Coast church welcomes congregation back for Sunday service with a few changes

A socially-distanced crowd filled the pews of First Baptist Church Lyman on Sunday, the church’s first in-person service since closing its doors more than two months ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine ranks 3rd nationwide

  247 new COVID-19 cases, 9 new deaths reported Sunday in Mississippi

  13,252 cases of coronavirus identified by Miss. Dept. of Health; 625 deaths

Neshoba County Fair still on despite coronavirus pandemic

  ‘I’m not even choking him;’ JPD officer on leave after video spreads showing violent confrontation

  Tourism season shows signs of strength even amid pandemic concerns

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  Moss Point-Jackson County NAACP passes out free masks to residents

U.S. Navy veterans honor lost submariners on USS Tullibee

Meth, 522 oxycodone pills recovered in Vicksburg drug bust

Online pyramid schemes now being called ‘The Circle Game,’ ‘Mandala Game,’ ‘Blessing Circle,’ and more

37-year-old killed in early-morning Gulfport crash identified

  Memorial Day weekend takes on a different look at Biloxi National Cemetery

City of Moss Point receives community grant to intiate bike touring program

A $3,860 grant was awarded to the city of Moss Point to start a bike touring program. The goal of the program is to promote a healthy engaged community for residents.

  381 new COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths reported Saturday in Mississippi

South Mississippi saw 9 new COVID-19 cases Saturday with one new death reported.

Missing Mississippi man found dead in Bessemer, Ala.

Jones’ body was found in an abandoned house on Fairfax Avenue.

Police: Mother arrested and charged for murder of nine-year-old son in South Florida

Police have arrested the boy’s mother, Patricia Ripley, and she is facing charges of first-degree murder and attempted premeditated murder.

  Feel Good Friday: Dolphins put on show for cruise travelers

Mississippi shrimp season to open May 28

  GRAPHIC: Family seeks answers in death of Mississippi inmate

  Bay High holds graduation with a twist

WATCH: After serving over three decades for crime he didn’t commit, Archie Williams finds big break on America’s Got Talent

  Oxford community supports US marshal going home after recovering from shooting

  Biloxi attractions caught in middle of conflict between city and state orders

Biloxi museums and some indoor amusements are open for the holiday weekend. However, Gov. Tate Reeves’ latest Safer-At-Home order, indoor places of entertainment should stay closed until at least June 1.

Business owners sue Hattiesburg, mayor over COVID-19 order

The owners of a Hub City business sued the City of Hattiesburg and Mayor Toby Barker, claiming the city violated their constitutional rights after the business was closed under state and local executive orders.

  Governor’s workforce training initiative gets attention of Coast industrial base

While workforce training is already in the Ingalls DNA, the initiative by Gov. Tate Reeves to focus to get Mississippians back to work promises to be an extension.

Nemo-themed celebration party at Nichols Elementary School

"Just keep swimming." That was the theme for Friday’s drive-through end of the year celebration at Nichols Elementary School in Biloxi.

Our Lady of Fatima elementary holds socially-distance minded graduation

Twenty-two sixth graders graduated Friday from Our Lady of Fatima Elementary School in grand style and with social distancing in mind.

Biloxi Visitors Center back open

The Biloxi Visitors Center is back open with the usual social distancing restrictions and guidelines in place.

Grand Ole Opry to continue tradition of ‘Salute the Troops’ show ahead of Memorial Day

Country music star and U.S. Army veteran Craig Morgan will be performing at the Grand Ole Opry in the venue’s annual “Salute the Troops” Memorial Day weekend show.

  Knights of Columbus, VFW Post 5931 honor Pass Christian’s fallen military heroes

Volunteers with the Knights of Columbus and VFW Post 5931 put flags at the graves of every veteran in seven cemeteries in and around the city on Friday.

  Camp Shelby honors fallen heroes with online Memorial Day Ceremony

During the event, a wreath was placed to honor the families of fallen soldiers.

Gov. Reeves extends safer-at-home order, will allow parks to reopen

As of Friday, there are more than 12,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state with nearly 600 deaths.

