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Moss Point man says overgrown city-property is dangerous for his grandkids

A Moss Point man said he fears for his grandkids’ safety because the lot next to his home is so overgrown, cars coming around the corner can’t see his front yard.

  Salvation Army hoping for zoning change in Pascagoula to shelter more homeless

  One-stop-shop passes could be available for visitors in just a few weeks

  Gulfport High robotics team gives back to community at seafood festival

  Vendors pleased with the turnout for this year’s Biloxi Seafood Festival

  USO’s Red, White & You festival celebrates Coast’s military families

  Artists showcase unique works at Mermaids Arts and Crafts Show

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  Inkin’ the Coast the place for pros at tattoos and novices as well

Community gathers for Biloxi Fireman’s Day Parade

  Biloxi Seafood Festival celebrates Coast seafood industry’s resilience

  Bahamian family evacuates to Gulf Coast after Dorian destruction

  Volunteer group works to keep kids from going hungry on weekends

  Church honors local heroes on 9/11 with Blessing of the Badges and Boots

  Gulf Coast Restoration Fund Advisory Board discusses $730 million in grant requests

The Gulf Coast Restoration Fund Advisory Board met Tuesday and had lengthy discussions about projects from one end of the Coast to another.

  Environmental conservation festival headed to Gulf Coast

Conservation organizations and businesses on the Mississippi Gulf Coast are tired of the negative image cast on our hospitality offering. They are setting out to change that.

  Ocean Springs teacher celebrates students with a sign in their yard

Chelsea Lennep is a third grade teacher at Pecan Park Elementary School in Ocean Springs, and she's come up with a unique way to celebrate her students.

  Flint Creek Car and Bike show offers something different for enthusiasts

Before Cruisin the Coast can get started, other events around South Mississippi are giving people a chance to show off their prized vehicles.

  Gulfport church destroyed by Katrina now giving back to victims of Dorian

Ribbon cutting held for new basketball court in Pascagoula

  Dancing and food and shopping, oh my! Annual Blues and Heritage Festival a success

  Cheerleader with Down Syndrome inspires Biloxi Junior High students

  Homecoming Closet provides dresses for $15 or less

United Way’s impact shared with community of Jackson, George counties

  Biloxi hopes to save some of its old school charm

A new project could force Biloxi to demolish houses on Division Street, but the city doesn’t want to see the old Biloxi-style houses demolished.

Moss Point residents give back to first responders

It started with a rescue, and now it continues with a great example of how the community and first responders should interact.

  “I am stronger than this:” Breast cancer survivor inspires others to Race for the Cure

Pamela Killingsworth is the 2019 Susan G. Komen Survivor of the year.

  Pass Christian STEM students learn about 3-D printing while helping others

In the age of STEM classes and robotics competitions in coast schools, Pass Christian Middle School is taking education to the next level.

  North Gulfport reunion brings together community

Saturday, current and former residents of North Gulfport and the old L.C. Jones housing project came together for food, fun and reunion.

It’s a North Gulfport community reunion and so much more

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., current and former residents of North Gulfport and the old L.C. Jones housing project are invited to gather at the East North Gulfport Park on Florida Avenue for a celebration.

  Original artist co-op sits in downtown Ocean Springs

The Art House has been in the charming cottage on Cash Alley in Ocean Springs for 19 years. It is an artist co-op, which means virtually every aspect of the gallery is controlled by a group of artists.

  Artists, businesses gear up for Ocean Springs Artwalk

Artists and businesses in Ocean Springs are gearing up for the 28th annual Artwalk scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 31.

Preps underway for annual Labor Day first responders lunch in Jackson County

Preps are underway for the annual first responders Labor Day lunch in Jackson County. This will be the fifth year for the event.

Housing and Urban Development selects Open Doors Coalition for $2 million grant

The Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program is a HUD program that received a total of $75 million, up from the $43 million from last year, to critically invest in the future of youth across the nation.

  East Biloxi roads getting first layer of asphalt

The City of Biloxi says that the remaining six dirt roads on the East side of the city will have initial coats of asphalt by Thanksgiving.

  Ocean Springs residents worried flood waters are getting too close for comfort

With the peak of hurricane season upon us and afternoon thunderstorms popping up daily, flooding is a major issue on the Gulf Coast.

