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  • WLOX Editorial: Louisiana flood solution, not a good deal for South Mississippi

    WLOX Editorial: Louisiana flood solution, not a good deal for South Mississippi

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 4:29 PM EDT2017-08-16 20:29:52 GMT

    We are not strangers to flooding on the Mississippi Coast. Nor are our neighbors to the west in Louisiana. There are forever ongoing efforts, planning and discussions about how to mitigate flooding. But a recent study by the Rand Corporation is more than a little disturbing.

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    We are not strangers to flooding on the Mississippi Coast. Nor are our neighbors to the west in Louisiana. There are forever ongoing efforts, planning and discussions about how to mitigate flooding. But a recent study by the Rand Corporation is more than a little disturbing.

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  • WLOX Editorial: New jobs important to Mississippi's economy

    WLOX Editorial: New jobs important to Mississippi's economy

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 12:09 PM EDT2017-08-09 16:09:41 GMT

    A big opportunity for 4,000 well-paying auto factory jobs for Mississippi is hanging in the balance. The good news is Mississippi is in the lead in this race to lock down the deal. Toyota and Mazda are teaming up in a new joint venture for a $1.6-billion plant in the United States. 

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    A big opportunity for 4,000 well-paying auto factory jobs for Mississippi is hanging in the balance. The good news is Mississippi is in the lead in this race to lock down the deal. Toyota and Mazda are teaming up in a new joint venture for a $1.6-billion plant in the United States. 

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  • WLOX Editorial: There is no higher responsibility than the life of a child

    WLOX Editorial: There is no higher responsibility than the life of a child

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 12:01 PM EDT2017-08-09 16:01:55 GMT

    Last week little Myles Hill, a three-yea- old boy, played with his friends at a day care center in Orlando; doing we imagine what three-year- old's do; his mind growing in leaps and bounds, learning the names of so many things like cat, dog or his best buddy's name. This week little Myles should have been learning the name of a new friend, or building towers with blocks, or maybe chasing a puppy.  And in a couple of weeks he should have been enjoying a celebratory cake with...

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    Last week little Myles Hill, a three-yea- old boy, played with his friends at a day care center in Orlando; doing we imagine what three-year- old's do; his mind growing in leaps and bounds, learning the names of so many things like cat, dog or his best buddy's name. This week little Myles should have been learning the name of a new friend, or building towers with blocks, or maybe chasing a puppy.  And in a couple of weeks he should have been enjoying a celebratory cake with...

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  • WLOX Editorial: Patience is a virtue, especially when driving

    WLOX Editorial: Patience is a virtue, especially when driving

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 11:18 AM EDT2017-08-01 15:18:39 GMT

    Many strive to be good citizens with solid virtues most of the time. Patience, self-control; virtues most would say are worth pursuing. But there are times when we rush and seem to forget that patience is a virtue, especially when driving.  

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    Many strive to be good citizens with solid virtues most of the time. Patience, self-control; virtues most would say are worth pursuing. But there are times when we rush and seem to forget that patience is a virtue, especially when driving.  

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  • WLOX Editorial: Time for Mississippi to do the same

    WLOX Editorial: Time for Mississippi to do the same

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 11:32 AM EDT2017-07-26 15:32:26 GMT

    This Friday and Saturday is the state of Mississippi's annual sales tax holiday. It's a chance to save 7% on clothing and shoes. This is a good thing, it gives parents an opportunity to save money on back to school clothes. 

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    This Friday and Saturday is the state of Mississippi's annual sales tax holiday. It's a chance to save 7% on clothing and shoes. This is a good thing, it gives parents an opportunity to save money on back to school clothes. 

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  • WLOX Editorial: It looks like this was a bad deal

    WLOX Editorial: It looks like this was a bad deal

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-07-19 21:32:10 GMT

    The state of Mississippi loaned GreenTech Automotive, an electric auto company, 4.9 million tax dollars. The reason? Seed money to create 350 new jobs.    

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    The state of Mississippi loaned GreenTech Automotive, an electric auto company, 4.9 million tax dollars. The reason? Seed money to create 350 new jobs.    

