Author: Gina Tomlinson

Watch out for Least Tern eggs on Biloxi beaches

If you’re walking on the beaches in Harrison County be especially careful around Least Tern nesting areas. The Gulf Coast birds have laid their eggs and over the next couple weeks researchers predict to see the earliest group of Least…

Ship Island Excursions returns to Biloxi

Ship Island Excursions is finally back where everything began: in Biloxi. The Ship Island boat will officially begin services tomorrow. It was the sound of history returning to Biloxi as Ship Island Excursions left from the Mississippi Sound from the…

Gulf Coast USO gets appreciation gift

Airport USOs provide a secure and comfortable getaway for men and women who are serving our country to rest when traveling. The USO at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport and at the Naval Construction Battalion Center got a generous appreciation gift…

81-year-old grandma graduating college

A Vancleave grandmother is living out a life-long dream all before her 82nd birthday. Eighty-one year-old Barbara Ann Smith will walk across the stage and graduate college in Biloxi tonight. At almost 82-years-old, Vancleave resident Barbara Ann Smith is graduating…

Possible zoning map change near planned RV park

An RV park is waiting for the final go-ahead to start plans for construction in a Long Beach neighborhood. Now, the residents living in the neighborhood where the RV park is planned to go are concerned more commercial business will…

Star travels to Coast to support Salvation Army

The Salvation Army helps hundreds of people in our community every year. Tonight was all about giving back to the organization at a big fundraiser in Jackson County. It’s the Salvation Army’s mission to help change lives for the better…

Gulfport comes together for National Day of Prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer and local governments, churches, law enforcement, and community members prayed in locations all over our Coast. Unity took center stage at Barksdale Pavilion inside Jones Park. Law enforcement, educators, city officials, and community…

New texting tool announced for easier voting

The deadline to register to vote in the June 5th primary election is quickly approaching. For Harrison County residents, there’s a new tool aimed at making voting more convenient. The County Circuit Clerk’s Office announced a new mobile program that…

National Day of Prayer

Today is National Day of Prayer. Local governments, churches, law enforcement and community members will be rallying in prayer in places all over the Coast. News 25’s Gina Tomlinson has more.

Good cursive wins Woolmarket student state title

A student at Woolmarket Elementary School is a state winner of the 2018 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. Sixth grader Prince Warren was told he was the Mississippi grade-level winner of the contest during a special surprise. The paragraph Prince entered…

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith visits Port of Pascagoula

United States Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith says the needs of local industry leaders are high on her agenda after a visit to the Port of Pascagoula today. The recently appointed senator was touring the Port of Pascagoula and attending meetings at…

Assistant principal shares past alcohol addiction

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence drinking causes 88,000 deaths a year. April is Alcohol Awareness Month and News 25’s Gina Tomlinson spoke to an assistant principal in Ocean Springs who has an inspiring story for…

Drug Take Back Day aims to break record

We are days away from National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The DEA is aiming for a record breaking removal of unused pills through the initiative. This Saturday, collection sites will accept prescriptions from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Over…

Dangerous intersection off I-10 in Long Beach

There are a rising number of accidents at the intersection off the I-10 exit for Long Beach in Harrison County.  Now residents that drive the dangerous commute are pushing for change. The crossroads off the I-10 exit for Long Beach…