Fourth of July

Fourth of July Firework Safety

The Fourth of July is right around the corner. What better way to commemorate the holiday than by popping fireworks? Although when handling fireworks, safety needs to be top priority. The…

Cleaning up the beaches after the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July has come and gone, but some trash left on the beach still remains. Crews from Harrison County are busy cleaning up our beaches after this holiday weekend. Cleanup crews started on 20th Avenue in Gulfport and…

PTSD and fireworks for vets on the Coast

The Fourth of July is a day to celebrate the independence of our nation, a group of people that have fought for this country may associate stress more than fun with the holiday. Some veterans experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder triggered…

Remember safety first when heading into the holiday weekend

Fire departments throughout South Mississippi are going above and beyond the call of duty to help protect people as we head into the holiday weekend. The skies light up each Fourth of July as we celebrate Independence Day and like…

Lost pets on Fourth of July

Experts are warning pet owners to prepare for the Fourth of July. The celebration leads to more lost pets than any other day of the year. Nationwide says July 5th is one of the busiest days at animal shelters. That’s…

Fourth of July fireworks show in Gulfport

Fourth of July celebrations will look a little different this year. However, the show will go on in Gulfport. Originally, the fireworks show was going to be canceled this weekend due to the impact COVID-19 had on the city’s budget.…

VA reminds that fireworks can trigger PTSD for veterans

The Fourth of July is a celebration of our nation, which often includes thanking our veterans and service members. But those celebrations -- which often include fireworks -- can act as stressors for those suffering from PTSD. The Gulf Coast…

Firework sales here on the Coast

If you are looking for things to light up the sky for the Fourth of July, it is not too late to purchase some fireworks. As the holiday weekend soars up the calendar, sales are finally starting to sky rocket.…

Keeping pets safe during fireworks

Fourth of July is just a few days away. For the employees at Jackson County Animal Shelter that means they are about to see a lot more animals. Shelter employees say the Monday after the Fourth of July is one…

Beating the heat at the beach

With July 4th just around the corner, tourists and locals will be making their way down to the beach to celebrate Independence Day and cool off. Fourth of July on the Coast means barbecues, fireworks, tourists, and this year, sweltering…

Celebrate Fourth of July in Pascagoula in-person or online

As with almost everything in 2020, Fourth of July fireworks might look a bit different this year. In Pascagoula, they are providing multiple ways for their residents to watch the shows. Main Street Pascagoula will be hosting their annual Independence…

Fourth of July fireworks around the Coast

Many people across the country are getting ready to celebrate their biggest Fourth of July holiday yet to ease some 2020 stress. Here on the Coast there are still ways to do so despite coronavirus concerns. Starting Friday, July 3rd…