long Beach Police Dept)

    Long Beach's mayor is under fire by a national organization after he led high school students in a prayer at an awards ceremony last month. 

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    Long Beach's mayor is under fire by a national organization after he led high school students in a prayer at an awards ceremony last month. 

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  • Hattiesburg School District hiring teachers

    Hattiesburg School District hiring teachers

    Sunday, June 10 2018 9:35 AM EDT2018-06-10 13:35:29 GMT
    (Source: File)(Source: File)
    (Source: File)(Source: File)

    The Hattiesburg School District is looking to fill vacant teaching positions. Administrators and staff hosted a job fair Saturday.

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    The Hattiesburg School District is looking to fill vacant teaching positions. Administrators and staff hosted a job fair Saturday.

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  • Camp Shelby hosting annual JROTC challenge

    Camp Shelby hosting annual JROTC challenge

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 7:39 PM EDT2018-06-06 23:39:51 GMT
    (Photo source: WDAM)(Photo source: WDAM)

    More than 400 high school students from 60 schools in three states are taking part in an annual summer camp at Camp Shelby that builds confidence while emphasizing teamwork and leadership.

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    More than 400 high school students from 60 schools in three states are taking part in an annual summer camp at Camp Shelby that builds confidence while emphasizing teamwork and leadership.

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  • School districts on the Coast offer free summer meals

    School districts on the Coast offer free summer meals

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 3:02 PM EDT2018-06-06 19:02:34 GMT

    As the school year is wrapping up for students all across the Coast, the Harrison County School District announced its free summer meals program. 

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    As the school year is wrapping up for students all across the Coast, the Harrison County School District announced its free summer meals program. 

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  • Reading scores continue to rise for MS third-graders

    Reading scores continue to rise for MS third-graders

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-06-06 17:02:45 GMT
    Source: WDAM ArchivesSource: WDAM Archives
    Source: WDAM ArchivesSource: WDAM Archives

    Third-grade reading scores for spring 2018 are in, and Mississippi students, parents and educators should be pleased as scores continue to rise.

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    Third-grade reading scores for spring 2018 are in, and Mississippi students, parents and educators should be pleased as scores continue to rise.

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  • Students learn character traits at Harrison County camp

    Students learn character traits at Harrison County camp

    Monday, June 4 2018 4:13 PM EDT2018-06-04 20:13:48 GMT
    Harrison County Sheriff's Deputies are helping elementary students be BRAVE this summer. (Photo Source: WLOX)Harrison County Sheriff's Deputies are helping elementary students be BRAVE this summer. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Harrison County Sheriff's Deputies are helping elementary students be BRAVE this summer. (Photo Source: WLOX)Harrison County Sheriff's Deputies are helping elementary students be BRAVE this summer. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Law enforcement is working to instill positive values into the lives of young people in Harrison County.  The kids are in for seven weeks of fun, but the Harrison County Sheriff's Department hopes they'll end their summer at BRAVE camp with some important character lessons, as well.

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    Law enforcement is working to instill positive values into the lives of young people in Harrison County.  The kids are in for seven weeks of fun, but the Harrison County Sheriff's Department hopes they'll end their summer at BRAVE camp with some important character lessons, as well.

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  • Ocean Springs senior gives 4-year-old the grad walk of a lifetime

    Ocean Springs senior gives 4-year-old the grad walk of a lifetime

    Sunday, June 3 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-06-03 19:44:29 GMT
    Haley Sliker shared her senior walk with 4-year-old Willow Cannan, who has Multiple Sulfatase Deficiency.  (Photo Source: United MSD Foundation)Haley Sliker shared her senior walk with 4-year-old Willow Cannan, who has Multiple Sulfatase Deficiency. (Photo Source: United MSD Foundation)
    Haley Sliker walked with 4-year-old Williow Cannan (Photo Source: United MSD Foundation)Haley Sliker walked with 4-year-old Williow Cannan (Photo Source: United MSD Foundation)

    All along the Coast, graduating seniors pay homage to their educational journeys by walking through the halls of where it all began. It's a time-honored tradition that recognizes their accomplishments while inspiring the young ones who look up to them. 

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    All along the Coast, graduating seniors pay homage to their educational journeys by walking through the halls of where it all began. It's a time-honored tradition that recognizes their accomplishments while inspiring the young ones who look up to them. 

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  • WATCH: Valedictorian raps speech at South Mississippi graduation ceremony

    WATCH: Valedictorian raps speech at South Mississippi graduation ceremony

    Sunday, June 3 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-06-03 19:44:28 GMT
    St. Martin High School Valedictorian Taylor Barnes rapped his graduation speech during the Monday night ceremony. (Photo Source: WLOX)St. Martin High School Valedictorian Taylor Barnes rapped his graduation speech during the Monday night ceremony. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    St. Martin High School Valedictorian Taylor Barnes rapped his graduation speech during the Monday night ceremony. (Photo Source: WLOX)St. Martin High School Valedictorian Taylor Barnes rapped his graduation speech during the Monday night ceremony. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    St. Martin High School Valedictorian Taylor Barnes stopped the show at his graduation ceremony when he rapped his speech

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    St. Martin High School Valedictorian Taylor Barnes stopped the show at his graduation ceremony when he rapped his speech

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  • 2018 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College graduate list

    2018 Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College graduate list

    Sunday, June 3 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-06-03 19:44:26 GMT
    More than 1,200 students will graduate from MGCCC during the 2018 spring commencement ceremony. (Photo Source: Pixabay)More than 1,200 students will graduate from MGCCC during the 2018 spring commencement ceremony. (Photo Source: Pixabay)
    More than 1,200 students will graduate from MGCCC during the 2018 spring commencement ceremony. (Photo Source: Pixabay)More than 1,200 students will graduate from MGCCC during the 2018 spring commencement ceremony. (Photo Source: Pixabay)

    Tonight, more than 1,200 students are expected to walk across the stage at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College graduation ceremony. 

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    Tonight, more than 1,200 students are expected to walk across the stage at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College graduation ceremony. 

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  • Ocean Springs student named 'Doodle 4 Google' state finalist

    Ocean Springs student named 'Doodle 4 Google' state finalist

    Sunday, June 3 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-06-03 19:44:26 GMT
    Maeve Williams' prize winning drawing, Google Artists. (Photo Source: Doodle 4 Google)Maeve Williams' prize winning drawing, Google Artists. (Photo Source: Doodle 4 Google)
    Maeve Williams' prize winning drawing, Google Artists. (Photo Source: Doodle 4 Google)Maeve Williams' prize winning drawing, Google Artists. (Photo Source: Doodle 4 Google)

    One girl's artistic talent is earning her recognition on the world's most popular search engine. 

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    One girl's artistic talent is earning her recognition on the world's most popular search engine. 

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  • Ocean Springs superintendent comments on gun found in child's backpack

    Ocean Springs superintendent comments on gun found in child's backpack

    Sunday, June 3 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-06-03 19:44:22 GMT
    (Photo source: WLOX)(Photo source: WLOX)
    (Photo source: WLOX)(Photo source: WLOX)

    The Ocean Springs School District is answering questions parents have after a loaded gun was found inside a child's backpack at Oak Park Elementary School Tuesday. 

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    The Ocean Springs School District is answering questions parents have after a loaded gun was found inside a child's backpack at Oak Park Elementary School Tuesday. 

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  • Protesters call for justice after Bay-Waveland school board decision

    Protesters call for justice after Bay-Waveland school board decision

    Sunday, June 3 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-06-03 19:44:22 GMT
    Many see the school board's decision as a disregard of diversity by the city. (Photo Source: WLOX)Many see the school board's decision as a disregard of diversity by the city. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Many see the school board's decision as a disregard of diversity by the city. (Photo Source: WLOX)Many see the school board's decision as a disregard of diversity by the city. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    A group of protesters gathered around Bay St. Louis city hall on Wednesday to oppose the removal a Bay-Waveland school board member. 

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    A group of protesters gathered around Bay St. Louis city hall on Wednesday to oppose the removal a Bay-Waveland school board member. 

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  • Gulf Coast students show solidarity with Parkland shooting victims

    Gulf Coast students show solidarity with Parkland shooting victims

    Sunday, June 3 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-06-03 19:44:18 GMT
    Marylene Dinliana, 18, holds a sign that reads, “Stop Spilling Our Blood” during a protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Source: AP /Brynn Anderson)Marylene Dinliana, 18, holds a sign that reads, “Stop Spilling Our Blood” during a protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Source: AP /Brynn Anderson)
    Marylene Dinliana, 18, holds a sign that reads, “Stop Spilling Our Blood” during a protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)Marylene Dinliana, 18, holds a sign that reads, “Stop Spilling Our Blood” during a protest against guns on the steps of the Broward County Federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    For a moment, school attendance may seem slim on Wednesday as students nationwide ditch their desks and participate in the National School Walkout.

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    For a moment, school attendance may seem slim on Wednesday as students nationwide ditch their desks and participate in the National School Walkout.

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  • Pass middle school student arrested for school threat, police say

    Pass middle school student arrested for school threat, police say

    Sunday, June 3 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-06-03 19:44:17 GMT
    (Photo source: WLOX)(Photo source: WLOX)
    MID says they have received complaints and significant documented evidence from insureds and insurance companies that Brand failed to forward premiums received from insureds to the respective insurance companies. (Photo source: WLOX)MID says they have received complaints and significant documented evidence from insureds and insurance companies that Brand failed to forward premiums received from insureds to the respective insurance companies. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A Pass Christian Middle School student was arrested Wednesday after making a threat against the school.

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    A Pass Christian Middle School student was arrested Wednesday after making a threat against the school.

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  • Escatawpa Elementary clear of asbestos claims, construction resumes

    Escatawpa Elementary clear of asbestos claims, construction resumes

    Sunday, June 3 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-06-03 19:44:16 GMT
    Testing results showed that there was no asbestos found at the elementary school. (Photo Source; WLOX)Testing results showed that there was no asbestos found at the elementary school. (Photo Source; WLOX)
    Testing results showed that there was no asbestos found at the elementary school. (Photo Source; WLOX)Testing results showed that there was no asbestos found at the elementary school. (Photo Source; WLOX)

    Moss Point School District officials confirm that no asbestos was found at Escatawpa Upper Elementary. 

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    Moss Point School District officials confirm that no asbestos was found at Escatawpa Upper Elementary. 

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  • Teacher paints mural at Saucier Elementary cafeteria

    Teacher paints mural at Saucier Elementary cafeteria

    Friday, June 1 2018 10:27 AM EDT2018-06-01 14:27:21 GMT
    Ashley Jensen paints a mural at Saucier Elementary. (Photo source: WLOX News)Ashley Jensen paints a mural at Saucier Elementary. (Photo source: WLOX News)
    Ashley Jensen paints a mural at Saucier Elementary. (Photo source: WLOX News)Ashley Jensen paints a mural at Saucier Elementary. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    When kids at Saucier Elementary return to school in the fall, they will be met with a bright and colorful mural to welcome them back, all courtesy of one very dedicated teacher.

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    When kids at Saucier Elementary return to school in the fall, they will be met with a bright and colorful mural to welcome them back, all courtesy of one very dedicated teacher.

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  • 84-year-old high school grad: 'You're never too old to learn'

    84-year-old high school grad: 'You're never too old to learn'

    Thursday, May 31 2018 3:10 PM EDT2018-05-31 19:10:35 GMT
    Alma Dewey Alexander earned her high school diploma at 84-year-old. (Photo Source: WLOX)Alma Dewey Alexander earned her high school diploma at 84-year-old. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Alma Dewey Alexander earned her high school diploma at 84-year-old. (Photo Source: WLOX)Alma Dewey Alexander earned her high school diploma at 84-year-old. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    At First Missionary Baptist Church in Biloxi, an 84-year-old woman reached her goal of earning a high school diploma. 

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    At First Missionary Baptist Church in Biloxi, an 84-year-old woman reached her goal of earning a high school diploma. 

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  • Long Beach officials tour the city's aging high school

    Long Beach officials tour the city's aging high school

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:18 PM EDT2018-05-26 03:18:51 GMT
    On Friday, Long Beach Mayor George Bass and other city leaders toured Long Beach High School, a facility they say is in desperate need of an upgrade.  (Photo source: WLOX)On Friday, Long Beach Mayor George Bass and other city leaders toured Long Beach High School, a facility they say is in desperate need of an upgrade. (Photo source: WLOX)
    On Friday, Long Beach Mayor George Bass and other city leaders toured Long Beach High School, a facility they say is in desperate need of an upgrade.  (Photo source: WLOX)On Friday, Long Beach Mayor George Bass and other city leaders toured Long Beach High School, a facility they say is in desperate need of an upgrade. (Photo source: WLOX)

    In 2005, a bond issue for a new Long Beach High School failed. This summer, voters will revisit the issue, and Mayor Bass and others hope history doesn't repeat itself.