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  • WLOX Editorial: Cruisin' investment worth the return

    WLOX Editorial: Cruisin' investment worth the return

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 2:04 PM EDT2017-07-12 18:04:28 GMT

    "Our little car show has grown up a good bit," that's what Cruisin' the Coast Executive Director Woody Bailey recently told Harrison County Supervisors. He's right. Twenty-one years into it and this fall event draws huge crowds to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to celebrate our continuing love affair with antique and classic cars.  

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    "Our little car show has grown up a good bit," that's what Cruisin' the Coast Executive Director Woody Bailey recently told Harrison County Supervisors. He's right. Twenty-one years into it and this fall event draws huge crowds to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to celebrate our continuing love affair with antique and classic cars.  

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  • WLOX Editorial: Red tape won out over animal's life

    WLOX Editorial: Red tape won out over animal's life

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 1:49 PM EDT2017-07-12 17:49:30 GMT

    Twenty-five years ago, the Marine Mammal Protection act was amended to formally name NOAA's National Marine Fisheries service the lead agency in dealing with stranded marine mammals including dolphins. The agency has a lot of programs that promote the safety of all marine mammals which are protected species. But recent action, or lack of action by the federal agency led to the death of a dolphin. 

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    Twenty-five years ago, the Marine Mammal Protection act was amended to formally name NOAA's National Marine Fisheries service the lead agency in dealing with stranded marine mammals including dolphins. The agency has a lot of programs that promote the safety of all marine mammals which are protected species. But recent action, or lack of action by the federal agency led to the death of a dolphin. 

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  • WLOX Editorial: Drive safely this holiday weekend

    WLOX Editorial: Drive safely this holiday weekend

    Friday, June 30 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-06-30 20:30:07 GMT

    Last year at this time, a record number 43 million Americans traveled over the Independence Day holiday. This year, the number is even higher at 44.2 million, traveling 50 miles or more. 

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    Last year at this time, a record number 43 million Americans traveled over the Independence Day holiday. This year, the number is even higher at 44.2 million, traveling 50 miles or more. 

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  • WLOX Editorial: The secret is out

    WLOX Editorial: The secret is out

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-06-21 20:18:52 GMT

    The Mississippi Coast is getting some well-deserved attention from a national fashion and lifestyle magazine. Vogue paints a positive picture of cities along the coast from Bay St. Louis to Ocean Springs.  

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    The Mississippi Coast is getting some well-deserved attention from a national fashion and lifestyle magazine. Vogue paints a positive picture of cities along the coast from Bay St. Louis to Ocean Springs.  

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  • WLOX Editorial: Criminals escaping is serious business

    WLOX Editorial: Criminals escaping is serious business

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-06-21 20:16:10 GMT

    Two inmates escaped from the Washington County Regional Correctional Facility.Then the sheriff fired six people and suspended two others.Some people may consider the firings a little harsh and not politically correct. But Sheriff Milton Gaston says the June 2nd escape was an employee's fault.  

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    Two inmates escaped from the Washington County Regional Correctional Facility.Then the sheriff fired six people and suspended two others.Some people may consider the firings a little harsh and not politically correct. But Sheriff Milton Gaston says the June 2nd escape was an employee's fault.  

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  • WLOX Editorial: Clean and resilient, a great honor for four coast harbors

    WLOX Editorial: Clean and resilient, a great honor for four coast harbors

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 5:57 PM EDT2017-06-14 21:57:47 GMT

    There's a new flag flying over Long Beach Harbor. A flag for which Long Beach should be proud. Harbor construction standards and clean procedures have won it the designation "Clean and Resilient" by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.   

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    There's a new flag flying over Long Beach Harbor. A flag for which Long Beach should be proud. Harbor construction standards and clean procedures have won it the designation "Clean and Resilient" by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.   

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  • WLOX Editorial: This week celebrate our freedom

    WLOX Editorial: This week celebrate our freedom

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-06-14 22:00:41 GMT

    This is National Flag week. While many people are flying the American Flag this week, Flag Day and Flag Week are widely unnoticed by many others across America. Flag week commemorates the adoption of the official United States Flag 240 years ago. 

