Editorial

  WLOX Editorial: Vote Tuesday

We hope you think it's important to vote in the Primary Elections. Important enough that your vote will be among those counted next Tuesday night. Not a vote that was not cast and never counted.

  WLOX Editorial: Sales Tax Holiday

For the first time in Mississippi, sales tax will not be charged for school supplies during the annual sales tax holiday weekend.

  WLOX Editorial: Be local

We are asking that before you send your dollars away from South Mississippi, consider whether you can BE LOCAL.

  WLOX Editorial: New state gem

They are calling it a new Coastal Gem. We look forward to the opening of this educational, fun and entertaining venue turning what was for a long time, a vacant property into a true attraction for Coastal Mississippi.

WLOX Editorial: Get Involved

We certainly don't want Louisiana cities to flood. But we agree with the recent move by our local and state leaders to get involved.

  WLOX Editorial: Drive Safe

We hope you are counted among the safe. We also hope you are also counted among those taking a moment to pause and honor our fallen troops this Memorial Day weekend.

WLOX Editorial: We salute you, Officer McKeithen

We salute Officer McKeithen for his ultimate sacrifice. And we salute all law enforcement officers who put on the uniform every day to serve and protect us.

  WLOX Editorial: The Sound of Freedom

We will have the chance to see some of the world's best precision fighter pilots, the Thunderbirds flying that diamond formation just a few feet apart at 500 miles per hour.

  WLOX Editorial: We agree, jail needs security upgrades

We agree the 30-year-old Harrison County Jail needs security upgrades

  WLOX Editorial: More coast beaches need to be dog friendly

We think other communities in South Mississippi should consider opening more dog friendly beaches as well.

  WLOX Editorial: Help fight childhood cancer

Helping to fight childhood cancer should be enough reason to donate to St. Jude Children's hospital. Another way is buy a $100 ticket to a drawing for a $370,000 dream home giveaway.

  WLOX Editorial: Add school supplies into the sales tax holiday

State lawmakers have been hesitant to expand that sales tax exemption to school supplies.

  WLOX Editorial: Coastal MS, the Secret Coast

Early tourism numbers are already looking up for 2019. We hope these changes will push visitation even higher improving the economy for all of South Mississippi.

  WLOX Editorial: Support the First Responders’ Bill

The First Responders' Bill making its way through the state legislature is a good bill.

  WLOX Editorial: Stop phone number spoofing in our state

There's a federal law prohibiting the phone number spoofing, but no such state law. Now the lawmakers in Jackson are moving to enact a state law so local and state agencies can go after these criminals as well.

WLOX Editorial: The Feds owe the damages

The state wants 25 million dollars in damages for the school districts affected. We agree. The Feds owe the damages.

  WLOX Editorial: Do it the right way

Drug dealers and traffickers should have their illegally gotten property taken. But do it the right way.

  WLOX Editorial: Bills promoting transparency in government just make sense

We agree with recent efforts in the Mississippi Legislature for a more open and transparent government.

  WLOX Editorial: Fewer tests, more learning for Mississippi students

Mississippi teachers are saying it and we agree. Teaching students how to take and pass too many tests is taking too much class time away from real learning.

  WLOX Editorial: Enviva Plant an economic boost for George, Jackson counties

Trees growing in South Mississippi will soon help make the lights come on in parts of Europe. That’s good news for Europeans and good news for Jackson and George counties.

  WLOX Editorial: Unusual heroes

Nobody saw the crash. Nobody heard the crash. 76-year-old Corrine Palmer was alone, needing help, and no one knew where she was.

  WLOX Editorial: Making it Home for the Holidays

The Mississippi Highway Patrol has a new Christmas initiative called "Making it Home for the Holidays."

  WLOX Editorial: Lawmakers face many issues this next legislative session

We hope our lawmakers will work hard to continue to improve Mississippi next year and not just work hard to get re-elected.

  WLOX Editorial: Thank you for making the world better

We hear about many bad things that happen in our world and sometimes in our communities. But we contend there's a whole lot more good things happening.

  WLOX Editorial: State, federal health care improving

Health care in Mississippi is getting better for those who can least afford medical bills.

  WLOX Editorial: Significant improvements at State Crime Lab

The Mississippi State Crime Lab is doing better on its backlog of cases, and we are glad to see it. One improvement is significant since it involves shooting cases.

  WLOX Editorial: Creating true prison reform

While the President's visit last week to South Mississippi was for the most part a political rally, there was some attention drawn to prison reform with a round table discussion in Gulfport.

  WLOX Editorial: Celebrating the Port of Gulfport

The Port of Gulfport is hitting a significant milestone this week.

  WLOX Editorial: Remember your pets

If you are a pet owner, be responsible. And for those of you who are already responsible and want to help, the Humane Society could use donations as it deals with so many abandoned pets.

  WLOX Editorial: Shop local this holiday season

As you spend your dollars, we ask that you consider shopping locally.

  WLOX Editorial: Help feed the needy

Thanksgiving evokes memories, we remember the traditions long carried on by families.

  WLOX Editorial: Restoring our natural resources will help the coast economy

More restoration projects were just announced for the BP Money from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the gulf.Additional spending is $37.8 million.

  WLOX Editorial: We applaud the effort to improve the look of beach storm drains

Work will soon begin on covering a few of those unsightly storm drain pipes on our coast beaches.

  WLOX Editorial: We hope Biloxi leaders learned their lesson

The city of Biloxi is on its way to borrowing $14 million for infrastructure projects. The money will go to storm drainage, street repairs and other projects. There is no doubt the work is sorely needed.

  WLOX Editorial: Exercise the real power and vote

You can go to your voting precinct on Tuesday and quietly exercise the real power and vote.

  WLOX Editorial: Glad the federal efforts in this case didn’t stop with convictions

We are glad to see that the federal efforts in the former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps corruption case didn't stop with the criminal convictions and jail time.

WLOX Editorial: We commend school leaders for acting quickly

It's unfortunate that we live in a time when we must be prepared for the possibility of an active shooter.

  WLOX Editorial: Congratulations to Ingalls for 80 years of shipbuilding

We are celebrating 80 years of the rich history of Ingalls shipbuilding in Pascagoula.

  WLOX Editorial: Celebrating our Navy & its 243rd Birthday

This weekend, the United States Navy passed another milestone. The Navy celebrated its 243rd Birthday.

  WLOX Editorial: Pay it forward, help Florida Hurricane victims

This is the time to pay it forward and give where you can. Help our hurting neighbors to the east as they face this natural disaster that did not hurt us.

  WLOX Editorial: Congratulations North Bay Elementary School

North Bay Elementary School in Biloxi just made the list as a National Blue Ribbon School.