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    In 2005, a bond issue for a new Long Beach High School failed. This summer, voters will revisit the issue, and Mayor Bass and others hope history doesn't repeat itself.

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  • Sheriff conducts risk assessment for Harrison County School District

    Sheriff conducts risk assessment for Harrison County School District

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:05 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:05:43 GMT
    Harrison Co. Sheriff Troy Peterson reviews notes from conversations he had with students in the Harrison Co. School District. His office conducted an independent risk assessment for the district through the eyes of students. (Photo source: WLOX)Harrison Co. Sheriff Troy Peterson reviews notes from conversations he had with students in the Harrison Co. School District. His office conducted an independent risk assessment for the district through the eyes of students. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson reviews notes from conversations he had with students in the Harrison County School District. His office conducted an independent risk assessment for the school district through the eyes of students.Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson reviews notes from conversations he had with students in the Harrison County School District. His office conducted an independent risk assessment for the school district through the eyes of students.

    School district risk assessments have to be done every year. It’s required by state law. But for the next school term, an independent study by the Harrison County Sheriff's Office through the perspective of students could make the county school district safer.

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    School district risk assessments have to be done every year. It’s required by state law. But for the next school term, an independent study by the Harrison County Sheriff's Office through the perspective of students could make the county school district safer.

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  • Teen who was once homeless gets full ride to Harvard

    Teen who was once homeless gets full ride to Harvard

    Friday, May 25 2018 11:11 AM EDT2018-05-25 15:11:56 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-05-25 16:27:40 GMT

    Richard “Tre” Jenkins, who suffered from migraines and was homeless off and on when he was a child, is going to Harvard.

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    Richard “Tre” Jenkins, who suffered from migraines and was homeless off and on when he was a child, is going to Harvard.

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  • Pascagoula High seniors graduate after a year of accomplishments

    Pascagoula High seniors graduate after a year of accomplishments

    Friday, May 25 2018 9:07 AM EDT2018-05-25 13:07:07 GMT
    Pascagoula High's Class of 2018 graduated on the field at War Memorial Stadium after fighting to walk there last year. (Source: WLOX)Pascagoula High's Class of 2018 graduated on the field at War Memorial Stadium after fighting to walk there last year. (Source: WLOX)

    After fighting to graduate at War Memorial Stadium, seniors at Pascagoula High School walked across the football field Thursday night in full pomp and circumstance, their heads held high with pride, their eyes looking forward to their futures. 

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    After fighting to graduate at War Memorial Stadium, seniors at Pascagoula High School walked across the football field Thursday night in full pomp and circumstance, their heads held high with pride, their eyes looking forward to their futures. 

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  • Gulfport High student to represent MS Gulf Coast in Iceland

    Gulfport High student to represent MS Gulf Coast in Iceland

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:52 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:52:04 GMT
    Antonio Green prepares for week long trip to Iceland to study environment. (Photo Source: WLOX)Antonio Green prepares for week long trip to Iceland to study environment. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Antonio Green prepares for week long trip to Iceland to study environmentAntonio Green prepares for week long trip to Iceland to study environment

    From Gulfport, to Reykjavik. Gulfport Junior Antonio Green is set to take the trip of a lifetime, all thanks to the NAACP. 

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    From Gulfport, to Reykjavik. Gulfport Junior Antonio Green is set to take the trip of a lifetime, all thanks to the NAACP. 

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  • Buckle up kids: NTSB recommends safety belts on all new school buses

    Buckle up kids: NTSB recommends safety belts on all new school buses

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:36 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:36:25 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:36 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:36:25 GMT
    Eight states have passed school bus seat belt laws. At least 29 states have introduced legislation to do the same. (Source: Pixabay)Eight states have passed school bus seat belt laws. At least 29 states have introduced legislation to do the same. (Source: Pixabay)

    Eight states have passed school bus seat belt laws. At least 29 states have introduced legislation to do the same.

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    Eight states have passed school bus seat belt laws. At least 29 states have introduced legislation to do the same.

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  • Jackson County homeschool group moves to Pascagoula

    Jackson County homeschool group moves to Pascagoula

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:23 AM EDT2018-05-23 13:23:17 GMT
    Homeschool students in the Gulf Coast's Classical Conversations group recite Bible verses in Latin. The group is moving to a bigger location as more South Mississippi parents choose homeschooling. (Source: WLOX)Homeschool students in the Gulf Coast's Classical Conversations group recite Bible verses in Latin. The group is moving to a bigger location as more South Mississippi parents choose homeschooling. (Source: WLOX)

    Classical Conversations is a nationwide Christian-based homeschool community. In South Mississippi, it's a group that is seeing tremendous growth as more parents decide to homeschool their children.

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    Classical Conversations is a nationwide Christian-based homeschool community. In South Mississippi, it's a group that is seeing tremendous growth as more parents decide to homeschool their children.

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  • Sheriff: West Harrison High student brought gun, knives, throwing stars to school

    Sheriff: West Harrison High student brought gun, knives, throwing stars to school

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:04 PM EDT2018-05-23 02:04:10 GMT
    A student was arrested on May 22 after officials found him with a gun and firearms. (Photo Source: West Harrison High School)A student was arrested on May 22 after officials found him with a gun and firearms. (Photo Source: West Harrison High School)
    A student at West Harrison High School was arrested today after school officials found out that he was carrying a small pocketknife. (Photo Source: West Harrison High School)A student at West Harrison High School was arrested today after school officials found out that he was carrying a small pocketknife. (Photo Source: West Harrison High School)

    A West Harrison High School Student was arrested after reportedly bringing a firearm on campus. 

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    A West Harrison High School Student was arrested after reportedly bringing a firearm on campus. 

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  • MGCCC welding students look for a brighter future

    MGCCC welding students look for a brighter future

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:37:07 GMT
    The b13-14 week welding course prepares participants for the job course right into the skilled labor workforce. (Photo Source: WLOX)The b13-14 week welding course prepares participants for the job course right into the skilled labor workforce. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    While many graduating high school students plan on going to college, others are jumping into skilled labor classes like those offered at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. 

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    While many graduating high school students plan on going to college, others are jumping into skilled labor classes like those offered at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. 

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  • Vancleave to celebrate two state championships Tuesday morning

    Vancleave to celebrate two state championships Tuesday morning

    Monday, May 21 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-05-21 19:05:12 GMT
    Vancleave celebrates after winning their first state championship in program history (Photo source: WLOX)Vancleave celebrates after winning their first state championship in program history (Photo source: WLOX)

    Excitement is pretty high in Vancleave as the community prepares to celebrate a big year of big wins - two state championships.

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    Excitement is pretty high in Vancleave as the community prepares to celebrate a big year of big wins - two state championships.

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  • Tuskegee Airmen scholarships offer life lessons along with money

    Tuskegee Airmen scholarships offer life lessons along with money

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:13 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:13:19 GMT
    Five students received scholarships from the Lawrence E. Roberts Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. From left: Lauren Petry, Kansas Carter, Nga Truong, Imari Smith and DaiJai Mitchell. (Photo source: WLOX)Five students received scholarships from the Lawrence E. Roberts Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. From left: Lauren Petry, Kansas Carter, Nga Truong, Imari Smith and DaiJai Mitchell. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Five students received scholarships from the Lawrence E. Roberts Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. From left: Lauren Petry, Kansas Carter, Nga Truong, Imari Smith and DaiJai Mitchell.Five students received scholarships from the Lawrence E. Roberts Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. From left: Lauren Petry, Kansas Carter, Nga Truong, Imari Smith and DaiJai Mitchell.

    Five Coast students received $9,000 in college scholarships from the Lawrence E. Roberts chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

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    Five Coast students received $9,000 in college scholarships from the Lawrence E. Roberts chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.

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  • Biloxi gets proactive after toy guns brought to school

    Biloxi gets proactive after toy guns brought to school

    Friday, May 18 2018 8:44 PM EDT2018-05-19 00:44:10 GMT
    In the email it says if you are caught with a gun at school - even if it is an Airsoft or BB gun - you will be penalized with 45 days at the alternative school. (Photo source: WLOX)In the email it says if you are caught with a gun at school - even if it is an Airsoft or BB gun - you will be penalized with 45 days at the alternative school. (Photo source: WLOX)
    In the email it says if you are caught with a gun at school - even if it is an Airsoft or BB gun - you will be penalized with 45 days at the alternative school. (Photo source: WLOX)In the email it says if you are caught with a gun at school - even if it is an Airsoft or BB gun - you will be penalized with 45 days at the alternative school. (Photo source: WLOX)

    After two instances where kids brought toy guns to school and on the bus this week, the Biloxi Public School District sent out a proactive email to parents warning them that there will be consequences.

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    After two instances where kids brought toy guns to school and on the bus this week, the Biloxi Public School District sent out a proactive email to parents warning them that there will be consequences.

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  • Gulfport High School students get college degree before diploma

    Gulfport High School students get college degree before diploma

    Friday, May 18 2018 5:10 PM EDT2018-05-18 21:10:07 GMT
    Thirteen Gulfport High School students received their associates degree from MGCCC before their diplomas. (Photo source: MGCCC)Thirteen Gulfport High School students received their associates degree from MGCCC before their diplomas. (Photo source: MGCCC)
    Thirteen Gulfport High School students received their associates degree from MGCCC before their diplomas. Gulfport High graduation is May 23.Thirteen Gulfport High School students received their associates degree from MGCCC before their diplomas. Gulfport High graduation is May 23.

    Gulfport High School graduation will be May 23, but 13 of those students waiting for their diploma already have a college degree.

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    Gulfport High School graduation will be May 23, but 13 of those students waiting for their diploma already have a college degree.

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  • Mississippi universities want more courses for new students

    Mississippi universities want more courses for new students

    Thursday, May 17 2018 2:57 PM EDT2018-05-17 18:57:12 GMT
    MS universities want more courses for students; Source: Raycom image bankMS universities want more courses for students; Source: Raycom image bank

    Mississippi's eight public universities plan to raise their admission requirements. 

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    Mississippi's eight public universities plan to raise their admission requirements. 

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  • HAPPY HOMECOMING: Army medic surprises daughter at D'Iberville Elem.

    HAPPY HOMECOMING: Army medic surprises daughter at D'Iberville Elem.

    Thursday, May 17 2018 2:43 PM EDT2018-05-17 18:43:24 GMT
    After a year apart, PFC Anthony Kennedy and his daughter Faith were reunited Thursday at D'Iberville Elementary. (Source: WLOX)After a year apart, PFC Anthony Kennedy and his daughter Faith were reunited Thursday at D'Iberville Elementary. (Source: WLOX)

    It was a heartwarming reunion for Faith and her dad, PFC Anthony Kennedy, after he returned from his deployment Thursday and surprised her at school.

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    It was a heartwarming reunion for Faith and her dad, PFC Anthony Kennedy, after he returned from his deployment Thursday and surprised her at school.

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  • Biloxi student brings Airsoft gun to school

    Biloxi student brings Airsoft gun to school

    Thursday, May 17 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-05-17 17:44:18 GMT
    Another Biloxi student brought a play weapon to class Thursday. This time a 4th grader at Jeff Davis Elementary brought an unloaded Airsoft gun to school.  (Photo source: File)Another Biloxi student brought a play weapon to class Thursday. This time a 4th grader at Jeff Davis Elementary brought an unloaded Airsoft gun to school. (Photo source: File)
    Family told police they were canoeing, and the victim’s canoe tipped over while going under a tree. (Photo source: WLOX)Family told police they were canoeing, and the victim’s canoe tipped over while going under a tree. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Another Biloxi student brought a play weapon to class Thursday. This time a 4th grader at Jeff Davis Elementary brought an unloaded Airsoft gun to school.

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    Another Biloxi student brought a play weapon to class Thursday. This time a 4th grader at Jeff Davis Elementary brought an unloaded Airsoft gun to school.

