More and more health care professionals are urging mothers to place their newborns on their bare chests, giving them skin to skin contact. It's called "Kangaroo Care," and it can be especially important for babies born premature.
With the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic teeing off Friday at Fallen Oak, the Biloxi Excel by 5 coalition wanted to celebrate with some golf themed activities for our youngest pros. The ladies and wives of the PGA Champions Tour helped make it happen.
Dr. Suess sums it up best: "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." Poplarville's Excel by 5 hosts Dr. Seuss birthday bash and open house today.
If you have three or four year olds, chances are they are enrolled in some sort of childcare program. And while they are learning valuable lessons in that social classroom setting, it's important that we, as parents, remember the real center of learning is in the home.
Introducing kids to fishing will be the focal point Saturday at Beach Park in Pascagoula. The Coastal Conservation Association's Horn Island chapter will hold its annual Casting for Conservation Kids Fishing Rodeo from 8 a.m. to noon.
It nurtures and cares for the tiniest of babies so they can grow up to be happy, healthy, and ready to learn. Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is home to south Mississippi's only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. About a month ago, it opened a brand new NICU - a beautiful, tranquil space for babies and their families.
Fishing for a cause takes center stage this weekend during the inaugural Blake Terry Memorial Fishing Tournament at the Ocean Springs Marine Mart. The event will feature an inshore and offshore divisions with proceeds going to aid in search and rescue efforts and help local families that face difficult times after a tragedy in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Jill Zednick, of Biloxi, is standing on top of the bowfishing world. It only took the marine fisheries biologist at the Mississippi Department of Resources four months to accomplish a feat some anglers spend years trying to achieve.
There's a wonderful opportunity for parents in Biloxi this weekend to help their children grow up happy, healthy and ready to learn. Biloxi Excel by 5 is hosting a free health and safety fair at Edgewater Mall on Saturday, August 22.It's specifically designed for children birth to age five, and it offers a wide variety of very important activities and health screenings -things like hearing, vision, and language screenings, which are all important to check ...
There's a new twist for anglers this weekend, and it's anything but a typical fishing event. The 2nd Annual Mississippi Flounder Gigging Tournament is set to unfold Saturday night at the Elks Lodge in Ocean Springs.
Preparing your five your old for Kindergarten is a significant milestone in growing up Happy, Healthy, and ready to learn.In a matter of weeks, tears will be shed by both parents and their little ones as they venture into the classroom for that first day of school. Experts say you can help ease your child's separation anxiety by going to an open house at their school, so they can familiarize themselves with the classroom.
The 67th annual Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo is set to kick off Thursday at Jones Park. The event, billed as the world's largest fishing rodeo, ends Sunday with prizes being awarded in saltwater and freshwater categories.
Staying safe while having fun this summer is vital to helping your child grow up happy, healthy, and ready to learn. Most children love the water and jump at any opportunity to play in it. But whether you're letting your little one just play at a splash pad, or in an inflatable pool in the backyard, or taking them swimming in a larger pool, the most important thing to remember is you ALWAYS have to be watching them.
Mississippi is extending its Red Snapper season in state waters through October. Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Executive Director Jamie Miller announced Thursday morning that anglers will be allowed to harvest Red Snapper in state waters from July 16 through Oct. 31.
A lucky angler caught the first tagged redfish for the CCA STAR Tournament that opened during the Memorial Day Weekend and runs through Labor Day Weekend. But unfortunately, she was not a member of the Coastal Conservation Association Mississippi and was not registered in the tournament.
The 10-day recreational red snapper season opened Monday in federal waters and reports were solid. South Mississippi anglers from Bay St. Louis to Pascagoula emailed photos to WLOX with red snapper weighing more than 20-pounds.
Technology is making it easier for anglers to abide by Mississippi's new mandatory Red Snapper reporting rules. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources now has a smartphone app, a website, and a call center available.
Mississippi is highlighted in a new report, saying our state gets a gold star for quality preschool. The report from the National Institute for Early Education Research looked at state-funded preschool programs, it named Mississippi as one of five states that met all ten benchmarks for quality preschool.
Jake Carter came within minutes of a possible Mississippi state saltwater fishing record last week in the amberjack category. Carter, a Gulfport native and realtor, was fishing with friends and family around the salt domes located 80-miles southeast of the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor. That's when he found himself standing toe-to-toe with one of the strongest fish in the Gulf of Mexico – the greater amberjack in 180-feet of water.
