Long Beach florist and daughter back home after decorating the White House

A mother-daughter duo chosen to decorate the White House for Christmas this year has now returned home.

  Boaters prepare for Biloxi’s Christmas on the Water

  Renovations almost complete at the Augusta House in Biloxi

Mississippi-born Will Hall named Southern Miss head football coach

Miss. Better Business Bureau sees sharp increase of fake retail sites

  2,457 new COVID-19 cases, 15 new deaths reported Wednesday in Mississippi

UMMC: ‘We are full. These non-essential gatherings are killing us.’

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EXCLUSIVE: Pregnant wife, family in disbelief after husband killed in gas station armed robbery

  Number of COVID cases in schools released for week of Nov. 23-27

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 156,868 cases, 3,851 deaths reported by health dept.

  HAPPENING NOW: Gulfport Kiwanis serving up pancake plates for a good cause

  South Mississippi Strong: Bowtie Club teaches young men core values

  More than half of Mississippi’s counties under enhanced COVID-19 restrictions as hospitals feel strain

  MS HIV cases rise as the globe recognizes World AIDS Day

The Centers for Disease Control reports 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV. Officials say 14 percent don’t know and need to be tested.

  Miss. Secretary of State warns of charity scams around the holidays

He says also be careful how you donate. For example, never wire money. Instead, pay by credit card or check because it’s safer.

  Vancleave man gets life in prison after strangling roommate, putting body in freezer

A man charged with capital murder is going to jail after pleading guilty to strangling his roommate and putting his body into a freezer.

  Coast hopes to be able to rebuild stronger after Hurricane Zeta

As cities on the Coast wait for an emergency declaration on Hurricane Zeta to qualify for FEMA reimbursements, one rebuilding project is getting underway.

  West Elementary teacher goes above and beyond to create Christmas wonderland

  Harrison County Sand Beach crews work to restore the 100+ benches destroyed during Zeta

  Police on alert as Grinch returns to Pascagoula

Brett Favre: Brees was ‘bullied’ after his comments against kneeling during national anthem

  Gov. Reeves adds 13 counties to mask mandate

Dobbs: COVID-19 vaccine is on the way, but don’t celebrate just yet

State auditor demands Ole Miss professor pay nearly $2K over ‘Scholar Strike’

State Auditor Shad White is ordering a University of Mississippi professor pay nearly $2,000 for a work stoppage earlier this year.

41 people test positive for Coronavirus after New Orleans swingers convention

The convention organizer said if he could go back in time, he would not have held the event

  Number of COVID cases in schools released for week of Nov. 16-20

Here is a breakdown of the number of cases and quarantines for South Mississippi schools for the week of Nov. 16-20, 2020.

Bad Bunny is Spotify’s most-streamed artist of 2020

With more than 3.3 billion streams, Bad Bunny’s sophomore solo album “YHLQMDLG” tops Spotify’s list of most-streamed albums globally.

  1,141 new COVID-19 cases, 29 new deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

158 new cases and 6 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Tuesday.

Storm damage to MGM Park causes slight change of plans for Gulf Coast Marathon

Because of the damage to MGM Park, the annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon is changing the endpoint of the race this year.

  Last day of hurricane season brings relief, retirement for Harrison County EMA Director

For Harrison County EMA Director Rupert Lacy, this storm season was his last. After 13 years as the manager of emergency operations in the county, Lacy officially retired on Monday.

  Gov. Reeves visits Lucedale to assess Hurricane Zeta damage

A spaced-out crowd anxiously listened to Gov. Tate Reeves explain the severity of the damage that Hurricane Zeta left behind in South Mississippi.

  Miss. councilwoman charged in Walmart parking lot shooting

Meanwhile, area residents are still floored that the shooting even happened at Walmart.

  South Mississippi gardeners protect plants ahead of colder months

Gardeners are going through the annual routine of protecting their plants from the icy temperatures.

