Author: Victoria Bailey

Coping with national tragedies

After the latest death of an unarmed black man, tensions are high throughout the nation. Here on the Coast, many are still trying to make sense of the incident and are posing the question of how to prevent similar situations…

Ocean Springs prepares to move forward safely

With Governor Tate Reeves’ ‘safer at home’ order set to end June 1st, cities like Ocean Springs are preparing with safety in mind. In his new ‘safe return’ order, Governor Reeves laid out the latest stage of his measured and…

The True Meaning of Memorial Day

Many fired up the grills and enjoyed time with friends or family to recognize Memorial Day. Today, News 25’s Victoria Bailey spent the day talking to former service members about the importance of keeping the meaning of Memorial Day in…

‘SoSo Strong’ rocks for Sophia

It’s an effort to spread a little joy during these tough times. Angel Myers, founder of SoSo Strong Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and a parent of the late Sophia Myers, left decorative rocks in front of Sophia’s sanctuary for all…

Pascagoula principal celebrates a major milestone

It was a celebration fit for a queen, the Flamingo Queen that is! After nearly 47 years of service in the Pascagoula Gautier School System, Principal Shirley Hunter, affectionately known as the Flamingo Queen, enters retirement. Hunter was honored by…

Nail salons practice cautious reopening

In light of the cautious reopenings throughout the country, going to a nail salon could create a great deal of concern. “This COVID-19 is a whole new world.” It’s a world where a trip to the salon now comes with…

Gulfport Harbor Market opens Wednesday

The Gulfport Harbor Market is set to reopen tomorrow following the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions. Wednesday, May 13th is the first day back for the market at Jones Park’s Barksdale Pavilion from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Additionally, the market…

Preparing for Mother’s Day

Even though COVID-19 may be throwing a wrench in your Mother’s Day Celebration it doesn’t mean you can’t still make your mother feel the love from a safe distance. “I’m shopping for my daughters-in-law because I have some wonderful daughters-in-law.”…

Coast restaurants operating at 50 percent capacity

Some Mississippi restaurants are cautiously reopening their dining rooms and patios. Today was the first time in weeks they could offer in-house dining. Governor Reeves is easing restrictions he imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus. News 25’s Victoria Bailey…