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  • Gulfport High orchestra prepares for trip of a lifetime to Peru

    Gulfport High orchestra prepares for trip of a lifetime to Peru

    Thursday, May 17 2018 11:53 AM EDT2018-05-17 15:53:04 GMT
    Members of Gulfport High's chamber orchestra are raising money for a summer trip to Peru. (Source: WLOX)Members of Gulfport High's chamber orchestra are raising money for a summer trip to Peru. (Source: WLOX)

    The Gulfport High School chamber orchestra is getting ready to go international.  In July, 12 members of the school's orchestra will go on a ten-day trip to Peru.

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    The Gulfport High School chamber orchestra is getting ready to go international.  In July, 12 members of the school's orchestra will go on a ten-day trip to Peru.

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  • Biloxi HS seniors make annual parade through elementary schools

    Biloxi HS seniors make annual parade through elementary schools

    Monday, May 14 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-05-14 21:36:22 GMT
    The graduating seniors paraded through the halls that many of them used to walk down as elementary students. (Photo source: WLOX)The graduating seniors paraded through the halls that many of them used to walk down as elementary students. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Biloxi High's class of 2018 continued a school tradition donning their caps and gowns a little early. The graduating seniors paraded through the halls that many of them used to walk down as elementary students.

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    Biloxi High's class of 2018 continued a school tradition donning their caps and gowns a little early. The graduating seniors paraded through the halls that many of them used to walk down as elementary students.

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  • Star Wars characters invade St. Martin East Elementary

    Star Wars characters invade St. Martin East Elementary

    Friday, May 11 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-05-11 22:01:20 GMT
    Storm troopers, a sand person and even some Death Star workers surprised St. Martin East Elementary students. (Photo Source: WLOX)Storm troopers, a sand person and even some Death Star workers surprised St. Martin East Elementary students. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    This afternoon Saint Martin East Elementary transformed into a galaxy far, far away to give their students a treat after several days of state testing. 

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    This afternoon Saint Martin East Elementary transformed into a galaxy far, far away to give their students a treat after several days of state testing. 

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  • Hancock County students learn outdoor safety at hands-on field day

    Hancock County students learn outdoor safety at hands-on field day

    Friday, May 11 2018 2:48 PM EDT2018-05-11 18:48:27 GMT
    Students at Hancock High get a safety demonstration from American Medical Response on Friday. (Source: WLOX)Students at Hancock High get a safety demonstration from American Medical Response on Friday. (Source: WLOX)
    Students at Hancock High get a safety demonstration from American Medical Response on Friday. (Source: WLOX)Students at Hancock High get a safety demonstration from American Medical Response on Friday. (Source: WLOX)

    Students from Hancock Middle School are learning a thing or two about staying safe in the outdoors with a hands-on experience.

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    Students from Hancock Middle School are learning a thing or two about staying safe in the outdoors with a hands-on experience.

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  • More than 500 sign petition for removal of Jackson Co. School District superintendent

    More than 500 sign petition for removal of Jackson Co. School District superintendent

    Friday, May 11 2018 7:38 AM EDT2018-05-11 11:38:52 GMT
    A petition calling for the removal of the Jackson County School District Superintendent has gotten more than 500 signatures. (Photo source: WLOX News)A petition calling for the removal of the Jackson County School District Superintendent has gotten more than 500 signatures. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Since a report was released about a special needs student being mistreated on a Jackson County School District bus, several parents have spoken out against the district's handling of the incident. 

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    Since a report was released about a special needs student being mistreated on a Jackson County School District bus, several parents have spoken out against the district's handling of the incident. 

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  • PRC School bond approval will transform growing campuses

    PRC School bond approval will transform growing campuses

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018-05-10 00:26:10 GMT
    Temporary units like this one at the PRC junior high school will be replaced with modern classrooms thanks to an $18.5 million school bond that was passed Tuesday.Temporary units like this one at the PRC junior high school will be replaced with modern classrooms thanks to an $18.5 million school bond that was passed Tuesday.
    Temporary units like this one at the PRC junior high school will be replaced with modern classrooms thanks to an $18.5 million school bond that was passed Tuesday.Temporary units like this one at the PRC junior high school will be replaced with modern classrooms thanks to an $18.5 million school bond that was passed Tuesday.

    Gage McClinton has done a lot of time promoting renovations to his school that he will never see in his time on campus.

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    Gage McClinton has done a lot of time promoting renovations to his school that he will never see in his time on campus.

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  • Gulf Coast students named 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars

    Gulf Coast students named 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-05-09 22:24:02 GMT
    Tyler Jackson of Gulfport and Wei Li of Vancleave and have been named 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars. (Photo Source: Vancleave High School /St. Patrick High School)Tyler Jackson of Gulfport and Wei Li of Vancleave and have been named 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars. (Photo Source: Vancleave High School /St. Patrick High School)

    Two South Mississippi high school seniors have been selected as semifinalists for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. '

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    Two South Mississippi high school seniors have been selected as semifinalists for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. '

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  • Pascagoula schools celebrate Walk & Bike to School Day

    Pascagoula schools celebrate Walk & Bike to School Day

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 5:16 PM EDT2018-05-09 21:16:58 GMT
    A new sidewalk is making it possible for Beach Elementary students to walk to school safely. (Photo Source: WLOX)A new sidewalk is making it possible for Beach Elementary students to walk to school safely. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    A couple of elementary schools in Pascagoula teamed with the city to celebrate National Walk & Bike to School Day with two projects focused on children safely getting to school.

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    A couple of elementary schools in Pascagoula teamed with the city to celebrate National Walk & Bike to School Day with two projects focused on children safely getting to school.

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  • Ocean Springs High ranked top high school in Mississippi

    Ocean Springs High ranked top high school in Mississippi

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 5:07 PM EDT2018-05-09 21:07:27 GMT
    Ocean Springs High was ranked #1746 nationally. (Photo source: WLOX)Ocean Springs High was ranked #1746 nationally. (Photo source: WLOX)

     According to U.S. News & World Report, Ocean Springs High School is ranked as the #1 high school in the state of Mississippi in 2018. 

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     According to U.S. News & World Report, Ocean Springs High School is ranked as the #1 high school in the state of Mississippi in 2018. 

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  • Lace up your shoes! It's Bike to School Day!

    Lace up your shoes! It's Bike to School Day!

    Wednesday, May 9 2018 9:15 AM EDT2018-05-09 13:15:10 GMT
    (Source: SafeRoutes.org)(Source: SafeRoutes.org)

    Kids across the country, including in South Mississippi, are hitting the pavement Wednesday morning for Bike to School Day.  

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    Kids across the country, including in South Mississippi, are hitting the pavement Wednesday morning for Bike to School Day.  

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  • South Mississippi students accepted to military academies

    South Mississippi students accepted to military academies

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 10:33 PM EDT2018-05-09 02:33:54 GMT
    Christopher Johnson, a Harrison Central High School Student, was accepted into U.S. Military Academy at West Point. (Photo Source: WLOX)Christopher Johnson, a Harrison Central High School Student, was accepted into U.S. Military Academy at West Point. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Christopher Johnson, a Harrison Central High School Student, was accepted into U.S. Military Academy at West Point. (Photo Source: WLOX)Christopher Johnson, a Harrison Central High School Student, was accepted into U.S. Military Academy at West Point. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Several South Mississippi best and brightest students have earned a spot at some of our nation's top military academies. 

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    Several South Mississippi best and brightest students have earned a spot at some of our nation's top military academies. 

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  • C Spire conference teaches about STEM and the future of technology

    C Spire conference teaches about STEM and the future of technology

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-05-08 21:51:47 GMT
    The conference included dancing robots, virtual reality sets, green screen mementos and tricked-out, "Tech"ed out cars. Source: WLBTThe conference included dancing robots, virtual reality sets, green screen mementos and tricked-out, "Tech"ed out cars. Source: WLBT

    If you noticed a good bit of traffic downtown on your way home Tuesday, you might have run into the one thousand people who gathered at C-Spire's 2018 Movement Technology Conference at the Convention Complex.

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    If you noticed a good bit of traffic downtown on your way home Tuesday, you might have run into the one thousand people who gathered at C-Spire's 2018 Movement Technology Conference at the Convention Complex.

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  • Students help stock Hancock County Food Pantry

    Students help stock Hancock County Food Pantry

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 2:55 PM EDT2018-05-08 18:55:49 GMT
    A competition at the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County meant a big haul for the Hancock County Food Pantry.  (Photo source: WLOX)A competition at the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County meant a big haul for the Hancock County Food Pantry.  (Photo source: WLOX)
    A competition at the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County meant a big haul for the Hancock County Food Pantry.  (Photo source: WLOX)A competition at the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County meant a big haul for the Hancock County Food Pantry.  (Photo source: WLOX)

    A competition at the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County meant a big haul for the Hancock County Food Pantry. 

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    A competition at the Boys and Girls Club of Hancock County meant a big haul for the Hancock County Food Pantry. 

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  • Transgender Pass Christian teen gets ready for graduation

    Transgender Pass Christian teen gets ready for graduation

    Sunday, May 6 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-05-07 02:36:07 GMT
    Jorden Blosser, and his mother, Suzi Blosser share some photos and a relaxed moment in Pass Christian.Jorden Blosser, and his mother, Suzi Blosser share some photos and a relaxed moment in Pass Christian.
    Jorden Blosser, and his mother, Suzi Blosser share some photos and a relaxed moment in Pass Christian.Jorden Blosser, and his mother, Suzi Blosser share some photos and a relaxed moment in Pass Christian.

    Jorden Blosser's class ring means a lot to him for several reasons. He is getting ready to graduate from Pass Christian High School.

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    Jorden Blosser's class ring means a lot to him for several reasons. He is getting ready to graduate from Pass Christian High School.

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  • Highest paying school district in Mississippi looking for teachers

    Highest paying school district in Mississippi looking for teachers

    Sunday, May 6 2018 3:41 PM EDT2018-05-06 19:41:57 GMT
    PGSD is looking to hire teachers at Pascagoula High School (photo source: WLOX)PGSD is looking to hire teachers at Pascagoula High School (photo source: WLOX)
    PGSD is looking to hire teachers at Pascagoula High School (photo source: WLOX)PGSD is looking to hire teachers at Pascagoula High School (photo source: WLOX)

    Dozens of education jobs are up for grabs in the best paying district in the state.

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    Dozens of education jobs are up for grabs in the best paying district in the state.

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  • USM to award posthumous degree to man who sought to integrate school

    USM to award posthumous degree to man who sought to integrate school

    Saturday, May 5 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-05-05 17:10:30 GMT
    The University of Southern Mississippi integrated in September 1965.The University of Southern Mississippi integrated in September 1965.

    The University of Southern Mississippi will award a posthumous honorary degree to a black U.S. Army veteran who was rejected when he tried to integrate the school decades ago. Clyde Kennard applied several times between 1955 and 1959 to what was then called Mississippi Southern College. Officials blocked his applications. In 1960, Kennard was falsely accused of planning a burglary. He was convicted and sentenced to seven years in the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. He wa...

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    The University of Southern Mississippi will award a posthumous honorary degree to a black U.S. Army veteran who was rejected when he tried to integrate the school decades ago. Clyde Kennard applied several times between 1955 and 1959 to what was then called Mississippi Southern College. Officials blocked his applications. In 1960, Kennard was falsely accused of planning a burglary. He was convicted and sentenced to seven years in the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. He wa...

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  • West Harrison HS celebrates college and military bound students

    West Harrison HS celebrates college and military bound students

    Friday, May 4 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-05-04 22:21:23 GMT
    More than a dozen organizations were represented, including colleges, businesses and military branches. (Photo source: WLOX)More than a dozen organizations were represented, including colleges, businesses and military branches. (Photo source: WLOX)
    More than a dozen organizations were represented, including colleges, businesses and military branches. (Photo source: WLOX)More than a dozen organizations were represented, including colleges, businesses and military branches. (Photo source: WLOX)

    It was a celebration of achievement in Harrison County Friday morning. West Harrison High School students were given well-deserved accolades for their accomplishments.

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    It was a celebration of achievement in Harrison County Friday morning. West Harrison High School students were given well-deserved accolades for their accomplishments.

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  • George Co. High teacher awarded for dedication

    George Co. High teacher awarded for dedication

    Friday, May 4 2018 9:10 AM EDT2018-05-04 13:10:15 GMT
    Perdue, who has taught at GCHS for 31 years, became concerned that his students’ abilities were not reflected in their ACT scores. (Photo source: George County School District)Perdue, who has taught at GCHS for 31 years, became concerned that his students’ abilities were not reflected in their ACT scores. (Photo source: George County School District)

    George County High School teacher Larry Perdue received the ACT K-12 Champion Award for his outstanding professional accomplishments and dedication to student success.

