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  • WLOX Editorial: Education worth $50 tax increase

    WLOX Editorial: Education worth $50 tax increase

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:02:03 GMT
    If you ask almost anyone if they would like to pay more taxes, the answer would be "no". Gulfport voters are being asked to raise their own property taxes by about $50 per year. They will vote May 27thMore >>
    If you ask almost anyone if they would like to pay more taxes, the answer would be "no." Gulfport voters are being asked to raise their own property taxes by about $50 per year. They will vote May 27th on a $41 million school bond question.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Winners all around from St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

    WLOX Editorial: Winners all around from St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:16:20 GMT
    The 2014 St. Jude Dream Home giveaway is a resounding success. Congratulations to the winner of the drawing for the Home, Ellen Cole, and how fitting it is since she regularly gives to St Jude. But theMore >>
    The 2014 St. Jude Dream Home giveaway is a resounding success. Congratulations to the winner of the drawing for the Home, Ellen Cole, and how fitting it is since she regularly gives to St Jude.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Happy the Pass is growing

    WLOX Editorial: Happy the Pass is growing

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-14 10:54:08 GMT
    Pass Christian is surviving and growing. That according to Pass Christian's Mayor Chipper McDermott. His recent progress report where he shared his community's come back story almost nine years afterMore >>
    Pass Christian is surviving and growing. That according to Pass Christian's Mayor Chipper McDermott. His recent progress report where he shared his community's come back story almost nine years after Katrina was upbeat and promising.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Glad to see Point Cadet coming to life again

    WLOX Editorial: Glad to see Point Cadet coming to life again

    Thursday, April 10 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-04-10 10:02:07 GMT
    One of South Mississippi's gems is coming to life again. Point Cadet in Biloxi was the site of many festivals, farmers markets and fundraiser's. But almost nine years ago Hurricane Katrina destroyed theMore >>
    One of South Mississippi's gems is coming to life again. Point Cadet in Biloxi was the site of many festivals, farmers markets and fundraisers. But almost nine years ago Hurricane Katrina destroyed the point. Now Point Cadet is about to become a community and tourism draw again.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Drive the speed limit

    WLOX Editorial: Drive the speed limit

    Monday, March 31 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-03-31 10:54:08 GMT
    In these days of instant food, high speed Internet, constant phone contact and instantaneous money transfers, we seem to be generally dissatisfied with anything that does not move at the speed of light.More >>
    In these days of instant food, high speed Internet, constant phone contact and instantaneous money transfers, we seem to be generally dissatisfied with anything that does not move at the speed of light. While that is great for many parts of our lives, we have to set limits on some things in certain places. And driving is one of them.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Congratulations Long Beach

    WLOX Editorial: Congratulations Long Beach

    Thursday, March 27 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-03-27 10:02:08 GMT
    Did you know that Long Beach Mississippi is at the top of a very good list? According to Movoto, a blog about real estate across the country, Long Beach is the best city in Mississippi. So the secret isMore >>
    Did you know that Long Beach Mississippi is at the top of a very good list? According to Movoto, a blog about real estate across the country, Long Beach is the best city in Mississippi. So the secret is out.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Get Beauvoir back on track

    WLOX Editorial: Get Beauvoir back on track

    Monday, March 24 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-03-24 10:54:08 GMT
    In recent days, we find ourselves asking what the heck is going on at Beauvoir. The last home of Jefferson Davis has become a symbol of controversy instead of a symbol of history. A lot of the controversyMore >>
    In recent days, we find ourselves asking what the heck is going on at Beauvoir. The last home of Jefferson Davis has become a symbol of controversy instead of a symbol of history. A lot of the controversy apparently centers around the flying of the confederate battle flag on the property.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: MS Gulf Resort Classic is great for South Mississippi's Economy

    WLOX Editorial: MS Gulf Resort Classic is great for South Mississippi's Economy

    Thursday, March 20 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-03-20 10:02:09 GMT
    The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic is in full swing this week at Fallen Oak. It is great to see a premiere event continue here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, now in its fifth year as part of the ChampionsMore >>
    The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic is in full swing this week at Fallen Oak. It is great to see a premiere event continue here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, now in its fifth year as part of the Champions Tour.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Be Storm Ready

