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Jackson County beaches remain open

In Jackson County, there are currently no restrictions or plans to close down beaches at this time. County Administrator Brian Fulton says officials monitored the beaches over the weekend and observed only small and more socially isolated crowds. Any future…

Setting off fireworks: is it legal?

Do you have plans to set off fireworks tomorrow for New Year’s Eve? If so, you might want to listen up. News 25’s Kristen Anzuini tells us where you can and cannot set off fireworks legally. This New Year’s Eve,…

Beach cleanup after Barry

Sand Beach Authority was up bright and early to clear the beaches from what was left behind after Barry. They started the cleanup process at Henderson Point in Pass Christian and once they are done there they will work their…

Not a good day at the beach

The effects of Tropical Storm Barry are nearing the Coast, but curious people are still braving the conditions to check things out at the beach. It’s not a good day at the beach as Tropical Storm Barry passes the Mississippi…

Star-Spangled Cleanup

With the Fourth of July finally wrapped up, Mississippi Coastal Cleanup is making it a point to help clean our beaches. For the third year in a row, the Star-Spangled Cleanup is helping tidy up the beaches of Harrison and…

Toxic algae bloom invades Jackson County

Four additional Gulf Coast beaches are now closed due to the toxic algae bloom. Of those four beaches, two are in Jackson County, making this the first time that the algae have been spotted in the area. Fourth of July…

Another beach closed in Harrison County

The ten beaches that are closed in Hancock and Harrison County will remain that way until further notice. This is all due to the blue-green harmful algal bloom that has popped up on the Coast. It’s been called a disaster…

Coast beaches remain closed due to harmful algal bloom

Beaches across the Gulf Coast remain closed due to the toxic algae bloom. Four beaches in Hancock County and beaches in Harrison County are shut-down, leaving questions as to when they’ll reopen. Year-round, thousands flock to the Mississippi Gulf Coast…

Harmful algae bloom on the Coast

A major outbreak of a blue-green harmful algal bloom has officials keeping a close eye on the beaches across the Gulf Coast. Four beach locations in Hancock County and five beaches in Harrison County have taken precautionary measures by urging…

Bonnet Carre Spillway update

With fresh water still pouring into Mississippi waters, the Governor’s Task Force continues to track the effects of the Bonnet Carre Spillway opening in the Mississippi Sound. Since the spillways opening, there have been 131 dolphins and 156 sea turtles,…

Harmful algae bloom invades Coast beaches

A major outbreak of a blue-green harmful algal bloom has officials keeping a close eye on the beaches across the Gulf Coast. Four beach locations in Hancock County and five beaches in Harrison County have taken precautionary measures by urging…

Harmful algal bloom impacting Coast beaches

Four locations on the beach were closed Saturday in Hancock County and as of now, they remain closed. The locations that are closed are Lakeshore Beach, Buccaneer State Park Beach, Waveland Beach, and Bay St. Louis Beach. Five additional beaches…

Governor Bryant reveals water outfall designs for beaches

Harrison County can expect new features to the beach as Governor Phil Bryant unveiled designs for beach storm water outfalls. The project will be funded through the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act. This is phase one of constructing three…

Frozen beaches in South Mississippi

Now all the ice on the roads might be an unusual sight for South Mississippians, but what about a beach that is frozen solid? The intense winter weather has frozen the beaches of the Gulf Coast, leaving sheets of ice…

All but two beaches reopen after Nate

Most beaches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast have reopened following Hurricane Nate. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality reports all but two areas of accessible waters are open along the beach in South Mississippi. Gulfport Central Beach and Shearwater Beach…

Post Fourth of July debris strewn along beaches in Harrison County

Clean up along Harrison County beaches started early this morning after beachgoers shooting fireworks and celebrating the Fourth of July left trash behind. Leftover fireworks, boxes, cans and more were scattered along parts of the beach in Gulfport and Biloxi,…

Beach cleanup after storm

Sand Beach crews are hard at work in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Cindy. The storm washed trash and logs up onto the shore. The Sand Beach Authority in Harrison County hit the beach to make sure that they are…

Rain Causes Wash Outs on the Beach

When we see a high amount of rainfall it has a tendency to puddle up on the beach which creates wash outs. These wash outs cover the entire 26 miles of sand on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, putting the Harrison…

Keesler Cleans the Beach

Biloxi and Keesler Air Force Base have teamed up to beautify the city. Today, two groups of airmen from the 81st Training Wing volunteered to help Biloxi’s Public Works Office clean up the medians in areas on Highway 90. These…

Beaches Affected by High Levels of Bacteria

Nine beaches in South Mississippi have high levels of bacteria. Six advisories were added and three more remain in effect. Now these beaches are not closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in the…

Volunteer Bird Stewards Needed Throughout the Summer

Coast residents know that there are a lot of bird-nesting sites along the beaches. Some Coast travelers might not be aware of them. Volunteers are needed to help get the word out to keep people off those bird-nesting sites. Volunteers…