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    This is National Flag week. While many people are flying the American Flag this week, Flag Day and Flag Week are widely unnoticed by many others across America. Flag week commemorates the adoption of the official United States Flag 240 years ago. 

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  • WLOX Editorial: Finally righting a wrong

    WLOX Editorial: Finally righting a wrong

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-06-07 19:31:38 GMT

    Mississippi lawmakers are finally righting a wrong. Last year the state swept state accounts into one bigger account. The sweep took money intended for the Point Cadet Leasing fund. 

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    Mississippi lawmakers are finally righting a wrong. Last year the state swept state accounts into one bigger account. The sweep took money intended for the Point Cadet Leasing fund. 

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  • WLOX Editorial: State lawmakers need to fix this

    WLOX Editorial: State lawmakers need to fix this

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-06-07 19:12:47 GMT

    This week general elections were held across the state. Like they always do, precinct workers got to the polls early and opened for 12 hours. And we elected city leaders. But there were plenty of voting precincts open where there were no contested races. 

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    This week general elections were held across the state. Like they always do, precinct workers got to the polls early and opened for 12 hours. And we elected city leaders. But there were plenty of voting precincts open where there were no contested races. 

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  • WLOX Editorial: It's your choice

    WLOX Editorial: It's your choice

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 11:48 AM EDT2017-05-30 15:48:41 GMT

    On Tuesday for the third time this year, poll workers across South Mississippi will get up early. They will arrive at their designated assignments. They will be ready to check voter lists. For 12 hours, or longer they will make sure that every single registered voter who wants to vote in municipal elections, gets that opportunity.

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    On Tuesday for the third time this year, poll workers across South Mississippi will get up early. They will arrive at their designated assignments. They will be ready to check voter lists. For 12 hours, or longer they will make sure that every single registered voter who wants to vote in municipal elections, gets that opportunity.

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  • WLOX Editorial: Opioid epidemic

    WLOX Editorial: Opioid epidemic

    Thursday, June 1 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-06-01 20:02:22 GMT

    Opioid abuse is a serious health issue. Drug overdose is the leading cause of injury death in the United States. Drugs like Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet, morphine, and heroin are driving factors in the increase in deaths. Many addicts get prescriptions from friends or family who are legitimately receiving these prescriptions. Sadly, many people don't realize by providing these legally prescribed drugs they are enabling the addiction. 

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    Opioid abuse is a serious health issue. Drug overdose is the leading cause of injury death in the United States. Drugs like Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet, morphine, and heroin are driving factors in the increase in deaths. Many addicts get prescriptions from friends or family who are legitimately receiving these prescriptions. Sadly, many people don't realize by providing these legally prescribed drugs they are enabling the addiction. 

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  • WLOX Editorial: Forming and running a new city will not be easy

    WLOX Editorial: Forming and running a new city will not be easy

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 12:08 PM EDT2017-05-23 16:08:54 GMT

    There's a community just west of Hattiesburg called Bellevue. Bellevue is not an incorporated city, but some of the people who live there want to incorporate. They are proposing a 15 square mile area as the new city of Bellevue with a mayor and aldermen to run things. 

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    There's a community just west of Hattiesburg called Bellevue. Bellevue is not an incorporated city, but some of the people who live there want to incorporate. They are proposing a 15 square mile area as the new city of Bellevue with a mayor and aldermen to run things. 

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  • WLOX Editorial: Special invitation

    WLOX Editorial: Special invitation

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-05-23 16:00:07 GMT

    You are invited to volunteer for a very special task this Saturday. It's a task to honor veterans whose final resting place is Biloxi National Cemetery. You can help place 23,000 flags on graves as part of Memorial Day observances.   

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    You are invited to volunteer for a very special task this Saturday. It's a task to honor veterans whose final resting place is Biloxi National Cemetery. You can help place 23,000 flags on graves as part of Memorial Day observances.   

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  • WLOX Editorial: Have a hurricane season plan

    WLOX Editorial: Have a hurricane season plan

    Monday, May 22 2017 12:48 AM EDT2017-05-22 04:48:08 GMT

    Hurricane season is almost here for the Atlantic Basin. June 1st begins the time of year when we watch the tropics closely for any sign of tropical development that could eventually affect the Mississippi Coast.