    WLOX Editorial: Be Storm Ready

    Monday, March 17 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-03-17 10:54:13 GMT
    The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency recently earned the "storm Ready" designation from the National Weather Service. It's a designation indicating preparedness in a number of areas. For MEMA, it'sMore >>
    The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency recently earned the "storm Ready" designation from the National Weather Service. It's a designation indicating preparedness in a number of areas. For MEMA, it's how well they train, promote public awareness, and have primary and backup systems for receiving and alerting the public of severe weather.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Support St. Jude and help save lives

    WLOX Editorial: Support St. Jude and help save lives

    Thursday, March 13 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-03-13 09:02:03 GMT
    By now, you have heard us talk quite a bit about the St Jude Dream home that will be given away in a drawing on Sunday April 13th. WLOX partnered with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for this projectMore >>
    By now, you have heard us talk quite a bit about the St Jude Dream home that will be given away in a drawing on Sunday April 13th. WLOX partnered with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for this project because of the work they do for kids. More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Glad to see proposals to increase teacher pay

    WLOX Editorial: Glad to see proposals to increase teacher pay

    Monday, March 10 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-03-10 10:54:07 GMT
    Teacher pay is likely on the way up in Mississippi. One plan being advanced would add $1,500 to the pay this summer and another $1,000 in July 2015. These increases along with already planned pay raisesMore >>
    Teacher pay is likely on the way up in Mississippi. One plan being advanced would add $1,500 to the pay this summer and another $1,000 in July 2015. These increases along with already planned pay raises would put starting teacher pay above $34,000 by July 2015.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Congress needs to act quickly on flood insurance

    WLOX Editorial: Congress needs to act quickly on flood insurance

    Thursday, March 6 2014 6:02 AM EST2014-03-06 11:02:06 GMT
    Congress is finally taking action to undo the sharp increases in flood insurance that many of us in South Mississippi have been facing. The new law would tone down the 2012 overhaul of the federal floodMore >>
    Congress is finally taking action to undo the sharp increases in flood insurance that many of us in South Mississippi have been facing. The new law would tone down the 2012 overhaul of the federal flood insurance program that people living in flood prone areas depend on to recover when their homes are flooded. More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Be an everyday hero

    WLOX Editorial: Be an everyday hero

    Monday, March 3 2014 6:54 AM EST2014-03-03 11:54:08 GMT
    When most of us think of the American Red Cross, we likely picture the work they do in major disasters affecting thousands of people. But the Red Cross responds to events every day that are disastrousMore >>
    When most of us think of the American Red Cross, we likely picture the work they do in major disasters affecting thousands of people. But the Red Cross responds to events every day that are disastrous to families in South Mississippi.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Food banks should be exempt from paying sales tax

    WLOX Editorial: Food banks should be exempt from paying sales tax

    Thursday, February 27 2014 6:02 AM EST2014-02-27 11:02:08 GMT
    What if 100 hungry people were standing in line to get food? Then came the announcement there is only food for 93 people. Would you want to do something to feed those other seven people? Many of you doMore >>
    What if 100 hungry people were standing in line to get food? Then came the announcement there is only food for 93 people. Would you want to do something to feed those other seven people? Many of you do with food and cash donations. But we believe the state can help, also. More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Protecting our athletes is much needed

    WLOX Editorial: Protecting our athletes is much needed

    Monday, February 24 2014 6:54 AM EST2014-02-24 11:54:00 GMT
    Beginning July 1st, our student athletes will have more protection when they step onto the court or field of play. A new law takes effect requiring a full medical evaluation for anyone shaken up beforeMore >>
    Beginning July 1st, our student athletes will have more protection when they step onto the court or field of play. A new law takes effect requiring a full medical evaluation for anyone shaken up before they are allowed to return to the competition. The law extends to both games and practice sessions.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Protect our rights

