Author: WXXV Staff

Lawmakers discuss increase in teacher salary

The Mississippi Legislature’s Senate Education Committee met Wednesday to discuss increasing teacher pay in Mississippi. Mississippi is currently the state with the lowest average teacher pay in the nation. According…

MSDH reports 2,321 cases and 49 deaths

Today, MSDH is reporting an additional 2,321 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 49 deaths. Twenty-four of these deaths occurred between August 20th and September 16th and 25…

Coastal Mississippi CEO Segarra resigns from post

Coastal Mississippi CEO Milton Segarra has tendered his resignation. Segarra, who came aboard to lead the tourism group in 2017, said in a statement released Thursday night that his resignation is effective Oct. 15, 2021. "I would like to first…

12th annual Mississippi Songwriters Festival

The 12th annual Mississippi Songwriters Festival begins tonight with a kick off party in Downtown Ocean Springs. Ahead of the weekend long event, Scott Stradtner from the Mississippi Songwriters Festival and…

Mississippi launches dedicated anti-human trafficking website

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Human Trafficking/Special Victims Unit, a division of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, recently launched a newly designed website dedicated to combating human trafficking. The goal of the new website, funded by the Mississippi Legislature,…