Pay Cuts and Layoffs: Internal email shows financial strain of pandemic on UMMC

An internal email sent to the staff, faculty and students of UMMC shows the facial strain the coronavirus pandemic has put on the hospital.

  402 new COVID-19 cases, 16 new deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

South Mississippi saw 19 new COVID-19 cases Friday with no new deaths reported.

Child dies after hit by car at Biloxi car wash

A small child was hit by a vehicle at a Biloxi car wash on Popps Ferry Road Friday.

  State universities set to open in the fall with some changes

All eight Mississippi public universities will resume classes on campus in the fall but students can expect some changes.

  Livestreaming this weekend: Memorial Day, Harry Potter and Gibson guitars

The National Memorial Day Concert, Gibson Guitar's new show and a Harry Potter-themed play get a virtual premiere.

Crayola launches ‘Colors of the World’ crayons to include more skin tones

Crayola has launched a new product aimed at cultivating a more inclusive world for children.

  Coast casinos celebrate successful reopening after being closed over two months

With dozens of new safety protocols in place, cash is once again flowing through casinos in South Mississippi.

  Gov. Reeves wants to see an investment in workforce training

Gov. Reeves is hopeful that an investment in workforce training will result in higher wages for Mississippi workers.

  Families welcome home soldiers from the Mississippi Army National Guard

It was a celebration Thursday as the soldiers from the Mississippi Army National Guard’s 859th Vertical Engineer Company arrived back in Pascagoula.

  Warren Co. Sheriff’s Department looking into abuse video circulating social media

The Warren County Sheriff's Department is well aware of the video showing what looks like the abuse of a vulnerable adult. It's disturbing, and it appears the victim is knocked down, whipped, and grabbed by the throat.PACE: "We are well aware of this video. My investigative unit is and has been i

  Classic arcade game Pac-Man turns 40 on Friday

One of the most popular video games of all time is now 40 years old.

  Reeves’ new pick for MDOC commissioner has controversial past

3 Louisiana agencies investigated Burl Cain for misspending, possible violations of law, but no criminal charges came.

  Capital murder suspect back in court for competency hearing

Darian Atkinson was ruled competent to stand trial for the murder of Biloxi Police Officer Robert McKeithen

Broadway star Cordero suffers setback in coronavirus recovery, wife says

His wife Amanda Kloots said his health was going downhill during an Instagram Live video stream.

  Harrison Co. couple charged after 108 animals found living in deplorable conditions, says sheriff

Over 100 animals are now being cared for by animal rescue groups after being found living in “deplorable conditions” at a Saucier property.

  Drug court graduates celebrate a ‘new chapter’

Sixteen men and women are celebrating a clean slate and a new beginning after graduating from drug court.

  Wrong video conference help line routes to scammers

Incorrect tech support numbers posted on the internet lead to scammers trying to trick consumers into giving up their credit card information.

  Gov. Reeves appoints chairman of SWIB

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is back to discuss the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Miss. Board of Trustees plan to reopen campuses for fall 2020

The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning governs the eight public universities in Mississippi.

Mary Mahoney’s back open in Biloxi

Tables at Mary Mahoney's are now spread out inside, while more tables have been brought outside to the area that used to the 24-hour cafe and into the courtyard.

Biloxi man dies after being hit by train near Louisiana state line

The body of a Biloxi man has been found after he was hit by an Amtrak train Monday while walking on a railway bridge near the Louisiana state line.

  Miss. neighborhood turns cul-de-sac into ultimate ‘sandlot’

Many are searching for ways to keep themselves entertained during these tough times. One neighborhood in Oak Grove has transformed a cul-de-sac into an epic game of “sandlot" baseball.

Man accused of assaulting family members, setting mom’s home on fire

A Pearl River County man faces assault and arson charges after his mother told investigators he set fire to their home during an argument.

State Treasury returns more than $1M to Mississippians during COVID-19 pandemic

Searching for unclaimed property is easy. Just visit treasury.ms.gov, enter your name in the search box, and click go.