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    George County High School teacher Larry Perdue received the ACT K-12 Champion Award for his outstanding professional accomplishments and dedication to student success.

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  • Four South MS schools receive grant for STEM programs

    Four South MS schools receive grant for STEM programs

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 3:09 PM EDT2018-05-02 19:09:23 GMT
    (Source: File)(Source: File)
    (Source: File)(Source: File)

    Nearly a dozen school districts in the state, including two in South Mississippi, are sharing $886,000 in grants aimed at creating and growing STEM programs for students in kindergarten through the eighth grade. 

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    Nearly a dozen school districts in the state, including two in South Mississippi, are sharing $886,000 in grants aimed at creating and growing STEM programs for students in kindergarten through the eighth grade. 

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  • Teen accepted to 113 colleges, offered $4.5M in scholarships

    Teen accepted to 113 colleges, offered $4.5M in scholarships

    Wednesday, May 2 2018 6:44 AM EDT2018-05-02 10:44:37 GMT
    Wednesday, May 2 2018 6:44 AM EDT2018-05-02 10:44:37 GMT

    After the 17-year-old graduates in May, she plans to major in biology and become a NICU nurse.

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    After the 17-year-old graduates in May, she plans to major in biology and become a NICU nurse.

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  • D'Iberville girls lift their way to a state championship

    D'Iberville girls lift their way to a state championship

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-05-02 01:15:13 GMT
    State championship winners, the D'Iberville High School girls power lifting team. (Photo Source: WLOX)State championship winners, the D'Iberville High School girls power lifting team. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    State championship winners, the D'Iberville High School girls power lifting team. (Photo Source: WLOX)State championship winners, the D'Iberville High School girls power lifting team. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    The D'Iberville High girls power lifting team is on top of the world. The team has just won the state championship in Class 3, beating out all other 6A and 5A teams in Mississippi.

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    The D'Iberville High girls power lifting team is on top of the world. The team has just won the state championship in Class 3, beating out all other 6A and 5A teams in Mississippi.

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  • Schools adding 30+ clubs to help students with ACT success

    Schools adding 30+ clubs to help students with ACT success

    Monday, April 30 2018 10:02 PM EDT2018-05-01 02:02:14 GMT
    The 30 plus club has become a new motivating force for students. Source: WLBTThe 30 plus club has become a new motivating force for students. Source: WLBT

    The ACT is a high stakes test. The higher the score, the more money the student gets for college. And schools across the state are changing the way they look at motivation. The state of Mississippi realized the importance of this test. And the legislature agreed the state would start paying for every high school junior to take the ACT. That started with the graduating class of 2016. Now, schools are taking that up a notch. Northwest Rankin students aren't showing up on ACT test days...

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    The ACT is a high stakes test. The higher the score, the more money the student gets for college. And schools across the state are changing the way they look at motivation. The state of Mississippi realized the importance of this test. And the legislature agreed the state would start paying for every high school junior to take the ACT. That started with the graduating class of 2016. Now, schools are taking that up a notch. Northwest Rankin students aren't showing up on ACT test days...

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  • George County creates text initiative to stop bullying

    George County creates text initiative to stop bullying

    Monday, April 30 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-04-30 22:00:29 GMT
    Billboard in Lucedale on the new One Voice text program to end bullying. (Photo Source: WLOX)Billboard in Lucedale on the new One Voice text program to end bullying. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Billboard in Lucedale on the new One Voice text program to end bullying. (photo source: WLOX)Billboard in Lucedale on the new One Voice text program to end bullying. (photo source: WLOX)

    Students in George County now have the resources to report bullying anonymously. Monday marked the first day of One Voice.

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    Students in George County now have the resources to report bullying anonymously. Monday marked the first day of One Voice.

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  • School district officially approves reopening of Jackson Elementary

    School district officially approves reopening of Jackson Elementary

    Monday, April 30 2018 2:48 PM EDT2018-04-30 18:48:14 GMT
    Jackson Elementary School in Pascagoula (Photo source: WLOX)Jackson Elementary School in Pascagoula (Photo source: WLOX)
    Jackson Elementary School in Pascagoula (Photo source: WLOX)Jackson Elementary School in Pascagoula (Photo source: WLOX)

    The Pascagoula-Gautier School District officially approved the re-opening of Jackson Elementary for the 2018-2019 school year.

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    The Pascagoula-Gautier School District officially approved the re-opening of Jackson Elementary for the 2018-2019 school year.

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  • Mississippi girl earns full-ride scholarship to Harvard

    Mississippi girl earns full-ride scholarship to Harvard

    Monday, April 30 2018 2:24 PM EDT2018-04-30 18:24:17 GMT
    Shakira Hall earned an acceptance letter and a full ride Bill Gates Scholarship to Harvard University. (Photo Source: Shakira Hall)Shakira Hall earned an acceptance letter and a full ride Bill Gates Scholarship to Harvard University. (Photo Source: Shakira Hall)

    She's the former state president of Mississippi HOSA, president of the first NAACP chapter in Jefferson Davis County, president of the Beta Club, president of Mu Alpha Theta chapter for three years. Those are only some of the accomplishments of a Bassfield girl. Perhaps the biggest one thus far, is an acceptance letter and a full ride Bill Gates Scholarship to Harvard University. This young woman exudes brains, beauty, and faith.    

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    She's the former state president of Mississippi HOSA, president of the first NAACP chapter in Jefferson Davis County, president of the Beta Club, president of Mu Alpha Theta chapter for three years. Those are only some of the accomplishments of a Bassfield girl. Perhaps the biggest one thus far, is an acceptance letter and a full ride Bill Gates Scholarship to Harvard University. This young woman exudes brains, beauty, and faith.    

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  • Father and daughter make history graduating together with honors

    Father and daughter make history graduating together with honors

    Friday, April 27 2018 11:10 AM EDT2018-04-27 15:10:28 GMT

    Graduations are special times for families, but this Saturday will be uniquely thrilling for one family making history.

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    Graduations are special times for families, but this Saturday will be uniquely thrilling for one family making history.

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  • Students lead fundraising effort for suicide awareness and prevention

    Students lead fundraising effort for suicide awareness and prevention

    Thursday, April 26 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-04-26 21:39:28 GMT

    Biloxi High Senior Moses Feagin and his fellow students recognized that teen suicide is a real concern. So he and several clubs joined together for a big-time fundraiser, with all proceeds going to help suicide prevention and awareness. 

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    Biloxi High Senior Moses Feagin and his fellow students recognized that teen suicide is a real concern. So he and several clubs joined together for a big-time fundraiser, with all proceeds going to help suicide prevention and awareness. 

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  • Campus food pantry helps feed college students

    Campus food pantry helps feed college students

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 4:25 PM EDT2018-04-25 20:25:30 GMT
    On an average day, instructor Carin Platt says students are the main drivers behind the food pantry's success. (Photo Source: WLOX)On an average day, instructor Carin Platt says students are the main drivers behind the food pantry's success. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    An effort that's helping feed college students in need is asking for community support.

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    An effort that's helping feed college students in need is asking for community support.

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  • Officials, faculty, parents glad that Jackson Elementary isn't closing

    Officials, faculty, parents glad that Jackson Elementary isn't closing

    Monday, April 23 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:21:11 GMT
    Two days after announcing that Jackson Elementary was going to be closing for the upcoming school year, the Pascagoula Gautier School District reversed that decision. (Photo Source: WLOX)Two days after announcing that Jackson Elementary was going to be closing for the upcoming school year, the Pascagoula Gautier School District reversed that decision. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Two days after announcing that Jackson Elementary was going to be closing for the upcoming school year, the Pascagoula Gautier School District reversed that decision. (Photo Source: WLOX)Two days after announcing that Jackson Elementary was going to be closing for the upcoming school year, the Pascagoula Gautier School District reversed that decision. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    A decision to close Jackson Elementary School in Pascagoula has been reversed. Now, officials there are preparing for a busy summer of repairs.

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    A decision to close Jackson Elementary School in Pascagoula has been reversed. Now, officials there are preparing for a busy summer of repairs.

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  • Ocean Springs becomes 43rd certified Excel by 5 community in MS

    Ocean Springs becomes 43rd certified Excel by 5 community in MS

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:29 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:29:31 GMT
    A sensory table at the Excel by 5 resource center. (Photo source: WLOX News)A sensory table at the Excel by 5 resource center. (Photo source: WLOX News)
    A sensory table at the Excel by 5 resource center. (Photo source: WLOX News)A sensory table at the Excel by 5 resource center. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Excel by 5 communities are continuously growing here on the Coast. 

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    Excel by 5 communities are continuously growing here on the Coast. 

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  • Tuition to rise 4 percent on average at Mississippi universities

    Tuition to rise 4 percent on average at Mississippi schools

    Thursday, April 19 2018 4:23 PM EDT2018-04-19 20:23:05 GMT
    In-state undergraduate students in Mississippi can expect a rise from $303 to $7,805 in tuition. (Photo Source: Pixabay)In-state undergraduate students in Mississippi can expect a rise from $303 to $7,805 in tuition. (Photo Source: Pixabay)
    In-state undergraduate students in Mississippi can expect a rise from $303 to $7,805 in tuition. (Photo Source: Pixabay)In-state undergraduate students in Mississippi can expect a rise from $303 to $7,805 in tuition. (Photo Source: Pixabay)

    Mississippi's eight public universities plan to raise tuition by an average of 4 percent next fall.

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    Mississippi's eight public universities plan to raise tuition by an average of 4 percent next fall.

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  • Plans moving ahead for $5.2M Greyhound Stadium renovations

    Plans moving ahead for $5.2M Greyhound Stadium renovations

    Thursday, April 19 2018 3:32 PM EDT2018-04-19 19:32:30 GMT
    School district officials say the Greyhound Stadium in Ocean Springs has seen better days. (Photo Source: WLOX)School district officials say the Greyhound Stadium in Ocean Springs has seen better days. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    School district officials say the Greyhound Stadium in Ocean Springs has seen better days. (Photo Source: WLOX)School district officials say the Greyhound Stadium in Ocean Springs has seen better days. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Plans are moving forward on a $5.2 million dollar renovation of Greyhound Stadium in Ocean Springs. 

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    Plans are moving forward on a $5.2 million dollar renovation of Greyhound Stadium in Ocean Springs. 

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  • Rapper brings message of kindness to Coast school

    Rapper brings message of kindness to Coast school

    Thursday, April 19 2018 2:49 PM EDT2018-04-19 18:49:20 GMT
    Students at Woolmarket Elementary got the chance to hear an inspirational message in a different way Thursday. (Photo source: WLOX)Students at Woolmarket Elementary got the chance to hear an inspirational message in a different way Thursday. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Students at Woolmarket Elementary got the chance to hear an inspirational message through a different way Thursday. (Photo source: WLOX)Students at Woolmarket Elementary got the chance to hear an inspirational message through a different way Thursday. (Photo source: WLOX)

    It was an inspirational message passed on to students through spoken word. Jackson-based rapper, Devin Wade grew up on the gulf coast and used to be bullied himself.

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    It was an inspirational message passed on to students through spoken word. Jackson-based rapper, Devin Wade grew up on the gulf coast and used to be bullied himself.

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  • Free class teaches women to protect themselves

    Free class teaches women to protect themselves

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-04-19 14:45:01 GMT
    A free self-defense class for women is being taught Thursday at East Central Public Library. (Source: Facebook)A free self-defense class for women is being taught Thursday at East Central Public Library. (Source: Facebook)

    A free class happening Thursday in Jackson County is hoping to help those women turn the tables on their attackers. 

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    A free class happening Thursday in Jackson County is hoping to help those women turn the tables on their attackers. 

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  • Ocean Springs school goes through active shooter seminar

    Ocean Springs school goes through active shooter seminar

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:18 AM EDT2018-04-19 10:18:10 GMT
    Local school districts like Ocean Springs are taking a proactive approach to preparing for any possible incidents. (Photo Source: WLOX)Local school districts like Ocean Springs are taking a proactive approach to preparing for any possible incidents. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Teachers and staff members at Magnolia Park Elementary School In Ocean Springs are learning how to deal with potential threats during school hours. 

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    Teachers and staff members at Magnolia Park Elementary School In Ocean Springs are learning how to deal with potential threats during school hours. 