    WLOX Editorial: Protect our rights

    Thursday, February 20 2014 6:02 AM EST2014-02-20 11:02:09 GMT
    Voters in Mississippi will get at chance in November to declare that fishing and hunting are rights; not privileges. If approved, the change will become a constitutional amendment. Whether by state statuteMore >>
    Voters in Mississippi will get at chance in November to declare that fishing and hunting are rights; not privileges. If approved, the change will become a constitutional amendment. Whether by state statute or constitutional amendment, we think it's an important change. More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Our praise goes out to all who kept us safe during the storm

    WLOX Editorial: Our praise goes out to all who kept us safe during the storm

    Thursday, February 13 2014 6:02 AM EST2014-02-13 11:02:06 GMT
    When our area was for the most part shut down a few weeks ago due to the icy road conditions, we praised the public safety and public works staff who worked in the tough conditions even as the vast majorityMore >>
    When our area was for the most part shut down a few weeks ago due to the icy road conditions, we praised the public safety and public works staff who worked in the tough conditions even as the vast majority of the population went home and waited for things to get better.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Interlock system needed for DUI offenders

    WLOX Editorial: Interlock system needed for DUI offenders

    Monday, February 10 2014 6:54 AM EST2014-02-10 11:54:09 GMT
    There is a move afoot in the state legislature to require those convicted of DUI have a special device installed on their cars that keeps the car from starting if the driver has been drinking. This interlockMore >>
    There is a move afoot in the state legislature to require those convicted of DUI have a special device installed on their cars that keeps the car from starting if the driver has been drinking. This interlock system detects alcohol and disables the ignition.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Thanks to all who helped keep us safe during the winter storm

    WLOX Editorial: Thanks to all who helped keep us safe during the winter storm

    Monday, February 3 2014 6:54 AM EST2014-02-03 11:54:09 GMT
    When the winter storm of 2014 hit the Gulf Coast last week, most people heeded the warnings, went home, and stayed safe. As you remember this unusual ice, snow and cold event, we would suggest you alsoMore >>
    When the winter storm of 2014 hit the Mississippi gulf coast last week, most people heeded the warnings, went home, and stayed safe. As you remember this unusual ice, snow and cold event, we would suggest you also remember the people who could not go home because it was their job to help keep us all safe.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: We are committed to helping keep you safe

    WLOX Editorial: We are committed to helping keep you safe

    Thursday, January 30 2014 11:51 AM EST2014-01-30 16:51:05 GMT
    This week, South Mississippi was slammed with ice, sleet and snow. The driving conditions were terrible. It was a repeat and much worse than the ice storm of the week before. We here at WLOX are alwaysMore >>
    This week, South Mississippi was slammed with ice, sleet and snow. The driving conditions were terrible. It was a repeat and much worse than the ice storm of the week before.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Pay raises for teachers

    WLOX Editorial: Pay raises for teachers

    Monday, January 27 2014 6:54 AM EST2014-01-27 11:54:08 GMT
    Again this year, teachers are rallying at the State Capitol asking for across the board pay raises. It's a tough decision for lawmakers as they weigh how to spend taxpayer dollars. The governor is inMore >>
    Again this year, teachers are rallying at the State Capitol asking for across the board pay raises. It's a tough decision for lawmakers as they weigh how to spend taxpayer dollars.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Will the baseball stadium be built in time?

    WLOX Editorial: Will the baseball stadium be built in time?

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 11:36 PM EST2014-01-23 04:36:33 GMT
    Now that the city of Biloxi will be the new home of the Huntsville Stars baseball team, the rush is on to build a place to play. The city will build a $36 million stadium. But the stadium must be readyMore >>
    Now that the city of Biloxi will be the new home of the Huntsville Stars baseball team, the rush is on to build a place to play.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Put flood insurance increases on hold

    WLOX Editorial: Put flood insurance increases on hold

    Friday, January 17 2014 5:59 PM EST2014-01-17 22:59:28 GMT
    2014 is here and still there is no movement from Congress to curb or delay the dramatic premium increases for flood insurance. While, there is a bill in the Senate to stop the skyrocketing rate hikesMore >>
    2014 is here and still there is no movement from Congress to curb or delay the dramatic premium increases for flood insurance. While, there is a bill in the Senate to stop the skyrocketing rate hikes caused by the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, so far no vote.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Keep MS highways safe and fatality free