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    Hurricane season is almost here for the Atlantic Basin. June 1st begins the time of year when we watch the tropics closely for any sign of tropical development that could eventually affect the Mississippi Coast.

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  • WLOX Editorial: Remembering fallen officers

    WLOX Editorial: Remembering fallen officers

    Thursday, May 18 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-05-18 16:13:57 GMT

    This week, we honor Police officers who have died in the line of duty. It is important that we take the time to remember those who have lost their lives while protecting our communities. Police officers must have a very high standard of accountability for a job that can turn fatal.  

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    This week, we honor Police officers who have died in the line of duty. It is important that we take the time to remember those who have lost their lives while protecting our communities. Police officers must have a very high standard of accountability for a job that can turn fatal.  

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  • WLOX Editorial: Keep kids out of hot cars

    WLOX Editorial: Keep kids out of hot cars

    Monday, May 15 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-05-15 19:23:30 GMT

    As we head once again into the warmer weather, it is worth reminding parents and caregivers to never leave small children in cars. The result can be horrific. They can die of heat stroke. On average a child dies of heat stroke in a vehicle every 9 days. Often in these cases, parents get busy and distracted and just plain forget that the child is in the car.  

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    As we head once again into the warmer weather, it is worth reminding parents and caregivers to never leave small children in cars. The result can be horrific. They can die of heat stroke. On average a child dies of heat stroke in a vehicle every 9 days. Often in these cases, parents get busy and distracted and just plain forget that the child is in the car.  

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  • WLOX Editorial: Golden Age Games

    WLOX Editorial: Golden Age Games

    Thursday, May 11 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-05-12 01:39:23 GMT

    South Mississippi this week hosted the National Veterans Golden Age Games. About 800 vets 55 and older came to the Coast to compete. 

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    South Mississippi this week hosted the National Veterans Golden Age Games. About 800 vets 55 and older came to the Coast to compete. 

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  • WLOX Editorial: Natural gas production helps local economy

    WLOX Editorial: Natural gas production helps local economy

    Sunday, May 7 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-05-07 23:25:49 GMT
    The huge increase in Natural Gas production in the United States continues to pay big dividends for energy independence for America and profit for American Companies. South Mississippi is getting in on the action with the planned construction of a 450-million-dollar production facility it will convert gas to liquid. Then it will be sold and shipped to Caribbean nations. The huge growth in tonnage through the port of Gulfport means millions in state and local tax dollars. The shippin...More >>
    The huge increase in Natural Gas production in the United States continues to pay big dividends for energy independence for America and profit for American Companies. South Mississippi is getting in on the action with the planned construction of a 450-million-dollar production facility it will convert gas to liquid. Then it will be sold and shipped to Caribbean nations. The huge growth in tonnage through the port of Gulfport means millions in state and local tax dollars. The shippin...More >>
  • WLOX Editorial: SeaOne deal will help grow our economy

    WLOX Editorial: SeaOne deal will help grow our economy

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-05-03 16:29:14 GMT

    The huge increase in natural gas production in the United States continues to pay big dividends for energy independence for America and profit for American Companies. South Mississippi is getting in on the action with the planned construction of a $450 million production facility that will convert gas to liquid. 

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    The huge increase in natural gas production in the United States continues to pay big dividends for energy independence for America and profit for American Companies. South Mississippi is getting in on the action with the planned construction of a $450 million production facility that will convert gas to liquid. 

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  • WLOX Editorial: Listen to the people

    WLOX Editorial: Listen to the people

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 11:45 AM EDT2017-05-03 15:45:37 GMT

    This week the people spoke. Voters went to the polls and decided who they want to lead area cities over the next four years. The people speak again in two weeks for those in runoffs and again on June 6 for those facing opposition in the June 6 general elections. Many races are now decided.

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    This week the people spoke. Voters went to the polls and decided who they want to lead area cities over the next four years. The people speak again in two weeks for those in runoffs and again on June 6 for those facing opposition in the June 6 general elections. Many races are now decided.

