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Trooper shot, killed in Jefferson Co.; $108K reward offered for suspect

The shooting happened on U.S. 61 in Jefferson County.

Family of slain Moss Point man speaks out about pain of their loss

Mississippi census numbers remain low as deadline is cut short

  As average new coronavirus cases drop for eighth-straight day, Gov. Reeves says curve starting to flatten

  Tips to maintain mental health while working from home

  21 South Miss. long-term care facilities report COVID-19 cases in residents, staff

  Hundreds come out for Bok Homa Casino reopening

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DeSoto Co. coroner says coronavirus death numbers in Mississippi may be misleading

Two arrested in connection to fatal stabbing in Pearl River County

  Cleaning, safety protocols implemented for Gulfport, Biloxi school buses

$5,000 reward offered for info on Jones County arson fires

  Maroon & White Teams start staggered classes in Long Beach

Family members wait as crews continue work to remove bodies from Hard Rock collapse

  1,036 new COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

95 new cases and one new death were reported in South Mississippi on Friday.

  Relative of Gulfport’s first Black police officer comes forward as city prepares to honor her great-uncle

Malachi Lee and his partner Zachariah Durr became the department’s first Black officers in 1949.

Miss. universities, community colleges awarded $3.5M

The funds will be used to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students towards the successful completion of their post-secondary education.

MDE to provide 400K students with computer devices

Help is on the way to boost virtual learning effort for Mississippi students.

How a small-town librarian broke barriers in Mississippi

  Sister Act: Presidential hopeful relies on sister to help execute ‘Operation Restoration'

  Rocket fuel manufacturing company coming to Stone County

  Miss. native and assistant to the president, Dr. Fleming discusses state’s COVID-19 response

Jackson County students are back to school

  Harrison County mom voices concerns after first day of virtual learning

Some Mississippi school districts can cut up to 10 days from their academic calendar

School districts in Mississippi are required to provide 180 days of instruction each academic year to students.

Diamondhead man sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for massive child porn collection

Taryn Goin Naidoo, 41, of Diamondhead, will spend more than 14 years in prison for possessing images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

  ReSkill Mississippi initiative has community college officials excited

College officials say it fits right into their core value: job skills training first, last and always. And it gives an opportunity for workers displaced by COVID-19 not only to get back on their feet.

  St. Patrick begins classes under the SHIELD plan

Masking up, and going back to school. Thursday St. Patrick High School students went back to class with backpacks over their shoulders and masks covering their faces.

Moss Point mayor talks testing positive for COVID-19, city’s response to the virus

Moss Point Mayor Mario King took to social media on Thursday to talk about COVID-19 in the city, including his own experience with the virus.

Police: Shooting in Moss Point leaves 22-year-old man dead

Moss Point Police are investigating a homicide after a 22-year-old man was killed overnight Wednesday.

  956 new COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths reported Thursday in Mississippi

161 new cases and one new death were reported in South Mississippi on Thursday.

Pearl River County man found stabbed to death in his home, say authorities

Authorities are investigating the death of a Pearl River County man who was found stabbed to death in his home Wednesday night.

Speaker Gunn sues Gov. Reeves over partial vetoes

Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn and Rep. Jason White filed a joint lawsuit against Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves.

  State epidemiologist cites concerns as schools reopen

State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers on Wednesday, who said he has some concerns like most do, but noted that the spread of the virus is something we can all help prevent.

  Efforts underway to revitalize downtown Pascagoula

A revitalization effort is underway in downtown Pascagoula with the hopes of bringing in more residents and businesses

Mississippians could see shortage of their favorite alcohol due to shipment delays

Your favorite adult beverage may be harder to come by these days.

  School year start delayed in Stone County

The Stone County school board unanimously voted to push back the beginning of the school year until Aug. 17.

Long Beach man sentenced to 30 years in prison for child molestation

Jeremy Schmidt, 37, was sentenced Monday at the Harrison County Courthouse after pleading guilty to two counts of unlawful touching of a child.

  Hancock County residents react to statewide mask mandate

Hancock County had been exempt from the state’s mask mandate until Wednesday.

Mississippi schools have guidelines if and when a COVID-19 case is reported

The State Department of Health has guidelines for districts to follow when there are multiple cases of COVID-19.

Diamondhead residents invited to help city craft 20-year comprehensive plan

Residents and business owners are invited to a kickoff meeting on Thursday for Envision Diamondhead 2040. It’s a $130,000 initiative.

  Miss. physicians release school reopening recommendations

The Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Mississippi State Medical Association are voicing their concerns for the health of students, teachers and staff as schools prepare to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Biloxi operators: Bar rule clarification good, rule itself bad

Bars and restaurants in Biloxi are now facing a new executive order by Biloxi Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich that closes a loophole in the statewide order that prohibits the sale of alcohol past 11 p.m.

  Coast fire department gets hands-on training with gas fires

With help from Blossman Gas, firefighters in the City of Discovery felt what it was like to douse a leaky and engulfed propane tank.

Two men charged after fatal shooting in Biloxi

Two men were charged in-connection with the fatal shooting that occurred on Friday, July 24, 2020 taking the life of Biloxi man.

  1,245 new COVID-19 cases, 51 new deaths reported Wednesday in Mississippi

177 new cases and 5 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi Wednesday.

  Biloxi’s first day back to school filled with congested traffic and masks

Lots of traffic in the car rider lines, and everyone wearing masks.

  Gov. launches ‘ReSkill’ program for workers impacted by pandemic

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is discussing the latest on the state’s COVID-19 response.

Hattiesburg woman found dead in Lumberton; MBI investigating

A homicide investigation is underway after a woman’s body was discovered Tuesday.

