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National Spelling Bee to return in mostly virtual format

By BEN NUCKOLS The Scripps National Spelling Bee will return this year in a mostly virtual format, with the in-person competition limited to a dozen...

Peppa Pig theme park set for Legoland Florida Resort in 2022

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — A standalone Peppa Pig theme park is set to open next year at the Legoland Florida Resort, park officials...

Mars rover’s giant parachute carried secret message

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The huge parachute used by NASA’s Perseverance rover to land on Mars contained a secret message, thanks to a...

Mississippi House kills proposal for gas tax election

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi House is backing away from a proposal for a statewide election on increasing gasoline and diesel fuel taxes. The idea was...

Teachers, first responders to be eligible for vaccine Monday

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Gov. Tate Reeves has announced Mississippi teachers and first responders will be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine starting Monday. Vaccinations in Mississippi are currently...

Graceland plans in-person events during Elvis Week

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — On the 44th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, fans will get to celebrate the musician once again at the annual...

Ancient shell horn can still play a tune after 18,000 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — A large conch shell overlooked in a museum for decades is now thought to be the oldest known seashell instrument —...

Thousands of cold-stunned sea turtles being rescued in Texas

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) — Residents, some of whom lack heat or basic amenities in their own homes due to the unusually chilly weather, have been rescuing...

Proposal: Let Mississippi voters decide on gas tax increase

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi House will consider a bill that could lead to an increase in gasoline and...

Rush Limbaugh, ‘voice of American conservatism,’ has died

By The Associated Press PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who ripped into liberals, foretold the rise of Donald Trump...

Affordable Care Act health exchange sign-ups reopen as Democrats push for more aid

The new coronavirus relief bill from House Democrats would offer a generous, though temporary, increase in subsidies for people covered by the Affordable Care Act.

Police emphasize clampdown on crowds as Mardi Gras nears

By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press The final weekend of Mardi Gras season in New Orleans has begun with a warning from police that crowds won't be...
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St. Patrick High student conducts water quality experiment

When the Bonnet Carre Spillway is opened, it can have impacts on marine life in the Mississippi Sound. Sixteen-year-old Emerson Morris, a St. Patrick Catholic...

Multi-vehicle crash shuts down bridge on Cowan Road

The Gulfport Police Department is currently investigating a multi-vehicle accident on the Kremer Marine Bridge on Cowan Road. Police say multiple people are hurt. Northbound...
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Harrison County School District teachers receive COVID-19 vaccine

Teachers and staff in the Harrison County School District are joining their fellow educators on the Coast in getting the COVID-19 vaccine. HCSD employees met...
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Lighting the town green in the City of Biloxi

As more people get vaccinated, more public events and Coast traditions are slowly and safely coming back to life. They won’t be painting the town...