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  • WLOX Editorial: Judges should always be fair and impartial

    WLOX Editorial: Judges should always be fair and impartial

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-04-26 19:55:47 GMT

    A North Mississippi judge was publicly reprimanded for improperly intervening in favor of a landlord against a tenant. We agree with the Mississippi Supreme Court's action. The high court said the County Justice Court Judge improperly advised the landlord to increase the amount she sought from about $500 to seven times that amount, $3,500.  

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    A North Mississippi judge was publicly reprimanded for improperly intervening in favor of a landlord against a tenant. We agree with the Mississippi Supreme Court's action. The high court said the County Justice Court Judge improperly advised the landlord to increase the amount she sought from about $500 to seven times that amount, $3,500.  

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  • WLOX Editorial: MS Department of Education needs checks and balances

    WLOX Editorial: MS Department of Education needs checks and balances

    Thursday, April 27 2017 6:04 AM EDT2017-04-27 10:04:06 GMT

    We recently learned that the Mississippi Department of Education misspent tens of millions of dollars.The department had to cut after school grants to repay federal money that was spent on programs for which they were not approved. Audits revealed the problem. 

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    We recently learned that the Mississippi Department of Education misspent tens of millions of dollars.The department had to cut after school grants to repay federal money that was spent on programs for which they were not approved. Audits revealed the problem. 

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  • WLOX Editorial: New seat belt law will help save lives

    WLOX Editorial: New seat belt law will help save lives

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-04-19 20:20:53 GMT

    For 50 years, the number of deaths on America's roads was trending downward. Now in the past couple of years that trend has reversed. Last year 40,000 people died on the roads. 4.6 million survived, but were seriously injured.

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    For 50 years, the number of deaths on America's roads was trending downward. Now in the past couple of years that trend has reversed. Last year 40,000 people died on the roads. 4.6 million survived, but were seriously injured.

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  • WLOX Editorial: Thank you Mayor Guice

    WLOX Editorial: Thank you Mayor Guice

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-04-19 17:32:55 GMT

    The Mississippi Gulf Coast lost a long time leader and public servant who by all accounts loved Biloxi. Danny Guice, Sr. passed away at age 92 leaving behind a history of public service that helped Biloxi though some of its toughest history. 

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    The Mississippi Gulf Coast lost a long time leader and public servant who by all accounts loved Biloxi. Danny Guice, Sr. passed away at age 92 leaving behind a history of public service that helped Biloxi though some of its toughest history. 

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  • WLOX Editorial: Glad to see MS Aquarium plans moving forward

    WLOX Editorial: Glad to see MS Aquarium plans moving forward

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 11:40 AM EDT2017-04-12 15:40:04 GMT

    That state of the art Aquarium for Gulfport talked about for the past three years is becoming more than just talk. Ground has been broken and work has begun.   

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    That state of the art Aquarium for Gulfport talked about for the past three years is becoming more than just talk. Ground has been broken and work has begun.   

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  • WLOX Editorial: South MS is a tourism community that welcomes all

    WLOX Editorial: South MS is a tourism community that welcomes all

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 11:47 AM EDT2017-04-12 15:47:06 GMT

    South Mississippi is a tourism community that rolls out the welcome mat to everyone. So, when tens of thousands of people come here on a beautiful weekend and enjoy our shoreline, we have a lot to be proud of. But the just completed spring break party had a few hiccups that need to be fixed.   

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    South Mississippi is a tourism community that rolls out the welcome mat to everyone. So, when tens of thousands of people come here on a beautiful weekend and enjoy our shoreline, we have a lot to be proud of. But the just completed spring break party had a few hiccups that need to be fixed.   

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  • WLOX Editorial: Fake news, you have the power to stop it

    WLOX Editorial: Fake news, you have the power to stop it

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 11:58 AM EDT2017-04-04 15:58:53 GMT

    Fake news - The label is a new one. We used to call it tabloid or yellow journalism. For decades, we found it on the shelves of supermarkets. While scandalous and often amusing, many of us would never pass it along as factual.  But with the arrival of social media, many people pass along lies. 

