COVID-19

Gulfport offers online permitting process

The City of Gulfport is now offering online permitting applications through the Urban Development Department to allow for social distancing due to COVID-19. Submissions must meet the following requirements: Fully complete the necessary application Common applications, their fees, and instructions…

Warmer temperatures will not prevent COVID-19

Many people think that warm weather will kill the Coronavirus, but the World Health Organization says otherwise. Exposing yourself to the sun or to warm weather does not prevent the Coronavirus disease. WHO says you can catch COVID-19 no matter…

U.S. Postal Service safely responds to COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed many daily routines, but delivering mail and packages is not one of those changes. To help keep the public and employees safe during this time, the Postal Service is adapting delivery procedures to promote social distancing. USPS continues…

Mississippi sees sharp rise in unemployment during pandemic

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi, like other states, continues to see a steep rise in the number of people seeking temporary unemployment benefits as more businesses close or furlough workers during the coronavirus pandemic. More than 46,000 applications for jobless…

Scarlet Pearl Casino shows love to the Coast community

‘Closed doors and open hearts,’ that’s the message the Scarlet Pearl Casino is sending to the community. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, most of the country is shutdown including our Coast casinos, but that hasn’t stopped many of them from…

US casino workers: Pay us through the shutdown

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Casino workers across the country are calling on the gambling industry to pay its laid-off workers their full salary and benefits for the duration of the shutdown necessitated by the Coronavirus. In an online conference…