    WLOX Editorial: Keep MS highways safe and fatality free

    Friday, January 17 2014 5:57 PM EST2014-01-17 22:57:50 GMT
    Congratulations to all of the drivers in Mississippi during the New Year's holiday. You all made it through the holiday alive. We are happy to report there were no fatalities in Mississippi during theMore >>
    Congratulations to all of the drivers in Mississippi during the New Year's holiday. You all made it through the holiday alive. We are happy to report there were no fatalities in Mississippi during the New Year's holiday.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Don't cut school year length

    WLOX Editorial: Don't cut school year length

    Friday, January 17 2014 5:56 PM EST2014-01-17 22:56:13 GMT
    State law requires 180 days of classes for schools in Mississippi. But now, there is a move a foot in the state legislature to reduce the number of class days to 175. Why? Because of scheduling, so theMore >>
    State law requires 180 days of classes for schools in Mississippi. But now, there is a move a foot in the state legislature to reduce the number of class days to 175. Why? Because of scheduling, so the school year will end before the end of May.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Embrace the concept of One Coast

    WLOX Editorial: Embrace the concept of One Coast

    Monday, January 6 2014 6:54 AM EST2014-01-06 11:54:06 GMT
    Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes is advancing an idea that many South Mississippians have been talking about for a long time. That is the "One Coast" concept. We agree with Mayor Hewes. The city and countyMore >>
    Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes is advancing an idea that many South Mississippians have been talking about for a long time. That is the "One Coast" concept.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Sweeping reform needed

    WLOX Editorial: Sweeping reform needed

    Thursday, January 2 2014 3:52 PM EST2014-01-02 20:52:31 GMT
    Mississippi has more than 22,000 people in jails and prisons. It's the second highest incarceration rate in the nation. This is not something we should be proud of. State lawmakers have an opportunityMore >>
    Mississippi has more than 22,000 people in jails and prisons. It's the second highest incarceration rate in the nation. This is not something we should be proud of. State lawmakers have an opportunity to do something about it when they convene later this month.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: New Year's wish for you

    WLOX Editorial: New Year's wish for you

    Monday, December 30 2013 6:54 AM EST2013-12-30 11:54:08 GMT
    Many of us are making New Year's resolutions. Like eating healthier, or resolving to spend more time with family and friends; or even promising to be thriftier. Resolutions are good. Whether or not weMore >>
    Many of us are making New Year's resolutions. Like eating healthier, or resolving to spend more time with family and friends; or even promising to be thriftier. Resolutions are good. Whether or not we keep them, they make us optimistic about our future. New Year traditions also put a positive spin on life.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Don't drink & drive

    WLOX Editorial: Don't drink & drive

    Thursday, December 26 2013 6:02 AM EST2013-12-26 11:02:04 GMT
    How many times do we have to tell you don't drink and drive? The answer may be 50 thousand. That's how many times WLOX and broadcasters across the nation will repeat that message by New Year's Day. WLOXMore >>
    How many times do we have to tell you don't drink and drive? The answer may be 50 thousand. That's how many times WLOX and broadcasters across the nation will repeat that message by New Year's Day. WLOX is part of Project Road Block: local TV putting the brakes on drunk driving. More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Ohio State students give South Mississippi hope & help

    WLOX Editorial: Ohio State students give South Mississippi hope & help

    Monday, December 23 2013 6:54 AM EST2013-12-23 11:54:08 GMT
    How far would you go to help someone you do not even know? Would you go 900 miles? Some Ohio State students did just that during their Christmas holiday break. They made the trip from Columbus Ohio toMore >>
    How far would you go to help someone you do not even know? Would you go 900 miles? Some Ohio State students did just that during their Christmas holiday break.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: We applaud the plan to demolish beach eyesore

    WLOX Editorial: We applaud the plan to demolish beach eyesore

    Thursday, December 19 2013 6:02 AM EST2013-12-19 11:02:06 GMT
    One of the best assets of the Gulf Coast is about to get better. That asset is the view as you drive along Highway 90. For too many years, an unfinished project across from the Grand Casino has been anMore >>
    One of the best assets of the Mississippi gulf coast is about to get better. That asset is the view as you drive along Highway 90. For too many years, an unfinished project across from the Grand Casino has been an eyesore for us all.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Many thanks for helping keep our children warm this winter