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    Fake news - The label is a new one. We used to call it tabloid or yellow journalism. For decades, we found it on the shelves of supermarkets. While scandalous and often amusing, many of us would never pass it along as factual.  But with the arrival of social media, many people pass along lies. 

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  • WLOX Editorial: Sick children biggest Dream Home winners

    WLOX Editorial: Sick children biggest Dream Home winners

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-04-04 15:50:44 GMT

    This Sunday, we will find out who wins a new home. The 2,600 square foot home with a beach view is valued at $430,000. It's on Oak Shadows Drive in West Gulfport.  

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    This Sunday, we will find out who wins a new home. The 2,600 square foot home with a beach view is valued at $430,000. It's on Oak Shadows Drive in West Gulfport.  

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  • WLOX Editorial: Social media education puts kids on the right path

    WLOX Editorial: Social media education puts kids on the right path

    Monday, March 27 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-03-27 21:50:56 GMT

    Once you post it, it's out there forever. That's the message from the Gulfport School District. Social media is a huge part of lives across our society. We are glad to see the school district educating students on social media.  

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    Once you post it, it's out there forever. That's the message from the Gulfport School District. Social media is a huge part of lives across our society. We are glad to see the school district educating students on social media.  

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  • WLOX Editorial: Highway projects will enhance economic growth in South Mississippi

    WLOX Editorial: Highway projects will enhance economic growth in South Mississippi

    Monday, March 27 2017 5:53 PM EDT2017-03-27 21:53:29 GMT

    Our state is hoping to capitalize on President Donald Trump's promise to improve infrastructure asking for seven billion dollars for four big highway projects. Three of them are in South Mississippi and could certainly help with economic growth.   The biggest project would be a new limited access highway from the coast to the capital.  Another project would widen I10 to six lanes from Vancleave to the Alabama line.  A third project would be a new thoroughfare bet...

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    Our state is hoping to capitalize on President Donald Trump's promise to improve infrastructure asking for seven billion dollars for four big highway projects. Three of them are in South Mississippi and could certainly help with economic growth.   The biggest project would be a new limited access highway from the coast to the capital.  Another project would widen I10 to six lanes from Vancleave to the Alabama line.  A third project would be a new thoroughfare bet...

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  • WLOX Editorial: You can't vote if you are not registered

    WLOX Editorial: You can't vote if you are not registered

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-03-22 22:47:18 GMT

    Do you ever wonder who is in charge of local police and fire staffing in your neighborhood? Who decides pay and benefits for police officers and fire fighters. Who sets zoning law for of a piece of property down the street or around the corner? Who decides city regulatory fees, business licenses, street maintenance, storm drainage, flood control, water, sewer, garbage pick-up, code enforcement? Many of these activities and services touch our lives regularly. 

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    Do you ever wonder who is in charge of local police and fire staffing in your neighborhood? Who decides pay and benefits for police officers and fire fighters. Who sets zoning law for of a piece of property down the street or around the corner? Who decides city regulatory fees, business licenses, street maintenance, storm drainage, flood control, water, sewer, garbage pick-up, code enforcement? Many of these activities and services touch our lives regularly. 

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  • WLOX Editorial: New law requires transparency, and that is good

    WLOX Editorial: New law requires transparency, and that is good

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-03-22 22:39:04 GMT

    The business of forfeiture of drug money and property to police agencies just got a little more transparent to the public and we view that as a good thing. The Mississippi state legislature is now requiring the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics to maintain a public website that tracks all such forfeitures taken through civil court proceedings. 

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    The business of forfeiture of drug money and property to police agencies just got a little more transparent to the public and we view that as a good thing. The Mississippi state legislature is now requiring the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics to maintain a public website that tracks all such forfeitures taken through civil court proceedings. 

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  • WLOX Editorial: Good tourism news

    WLOX Editorial: Good tourism news

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 4:54 PM EDT2017-03-15 20:54:32 GMT

    Good news this week on tourism for the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 2016 saw an 8% increase in overall visitation over 2015. We are glad to see the growth. 

