Content Tagged 'gulf coast'

Coast Locals Try Out for American Idol in New Orleans
There was plenty of life in the Big Easy Wednesday as more than 1,000 people tried out to be the next American Idol. Video Video
MS Surge May Return to the Coast by 2015
Although the Mississippi Surge is no longer a hockey operation, plans are in place to bring ice hockey back to the Coast. Video Video
Homeless Rates on Coast Supposedly Down
A study released by the Open Doors Homeless Coalition, published by Mississippi Public Broadcasting, finds that homelessness has decreased 7% statewide and 28% here on the Coast, but local organizations geared toward helping the homeless say the population has not decreased at all. Video Video
Authentic Gulf Seafood & Coast Restaurants Celebrated on New MS Gulf Seafood Trail
The Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association (M.H.R.A.) has announced the creation of the Mississippi Gulf Seafood Trail to promote Coast restaurants that serve wild-caught shrimp, crab, oysters, and fin fish dishes on their menus.
Scrapin' the Coast Comes to the Coliseum This Weekend
Scrapin' the Coast is another big event taking place here on the Coast this weekend. Video Video
Thousands of Dead Fish on Beaches from Shrimp Season
With thousands of tourists expected to be on the Gulf Coast this weekend, our beaches should be lined with people, but some beach spots are a little fishy. Video Video
Group Says Residents are Being Overcharged for Homeowners Insurance
One organization says you are being overcharged for homeowners insurance. Video Video
Convention & Visitors Bureau Celebrates National Tourism Week
This week is National Tourism Week, and here on the Gulf Coast, the Convention and Visitors Bureau is saying thank you to visitors. Video Video
Casinos Need More Than Games to be Successful
Casinos are an integral part of the Gulf Coast economy, but how do they differentiate themselves from one another? Video Video
Coast Citizens to Join Hands to Say ‘No’ to Offshore Drilling in Mississippi
Concerned citizens of the Mississippi Gulf Coast will gather on the beach to join hands in opposition to offshore drilling in Mississippi’s state waters and around the Gulf Islands National Seashore.
Southern Gaming Summit Begins in Biloxi
The casino industry drives the Coast's economy. This week, the Southern Gaming Summit is being held in Biloxi. Video Video
Local Cab Drivers Wary of Potential New Regulations at Airport
When passengers fly into the Gulf Coast, cab drivers are often the first impression they get of the Coast, but new regulations are pending for cab drivers working the airport. Video Video
MS Hospitality & Restaurant Assoc. Promoting Seafood Trail
The Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association is encouraging Gulf Coast restaurants to participate in a seafood promotion. Video Video
Local Officials React to Fertitta's Casino Building Advice
Wednesday, News 25 brought you the story about a big wig casino executive saying he thinks the gaming commission should hold off on allowing more casinos to be built on the Coast. Thursday, News 25 found out what the commission and local officials thought about the unconventional advice. Video Video
Libraries Celebrate National Library Week with Free Events
Many libraries along the Coast are hosting free events this Spring.
Social Weekend Calendar
With great weather predicted for this weekend, that's good news for all of the events scheduled for this weekend here in south Mississippi, some that were even rained out over the past few weekends. Video Video
Many Library Events Scheduled for Spring
Many public libraries across the Coast are hosting special events throughout the coming months.
N.A.S.W. Holds Annual Conference on the Gulf Coast
The National Association for Social Workers (N.A.S.W.) kicked off their annual conference, but instead of holding it in Jackson, they have come to the Gulf Coast. Video Video
Coast Prepares for Potential of Severe Weather
As severe weather approaches the area, officials are asking everyone to take the proper precautions. Video Video
Film Co. to Lease Skate Park Says it Will Help Coast Economy
Much has already been said about the closing of the Harrison County Skate Park. Now we learn more about the film company who wants to lease the building. Video Video
Pensacola Vet Center’s VA2VETS Outreach Campaign Continues
The Pensacola Vet Center staff, along with their Mobile Vet Center outreach vehicle, will offer their free readjustment counseling services to interested Veterans through a series of events that are scheduled along the Gulf Coast in April.
