Coast

Santa Claus visits WXXV!

The jolly old elf himself was in the WXXV newsroom on Thursday. Santa Claus stopped by while on the Coast doing some 11th hour visits with children, families and businesses on the Coast…

Budweiser Clydesdales to parade in Ocean Springs, mayor says

The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will finish the stop on the Coast with a parade through Ocean Springs, the city's mayor said. Mitchell Distributing, which handles Budweiser among its distribution product lines, announced on May 11 that the draft horse team…

USM names new vice president of operations on the Coast

The University of Southern Mississippi has Dr. Shannon Campbell as the Senior Associate Vice President for Coastal Operations and will lead strategic planning and economic development to position USM’s coastal teaching and research sites in Long Beach, Gulfport, Ocean Springs…

Gulfport woman charged with embezzlement

A 19-year-old Gulfport woman has been charged with embezzlement from her place of employment. Biloxi Police said in a press release that Olivia Alexia Brooks of Gulfport was developed as a suspect after officers responded to a call about embezzlement…

Coronavirus Aid Relief assistance for fishermen opens Nov. 9

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act applications for commercial and charter fisheries participants will open 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9 on the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources website at dmr.ms.gov/cares-act-assistance/. Applicants must be a Mississippi resident 18 years…

Harrison County makes sandbags available ahead of Hurricane Delta

(WXXV) — With Delta forecast to make landfall as a strong hurricane, forecasters say coastal flooding can be expected across the Gulf Coast. Authorities throughout South Mississippi are preparing now by setting up several self-serve sandbag sites. Self-serve sandbags are…

Feed My Sheep resumes operations Wednesday

Feed My Sheep will resume home-bound and grab-and-go meals on Wednesday. Board Chairman David Lion said that with Hurricane Sally moving to the east, the board felt comfortable going back to the regular schedule. Meals to home-bound residents will resume…

Coast leaders declare state of emergency ahead of Cristobal

Several governing bodies along the Mississippi Coast are declaring states of emergency ahead of Cristobal's landfall. On Thursday, Pascagoula, Gautier and Jackson County declared a state of emergency. In addition, Harrison County and Ocean Springs set up up sandbag locations…

Mississippi reports 136 new cases of COVID-19 in state

Only three new cases of COVID-19 were reported on the Coast on Sunday and no deaths, according to the state Department of Health. Mississippi on Monday released its new COVID-19 numbers, with 136 reported on Sunday, along with seven deaths…

State of the Coast Economy Symposium

Nearly 500 business professionals and Coast leaders filled the IP Casino this morning for the third annual State of the Coast Economy Symposium. They received plenty of statistics on how we’ve done this past year and how we can improve…

New Bishop Has Strong Ties To The Coast

There's a new Bishop in Biloxi and he's no stranger to the Gulf Coast. Pope Francis has named reverend Louis Kin-Nah-Mon the third to serve as the fourth Bishop of Biloxi. The appointment was announced Friday in Washington DC. The…

Coast Marathon

This weekend the first ever Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon took place, putting runners on a path running along our beautiful beaches for miles. Miles and miles of beautiful beaches were put to use by around thirty five hundred runners as…

H.O.G. Ride Hits The Coast

You may have seen a line of motorcycles stretching for miles on the coast this weekend well they were in town for the Home Of Grace's Annual H.O.G. Ride. Over 500 bikers rolled along the Gulf Coast on a 40…

State Senators Want to Redo Flood Maps

Members of the Coast delegation are trying to do their part to lower flood insurance rates. State Senator Sean Tindell and others are leading a charge to change FEMA flood maps for the Coast. The charge started as a bill…

Successful 2016 Spring Break Weekend

Biloxi Black Beach Weekend 2016 wrapped up yesterday with what promoters say was one of the most successful weekends in the history of the event. About 30,000 to 35,000 people enjoyed the gorgeous weather on the Coast this weekend. Organizers…

Bryan Adams Cancels Coast Performance

The Crawfish Music Festival kicks off at the Coast Coliseum on Thursday, but it will do so without its opening act. Canadian rocker Bryan Adams announces he is canceling his performance due to the newly passed Religious Freedom Act. Adams…