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    Good news this week on tourism for the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 2016 saw an 8% increase in overall visitation over 2015. We are glad to see the growth. 

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  • WLOX Editorial: Roads and bridges in Mississippi need improvement

    WLOX Editorial: Roads and bridges in Mississippi need improvement

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-03-15 20:38:40 GMT

    The Mississippi Economic Council says 2,300 bridges are restricted from carrying the legal weight for which they were designed. And just last week, one state legislator announced recent safety inspections will result in the closure of 100 bridges.  

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    The Mississippi Economic Council says 2,300 bridges are restricted from carrying the legal weight for which they were designed. And just last week, one state legislator announced recent safety inspections will result in the closure of 100 bridges.  

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  • WLOX Editorial: Lawmakers should take a stand against physical abuse

    WLOX Editorial: Lawmakers should take a stand against physical abuse

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 4:18 PM EST2017-03-08 21:18:43 GMT

    Mississippi lawmakers once again find themselves in a difficult position. They have to vote on a bill to make it a little easier to get a divorce. Clearly this is a sticky issue. Our elected officials don't want to be seen as; anti-marriage or pro-divorce. But the state is already in the legal marriage and legal divorce business, like it or not. 

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    Mississippi lawmakers once again find themselves in a difficult position. They have to vote on a bill to make it a little easier to get a divorce. Clearly this is a sticky issue. Our elected officials don't want to be seen as; anti-marriage or pro-divorce. But the state is already in the legal marriage and legal divorce business, like it or not. 

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  • WLOX Editorial: Our pledge to you

    WLOX Editorial: Our pledge to you

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 4:13 PM EST2017-03-08 21:13:34 GMT

    This week's horrific train bus accident in downtown Biloxi that claimed lives and injured so many is painful for us all.Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims. Our praise goes to the people who responded and helped; including civilians and 1st responders; in Biloxi and nearby communities and to every hospital on the coast whose staffs are still treating those who are hurting.  

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    This week's horrific train bus accident in downtown Biloxi that claimed lives and injured so many is painful for us all.Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims. Our praise goes to the people who responded and helped; including civilians and 1st responders; in Biloxi and nearby communities and to every hospital on the coast whose staffs are still treating those who are hurting.  

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  • WLOX Editorial: Thank you to all who helped

    WLOX Editorial: Thank you to all who helped

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 11:45 AM EST2017-03-01 16:45:10 GMT

    Insured damages from tornadoes that struck the Hattiesburg and Petal area in January could reach $100 million. So far, insurance companies are paying out tens of millions of dollars in claims.  And the federal government is stepping in with grants and loans.  But there are still plenty of people who still need help. 

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    Insured damages from tornadoes that struck the Hattiesburg and Petal area in January could reach $100 million. So far, insurance companies are paying out tens of millions of dollars in claims. And the federal government is stepping in with grants and loans. But there are still plenty of people who still need help. 

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  • WLOX Editorial: We thought the State Legislature would do the right thing

    WLOX Editorial: We thought the State Legislature would do the right thing

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 11:43 AM EST2017-03-01 16:43:36 GMT

    We thought the Mississippi State Legislature was going to do the right thing when it comes to spending the money coming to the state in the BP Oil disaster settlement. Now it's all up in the air and there is no bill and no guidance on where the money goes.  

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    We thought the Mississippi State Legislature was going to do the right thing when it comes to spending the money coming to the state in the BP Oil disaster settlement. Now it's all up in the air and there is no bill and no guidance on where the money goes.  

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  • WLOX Editorial: Be Mardi Gras aware

    WLOX Editorial: Be Mardi Gras aware

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 11:33 AM EST2017-02-15 16:33:49 GMT

    Carnival season is in full swing in South Mississippi. We have Mardi Gras balls, parades, all kinds of throws, costumes and all those king cakes.  Thousands upon thousands of people are taking part in the celebration and fun. That's what it's supposed to be. 

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    Carnival season is in full swing in South Mississippi. We have Mardi Gras balls, parades, all kinds of throws, costumes and all those king cakes.  Thousands upon thousands of people are taking part in the celebration and fun. That's what it's supposed to be. 

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