  Wiggin’ Out for Willow aims to fund first-ever clinical trial

The United MSD Foundation, created by Amber Olsen, is hosting the third annual Wiggin’ Out for Willow, a fundraiser designed to help bring in the last $600,000 needed to fund the clinical trial but in a fun way.

Donations needed for St. Martin High School homecoming dress drive

Karen Tran is collecting homecoming dresses for students to wear during the dance scheduled for Sept. 19.

  Biloxi church’s Women’s Conference empowers women to ‘do all things with love’

New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church is hosting women from different parts of the Gulf Coast for the 12th annual Women’s Conference. This year’s theme is “Do All Things with Love."

  Ocean Springs residents do their part in keeping city clean

The city of Ocean Springs is hosting the first-ever Community Clean-Up Day at Freedom Field Saturday.

Mardi Gras museum set to open in new location

The Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum will soon open its doors at their new location on Howard Avenue.

  Gulfport Police Chief Papania serious about ending homelessness

Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania is serious about ending homelessness with his new effort: the Homeless to Housing Hub program.

  Coast artist turns exotic wood into art using centuries-old process

Tom Thompkins owns a studio and business called Standing Bear Wood Designs. He turns exotic woods into pieces of art through a centuries-old art form.

  New effort to fight homelessness in Gulfport welcomed by those in need

Gulfport will be testing a new program to fight homelessness with help from the police department by connecting them with social services.

  A heartwarming homecoming for one Saucier girl

A week-long study of the military for one class at Saucier Elementary School turns into a surprise for Jaliyah Stark.

  Susan G. Komen Foundation gearing up for annual Race for the Cure

The Susan G. Komen Foundation is getting ready for its sixth annual Race for the Cure.

  South Mississippi Strong: Bay businesswoman a driving force behind Coast tourism for 40+ years

Nikki Moon has been in the tourism and hospitality business for over 40 years. Not only is she the owner of the Bay Town Inn, she's also president of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce and of the Coastal Mississippi Board of Commissioners.

2019 WLOX Senior Fair

The 2019 WLOX Senior Fair is taking place October 1st from 9am until 1pm at the Biloxi Civic Center.

  Gulfport teaming up with other agencies to form Homeless Housing Hub

Gulfport will be testing a new program to try to combat the evident homelessness around the city.

  Hattiesburg-based Venture Church celebrates four months in South Mississippi

A church for the un-churched - Hattiesburg-based Venture Church welcomes people into their celebration regardless of their background or religion.

  Wounded Warrior Project hosts Pascagoula fishing tournament

The Wounded Warrior Project took veterans out on the Pascagoula River to catch some red snapper Saturday. It was the first time the Mississippi coast group had a fishing tournament.

  Past and future intersect on Howard Avenue

In its heyday, Howard Avenue was a hustling and bustling area of not just Biloxi, but the entire Gulf Coast. Businesses thrived, and it was the place to be.

  Vacation bible school students donate to needy mothers

The Women’s Resource Center in Gulfport received a donation from the children of Handsboro Baptist Church on Sunday.

  Kids show their skills on the court for ‘Blue Crew’ competition

Dozens of kids in Ward 1 showed up to show their skills on the court to win a signed basketball.

Gulfport Police Dept. Blue Crew hosts basketball competition

Do you have skills on the basketball court?

  Waveland’s Bark Park is now open

The city converted an unused t-ball field at Elwood Bourgeois Park on Central Avenue into a dog park.

  Camille Memorial getting a face lift for 50th anniversary

Hurricane Katrina left lasting scars on the Hurricane Camille Memorial in Biloxi at the site of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. Now the Biloxi Fire Department, with the help of a local businessman, is working to get the memorial in shape for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the storm.

Hundreds show up for benefit to raise money for local autism center

Members of the Pascagoula chapter of the Pistoleros organized a lunchtime silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Mississippi Gulf Coast Center for Autism in D’Iberville.

  Hundreds of families receive fresh fruits and vegetables

Feeding the Gulf Coast teamed up with the Mississippi Public Health Institute, Society of St. Andrew, Rouses Supermarket and other local partners for a Produce Drop at First Baptist Church of Biloxi on Saturday.