    WLOX Editorial: Many thanks for helping keep our children warm this winter

    Monday, December 16 2013 6:54 AM EST2013-12-16 11:54:09 GMT
    We've had quite a few cool, if not downright cold days recently. For most of us, we just pull out a heavier coat and bundle up. But for many children, that was not an option until now. Many of you areMore >>
    We've had quite a few cool, if not downright cold days recently. For most of us, we just pull out a heavier coat and bundle up. But for many children, that was not an option until now. Many of you are helping to keep children warm this year. We want to thank all of you who dropped off Coats and Shoes for kids.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Jackson County choose your next sheriff carefully

    WLOX Editorial: Jackson County choose your next sheriff carefully

    Thursday, December 12 2013 8:16 PM EST2013-12-13 01:16:33 GMT
    We edged closer this week to closing a bad chapter in the book of the Jackson County Sheriff's office. Now that Sheriff Mike Byrd's guilty plea to a felony charge is entered and he is exiting the office,More >>
    We edged closer this week to closing a bad chapter in the book of the Jackson County Sheriff's office. Now that Sheriff Mike Byrd's guilty plea to a felony charge is entered and he is exiting the office, Jackson County Law enforcement can move forward.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Help the Marines spread Christmas joy

    WLOX Editorial: Help the Marines spread Christmas joy

    Monday, December 9 2013 6:54 AM EST2013-12-09 11:54:08 GMT
    The joy of Christmas can be seen in the eyes of children. Their anticipation and delight in toys they hope to receive as Christmas gifts. But for many that hope and anticipation could go unrealized exceptMore >>
    The joy of Christmas can be seen in the eyes of children. Their anticipation and delight in toys they hope to receive as Christmas gifts. But for many that hope and anticipation could go unrealized except for the efforts of the U.S. Marines Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Saturday help honor those who died serving our country

    WLOX Editorial: Saturday help honor those who died serving our country

    Thursday, December 5 2013 6:08 AM EST2013-12-05 11:08:09 GMT
    This is a wonderful time of year. So much hustle and bustle with holiday gift buying, Christmas trees going up and decorations everywhere you look. We suggest you take a little time from your busy holidayMore >>
    This is a wonderful time of year. So much hustle and bustle with holiday gift buying, Christmas trees going up and decorations everywhere you look. We suggest you take a little time from your busy holiday schedule this Saturday at 11 am to participate in a very worthy event. More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Honoring America's greatest generation

    WLOX Editorial: Honoring America's greatest generation

    Sunday, December 1 2013 4:02 PM EST2013-12-01 21:02:00 GMT
    A great program in South Mississippi ended last month a resounding success. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight program took 592 World War II veterans to see their memorial in Washington, D.C. SevenMore >>
    A great program in South Mississippi ended last month a resounding success. The Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight program took 592 World War II veterans to see their memorial in Washington, D.C. More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

    WLOX Editorial: What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

    Thursday, November 28 2013 6:02 AM EST2013-11-28 11:02:06 GMT
    Thanksgiving traditionally was a celebration of the harvest of the previous growing season. Not many of us actually work on farms anymore. But we do carry on the tradition of giving thanks for all thatMore >>
    Thanksgiving traditionally was a celebration of the harvest of the previous growing season. Not many of us actually work on farms anymore. But we do carry on the tradition of giving thanks for all that we have. More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Ethics hotline is a step toward accountability

    WLOX Editorial: Ethics hotline is a step toward accountability

    Sunday, November 24 2013 4:02 PM EST2013-11-24 21:02:02 GMT
    The embattled Mississippi Department of Marine Resources may soon be in a battle for its very existence. Following the indictments of several former DMR staffers including the former director, some legislatorsMore >>
    The embattled Mississippi Department of Marine Resources may soon be in a battle for its very existence. Following the indictments of several former DMR staffers including the former director, some legislators want to do away with the agency and put its responsibilities under the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The indictments paint a picture of fraud and embezzlement. More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: It is not just a season of shopping, but also a season of giving