  Ammunition shortages continue at Mississippi gun shops

Shortages in ammunition plague gun shops across the nation. In Mississippi, the situation is no different.

  Riverboat cruises set to make a return to Vicksburg

The city is working to rebound and redevelop its riverfront.

Biloxi School District chooses new name for Jeff Davis Elementary

Biloxi Public Schools has settled on a new name for what is currently Jeff Davis Elementary.

  South Mississippi businesses shift focus from Black Friday to Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is winding down as local storefronts switched gears from the weekend’s Black Friday sales and doubled down on their online bargains.

  Experts share tips for protecting your info while shopping online

Cybersecurity experts shared their tips about preventing online attacks and how to keep your information protected.

Firefighters share safety tips for using space heaters

With frigid temperatures moving through the Pine Belt, many may use a space heater to warm up.

‘God is bigger than government:’ Gov. Reeves remains opposed to limiting church attendance

“With all the things we can be thankful for in this season, I am especially grateful for our God-given religious liberty,” Reeves wrote in a Facebook post.

Miss. hospitals ‘strained, actively transferring patients out-of-state’

Doctors are actively transferring patients out-of-state because Mississippi Intensive Care Units are at capacity and hospitals are overwhelmed, according to health systems.

  Feed the Needy to serve fewer meals for Christmas, similar to Thanksgiving

Feed the Needy was a lot different this year for Thanksgiving, serving significantly less than in previous years. The Biloxi Police Department said Christmas meals this year will be very similar.

3 chicken plants hit in 2019 raids agree to pay back wages

Three Mississippi chicken processing plants among those targeted in one of the largest workplace immigration raids in the U.S. in the past decade have agreed to pay back wages.

LIST: Cold weather shelters set to open ahead of freezing temps

With freezing temperatures expected this week in South Mississippi, shelters across the Gulf Coast are preparing to open their doors to those in need of a warm place to go.

COVID-19 hospitalizations at all-time high in Mississippi

Last week, the Mississippi Department of Health reported an “extraordinary rise” in hospital admissions over the previous two weeks.

3 children die from injuries sustained in house fire on Nottingham Street

Officials with the Baton Rouge Fire Department say three children have now died following a house fire that happened late Thursday, Nov. 26.

  1,485 new COVID-19 cases, one new death reported Monday in Mississippi

174 new cases and no new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Monday.

MHP reports 246 crashes, 6 fatalities statewide over Thanksgiving holiday

Over the Thanksgiving holidays, Mississippi Highway Patrol investigated 246 crashes across the entire state, six of which were fatal.

  St. Martin family puts on extravagant holiday light show

Holiday season is upon us and a family in St. Martin is lifting up spirits with a spectacular light display.

Safety tips while doing your holiday shopping

The Mississippi Insurance Department wants shoppers to be cautious this holiday season.

  With freezing temps looming, Salvation Army gets jump start on busy December

With the coldest temps of the winter season headed to South Mississippi on Monday night, the Salvation Army is getting into gear.

  #JourneyToJourdan: Gulfport woman’s marriage proposal video goes viral

A surprise marriage proposal involving a Gulfport woman has gone viral, helped by national television exposure.

  Asgard Motorcycle Club holds 36th annual Toy Run in Biloxi

Despite a challenging 2020, the Asgard Motorcycle Club of South Mississippi held their 36th annual Toy Run Biloxi.

At least 11 wounded in shooting at Grenada biker club

The shooting happened at SMS biker club just after 1:30 a.m. on Sunday.

  1,845 new COVID-19 cases, 27 new deaths reported Sunday in Mississippi

189 new cases and 10 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Sunday.

  Youth baseball team steps up to the plate to help Salvation Army

The Salvation Army needs some help, and a youth baseball team on the Gulf Coast is stepping up to the plate.

Jackson mother hosts toy drive in honor of son who died from cancer

Every year the DJKW Foundation holds a toy drive in Kentric's honor and recognize other children who are battling cancer.