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  • Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for Harrison Hall

    Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for Harrison Hall

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:52 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:52:03 GMT
    Harrison Hall, an 81-year-old building will now serve as the District Office headquarters for the college. (Photo source: WLOX)Harrison Hall, an 81-year-old building will now serve as the District Office headquarters for the college. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Harrison Hall, an 81-year-old building will now serve as the District Office headquarters for the college. (Photo source: WLOX)Harrison Hall, an 81-year-old building will now serve as the District Office headquarters for the college. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to showcase a newly renovated building on the Perkinston Campus. 

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    The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to showcase a newly renovated building on the Perkinston Campus. 

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  • 500 high school seniors recognized at Hancock Chamber Recognition Breakfast

    500 high school seniors recognized at Hancock Chamber Recognition Breakfast

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-04-17 21:51:31 GMT
    More than 500 graduating high school seniors were recognized by the Hancock Chamber Education Committee Tuesday at the 6th Annual Hancock Chamber Recognition Breakfast. (Photo source: Hancock Chamber)More than 500 graduating high school seniors were recognized by the Hancock Chamber Education Committee Tuesday at the 6th Annual Hancock Chamber Recognition Breakfast. (Photo source: Hancock Chamber)

    More than 500 graduating high school seniors throughout Hancock County were recognized by the Hancock Chamber Education Committee Tuesday at the 6th Annual Hancock Chamber Recognition Breakfast at the Bay St. Louis Community Hall. 

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    More than 500 graduating high school seniors throughout Hancock County were recognized by the Hancock Chamber Education Committee Tuesday at the 6th Annual Hancock Chamber Recognition Breakfast at the Bay St. Louis Community Hall. 

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  • Jackson Elementary closing for upcoming school year

    Jackson Elementary closing for upcoming school year

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 7:48 AM EDT2018-04-17 11:48:52 GMT

    The Jackson Elementary School will be closed for the 2018-2019 school year because of flooding and drainage issues on the campus, according to a Facebook post Tuesday night from the Pascagoula-Gautier School District.

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    The Jackson Elementary School will be closed for the 2018-2019 school year because of flooding and drainage issues on the campus, according to a Facebook post Tuesday night from the Pascagoula-Gautier School District.

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  • Coast teachers awarded Leo Seal Innovative Teacher Grants

    Coast teachers awarded Leo Seal Innovative Teacher Grants

    Friday, April 13 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-04-13 20:57:14 GMT
    Twelve South Mississippi educators were selected as winners of this year’s Leo W. Seal Innovative Teacher Grant Friday.Twelve South Mississippi educators were selected as winners of this year’s Leo W. Seal Innovative Teacher Grant Friday.

    Twelve South Mississippi educators were selected as winners of this year’s Leo W. Seal Innovative Teacher Grant Friday.

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    Twelve South Mississippi educators were selected as winners of this year’s Leo W. Seal Innovative Teacher Grant Friday.

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  • Airsoft gun taken from student at Biloxi Junior High

    Airsoft gun taken from student at Biloxi Junior High

    Friday, March 9 2018 1:40 PM EST2018-03-09 18:40:00 GMT
    (Source: File)(Source: File)
    This warning stems after two separate incidents happened at Biloxi schools this week. (Photo source: Biloxi Public School District)This warning stems after two separate incidents happened at Biloxi schools this week. (Photo source: Biloxi Public School District)

    Officials at Biloxi Junior High are investigating after a student brought an airsoft gun to school Friday. 

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    Officials at Biloxi Junior High are investigating after a student brought an airsoft gun to school Friday. 

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  • Coast Superintendent calls for standardized test change

    Coast Superintendent calls for standardized test change

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 3:46 PM EDT2018-04-11 19:46:47 GMT
    Several students think the idea would be the way to go versus the current method of cramming for multiple end-of-the-year exams. (Photo source: WLOX)Several students think the idea would be the way to go versus the current method of cramming for multiple end-of-the-year exams. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Several students think the idea would be the way to go versus the current method of cramming for multiple end-of-the-year exams. (Photo source: WLOX)Several students think the idea would be the way to go versus the current method of cramming for multiple end-of-the-year exams. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A South Mississippi school official would love to see a change in the standardized testing in schools. Pascagoula Gautier Schools Superintendent Wayne Rodolfich thinks there's a better option.

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    A South Mississippi school official would love to see a change in the standardized testing in schools. Pascagoula Gautier Schools Superintendent Wayne Rodolfich thinks there's a better option.

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  • Ocean Springs School Board looking at ways to enhance security

    Ocean Springs School Board looking at ways to enhance security

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:53 AM EDT2018-04-11 10:53:56 GMT
    Ocean Springs School Board members are looking for ways to enhance security in the city's schools. (Source: WLOX)Ocean Springs School Board members are looking for ways to enhance security in the city's schools. (Source: WLOX)
    OSSD looking at ways to enhance security. (Photo source: WLOX News)OSSD looking at ways to enhance security. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Ocean Springs school leaders are continuously working to enhance student safety. School board president Kacee Waters said the district is looking at a number of options aimed at securing students. 

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    Ocean Springs school leaders are continuously working to enhance student safety. School board president Kacee Waters said the district is looking at a number of options aimed at securing students. 

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  • Tuberculosis discovered in Ole Miss student

    Tuberculosis discovered in Ole Miss student

    Monday, April 9 2018 10:43 PM EDT2018-04-10 02:43:32 GMT
    (Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison)(Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison)

    Mississippi State Department of Health is investigating a case of tuberculosis at Ole Miss.

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    Mississippi State Department of Health is investigating a case of tuberculosis at Ole Miss.

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  • Mississippi State physics major wins national scholarship

    Mississippi State physics major wins national scholarship

    Sunday, April 8 2018 4:31 PM EDT2018-04-08 20:31:39 GMT

    A Mississippi State University senior will receive a Barry Goldwater Scholarship.

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    A Mississippi State University senior will receive a Barry Goldwater Scholarship.

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  • Bay Waveland School District votes in new superintendent

    Bay Waveland School District votes in new superintendent

    Thursday, April 5 2018 9:22 AM EDT2018-04-05 13:22:09 GMT
    Dr. Sandra Reed (Source: Linked In)Dr. Sandra Reed (Source: Linked In)
    Dr. Sandra Reed (Source: Linked In)Dr. Sandra Reed (Source: Linked In)

    During a special-called school board meeting Wednesday night, the board of trustees for Bay Waveland School District voted in Dr. Sandra Reed as the new superintendent of education. 

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    During a special-called school board meeting Wednesday night, the board of trustees for Bay Waveland School District voted in Dr. Sandra Reed as the new superintendent of education. 

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  • Kids at Gulfport Boys and Girls Club reflect on the life Dr. King

    Kids at Gulfport Boys and Girls Club reflect on the life Dr. King

    Thursday, April 5 2018 6:50 AM EDT2018-04-05 10:50:55 GMT
    Students at the Boys and Girls Clubs' Forest Heights Center in Gulfport spent Wednesday reflecting on Dr. King's work and the impact that is still felt today. (Source: WLOX)Students at the Boys and Girls Clubs' Forest Heights Center in Gulfport spent Wednesday reflecting on Dr. King's work and the impact that is still felt today. (Source: WLOX)
    Students learning about Dr. King. (Photo source: WLOX News)Students learning about Dr. King. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Dr. King fought for equality and an end to segregation for African Americans. And decades after his death students at the Boys and Girls Clubs' Forest Heights Center in Gulfport are reflecting on Dr. King's work and the impact that is still felt today. 

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    Dr. King fought for equality and an end to segregation for African Americans. And decades after his death students at the Boys and Girls Clubs' Forest Heights Center in Gulfport are reflecting on Dr. King's work and the impact that is still felt today. 

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  • FabLab, high-tech design facility opens doors in Jackson Co.

    FabLab, high-tech design facility opens doors in Jackson Co.

    Thursday, March 15 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-03-15 22:35:40 GMT

    The FabLab is a digital fabrication laboratory that encourages students and aspiring inventors in the community to play, create, experiment and build their skills. 

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    The FabLab is a digital fabrication laboratory that encourages students and aspiring inventors in the community to play, create, experiment and build their skills. 

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  • How South MS schools protect students

    How South MS schools protect students

    Friday, February 23 2018 5:59 PM EST2018-02-23 22:59:01 GMT
    (Photo source: file)(Photo source: file)
    (Photo source: WLOX)(Photo source: WLOX)

    School districts typically either have their own campus police forces or they rely on city or county law enforcement to help protect students. In South Mississippi, our schools rely on a mixture of both. But every school district in South Mississippi has one thing in common - they all have armed officers protecting schools in every district.

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    School districts typically either have their own campus police forces or they rely on city or county law enforcement to help protect students. In South Mississippi, our schools rely on a mixture of both. But every school district in South Mississippi has one thing in common - they all have armed officers protecting schools in every district.

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  • Ocean Springs teacher chosen for NOAA's 'Teachers at Sea' program

    Ocean Springs teacher chosen for NOAA's 'Teachers at Sea' program

    Saturday, March 31 2018 1:40 PM EDT2018-03-31 17:40:07 GMT
    Teacher Dana Kosztur showing students how to complete a lab assignment (photo credit: WLOX)Teacher Dana Kosztur showing students how to complete a lab assignment (photo credit: WLOX)
    Teacher Dana Kosztur showing students how to complete a lab assignment (photo credit: WLOX)Teacher Dana Kosztur showing students how to complete a lab assignment (photo credit: WLOX)

    An Ocean Springs science teacher will be representing our state on a two-week adventure with NOAA.

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    An Ocean Springs science teacher will be representing our state on a two-week adventure with NOAA.

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  • Air Force dad pulls off homecoming on multiple fronts

    Air Force dad pulls off homecoming on multiple fronts

    Thursday, March 29 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-03-30 00:25:42 GMT
    United States Air Force Major Steve Gautreaux arrived on the Coast on March 28 after serving nine months in Turkey.  (Photo Source: WLOX)United States Air Force Major Steve Gautreaux arrived on the Coast on March 28 after serving nine months in Turkey. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    After serving overseas for nine months, Air Force Major Steve (Go-Tro) Gautreaux had a different mission today. That was to bring a homecoming surprise to his six children, who are all students at two different schools.

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    After serving overseas for nine months, Air Force Major Steve (Go-Tro) Gautreaux had a different mission today. That was to bring a homecoming surprise to his six children, who are all students at two different schools.

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  • Unified kickball tournament promotes inclusion at Ocean Springs Upper Elem.

    Unified kickball tournament promotes inclusion at Ocean Springs Upper Elem.

    Thursday, March 29 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-03-30 00:01:04 GMT

    Several students and staff members at Ocean Springs Upper Elementary School decided to use a game of kickball to promote inclusion for all students.

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    Several students and staff members at Ocean Springs Upper Elementary School decided to use a game of kickball to promote inclusion for all students.

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  • BB gun brought to Pascagoula school

    BB gun brought to Pascagoula school

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-03-28 18:26:05 GMT
    (Source: PGSD)(Source: PGSD)
    (Source: PGSD)(Source: PGSD)

    An airsoft BB gun was found in a student's backpack at Trent Lott Academy in Pascagoula Wednesday morning. 

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    An airsoft BB gun was found in a student's backpack at Trent Lott Academy in Pascagoula Wednesday morning. 

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  • Teachers get funding for classroom projects thanks to $29 million donation

    Teachers get funding for classroom projects thanks to $29 million donation

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 11:38 AM EDT2018-03-28 15:38:17 GMT
    More than 35,000 classroom projects were funded by a $29 million donation to teacher fundraising site DonorsChoose.org. (Source: File)More than 35,000 classroom projects were funded by a $29 million donation to teacher fundraising site DonorsChoose.org. (Source: File)
    (Source: File)(Source: File)

    Tens of thousands of teachers, including many in South Mississippi, are celebrating the #BestSchoolDay ever Wednesday after learning that a cryptocurrency company donated millions to fund projects in classrooms across the country. 

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    Tens of thousands of teachers, including many in South Mississippi, are celebrating the #BestSchoolDay ever Wednesday after learning that a cryptocurrency company donated millions to fund projects in classrooms across the country. 

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  • Gulfport robotics team heading to world championship

    Gulfport robotics team heading to world championship

    Wednesday, March 28 2018 6:54 AM EDT2018-03-28 10:54:53 GMT
    The robotics team at Gulfport High will head to the world championship in Houston next month with a robot similar to this one. (Source: WLOX)The robotics team at Gulfport High will head to the world championship in Houston next month with a robot similar to this one. (Source: WLOX)

    Next month, Gulfport High School's Team Fusion 364 is heading to the First Robotics Competition World Championship in Houston. Thirty-two team members from grades 9 through 12 will compete against 450 of the best teams in the world.

