South Mississippi Strong

  South MS Strong: Bill Holland keeps the art of wooden boat-building alive

Master wooden boat builder Bill Holland is South Mississippi Strong and you can see his work every time the Glenn L. Swetman is under sail.

  South MS Strong: Bodybuilding couple ‘changing the dynamic’ on the Coast

Keithon Burnette and Francisco Marrero Philippi an interracial gay couple actively serving in the U.S. Navy. But those challenges are helping to redefine the dynamic along the Gulf Coast.

South Mississippi Strong: Harrison County girl’s art is good for the heart

Emma Hartley may have heart disease, but it’s not stopping her dreams. She and her family are lending their talents to support the American Heart Association, and in doing so, she’s not only helping others, but she’s also helping herself.

South Mississippi Strong: Diamondhead woman raises suicide awareness to remember her son

Having a child who commits suicide is a parents most heartbreaking nightmare, and it’s happening at an alarming rate.

South Mississippi Strong: A Waveland firefighter uses his ‘second chance’ to save lives

Like many children, Brandon grew up fantasizing about becoming a firefighter one day. After a terrible accident, that dream almost didn't come true.

South Mississippi Strong: Officer and K9 patrolling Moss Point make a dynamic duo

Moss Point's police department is home to one K9 officer. Officer Delaney Waltman and his K9 Cora, a 50 pound Belgian Malinois police dog, patrol the streets of Moss Point.

South Mississippi Strong: Judy Cottrell dedicates her life to helping those in need

Inside a modest building in the heart of east Biloxi, you'll find a self-described servant to the community. Judy Cottrell uses her strong faith to pour into the lives of those who come through the doors of Seashore Mission.

South Mississippi Strong: Woman battles cancer while helping others

Friends and family call her the Princess Warrior. That's because McCall Andrews is a fighter. On her wedding anniversary, two years ago, McCall was diagnosed with stage 4 Breast Cancer.

South Mississippi Strong: Biloxi historian shines light on city’s rich history

Preserving that history and teaching about it is the job of Biloxi historical administrator Bill Raymond. He's just another example of the many people that help make south Mississippi strong.

South Mississippi Strong: Biloxi VFW looking to help new generation of veterans

The Veterans of Foreign Wars service organization is having to adjust in order to continue its mission of helping this new generation of combat vets. In Biloxi, that means creating new opportunities and amenities to help keep coast veterans South Mississippi Strong.

South Mississippi Strong: Jackson Co. stroke survivor shares journey to recovery

One Jackson County man is sharing his story of how stroke rehab experts helped him with his recovery.

  South Mississippi Strong: Preserving our state’s natural resources

One of coastal Mississippi's greatest strengths is it's abundance of natural beauty. The Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain's dedication toward protecting our precious resources is why the group is South Mississippi Strong.

South Mississippi Strong: Biloxi man shares his journey toward the American Dream

Coast business owner and real estate broker John Le believes the American Dream is there for anyone willing to work for it. His inspiring journey is what makes him South Mississippi Strong.

South Mississippi Strong: Woman with cerebral palsy to compete in bodybuilding contest

Toni was born with cerebral palsy, but she doesn't let those obstacles keep her from following her dreams.