    WLOX Editorial: It is not just a season of shopping, but also a season of giving

    Thursday, November 21 2013 6:05 AM EST2013-11-21 11:05:08 GMT
    That time of year is here again. It's the season of shopping; looking for those special gifts for family and friends. As we launch into the holiday season, let us not forget that it is not just a seasonMore >>
    That time of year is here again. It's the season of shopping; looking for those special gifts for family and friends. As we launch into the holiday season, let us not forget that it is not just a season of shopping, but also a season of giving. More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Shop at home this holiday season

    WLOX Editorial: Shop at home this holiday season

    Monday, November 18 2013 6:54 AM EST2013-11-18 11:54:08 GMT
    $600 billion - that's how much the National Retail Federation says Americans will spend shopping this holiday season. It is truly the make or break season for retailers as they make 20%, and for some upMore >>
    $600 billion - that's how much the National Retail Federation says Americans will spend shopping this holiday season. It is truly the make or break season for retailers as they make 20%, and for some up to 40%, of their annual salesMore >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Help needed in Philippines

    WLOX Editorial: Help needed in Philippines

    Thursday, November 14 2013 6:02 AM EST2013-11-14 11:02:05 GMT
    As we view the images of the Philippines struck by a typhoon, we can surely identify with losses and hard road ahead for the survivors. Just like the hardships we faced after Hurricane Katrina and theMore >>
    As we view the images of the Philippines struck by a typhoon, we can surely identify with losses and hard road ahead for the survivors. Just like the hardships we faced after Hurricane Katrina and the difficulties many still endure, the people of the Philippines now must pick up the pieces.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Pay Attention or Pay a Fine

    WLOX Editorial: Pay Attention or Pay a Fine

    Sunday, November 10 2013 4:02 PM EST2013-11-10 21:02:02 GMT
    Just a few decades ago, most of us did not realize that by now we would all have a personal communicator with which we could talk or message anybody, anywhere, any time. Today's technology is wonderful.More >>
    Just a few decades ago, most of us did not realize that by now we would all have a personal communicator with which we could talk or message anybody, anywhere, any time. Today's technology is wonderful. We all love the anybody anywhere, anytime capability. But just because we can does not mean we should. More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Honor our veterans

    WLOX Editorial: Honor our veterans

    Thursday, November 7 2013 9:31 PM EST2013-11-08 02:31:28 GMT
    As we approach Veteran's day 2013, we hope you will take the time to honor our Military Veterans. The day was originally called Armistice Day as we marked the end of the Great War, World War I. Later itMore >>
    As we approach Veterans Day 2013, we hope you will take the time to honor our Military Veterans. The day was originally called Armistice Day as we marked the end of the Great War, World War I. Later it became Veterans Day and eventually a federal holiday.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Mississippi should allow early voting

    WLOX Editorial: Mississippi should allow early voting

    Sunday, November 3 2013 4:02 PM EST2013-11-03 21:02:01 GMT
    38 states allow early voting for their elections. Those states allow any qualified voter to cast a ballot in person for a designated period before election day. No excuse nor justification is required.More >>
    38 states allow early voting for their elections. Those states allow any qualified voter to cast a ballot in person for a designated period before election day. No excuse nor justification is required. But Mississippi is not one of those states. More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Beware this Halloween

    WLOX Editorial: Beware this Halloween

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 6:02 PM EDT2013-10-30 22:02:17 GMT
    Going trick or treating? Here are a few safety tips. Take along a flashlight so you can see. Wear reflective clothing so drivers can see you. Those decorative contact lenses may not be a good idea. Don'tMore >>
    Going trick or treating? Here are a few safety tips.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Stopping the release of Mark Mouchett was the right thing to do

    WLOX Editorial: Stopping the release of Mark Mouchett was the right thing to do

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 7:18 PM EDT2013-10-29 23:18:06 GMT
    Robert Modica should be 25 years old. Maybe married and raising a family. But Robert is not alive today, not married and not raising a family. That's because he was shot to death. The victim of road rageMore >>
    Robert Modica should be 25 years old. Maybe married and raising a family. But Robert is not alive today, not married and not raising a family. That's because he was shot to death. The victim of road rage when he was only 16 years old.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Civic leadership leads the way to help others