  Gulfport Police looking to honor city’s first black officers but they need your help

They served as Gulfport’s first black officers in 1949 but police are looking for more information about one of the two men.

  All students in George County now set to return on Aug. 17

Students in George County School District will all return to school on Aug. 17, said Superintendent Wade Whitney.

Gov. Reeves pushes school start date for 7-12th grade in 8 counties; Issues statewide mask mandate

Reeves has repeatedly said he believes students should be back in schools this fall.

Biloxi mayor’s order targets bars ignoring rule to end alcohol sales at 11 p.m.

Biloxi Mayor FoFo Gilich is acknowledging what just about everyone on social media has already seen: some bars and restaurants aren't following the health safety rules issued by Governor Tate Reeves.

  George County the only South Mississippi school district ordered to delay opening

The eight counties ordered to delay the start of school for grades 7-12 in Bolivar, Coahoma, Forrest, George, Hinds, Panola, Sunflower, and Washington.

  Jackson County Fab Lab producing more than 4,500 masks for schools

The Jackson County Fab Lab is turning donated shirts and fabrics from businesses into reusable masks for schools across the coast.

  Biloxi High School club cleans streets before new school year

The Biloxi High School Campus Security Council is helping by removing litter and trash along Indian Lane.

  Catholic Diocese of Biloxi opens school year with Mass

The teachers, staff and administrators with Catholic Diocese of Biloxi schools came to Tuesday's Opening School Mass at Nativity BVM not knowing what the future holds as to when school begins.

Pediatrician weighs in on Governor’s executive order to delay the start of school for some grades

Under the Governor Tate Reeves' new executive order for schools, Hinds County Schools will now have to delay the start of in-person instruction for grades 7th-12th.

Two ex-police officers indicted for allegedly beating Black man in Miss.

Two former Laurel, Miss. police officers have been indicted by a grand jury in Jasper County.

  Gulfport Public Schools fully prepared for virtual learning

Despite last year’s school ending, teachers this time around are well-prepared for the new challenges and experiences that may come from virtual teaching and learning.

Old Fort Bayou Boat Ramp repairs may last 60 days

Boaters and fishermen in Jackson County may be inconvenienced over the next two months as the Old Fort Bayou Boat Ramp temporarily closes for repairs.

Mississippi health officer issues immediate stay-at-home order for COVID-19 patients

Any Mississippian diagnosed with COVID-19 must immediately isolate at home, according to an order just issued by State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs.

  1,074 new COVID-19 cases, 42 new deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

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

Center Stage Biloxi receives Mississippi Arts Commission grant

Center Stage Inc. of Biloxi was recently awarded a $12,000 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission.

  34-year-old identified as victim of shooting at Gautier house

A 34-year-old man has been identified as the person killed Monday after a shooting at a Gautier home.

$80M solar power project in Hancock County moves forward

PSC Chairman Dane Maxwell announced Tuesday that he has drafted an order to approve the Moonshot Solar project.

  Memorial Hospital approved for remdesivir trial

Memorial Hospital in Gulfport has been approved for a remdesivir trial.

5 COVID-19 cases now confirmed in Corinth School District

The district posted on Facebook about receiving notification after school Monday of the additional individuals who tested positive for the virus, bringing Corinth’s total to five cases.

Couple charged in murder of Willie Jones back in Mississippi, denied bond

The Pearl River County couple accused in the murder of 28-year-old Willie Jones is back in Mississippi after being extradited from Colorado.

Jackson mayor orders bars to close

All bars, nightclubs, lounges, taverns and private clubs must close, unless that can provide only take-out, pickup or delivery services.

New Lieutenant Colonel announced as deputy director of Mississippi Highway Patrol

Throughout his years of service, his duty assignments include Public Affairs Officer, Assistant Troop Commander, Troop Executive Officer, Troop Commander, and Special Operations Major.

  Gulfport School District denies request to waive fee for Harrison County students

The hope for more access to virtual learning in Harrison County has been crushed after a ruling by the Gulfport School District.

  Change of Command: Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania leaving a lasting legacy

The Gulfport Police Chief is retiring after more than 25 years in service to the city.

At least 85 Vermont inmates in Mississippi prison infected

At least 85 Vermont inmates housed in a Mississippi prison have been infected with the coronavirus with 90 more tests pending in what the head of the Vermont Corrections Department is calling a “very serious situation.”

  ‘Our district has failed us': Parents plead for Harrison County to push back first day of school

Disgruntled parents showed up at Monday’s school board meeting to plead for a delay to the start of the school year.

Alcorn State moves to online learning after petition

Alcorn State University is shifting their plans to begin the school year.

  Brett Favre statue unveiled at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

The life-size sculpture was originally for sale in Las Vegas, before Tommy Zegan got in touch with the hall in search of its new home.

  Recent studies suggest kids could be high transmitters of COVID-19

Two recent studies suggest younger kids could be potentially more contagious. Since the beginning of the pandemic one of the many baffling phenomenon centers around children and how they handle the virus.

Miss. Governor expected to issue executive order on schools Tuesday

Gov. Reeves is expected to announce a new executive order regarding schools Tuesday during a press conference.

Hundreds of proposed state flag designs released to public

More than 1,800 designs were submitted for a new Mississippi state flag.

  Mississippi Power franchise vote Tuesday means hundreds of thousands of dollars to cities

It’s a vote required by state law to take place every 25 years, and most people know very little about it. But it's happening in 12 South Mississippi cities.

COVID-19 testing made available on USM campus ahead of fall semester

COVID-19 testing is now available on the Hattiesburg campus for students, faculty and staff of the University of Southern Mississippi.