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    Next month, Gulfport High School's Team Fusion 364 is heading to the First Robotics Competition World Championship in Houston. Thirty-two team members from grades 9 through 12 will compete against 450 of the best teams in the world.

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  • Students spend Spring Break helping coast nonprofit

    Students spend Spring Break helping coast nonprofit

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 9:25 PM EDT2018-03-28 01:25:11 GMT

    Dozens of students dedicated their week off from school to put in some elbow grease and help construct housing projects with Habitat for Humanity.

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    Dozens of students dedicated their week off from school to put in some elbow grease and help construct housing projects with Habitat for Humanity.

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  • South Mississippi's youth march for their lives in Gulfport

    South Mississippi's youth march for their lives in Gulfport

    Saturday, March 24 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-03-24 17:22:04 GMT
    Dozens of people gathered in Gulfport Saturday for the March for Our Lives, which coincided with the national demonstration in Washington. (Source: WLOX)Dozens of people gathered in Gulfport Saturday for the March for Our Lives, which coincided with the national demonstration in Washington. (Source: WLOX)
    Dozens of people gathered in Gulfport Saturday for the March for Our Lives, which coincided with the national demonstration in Washington. (Source: WLOX)Dozens of people gathered in Gulfport Saturday for the March for Our Lives, which coincided with the national demonstration in Washington. (Source: WLOX)

    Students from all across South Mississippi will take to the streets of downtown Gulfport Saturday morning, marching to bring awareness to safety in school. 

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    Students from all across South Mississippi will take to the streets of downtown Gulfport Saturday morning, marching to bring awareness to safety in school. 

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  • West Harrison students use graphic lesson to promote safe driving

    West Harrison students use graphic lesson to promote safe driving

    Friday, March 23 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-03-24 01:41:39 GMT
    The mock crash at West Harrison High School was a graphic reminder of what distracted or drunk driving can lead to. (Photo source: WLOX)The mock crash at West Harrison High School was a graphic reminder of what distracted or drunk driving can lead to. (Photo source: WLOX)

    This week, West Harrison High School student leaders put on a mock car crash and memorial service. The scenes were graphic lessons on what can happen when one is drunk or distracted while behind the wheel.

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    This week, West Harrison High School student leaders put on a mock car crash and memorial service. The scenes were graphic lessons on what can happen when one is drunk or distracted while behind the wheel.

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  • Educators and lawmakers push for a move away from state testing

    Educators and lawmakers push for a move away from state testing

    Friday, March 23 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-03-23 23:47:06 GMT
    Mississippi is one of a handful of states still putting a testing condition on graduation. There's a growing push to scrap the state's four subject area tests in favor or the ACT. Source: WLBTMississippi is one of a handful of states still putting a testing condition on graduation. There's a growing push to scrap the state's four subject area tests in favor or the ACT. Source: WLBT
    Mississippi is one of a handful of states still putting a testing condition on graduation. There's a growing push to scrap the state's four subject area tests in favor or the ACT. Source: WLBTMississippi is one of a handful of states still putting a testing condition on graduation. There's a growing push to scrap the state's four subject area tests in favor or the ACT. Source: WLBT

    Mississippi is one of a handful of states still putting a testing condition on graduation. There's a growing push to scrap the state's four subject area tests in favor or the ACT.

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    Mississippi is one of a handful of states still putting a testing condition on graduation. There's a growing push to scrap the state's four subject area tests in favor or the ACT.

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  • La Pointe Krebs House and Museum hosting field trips in Pascagoula

    La Pointe Krebs House and Museum hosting field trips in Pascagoula

    Friday, March 23 2018 2:44 PM EDT2018-03-23 18:44:33 GMT
    “This is a way to get this history firmly back into the community,” said Wixon. (Photo source: MC Wixon)“This is a way to get this history firmly back into the community,” said Wixon. (Photo source: MC Wixon)

    Wednesday marks the third year the La Pointe Krebs House and Museum has hosted field trips in Pascagoula. Almost 2,000 children have participated in the field trips, thus far.

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    Wednesday marks the third year the La Pointe Krebs House and Museum has hosted field trips in Pascagoula. Almost 2,000 children have participated in the field trips, thus far.

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  • Welding students design device to lock out school shooters

    Welding students design device to lock out school shooters

    Friday, March 23 2018 9:30 AM EDT2018-03-23 13:30:43 GMT

    Students at Southern Hills Career Technical Center are crafting a simple device they believe could save lives in the event of a school shooting.

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    Students at Southern Hills Career Technical Center are crafting a simple device they believe could save lives in the event of a school shooting.?

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  • House kills bill that would have let schools arm teachers

    House kills bill that would have let schools arm teachers

    Thursday, March 22 2018 12:36 PM EDT2018-03-22 16:36:12 GMT
    Thus the bill died at a deadline for the House to concur in changes senators made or seek negotiations to work out differences. Source: WLBTThus the bill died at a deadline for the House to concur in changes senators made or seek negotiations to work out differences. Source: WLBT
    Thus the bill died at a deadline for the House to concur in changes senators made or seek negotiations to work out differences. Source: WLBTThus the bill died at a deadline for the House to concur in changes senators made or seek negotiations to work out differences. Source: WLBT

    The House Thursday didn't consider House Bill 1083, killing it for 2018's session.

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    The House Thursday didn't consider House Bill 1083, killing it for 2018's session.

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  • Pro golfer reads to preschoolers ahead of Rapiscan Systems Classic

    Pro golfer reads to preschoolers ahead of Rapiscan Systems Classic

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-03-20 23:13:28 GMT
    Pro golfer Rod Spittle read to preschoolers Tuesday (Photo Source: WLOX)Pro golfer Rod Spittle read to preschoolers Tuesday (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Pro golfer Rod Spittle read to preschoolers Tuesday (photo credit: WLOX)Pro golfer Rod Spittle read to preschoolers Tuesday (photo credit: WLOX)

    Before pro-golfer Rod Spittle swings a club at this week's golf tournament, he spent some time reading to preschoolers.

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    Before pro-golfer Rod Spittle swings a club at this week's golf tournament, he spent some time reading to preschoolers.

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  • Apple Association gives $10k to promote healthy eating at St. Martin North

    Apple Association gives $10k to promote healthy eating at St. Martin North

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 2:06 PM EDT2018-03-20 18:06:18 GMT
    Tuesday, members of the US Apple Association presented a $10,000 check to St. Martin North Elementary School. (Photo source: WLOX)Tuesday, members of the US Apple Association presented a $10,000 check to St. Martin North Elementary School. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A healthy-sized check and healthy foods go hand-in-hand at St. Martin North Elementary School in Jackson County. Tuesday, members of the US Apple Association presented a $10,000 check to the school.

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    A healthy-sized check and healthy foods go hand-in-hand at St. Martin North Elementary School in Jackson County. Tuesday, members of the US Apple Association presented a $10,000 check to the school.

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  • Gulfport parents brainstorm ideas to improve their kids lives

    Gulfport parents brainstorm ideas to improve their kids lives

    Monday, March 19 2018 11:17 PM EDT2018-03-20 03:17:31 GMT
    Parents pack the community center to listen to better parenting ideas and stories (Source: WLOX)Parents pack the community center to listen to better parenting ideas and stories (Source: WLOX)
    Parents pack the community center to listen to better parenting ideas and stories (Source: WLOX)Parents pack the community center to listen to better parenting ideas and stories (Source: WLOX)

    It's often said that it takes a village to raise a child. That's the reason a large group of parents came to the Isiah Fredericks Community Center to learn from one another.

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    It's often said that it takes a village to raise a child. That's the reason a large group of parents came to the Isiah Fredericks Community Center to learn from one another.

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  • First Lady Deborah Bryant visits Moss Point schools

    First Lady Deborah Bryant visits Moss Point schools

    Monday, March 19 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-03-19 21:59:12 GMT
    Mississippi First Lady Deborah Bryant's "Read Across Mississippi" tour read to students in Moss Point on Monday. (Source: WLOX)Mississippi First Lady Deborah Bryant's "Read Across Mississippi" tour read to students in Moss Point on Monday. (Source: WLOX)
    (Source: WLOX)(Source: WLOX)

    Mississippi First Lady Deborah Bryant's "Read Across Mississippi" tour read to students in Moss Point on Monday.

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    Mississippi First Lady Deborah Bryant's "Read Across Mississippi" tour read to students in Moss Point on Monday.

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  • Gulfport mentoring program discusses bullying, school safety

    Gulfport mentoring program discusses bullying, school safety

    Saturday, March 17 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-03-17 21:02:14 GMT
    (Source: WLOX)(Source: WLOX)
    (Source: WLOX)(Source: WLOX)

    From ages 18 to as young as 8, more than two dozen young men came together at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church for a roundtable discussion on bullying and school safety.

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    From ages 18 to as young as 8, more than two dozen young men came together at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church for a roundtable discussion on bullying and school safety.

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  • Gulfport High School students 'Stayin Alive' with hands-on CPR training

    Gulfport High School students 'Stayin Alive' with hands-on CPR training

    Friday, March 16 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-03-16 23:24:08 GMT
    Gulfport High School students prepare to learn hands-on CPR. (Photo source: WLOX)Gulfport High School students prepare to learn hands-on CPR. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Gulfport High School Health Services students Cameron Bellow and his sister Sophie took part in learning Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to the beat of the Bee Gees iconic 70's hit song "Stayin Alive".

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    Gulfport High School Health Services students Cameron Bellow and his sister Sophie took part in learning Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to the beat of the Bee Gees iconic 70's hit song "Stayin Alive".

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  • Community leaders talk race relations after racist letter sent to Bay councilman

    Community leaders talk race relations after racist letter sent to Bay councilman

    Thursday, March 8 2018 10:40 AM EST2018-03-08 15:40:21 GMT
    A racist letter sent to a Bay St. Louis city councilman has community leaders talking about how to improve race relations. (Source: WLOX)A racist letter sent to a Bay St. Louis city councilman has community leaders talking about how to improve race relations. (Source: WLOX)
    A racist letter sent to a Bay St. Louis city councilman has community leaders talking about how to improve race relations. (Source: WLOX)A racist letter sent to a Bay St. Louis city councilman has community leaders talking about how to improve race relations. (Source: WLOX)

    Bay St. Louis is talking about the importance of race relations and how it can be improved after a profanity-laced letter filled with racist language was sent to a city councilman recently.?

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    Bay St. Louis is talking about the importance of race relations and how it can be improved after a profanity-laced letter filled with racist language was sent to a city councilman recently.?

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  • Moss Point School District inspires future teachers

    Moss Point School District inspires future teachers

    Friday, March 2 2018 3:29 PM EST2018-03-02 20:29:49 GMT

    In Jackson County, community members networked with school district leaders, current teachers, and university representatives to learn more about becoming a teacher in the Moss Point school district.

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    In Jackson County, community members networked with school district leaders, current teachers, and university representatives to learn more about becoming a teacher in the Moss Point school district.

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  • Bay St. Louis council replaces Joan Thomas on Bay-Waveland School Board

    Bay St. Louis council replaces Joan Thomas on Bay-Waveland School Board

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 2:32 PM EST2018-03-07 19:32:48 GMT
    The meeting room in Bay St. Louis was filled Tuesday night as the city council voted out one school board member and voted another one in, leaving many unhappy. (Source: WLOX)The meeting room in Bay St. Louis was filled Tuesday night as the city council voted out one school board member and voted another one in, leaving many unhappy. (Source: WLOX)
    The meeting room in Bay St. Louis was filled Tuesday night as the city council voted out one school board member and voted another one in, leaving many unhappy. (Source: WLOX)The meeting room in Bay St. Louis was filled Tuesday night as the city council voted out one school board member and voted another one in, leaving many unhappy. (Source: WLOX)

    The Bay St. Louis city council voted to replace a school board member, leaving some unhappy Tuesday. The mayor and city council voted in educator Anne Lathrop, replacing incumbent Joan Thomas on the Bay-Waveland School Board. But, not all city leaders agreed with the decision.

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    The Bay St. Louis city council voted to replace a school board member, leaving some unhappy Tuesday. The mayor and city council voted in educator Anne Lathrop, replacing incumbent Joan Thomas on the Bay-Waveland School Board. But, not all city leaders agreed with the decision.