Occupancy at Coast hotels slowly starting to increase

Hotel business on the Coast was off to a good start this year until the pandemic. Now, it's slowly starting to return.

Direct payments available to Mississippi farmers, ranchers damaged by COVID-19

The program will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to producers impacted by COVID-19 and is available to livestock, dairy, specialty crop and non-specialty crop producers.

  255 new COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths reported Thursday in Mississippi

South Mississippi saw seven new COVID-19 cases Thursday with no new deaths reported.

  15-year-old killed in shooting was ‘a good boy’ who didn’t get in trouble, says his mother

A 15-year-old Gulfport teen has died after being shot last week in the Gaston Point community. Now, his mother is searching for answers and closure.

  Coast casinos now open but taking different approaches to keep people safe

The Mississippi Gaming Commission released its rules and regulations on Friday, but how the casinos adhere to the new safety policies is up to them.

  Gov. Reeves’ choice for MDOC Commissioner brings decades of corrections experience

Pending confirmation from the Mississippi Senate, the new pick for Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner brings decades of experience as a warden at Angola in Louisiana.

  Tim Ryan brings Championship Pedigree to Gulf Coast Men’s Basketball

Ryan coached the College of Central Florida to the NJCAA Division I title in 2013, piling up 393 wins and a .717 winning percentage during his 17 years in charge.

Lt. Gov. Hosemann frustrated over time taken to sign legislation

Earlier Wednesday afternoon, just before Governor Reeves’ announced he will sign an aid bill for small businesses, Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann expressed frustration over how long it’s taking to sign.

Miss. funeral home owner addresses misconceptions amid coronavirus pandemic

In-person funerals are still safe to attend, though there are guidelines you must follow.

  'Mississippi needed this’: Community shows support for ‘The Voice’ winner from Meridian

Meridian's Pastor Todd Tilghman is the latest winner of NBC’s The Voice!

Mississippi church destroyed by arson was suing city over safer-at-home order

The 14-page document claims local police officers disrupted a mid-week bible study and the church’s Easter service 10 days prior.

Water and sewer work resume near Biloxi Cemetery after two-year halt

In April 2018, the post-Katrina project had barely begun when work stopped after crews discovered unknown graves close to Highway 90 right in the path of the new lines.

Burl Cain to lead Mississippi prisons

Burl Cain, the well-known and embattled former warden of Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, is heading east.

NFL studying helmet face guard that works like surgical mask

Oakley are testing prototypes of a modified face mask that might contain surgical or N95 material

Miss. egg producer donates 280K eggs to help families during pandemic

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson and the nation’s largest shell egg producer, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., donated 280,000 eggs to Extra Table to assist families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gov. Reeves appoints new heads of DPS, MDOC

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves announced new leadership for two major positions at Wednesday’s COVID-19 briefing.

Trump congratulates daughter Tiffany on finishing law school

President Donald Trump is celebrating a new addition to his immediate family: a lawyer.

Students create ‘Welcome Home’ signs for return of Mississippi National Guard soldiers

Coast students and youth council members gathered to create posters to give Mississippi National Guard soldiers a warm welcome home.

  Coast restaurants gear up for a busy Memorial Day weekend amid the pandemic

We are just days away from Memorial Day and, for restaurants, it’ll be the first major holiday weekend since they got the green light to reopen.

  Historic Biloxi building primed for renovation

The site of a shuttered costume shop in downtown Biloxi will soon be developed into a $3.4 million complex.

  Heinz now selling 570-piece, all-red, ‘ridiculously slow’ puzzle

Puzzle lovers may even find a reason to hate this offering from Heinz.

Boil water notice lifted in Moss Point

A boil water notice put in effect in Moss Point last week has now been lifted.

  263 new COVID-19 cases, 16 new deaths reported Wednesday in Mississippi

South Mississippi saw seven new COVID-19 cases Wednesday with no new deaths reported.

Miss. rural health clinics to receive over $9M in funding for COVID-19 testing

Rural Health Clinics are a special designation given to health care practices in underserved rural areas by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that help ensure access to care for rural residents.