Severe Weather Causes Abundant Flooding on Gulf Coast
The abundance of heavy rainfall in such a short amount of time over the last two days here in south Mississippi has caused major flooding across the Coast. Video Video
Coast Observes 4th Anniversary of BP Oil Spill This Sunday
Sunday marks the four year anniversary of the BP oil spill. Video Video
Ken Combs Pier Remains Closed from Lack of F.E.M.A. Money
Hurricane Isaac of 2012 left piers along the Coast in a state of disrepair, forcing them to be closed to the public. Video Video
Coast Still Not Back to Normal on 4th Anniversary of BP Spill
Sunday is the four year anniversary of the BP oil spill. Even after four years, the Gulf Coast is still feeling the side effects of the spill. Video Video
Local Woman Wins Sub of the Year Award
A local woman lost her daughter to a sudden sickness, but she has turned that negative into a positive for the youth in the community. Video Video
New Home Sales Boom on Coast Despite Nationwide Drop
The U.S. Census Bureau is reporting that new home sales fell 14.4 % in the south due to harsh weather conditions and an increase in mortgage rates, but according to development officials and real estate agents, that number isn't affecting the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where residential development is booming. Video Video
Baby Dolphins Washing Up Dead on Coast Shores
More baby dolphins than usual are dying and washing up on Coast shores; troubling news not only for marine scientists, but also for our ecosystem. Video Video
The Annual Salute to Travel and Tourism in America
The first full week of May is annually recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week, a tradition first celebrated in 1984.
Gulf Groups Mark Fourth Year Since BP Disaster
Call for BP to “come clean,” transparency, and public participation in restoration efforts.
Gulf Cost Experiences a Winter for the Record Books
Many south Mississippians believe that we miss out on the four seasons, but there is no doubt we didn't miss winter this year. Video Video
IP Casino Makes Big Donation to Bacot-McCarty Foundation
For the 5th year in a row, the IP Casino has donated $200,000 to the Bacot-McCarty Foundation to better education programs for the youth in our community. Video Video
Students Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast During Spring Break
Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is hosting six student groups totaling 90 college student volunteers March - June, while the students are on their Spring Breaks.
Put Your Shoes on the Ground & Walk to Defeat ALS
ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter Holds MS Gulf Coast Walk to Support People Living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease
Alternative Spring Break Returns to the Coast for 8th Year
College students join United Way South Mississippi to volunteer on the Coast.
F.E.M.A. Admits House Flood Delay Will Stave Off Rate Hikes Until June 2016
Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), released the following statement in response to a FEMA announcement today that a Palazzo-Cassidy-Grimm House flood insurance delay measure could set the agency back as much as two additional years in implementing drastic rate increases on homeowners with grandfathered policies.
Gulf Coast Celebrates its Rich History
The Mississippi Gulf Coast has a long and rich history, some of which will be on display. Video Video
One of the Gulf Coast's Biggest Golf Tournaments is Coming Up
One of the Gulf Coast’s biggest golf tournaments, the Gulf Resort Classic, is just over a month away. Video Video
Social Workers Celebrate National Social Work Month on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
The state’s largest group of social workers, the National Association of Social Workers (N.A.S.W.), MS Chapter, is hosting its annual conference for the first time on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Coast Residents React to Passage of Flood Insurance Bill
It's the news many on the Coast have been waiting for: President Obama has signed a new flood insurance bill into law. Video Video
Crawfish Music Festival to be Held Easter Weekend
Easter weekend this year will bring some live music to the Gulf Coast. Video Video
Hard Rock Opens New Platinum Tower
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is ready to debut its brand new Platinum Tower. Video Video
Rep. of Mississippi Development Authority Praises Coast Economy
A state authority visiting the Coast is impressed with southern Mississippi's economic development.
Cruisin' the Coast Returns to the City of Pascagoula
Pascagoula will once again be a venue for hundreds of classic cars, as Cruisin' the Coast returns to the City after a seven year hiatus. Video Video
Palazzo Statement on Progress of House Flood Insurance Bill
Congressman Steven Palazzo, (MS-4), released a statement on the progress of H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014.
Business Members Weigh in on State Issues
The state's Chamber of Commerce stopped in Jackson County today. Video Video
M.D.E.Q. Plans to Continue Projects Funded by Restore Act
The Restore Act was passed to direct the fines from the BP oil spill right to Gulf Coast restoration projects. Video Video
Two More Movies Filming on the Gulf Coast
The spotlight will be on south Mississippi this month with two major motion pictures filming in our area. Video Video
Many Coast Fire Departments Drastically Understaffed
Many Coast communities rely on volunteer fire services to respond to medical emergencies, but some of these departments are drastically understaffed. Video Video
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