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  • New testing program aimed at growing Hancock County's industrial workforce

    New testing program aimed at growing Hancock County's industrial workforce

    Tuesday, February 27 2018 12:00 PM EST2018-02-27 17:00:08 GMT
    The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission is planning a series of networking events to let job seekers and employers know about new initiatives meant to help grow the workforce. (Photo source: WLOX)The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission is planning a series of networking events to let job seekers and employers know about new initiatives meant to help grow the workforce. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission is planning a series of networking events to let job seekers and employers know about new initiatives meant to help grow the workforce.

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    The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission is planning a series of networking events to let job seekers and employers know about new initiatives meant to help grow the workforce.

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  • Coast schools honor 17 victims of the Parkland shooting

    Coast schools honor 17 victims of the Parkland shooting

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 10:06 PM EDT2018-03-15 02:06:42 GMT
    A sign reading "enough is enough" hangs above Ocean Springs High Wednesday, where students walked out as part of National Walkout Day. (Source: WLOX)A sign reading "enough is enough" hangs above Ocean Springs High Wednesday, where students walked out as part of National Walkout Day. (Source: WLOX)

    In South Mississippi, only one school will participate in National School Walkout Day. However, schools all over the Coast will remember the victims of the Parkland shooting in their own way.

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    In South Mississippi, only one school will participate in National School Walkout Day. However, schools all over the Coast will remember the victims of the Parkland shooting in their own way.

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  • Concerned citizen points to ethics issues after Bay superintendent resigns

    Concerned citizen points to ethics issues after Bay superintendent resigns

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 9:22 AM EDT2018-03-14 13:22:45 GMT
    Bay-Waveland School District Superintendent Vikki Landry announced her resignation Monday at the school board meeting. (Source: WLOX)Bay-Waveland School District Superintendent Vikki Landry announced her resignation Monday at the school board meeting. (Source: WLOX)

    Bay-Waveland School District is now searching for a new school superintendent after Vikki Landry abruptly announced her upcoming resignation Monday night at the school board meeting.

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    Bay-Waveland School District is now searching for a new school superintendent after Vikki Landry abruptly announced her upcoming resignation Monday night at the school board meeting.

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  • FBI agent reminds St. Patrick students of social media dangers

    FBI agent reminds St. Patrick students of social media dangers

    Tuesday, March 13 2018 5:54 PM EDT2018-03-13 21:54:27 GMT
    An FBI agent visited SPCHS on Tuesday (Source: WLOX)An FBI agent visited SPCHS on Tuesday (Source: WLOX)
    An FBI agent visited SPCHS on Tuesday (Source: WLOX)An FBI agent visited SPCHS on Tuesday (Source: WLOX)

    On Tuesday, students at St. Patrick Catholic High School learned just how powerful of a tool the internet can be.

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    On Tuesday, students at St. Patrick Catholic High School learned just how powerful of a tool the internet can be.

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  • Rankin Co. student wins 2018 Mississippi Spelling Bee

    Rankin Co. student wins 2018 Mississippi Spelling Bee

    Tuesday, March 13 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-03-13 21:49:38 GMT
    Pictured are (from left) 2018 Mississippi Spelling Bee runner-up Iris Xue of Hayes Cooper Center, Mississippi Association of Educators President Joyce Helmick and 2018 Mississippi Spelling Bee Winner Vaibhavi Mahajan of Northwest Rankin Middle School. (PhPictured are (from left) 2018 Mississippi Spelling Bee runner-up Iris Xue of Hayes Cooper Center, Mississippi Association of Educators President Joyce Helmick and 2018 Mississippi Spelling Bee Winner Vaibhavi Mahajan of Northwest Rankin Middle School. (Ph

    Mississippi has a new state spelling bee champion.

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    Mississippi has a new state spelling bee champion.

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  • Volunteers build community food pantry for Gaston Point

    Volunteers build community food pantry for Gaston Point

    Tuesday, March 13 2018 1:43 PM EDT2018-03-13 17:43:58 GMT
    Americorps students and Seabees are working together to build a community food pantry, which will be installed and dedicated in the Gaston Point area later this week. (Photo source: WLOX)Americorps students and Seabees are working together to build a community food pantry, which will be installed and dedicated in the Gaston Point area later this week. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Americorps students and Seabees are working together to build a community food pantry, which will be installed and dedicated in the Gaston Point area later this week. (Photo source: WLOX)Americorps students and Seabees are working together to build a community food pantry, which will be installed and dedicated in the Gaston Point area later this week. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The drills and saws were whirring Tuesday at Climb CDC in Gulfport as volunteers came together to help the community through construction.

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    The drills and saws were whirring Tuesday at Climb CDC in Gulfport as volunteers came together to help the community through construction.

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  • Ocean Springs student with Down Syndrome is a 3-point master

    Ocean Springs student with Down Syndrome is a 3-point master

    Tuesday, March 13 2018 11:37 AM EDT2018-03-13 15:37:38 GMT
    Alex playing basketball at Ocean Springs High School. (Photo source: WLOX News)Alex playing basketball at Ocean Springs High School. (Photo source: WLOX News)
    Alex playing basketball at Ocean Springs High School. (Photo source: WLOX News)Alex playing basketball at Ocean Springs High School. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Ocean Springs high schooler Alex Authement is showing people you don't judge a book by its cover. During a pep rally last week he beat out other students in shooting the most baskets during a knockout game. 

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    Ocean Springs high schooler Alex Authement is showing people you don't judge a book by its cover. During a pep rally last week he beat out other students in shooting the most baskets during a knockout game. 

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  • Bay-Waveland superintendent resigns following school board changes

    Bay-Waveland superintendent resigns following school board changes

    Monday, March 12 2018 11:02 PM EDT2018-03-13 03:02:58 GMT
    On Monday the school board approved Vikki Landry's resignation as superintendent effective June 30. (Photo Source: WLOX)On Monday the school board approved Vikki Landry's resignation as superintendent effective June 30. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    On Monday the school board approved Vikki Landry's resignation as superintendent effective June 30. (Photo Source: WLOX)On Monday the school board approved Vikki Landry's resignation as superintendent effective June 30. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    The Bay-Waveland School District is looking for a new superintendent. 

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    The Bay-Waveland School District is looking for a new superintendent. 

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  • Will early education reduce crime? Sheriff says yes

    Will early education reduce crime? Sheriff says yes

    Monday, March 12 2018 10:57 PM EDT2018-03-13 02:57:05 GMT
    Sheriff Ezell is working hard to promote early-childhood education as a means of crime reduction. (Photo Source: WLOX)Sheriff Ezell is working hard to promote early-childhood education as a means of crime reduction. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell is taking a strong stand against crime and a strong stand for early childhood education. 

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    Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell is taking a strong stand against crime and a strong stand for early childhood education. 

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  • PGSD considers closure of Jackson Elementary, gives solution for school safety

    PGSD considers closure of Jackson Elementary, gives solution for school safety

    Monday, March 12 2018 11:13 PM EDT2018-03-13 03:13:12 GMT
    Jackson Elementary School in Pascagoula (Photo Source: WLOX)Jackson Elementary School in Pascagoula (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Jackson Elementary School in Pascagoula (Photo source: WLOX)Jackson Elementary School in Pascagoula (Photo source: WLOX)

    Teachers and parents spoke up in a standing room only meeting Monday night, pushing for Jackson Elementary to remain open.

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    Teachers and parents spoke up in a standing room only meeting Monday night, pushing for Jackson Elementary to remain open.

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  • 'Crossroads Closet' provides care for students' basic needs

    'Crossroads Closet' provides care for students' basic needs

    Monday, March 12 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-03-12 22:26:05 GMT
    Crossroads Elementary has built the closet over the past five years (Source: WLOX)Crossroads Elementary has built the closet over the past five years (Source: WLOX)
    Crossroads Elementary has built the closet over the past five years (Source: WLOX)Crossroads Elementary has built the closet over the past five years (Source: WLOX)

    What started as just a coat closet five years ago has now grown into a huge resource for students at Crossroads Elementary.

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    What started as just a coat closet five years ago has now grown into a huge resource for students at Crossroads Elementary.

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  • MPACT Legacy program facing shortfall

    MPACT Legacy program facing shortfall

    Monday, March 12 2018 6:34 PM EDT2018-03-12 22:34:24 GMT

    The Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition, known as MPACT, has a history of financial issues. That's why it was frozen for two years. Here's the deal, families who enrolled prior to 2012 are in the MPACT Legacy program.

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    The Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition, known as MPACT, has a history of financial issues. That's why it was frozen for two years. Here's the deal, families who enrolled prior to 2012 are in the MPACT Legacy program.

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  • Gun classes for teachers hopes to prevent school shootings

    Gun classes for teachers hopes to prevent school shootings

    Monday, March 12 2018 12:01 AM EDT2018-03-12 04:01:17 GMT
    Teachers learn to carry their firearms properly in the 8 hour course (Source: WLOX)Teachers learn to carry their firearms properly in the 8 hour course (Source: WLOX)
    Teachers learn to carry their firearms properly in the 8 hour course (Source: WLOX)Teachers learn to carry their firearms properly in the 8 hour course (Source: WLOX)

    Some educators are adding a new lesson to their agendas. Gun Ho, a shooting range in Pass Christian, is offering a special eight hour concealed carry course to teachers.

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    Some educators are adding a new lesson to their agendas. Gun Ho, a shooting range in Pass Christian, is offering a special eight hour concealed carry course to teachers.

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  • Gov. Bryant appoints Ocean Springs woman to State College Board

    Gov. Bryant appoints Ocean Springs woman to State College Board

    Friday, March 9 2018 3:30 PM EST2018-03-09 20:30:48 GMT
    From left to right: Dr. Steven Cunningham, Jeanne Luckey and Bruce Martin. (Photo source: Office of Gov. Bryant)From left to right: Dr. Steven Cunningham, Jeanne Luckey and Bruce Martin. (Photo source: Office of Gov. Bryant)

    Friday, Governor Phil Bryant announced his four appointments to the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. Gov. Bryant appointed Jeanne Luckey, Dr. Steven Cunningham, Bruce Martin, and Powell “Gee” Ogletree, Jr.

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    Friday, Governor Phil Bryant announced his four appointments to the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. Gov. Bryant appointed Jeanne Luckey, Dr. Steven Cunningham, Bruce Martin, and Powell “Gee” Ogletree, Jr.

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  • Low pay and stress contributes to teacher shortages

    Low pay and stress contributes to teacher shortages

    Thursday, March 8 2018 3:50 PM EST2018-03-08 20:50:52 GMT
    But some who have chosen to stay say there's a special feeling that's hard to let go. (Photo source: WLOX)But some who have chosen to stay say there's a special feeling that's hard to let go. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The country is facing a teacher shortage, and this is evident on the Coast as well. In Ocean Springs, what was once a long waiting list of prospective teachers has dwindled down significantly over the years.

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    The country is facing a teacher shortage, and this is evident on the Coast as well. In Ocean Springs, what was once a long waiting list of prospective teachers has dwindled down significantly over the years.

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  • Teacher Academy program aims to provide much needed teachers in Mississippi

    Teacher Academy program aims to provide much needed teachers in Mississippi

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 8:41 PM EST2018-03-08 01:41:17 GMT
    Program aims to build interest in education field. (Photo source: WLOX)Program aims to build interest in education field. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Program aims to build interest in education fieldProgram aims to build interest in education field

    Educators in Pearl River County are working to fix the current teacher shortage affecting Mississippi. The Teacher Academy is a program in Pearl River County School District for juniors and seniors in high school to learn about the education field. 

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    Educators in Pearl River County are working to fix the current teacher shortage affecting Mississippi. The Teacher Academy is a program in Pearl River County School District for juniors and seniors in high school to learn about the education field. 

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  • Mississippi Senate advances tightened guns-in-schools bill

    Mississippi Senate advances tightened guns-in-schools bill

    Wednesday, March 7 2018 5:08 PM EST2018-03-07 22:08:02 GMT
    (File)(File)

    Mississippi lawmakers are advancing a proposal that says schools and colleges could let teachers or staff members carry guns after having firearms training.

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    Mississippi lawmakers are advancing a proposal that says schools and colleges could let teachers or staff members carry guns after having firearms training.

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  • Gulfport robotics teams headed to world championship

    Gulfport robotics teams headed to world championship

    Monday, March 5 2018 3:59 PM EST2018-03-05 20:59:35 GMT
    The robotics teams at Bayou View Middle School are advancing to the VEX Robotics World Championship. (Photo source: WLOX)The robotics teams at Bayou View Middle School are advancing to the VEX Robotics World Championship. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A group of Gulfport middle schoolers is preparing for an international level of competition. The robotics teams at Bayou View Middle School are advancing to the VEX Robotics World Championship.