    WLOX Editorial: Civic leadership leads the way to help others

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 7:13 PM EDT2013-10-29 23:13:21 GMT
    There was a recent meeting of large group of civic and business leaders. When you see a group like this, you might normally think they would be discussing how to grow business, how to improve tourism,More >>
    There was a recent meeting of large group of civic and business leaders. When you see a group like this, you might normally think they would be discussing how to grow business, how to improve tourism, or maybe how to draw more industry and jobs to the region. But that was not the case for this group. More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Political correctness out of control

    WLOX Editorial: Political correctness out of control

    Sunday, October 20 2013 4:02 PM EDT2013-10-20 20:02:02 GMT
    There is quite a controversy brewing over Washington's NFL football team name. The Washington Redskins have used Redskins as their nickname for more than 75 years, but a very small group of activists sayMore >>
    There is quite a controversy brewing over Washington's NFL football team name. The Washington Redskins have used Redskins as their nickname for more than 75 years, but a very small group of activists say it is offensive. More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Congratulations to Ingalls Shipbuilding

    WLOX Editorial: Congratulations to Ingalls Shipbuilding

    Thursday, October 17 2013 6:02 AM EDT2013-10-17 10:02:03 GMT
    Our congratulations to Ingalls Shipbuilding, to all the current 11 thousand workers and those who came before you as you celebrate 75 years in business. Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula has a proud heritageMore >>
    Our congratulations to Ingalls Shipbuilding, to all the current 11 thousand workers and those who came before you as you celebrate 75 years in business. Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula has a proud heritage of quality shipbuilding.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Glad to see economic development growth

    WLOX Editorial: Glad to see economic development growth

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-10-16 21:04:03 GMT
    We are happy to see the continuing growth and business development along the coast. In Gulfport a new lead developer is in place for the old VA site. The plan is to convert the 60-acre beach front propertyMore >>
    We are happy to see the continuing growth and business development along the coast. In Gulfport a new lead developer is in place for the old VA site. The plan is to convert the 60 acre beach front property with its historic buildings into a festival marketplace to include a hotel, a university, housing, shops, restaurants and offices. All built around a town square.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Get out and enjoy Cruisin'

    WLOX Editorial: Get out and enjoy Cruisin'

    Thursday, October 10 2013 3:24 PM EDT2013-10-10 19:24:12 GMT
    If you decided to head down to South Mississippi this week and were somehow unaware of what was going on, you may think you have jumped time and landed in the middle of America's largest block party. WellMore >>
    If you decided to head down to South Mississippi this week and were somehow unaware of what was going on, you may think you have jumped time and landed in the middle of America's largest block party. Well you have.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Help our local shrimp industry

    WLOX Editorial: Help our local shrimp industry

    Sunday, October 6 2013 4:02 PM EDT2013-10-06 20:02:04 GMT
    A recent ruling by the International Trade Commission could eventually run gulf coast shrimpers out of business. The Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries was turned down by the commission in its effortMore >>
    A recent ruling by the International Trade Commission could eventually run gulf coast shrimpers out of business. The Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries was turned down by the commission in its effort to put a higher tariff on shrimp imported from Vietnam, Ecuador, China, India and Malaysia.More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Proud of our veterans

    WLOX Editorial: Proud of our veterans

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 1:21 PM EDT2013-10-02 17:21:46 GMT
    The Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight carried a group of heroes to Washington, D.C. this week to visit the World War II memorial. They arrived the same day the federal government was shutting down parksMore >>
    The Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight carried a group of heroes to Washington, D.C. this week to visit the World War II Memorial. They arrived the same day the federal government was shutting down parks and memorials over the Congressional budget dispute. More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: Register and vote

    WLOX Editorial: Register and vote

    Thursday, February 6 2014 6:02 AM EST2014-02-06 11:02:07 GMT
    No taxation without representation. That was the primary grievance that led to the American Revolution and the founding of this country. Our forefathers demanded, and then fought for the right to voteMore >>
    No taxation without representation. That was the primary grievance that led to the American Revolution and the founding of this country. Our forefathers demanded, and then fought for the right to vote and to elect their own representatives in government. More >>

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