Helping our children grow up happy, healthy, and ready to learn can be a bit tricky in this tech-savvy world we live in. How many of you have handed over your tablet or smartphone to your toddler before? More and more parents are starting to rely on smart devices to help keep their children entertained, at the grocery store, in a restaurant, in the car - you name it.
Making sure your children grow up happy, healthy, and ready to learn starts at birth. Every mom wants a healthy baby. That's also the mission of the March of Dimes.According to the March of Dimes, women need to be pregnant at least 39 weeks before giving birth. That's because babies are still developing up until that point. So March of Dimes wants moms-to-be to know "Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait."
For parents who are about to enroll their child in school for the first time, don't forget about vaccinations! You'll find part of the enrollment process is getting your child's shots up to date. That's why our health department is hosting "Beat the Rush" immunization clinics this month.
There's a colorful, bright little spot - a world that nurtures learning, tucked away on a quiet Biloxi street. You'll find it behind Lopez School on St. John Avenue, just north of Keesler Air Force Base. Biloxi's Excel by 5 coalition runs the Biloxi Family Resource Center. It's a hidden jewel that is helping so many little ones grow up happy, healthy, and ready to learn.
South Mississippi fishing has entered a critical period that will last through the middle of April that could have an impact on the future. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources in Biloxi wants to remind anglers the importance of conservation as many species – including the ever-popular speckled trout – are now in the spawning period.
Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel, continues to inspire readers of all ages. For in his words, "You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child." Meggan Gray found some fun ways to parents to celebrate what would have been Dr. Seuss' 111th Birthday.
The first step toward a potential shot at the ever-elusive Bassmaster Classic begins in South Mississippi on the weekend of March 6. The Dock Bar and Grill, located on Gulfport Lake, will host the 2015 Spring Qualifier Bass Tournament for the Mississippi Bass Nation.
State officials say the 2014-2015 deer season was marginal at best. Deer hunting season in Mississippi ended on Saturday in the Hills and Delta Zone, but hunters in the Southeast Zone, which includes the coastal counties of Hancock, Harrison and Jackson, are allowed to harvest legal bucks only from Feb. 1 through Feb. 15 during the extended season.
There are federally funded programs aimed at offering quality childcare for families who can't afford it. One of those, is Head Start. All 82 counties in Mississippi offer Head Start, but very few offer Early Head Start programs. In fact, the only one in Harrison County can be found at Moore Community House on Walker Street in Biloxi.
Education is supposed to take center stage this legislative session. And while common core will likely bore the brunt of discussions, early education will also be a focal point for some lawmakers. Representative Sonya Williams Barnes of Gulfport is an advocate for public education. She told WLOX News, her first priority is to introduce a bill that would require all Mississippi five year olds to attend Kindergarten.
The federal government this week just awarded $750 million in grants to support early learning for more than 63,000 children across the country. According to the White House, $250 of that was earmarked specifically for states looking to expand preschool programs in areas that need it most. You would think Mississippi would be a good candidate. We applied, but didn't get it. Louisiana and Alabama were among the 18 states that did receive grants.
The most-anticipated weekend of the year for Mississippi deer hunters has arrived. The first gun season with dogs begins Saturday on a statewide level and will remain open through Dec. 1. The first gun season with no dogs will be open from Dec. 16-23 and the final season with dogs is Dec. 24-Jan. 21.
The holiday season started early for Ocean Springs native Les Lala III and his daughter, Taylor Lala. Although the holidays don't actually begin for two more weeks, the father and daughter made the memory of a lifetime last week while hunting near Paducah, KY.
The 2014 Southern Kingfish Association National Championship might have been shortened to one-day on Saturday due to a small craft advisory. But the event, featuring the top king mackerel anglers in the United States, didn't come up short in terms of fish weighed at the Point Cadet Marina in Biloxi. In fact, counting the Pro Tour on Tuesday, anglers weighed three-fish that topped the 60-pound mark.
The opening day of the 2014 Southern Kingfish Association National Championship set for Friday has been canceled due to a small craft advisory. The event, which attracts king mackerel anglers from North Carolina to Texas, was scheduled to have its first day weigh-ins Friday at the Point Cadet Marina in Biloxi from 3-8pm.
The Southern Kingfish Association has arrived in South Mississippi for its annual national championship. The goal is to determine the top king mackerel anglers from North Carolina to Texas in two separate tournaments. The week long schedule of events kicks off Tuesday with the Pro Tour competing for the national title followed by the regular tour on Friday and Saturday.
