Black Out Day 2020 calling for economic protest recognized by Coast residents

A worldwide protest on Tuesday lacked marches, chants and signs; rather, it shed light on the economic power of purchasing within only Black communities.

  Trump says he will pressure states to reopen schools in fall

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday assailed plans by some local districts to offer in-person instruction only a few days a week and said schools must be “fully operational” even amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Starbucks barista accused of writing ‘ISIS’ on Muslim customer’s cup in Minn.

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling for the staff involved to be fired and for additional training for other employees. The organization also plans to file discrimination charges.


Parchman escapee Arthur Lestrick captured in Nashville

  Due to COVID spike, these Miss. counties are now limiting elective surgeries

‘Everyone on our campuses will need to wear masks;' Gulfport School District to implement new guidelines

Two species of Mississippi turtles to have endangered animal protections by next year

Alternate route teaching sessions hosted on Zoom

The Mississippi Department of Education plans to hold three virtual fairs this month to help you make the best alternate route choice.
  • Coronavirus

EPA approves first surface disinfectant products tested for the coronavirus

The Environmental Protection Agency has approved two products for killing the novel coronavirus on surfaces following laboratory testing.

Lt. Gov. Hosemann tests positive for COVID-19

Miss. Senate, House pass bill to raise age to 21 for tobacco sales

George County football player, 2020 graduate killed in car crash

Lawmakers from South Mississippi test positive for COVID-19

  Mississippi Aquarium nearly complete and ready for marine life

  Two Museums reopen after 4 months

  New law enforcement officers training for the times

Lafayette Co. supervisors vote unanimously to keep Confederate statue on Oxford Court Square

  • National

Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again

A national nursing union is concerned that gear has to be reused.


  Several Coast Stars to play in MAC North/South All-Star Game

  Mississippi State’s ‘Road Dawgs Tour’ going virtual in 2020

The first episode is scheduled for July 7th with a lineup including new head football coach Mike Leach, head softball coach Samantha Ricketts and head track and field coach Chris Woods.


  Gulf disturbance moves inland over Georgia. Development possible.

  Gulfport looking to expand Urban Renewal zone

  MSDH: ‘No evidence’ protests caused spike in Mississippi’s COVID-19 cases

  Lawmakers react to news of multiple COVID-19 cases at State Capitol

  Confederate monuments in Gulfport called into question during meeting of Harrison Co. Board of Supervisors

The Harrison County Board of Supervisors heard arguments in support of and against the removal of the Confederate soldier statue on the grounds of the county courthouse in Gulfport.
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Doctors deliver baby at 5 months after pregnant mother fatally shot in Minneapolis

Police are investigating the motive for the crime, but family members believe it was domestic violence.

  Operations at driver’s license stations delayed due to statewide server crash

Hancock Co. School District releases reopening plan for upcoming school year

Vancleave woman charged after allegedly stabbing father multiple times on July 4

Confederate statue to be removed from Lowndes Co. courthouse