  Swimmers don’t fear Dedeaux Park despite drownings

The tragic drownings of three teenagers on Thursday are weighing heavily on the minds of many, including those who love Dedeaux Park, but it hasn’t stopped them from coming back.

  Centennial Plaza prepares to open its door to the public on Monday

Centennial Plaza includes two hotels, a water park, a restaurant, and a chapel, as well as a beautiful fountain. Those amenities will open to the public on Monday.

  Keesler Federal donates backpacks to 6,200 kindergarteners

KFCU is donating enough backpacks and school supplies for every single kindergarten student at a public school in Harrison, Hancock, Jackson, Pearl River, George and Stone counties.

  South Mississippi Strong: Shelter volunteer fostered over 200 animals

Jeanene Martin is making a positive impact on animals one furry friend at a time.

  Community shows support for former Coast high school football player seriously injured in crash

Close friends and family of a young man seriously injured in a tragic car crash more than three weeks ago came together to show their support Saturday.

Inclusion play area opens in Long Beach

The play area is designed for children and adults with special needs. It also includes expression swings allowing parents with infants and toddlers to interact and swing together.

  As the Bonnet Carre closes, owners of Coast attractions speak out on losses

The Gulf Coast has lots to offer, but according to owners of our local attractions, the negative publicity reaching out of town tourists is killing business and in some cases a way of life.

  World War II veteran from Pascagoula passes away at the age of 95

J.D. Smith lived in Pascagoula his entire life. He died in Mobile Tuesday morning surrounded by his loved ones. He was 95.

  Restaurants taking a hit because of tourism downturn

Restaurants that were once unaffected by an economic slump are now having a hard time paying the bills.

  Friends mourn the loss of optimistic squad member weeks before school starts

In just a few short weeks, Jasmine Levi would have been entering her freshman year at Biloxi High School. On the eve of the funeral for young Jasmine Levi, her friends have come forward to share the inspiration that Levi was to them.

  Picayune throws barbecue for first reponders to say thanks

Picayune first responders were treated to a picnic Friday at the Moses Cook Lodge No. 111 as a show of appreciation from the community.

  LIST: Sandbag stations in South Mississippi

Multiple sandbag stations have been set up, so residents can protect their home and property against rising flood water.

  New businesses coming to Edgewater Mall

Plans for the empty spaces at Edgewater are moving quickly.

  Coast church serves barbecue as Taste of Fellowship continues

The Taste of Fellowship Event Series continued Sunday at Point Park in Pascagoula. The second in the series was called Triple B: Blues, Beach and Barbecue.

  Former Gulfport councilman remembered for his service to the community

Friends, family and Gulfport city leaders said their final farewells Saturday to former councilman Jimmie Jenkins.

  13-year-old stepsisters celebrate remission after battling the same type of cancer

Olivia Barlow and Natalie Harvey have a few things in common. They are both 13, they are stepsisters, and they both have the same type of bone cancer.

  Small business receives thanks for help to local law enforcement

As a dangerous situation was unfolding about a mile away from Neco’s Family Market in Pass Christian, the employees inside of the store were making sure the police officers working the scene were fed and hydrated after spending hours in the sun.

New fishing rodeo weighmaster follows tradition of family involvement

The Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo is all about tradition, and even though a new weighmaster has taken over the scales, he is continuing the tradition of family that has been a hallmark of the event.

  Fourth of July celebrations across the Gulf Coast light up the sky

Crowds of people across the Coast looked up in awe Thursday night as Fourth of July fireworks boomed across South Mississippi.

  Grills fired-up as Gulf Coast celebrates Fourth of July

All along the Gulf Coast, grills were ablaze as family and friends gather to celebrate the country’s 243rd birthday.

  Ocean Springs kicks off Fourth of July weekend with Front Beach fireworks

One of the first fireworks shows in South Mississippi took place at Fort Maurepas Park in Ocean Springs as hundreds, if not thousands, packed Front Beach for the show.

  Long Beach hopes to build 'gateway’ for visitors to explore city north of Hwy. 90

City leaders in Long Beach are looking for ways to make the area along Highway 90 a gateway to the rest of the city.

  Joint church fellowship hopes to bridge racial and religious divide

Two churches, alike in the sense that they worship the same God, but different in the racial makeup of the congregation, joined in fellowship Sunday.