  Local author releases new Christmas book

An author from right here in the Pine Belt releases a new Christmas-themed book just in time for the holidays.

  People head to downtown Ocean Springs to support Small Business Saturday

People filled downtown Ocean Springs with that same mindset, to put their dollars back into the community while supporting small and local businesses.

  1,553 new COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths reported Saturday in Mississippi

202 new cases and no new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Saturday.

  Gulfport double-murder victims identified

Harrison County Deputy Coroner Whitney Valles identified the two men as 22-year-old Rashaud Fairley and 34-year-old Charles Johnson, both of Gulfport.

  COVID-19 testing demand remains high

Clinics saw an increase in testing demand on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

  Old Town Bay St. Louis set to shine on Shop Small Saturday

Bay St. Louis oozes small-town charm. And that charm shines in the Christmas shopping season.

  Meet the Christmas elves behind the Pass Christian Sandman

The cheerful Pass Christian Sandman seems to just magically appear on the beach every year around Thanksgiving.

Police: Hanahan man partially severs parents’ arms in machete attack on Thanksgiving Day

Authorities say Tyell Grant’s attack partially severed his mother’s arms and caused severe nerve damage, while the attack caused one of his father’s arms to be partially amputated.

Ways to save on holiday shopping this year

It’s been a tough year for a lot of people, so many are looking to maximize their budget this holiday season.

  Health safety a top priority for businesses this Black Friday

Most shoppers said they appreciate the health and safety protocols put in place by businesses.

LSU to host Bama Dec. 5; Ole Miss game to be rescheduled

The LSU and Alabama game that was originally scheduled for Nov. 14, but was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Tigers football program may finally have a tentative date to make-up that game, according to a report from The Advocate newspaper.

  Smaller crowds take advantage of Black Friday in South Mississippi

Black Friday steals and deals are in full swing across South Mississippi, with shoppers hunting down the hot ticket items of 2020.

Louisiana man killed in Hancock County crash

Authorities are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a Louisiana resident and sent another person to the hospital.

5000 Alabama students haven’t shown up for any sort of class

The enrollment drop could mean the loss of hundreds of teachers. That’s because the state funding formula is based on enrollment.

Egg Bowl: Everything you need to know for Saturday’s matchup

The game two years ago was marred by a fight that led to four ejections in the second half as the Bulldogs romped 35-3.

  1,005 new COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

174 new cases and no new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Friday.

  Christmas trees, lights go up all across South Mississippi

Christmas may still be four weeks away but people across the Coast are already showing their holiday spirit, putting up trees and hanging lights.

  First responders protect and serve on Thanksgiving

They say during this COVID-19 pandemic everyone has had to adjust in some way, so they are just thankful to be able to do what they love, even on a holiday.

  State Representative continues to spread smiles at retirement community

Some people just have a need to help, no matter how silly they may look. State Representative Greg Haney needed to keep up his tradition of dressing like a turkey and bringing a smile to people’s faces.

  Community Thanksgiving Dinner feed bodies and souls

For 35 years, the Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Bay St. Louis has fed bodies, but it has also fed souls.

  Loaves and Fishes serves Thanksgiving Day dinner to those in need

With many organizations canceling or postponing Thanksgiving Day meals open to the public, Loaves and Fishes worked to meet the need.

Local woman gets surprise visit on Thanksgiving, from man who’s now living with her late son’s heart

It was a Thanksgiving unlike any other for one woman named Kim Deal in Maringouin.

  Healthcare workers just as thankful for patients this holiday season

Even with COVID-19 making headlines on Thanksgiving, healthcare workers continue the fight against the virus.

  2020 Feed the Needy event has different look; same results

COVID-19 might have slowed down this year’s Feed the Needy event, the pandemic couldn’t take away the drive to provide delicious, hot, holiday meals for those in need all over the Gulf Coast.