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    A group of Gulfport middle schoolers is preparing for an international level of competition. The robotics teams at Bayou View Middle School are advancing to the VEX Robotics World Championship.

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  • They love serving breakfast at Long Beach schools

    They love serving breakfast at Long Beach schools

    Monday, March 5 2018 7:54 AM EST2018-03-05 12:54:22 GMT
    (Photo source: file)(Photo source: file)
    (Photo source: file)(Photo source: file)

    It's National School Breakfast Week. And Long Beach cafeteria workers came up with a unique way to celebrate with their children. Everyday this week, Long Beach athletes will visit Harper McCaughan, Quarles and Reeves Elementary Schools. The athletes will eat with the students, hand out stickers and encourage the youngsters to eat a good breakfast to maintain energy and focus.

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    It's National School Breakfast Week. And Long Beach cafeteria workers came up with a unique way to celebrate with their children. Everyday this week, Long Beach athletes will visit Harper McCaughan, Quarles and Reeves Elementary Schools. The athletes will eat with the students, hand out stickers and encourage the youngsters to eat a good breakfast to maintain energy and focus.

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  • Groups gather to pray for Hancock County schools

    Groups gather to pray for Hancock County schools

    Sunday, March 4 2018 10:51 PM EST2018-03-05 03:51:15 GMT
    Praying to end violence at schools (Photo Source: WLOX)Praying to end violence at schools (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Praying to end violence at schoolsPraying to end violence at schools

    Groups across Hancock County gathered at schools Sunday to pray for the safety of the students and faculty. 

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    Groups across Hancock County gathered at schools Sunday to pray for the safety of the students and faculty. 

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  • Colmer Middle School celebrates 50th anniversary by inviting former teachers back

    Colmer Middle School celebrates 50th anniversary by inviting former teachers back

    Friday, March 2 2018 6:15 PM EST2018-03-02 23:15:41 GMT
    Colmer Middle School sign reflecting 50th anniversary assembly (photo credit: WLOX)Colmer Middle School sign reflecting 50th anniversary assembly (photo credit: WLOX)

    It was a flashback in time for more than a dozen teachers as Colmer Middle School hosted a 50th-anniversary assembly Friday.

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    It was a flashback in time for more than a dozen teachers as Colmer Middle School hosted a 50th-anniversary assembly Friday.

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  • MPHS NJROTC takes 1st place in area air rifle competition

    MPHS NJROTC takes 1st place in area air rifle competition

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 4:33 PM EST2018-02-28 21:33:30 GMT
    The NJROTC competed in a national competition last month (Source: WLOX)The NJROTC competed in a national competition last month (Source: WLOX)
    The NJROTC competed in a national competition last month (Source: WLOX)The NJROTC competed in a national competition last month (Source: WLOX)

    The Moss Point High Navy Junior ROTC is celebrating a big win at the regional air rifle competition. 

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    The Moss Point High Navy Junior ROTC is celebrating a big win at the regional air rifle competition. 

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  • Bayou View Middle School learns life lesson with homeless project

    Bayou View Middle School learns life lesson with homeless project

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 6:01 PM EST2018-02-28 23:01:09 GMT
    Bayou View Middle School students load donations for homeless campers on Wednesday. (Photo Source: WLOX)Bayou View Middle School students load donations for homeless campers on Wednesday. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Bayou View Middle School students load donations for homeless campers on Wednesday.Bayou View Middle School students load donations for homeless campers on Wednesday.

    Students at Bayou View Middle School in Gulfport have been collecting supplies for a month, and Wednesday, they gave back.

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    Students at Bayou View Middle School in Gulfport have been collecting supplies for a month, and Wednesday, they gave back.

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  • Parents take 'learning walk' at Moss Point High

    Parents take 'learning walk' at Moss Point High

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 5:47 PM EST2018-02-28 22:47:30 GMT
    MPHS parents took a "learning walk" on Wednesday (Source: WLOX)MPHS parents took a "learning walk" on Wednesday (Source: WLOX)
    MPHS parents took a "learning walk" on Wednesday (Source: WLOX)MPHS parents took a "learning walk" on Wednesday (Source: WLOX)

    Moss Point High parents got some insight on what goes on inside the classroom Wednesday morning.

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    Moss Point High parents got some insight on what goes on inside the classroom Wednesday morning.

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  • Regional science fair takes over convention center

    Regional science fair takes over convention center

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 3:07 PM EST2018-02-28 20:07:48 GMT
    Nearly 800 students from schools across the coast attended the regional science fair in Biloxi Wednesday.(Source: WLOX)Nearly 800 students from schools across the coast attended the regional science fair in Biloxi Wednesday.(Source: WLOX)

    Hundreds of young scientific minds made their way to Biloxi Wednesday. There were nearly 800 students at this year's Regional Science and Engineering Fair at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center.

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    Hundreds of young scientific minds made their way to Biloxi Wednesday. There were nearly 800 students at this year's Regional Science and Engineering Fair at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center.

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  • Hancock County hires new library director

    Hancock County hires new library director

    Tuesday, February 27 2018 12:41 PM EST2018-02-27 17:41:51 GMT
    Jennifer Baxter is a Pascagoula native with library experience all across the country. (Photo source: WLOX)Jennifer Baxter is a Pascagoula native with library experience all across the country. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Jennifer Baxter is a Pascagoula native with library experience all across the country. (Photo source: WLOX)Jennifer Baxter is a Pascagoula native with library experience all across the country. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A new director is in charge at the Hancock County Library System. Jennifer Baxter is a Pascagoula native with library experience all across the country.

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    A new director is in charge at the Hancock County Library System. Jennifer Baxter is a Pascagoula native with library experience all across the country.

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  • Vancleave students use 3D printing to save an injured turtle

    Vancleave students use 3D printing to save an injured turtle

    Monday, February 26 2018 3:24 PM EST2018-02-26 20:24:00 GMT
    The gifted robotics team at Vancleave Upper Elementary wanted to find a way to help animals using 3D printing. (Photo source: WLOX)The gifted robotics team at Vancleave Upper Elementary wanted to find a way to help animals using 3D printing. (Photo source: WLOX)
    The gifted robotics team at Vancleave Upper Elementary wanted to find a way to help animals using 3D printing. (Photo source: WLOX)The gifted robotics team at Vancleave Upper Elementary wanted to find a way to help animals using 3D printing. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Jackson County elementary students are working on a project that could help an injured animal recover, and they're coming up with a pretty high tech solution. 

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    Jackson County elementary students are working on a project that could help an injured animal recover, and they're coming up with a pretty high tech solution. 

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  • Education funding formula rewrite faces another legislative deadline

    Education funding formula rewrite faces another legislative deadline

    Monday, February 26 2018 8:47 PM EST2018-02-27 01:47:39 GMT
    The controversial education funding formula rewrite is facing a new deadline. The House passed its version of the formula rewrite in mid-January. Now, the Senate will bring it down to the wire by taking it up in committee on a deadline day. Source: WLBTThe controversial education funding formula rewrite is facing a new deadline. The House passed its version of the formula rewrite in mid-January. Now, the Senate will bring it down to the wire by taking it up in committee on a deadline day. Source: WLBT
    The controversial education funding formula rewrite is facing a new deadline. The House passed its version of the formula rewrite in mid-January. Now, the Senate will bring it down to the wire by taking it up in committee on a deadline day. Source: WLBTThe controversial education funding formula rewrite is facing a new deadline. The House passed its version of the formula rewrite in mid-January. Now, the Senate will bring it down to the wire by taking it up in committee on a deadline day. Source: WLBT

    The controversial education funding formula rewrite is facing a new deadline. The House passed its version of the formula rewrite in mid-January. Now, the Senate will bring it down to the wire by taking it up in committee on a deadline day.

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    The controversial education funding formula rewrite is facing a new deadline. The House passed its version of the formula rewrite in mid-January. Now, the Senate will bring it down to the wire by taking it up in committee on a deadline day.

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  • Hancock County student facing charges after school shooting threat

    Hancock County student facing charges after school shooting threat

    Friday, February 23 2018 7:13 PM EST2018-02-24 00:13:56 GMT
    School leaders in Hancock County say they've identified the student who made the threat, taken the child into custody for questioning and say no weapon was ever found.  (Photo source: WLOX)School leaders in Hancock County say they've identified the student who made the threat, taken the child into custody for questioning and say no weapon was ever found.  (Photo source: WLOX)

    According to Sheriff Ricky Adam, one student is now facing charges after a threat was made toward Hancock Middle School.

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    According to Sheriff Ricky Adam, one student is now facing charges after a threat was made toward Hancock Middle School.

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  • MPHS girls get lesson on engineering from MS Power

    MPHS girls get lesson on engineering from MS Power

    Friday, February 23 2018 10:45 AM EST2018-02-23 15:45:18 GMT
    Young women at Moss Point High got a lesson in beauty products from engineers at Mississippi Power Thursday. (Source: WLOX)Young women at Moss Point High got a lesson in beauty products from engineers at Mississippi Power Thursday. (Source: WLOX)
    Moss Point high schoolers take part in STEM activity. (Photo source: WLOX News)Moss Point high schoolers take part in STEM activity. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Lip gloss, bath bombs, makeup - young women at Moss Point High now know what goes into creating the beauty products they love thanks to Mississippi Power's "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day."

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    Lip gloss, bath bombs, makeup - young women at Moss Point High now know what goes into creating the beauty products they love thanks to Mississippi Power's "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day."

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  • Stone County schools disrupted by threats of violence

    Stone County schools disrupted by threats of violence

    Thursday, February 22 2018 4:43 PM EST2018-02-22 21:43:14 GMT
    An alleged school shooting threat rattled students within the Stone County School District. (Photo Source: WLOX)An alleged school shooting threat rattled students within the Stone County School District. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    (Photo Source: WLOX)(Photo Source: WLOX)

    The 15-year-old suspect police believe is responsible has been sent to a juvenile detention center in Natchez. Officials say he could also be charged as an adult.

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    The 15-year-old suspect police believe is responsible has been sent to a juvenile detention center in Natchez. Officials say he could also be charged as an adult.

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  • North Gulfport Middle School taken off lockdown

    North Gulfport Middle School taken off lockdown

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:28 PM EST2018-02-23 01:28:45 GMT
    North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area.  (Photo source: WLOX)North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area.  (Photo source: WLOX)

    North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area. 

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    North Gulfport Middle School is on lockdown, and police are on campus after a report of gunshots heard in the area. 

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  • School threats under investigation by Mississippi Homeland Security

    School threats under investigation by Mississippi Homeland Security

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:14 PM EST2018-02-22 17:14:12 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    On a day when thousands of people converged on Florida's Capitol to urge legislators to pass tougher gun laws, we are getting word that Mississippi law enforcement agencies backed by Homeland Security are investigating multiple reports of school threats. 

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    On a day when thousands of people converged on Florida's Capitol to urge legislators to pass tougher gun laws, we are getting word that Mississippi law enforcement agencies backed by Homeland Security are investigating multiple reports of school threats. 

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  • Stone Middle School student charged with cyberstalking

    Stone Middle School student charged with cyberstalking

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:17 AM EST2018-02-22 16:17:12 GMT

    A 15-year-old student at Stone Middle School will be charged with cyberstalking in connection with a threat on social media. And the district attorney is considering whether to charge him as an adult. 

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    A 15-year-old student at Stone Middle School will be charged with cyberstalking in connection with a threat on social media. And the district attorney is considering whether to charge him as an adult. 

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  • Police Chief: No threat found at North Gulfport Middle School

    Police Chief: No threat found at North Gulfport Middle School

    Thursday, February 22 2018 12:53 AM EST2018-02-22 05:53:48 GMT
    (Photo Source: Facebook)(Photo Source: Facebook)

    Gulfport's police chief is wanting to ease concerns for parents with children that attend North Gulfport Middle School after rumors started spreading about a potential school threat.

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    Gulfport's police chief is wanting to ease concerns for parents with children that attend North Gulfport Middle School after rumors started spreading about a potential school threat.

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  • Gulfport culinary students to work with renowned MS chef for fundraiser

    Gulfport culinary students to work with renowned MS chef for fundraiser

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 5:52 PM EST2018-02-20 22:52:46 GMT

    Next month, Gulfport High's culinary students will team up with renowned chef Robert St. John for a tasty fundraiser at Ohr-O'Keefe. 

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    Next month, Gulfport High's culinary students will team up with renowned chef Robert St. John for a tasty fundraiser at Ohr-O'Keefe. 

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