Author: Kristen Durand

Resort-style senior living coming to Biloxi

Today the ground was broken for Biloxi’s newest resort-style senior housing community. Quality Senior Living and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce hosted the groundbreaking for The Blake at Biloxi today. The Blake will feature a full continuum of…

Pascagoula city officials consider raising taxes

In two weeks, Pascagoula city leaders will convene to discuss a plan of attack dealing with the city’s recently discovered budget shortfall. A July audit revealed a $14 million deficit to the city’s budget. Pascagoula citizens are concerned their property…

Legislators meet for special session Thursday

Governor Phil Bryant has issued the official document to call lawmakers to Jackson Thursday to discuss more money for roads and bridges. Legislators are set to meet at the state capital tomorrow. The plan includes diverting some taxes on internet…

Fill the Bus school supply drive

The United Way of South Mississippi and the Junior Auxilary of Gulfport partnered once again for their annual Fill the Bus campaign. Today, they delivered thousands of school supplies to students in the area. Last month, Walmart supercenters throughout the…

Tax Free Weekend begins Friday

If you haven’t already begun your back to school shopping this weekend is the perfect time to start. Starting Friday at midnight, Mississippi shoppers will not be charged the seven percent sales tax on clothes or shoes that ring up…

New pharmacy students receive orientation

Today, the very first incoming class to the new school of pharmacy at William Carey University’s Tradition campus got a taste of what they can expect from the upcoming semester. University President Dr. Tommy King and Dean of the school…

Fourth annual Senior Summer Barbecue

Seniors from all over South Mississippi came out to enjoy the beautiful weather today at Jones Park in Gulfport for the 4th annual Senior Summer Barbecue. The seniors worked up an appetite by walking laps around Jones Park for Mississippi…

Second annual Babylympics returns to Biloxi

The cutest competition on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is coming back to Biloxi for the second annual Babylympics at the Salvation Army Kroc Center. On Saturday, kids ages six months to three years old will compete for the gold and…

St. Joseph Hospice Senior shrimp boil

Hundreds of seniors packed into the D’Iberville Senior Center today to enjoy fresh boiled gulf shrimp, corn, and potatoes. St. Joseph Hospice hosted the community-wide inaugural event for the first time in D’Iberville this year. The seniors sat down for…

Golden Fisherman statue returns to Biloxi

For the first time since it was stolen after Hurricane Katrina, the iconic Golden Fisherman statue will cast his net once again over the Biloxi Bay. This coming Thursday, the Golden Fisherman, which long stood to represent the Coast’s seafood…

Another successful Memorial Day Blowout

It’s a wrap for the 36th annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Memorial Day Blowout. More than 700 people packed up and left the Gulfport Dragway today following another successful blowout. The hundreds that came out to enjoy the weekend’s festivities didn’t…

Jackson County Sand Bag Locations

Locations Include: Escatawpa Fire Station - 3801 Sentinel Drive, Moss Point Northeast Fire Station - Old Americus Road, just off Hwy 63 Central Division Roads Department - 8500 Jim Ramsey Road, Vancleave East Division Roads Department - 10825 Hwy. 63, Moss Point West Division…

Staying safe during record high temperatures

98 degrees was a record high temperature set in Pascagoula yesterday. We barely even passed go with spring and we’re right into that summer heat again today with another record high for Gulfport with a temperature of 94. It’s easy…

Emergency children’s center gets a makeover

The Harrison County Emergency Children’s Shelter got a little makeover today all thanks to Keller Williams Mississippi Gulf Coast. Each year, worldwide, the real estate franchise participates in Red Day, a day where volunteers with Keller Williams donate their time…

Harrison County Fair dates announced

The Harrison County Fair will be back in town come September. This will be the third year for the annual fair that brings good music, food, rides, and fun to the Harrison County Fairgrounds. Fair officials have released the dates…

Tired Dog Rescue 3rd Annual Duck Derby

News 25's Kristen Durand interviews Tina Gabriel about the Tired Dog Rescue 3rd Annual Duck Derby, May 5th from 10 am to 6 pm Gulf Islands Water Park. For more information please visit www.tireddogrescueduckderby.com

Pet Of The Week

News 25’s Kristen Durand interviews Katie King about adoption for pets at the Humane Society of South Mississippi off of 2615 25th Ave in Gulfport. Business hours are Tuesday thru Friday 10 am to 5 pm. Saturday 10 am to…

"Bring It!" Harrison County

News 25's Kristen Durand interviews Kelly Griffen and Jeff Shepard about "Bring It!" Harrison County away to get rid of old stuff around the house. For more details please visit http://www.mississippipower.com/in-our-community/environmental-stewardship/beautification-efforts 

Walk-A-Thon

News 25's Kristen Durand interviews Stacey Riley and Kent Jones about the Walk-A-Thon to raise awareness about Women Center towards non-violence on April 28th at Milner Stadium. Registration starts at 7 am - 8 am.

Climb CDC’s fifth annual Ports of Call

This Thursday you’ll have the opportunity to sample great food from all across South Mississippi and enjoy live music all while helping at-risk youth looking to make positive strides towards self-reliance. In partnership with the Port of Gulfport and Gulfport…

Eagles Under The Oaks Tournament

News 25's Kristen Durand interviews Donna Anderson about the Eagles Under The Oaks Tournament on May 3rd at the Oaks Golf Club in Pass Christian. For more information please call 228-385-4557.