The annual spring cobia migration from the Florida Keys to the Mississippi Sound began in late April. During this time, the highly sought after fish invades the waters near the barrier islands of Petit Bois, Horn, Ship and Cat, through May, during its migration toward the mouth of the Mississippi River to spawn.
The final "Catch More Fish with Science" seminar offered by the Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Springs is set for Thursday. This event, which follows other seminars that dealt with speckled trout, cobia and tripletail, comes as the fall and winter fishing period starts to unfold in South Mississippi.
A successful transition of ownership of the Southern Kingfish Association is complete, and South Mississippi will continue to be an important draw for the largest king mackerel circuit in the United States.
DateVisitorHomeTimeFriday, November 8BrookhavenPearl River Central7pmFriday, November 8D'IbervilleSt. Martin7pmFriday, November 8East CentralGeorge County7pmFriday, November 8GautierPascagoula7pmFriday,
DateVisitorHomeTimeFriday, October 25East CentralLong Beach7pmFriday, October 25Forrest County AHSGreene County7pmFriday, October 25George CountyGautier7pmFriday, October 25GulfportD'Iberville7pmFriday,
DateVisitorHomeTimeFriday, October 18BiloxiSt. Martin7pmFriday, October 18D'IbervilleHancock7pmFriday, October 18East CentralWest Harrison7pmFriday, October 18George CountyPicayune7pmFriday, October 18HattiesburgGulfport7pmFriday,
DateVisitorHomeTimeFriday, October 4BrookhavenWayne County7pmFriday, October 4Forrest County AHSNewton County7pmFriday, October 4George CountyStone7pmFriday, October 4GulfportHarrison Central7pmFriday,
DateVisitorHomeTimeFriday, October 11BaySt. Stanislaus7pmFriday, October 11BiloxiOcean Springs7pmFriday, October 11GautierEast Central7pmFriday, October 11Greene CountyNE Jones7pmFriday, October 11HancockGulfport7pmFriday,
DateVisitorHomeTimeFriday, November 1BayMoss Point7pmFriday, November 1BiloxiHancock7pmFriday, November 1GautierLong Beach7pmFriday, November 1Greene CountyNewton County7pmFriday, November 1HattiesburgD'Iberville7pmFriday,
DateVisitorHomeTimeThursday, August 297pmFriday, August 307pmFriday, August 307pmFriday, August 307pmFriday, August 307pmFriday, August 307pmFriday, August 307pmFriday, August 307pmFriday, August 307pmFriday,
DateVisitorHomeTimeFriday, September 27D'IbervilleBiloxi7pmFriday, September 27StoneEast Central7pmFriday, September 27MizeForrest County AHS7pmFriday, September 27GautierPicayune7pmFriday, September 27Long
DateVisitorHomeTimeFriday, September 137pmFriday, September 137pmFriday, September 137pmFriday, September 137pmFriday, September 137pmFriday, September 137pmFriday, September 137pmFriday, September 137pmFriday,
Dates for the 2014-2015 waterfowl hunting seasons have been released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and duck hunters should be happy, according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks in Jackson.
After successful spring and summer seminars on tripletail, cobia and speckled trout, the Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Springs has added two additional events in the fall geared toward helping anglers catch redfish and flounder.
For anglers in South Mississippi, the first of August means the Carl Legett Memorial Fishing Tournament and a chance to earn a little cash. The 20th annual event, one that has drawn anglers from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas over the years, will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Point Cadet Marina in Biloxi.
The 3rd Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Charter Boat Captains Deep Sea Fishing Challenge officially kicked off this weekend and runs through August 17 where anglers have a chance to win a share of the $55,000 in prize money. The five-week mini fishing tournament features species like bonito, cobia, king mackerel, redfish, shark, Spanish mackerel and tarpon.
One of the highlights of the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo each year is the kids fishing rodeo. The rodeo, which draws between 150 and 200 children between the ages of four and 12, is set for Saturday at Jones Park. The weigh scales will be open from noon to 4 p.m., and there is no entry fee.
At the first day of the Billfish Classic, a massive crowd of fans waited in anticipation of the weighing of a blue marlin that was caught by angler Deb Hebert. The 126-inch long, 843.7 pound fish was reeled onto the Iona Louise after a three-hour fight in the open waters. Hebert was credited with the third-largest catch ever recorded in the state of Mississippi.