south mississippi

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…

MDOT updates progress of road projects in South Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Transportation provided updates on highway projects in South Mississippi. “Dozens of projects are moving forward throughout southeast Mississippi, and each one of them is geared toward improving safety and increasing Mississippians’ quality of life,” said Commissioner…

Termites swarm in the South as their mating season begins

BILOXI, Miss. — Thick swarms of termites are appearing nightly throughout South Mississippi, signaling that their mating season is underway. The Sun Herald reports that the winged insects - often called swarmers - are likely Formosan termites. The Mississippi State…

Zeta Relief: What you need to know

Hancock Whitney is distributing ice at two of our Hancock Whitney locations in Hurricane Zeta impacted areas from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a limit of two bags per vehicle: Gulfport: 533 Courthouse Rd, Gulfport, MS  Bay St.…

Event cancellations, closures due to Hurricane Zeta

Activities and events around South Mississippi have been cancelled or rescheduled because of bad weather associated with Hurricane Zeta: Temple Baptist Church, located at 3 Rivers Road and Dedeaux Road in Gulfport, will be closed Wednesday night. Harrison County is…

Coastal Mississippi promises health and safety to tourists

If tourism numbers are any indication, it appears Coastal Mississippi’s message is coming across loud and clear - a promise of health and safety - a vow tourism leaders are urging everyone in our area to lend a hand with. News…

Mississippi reports more than 800 new COVID-19 cases

Mississippi's state Department of Health reported 870 new COVID-19 cases in the state, and 10 deaths -- two in Harrison County. The numbers were released Thursday morning. The number is the second-highest single-day total in Mississippi since 1,092 cases were…

04/09 – Brantly's "Wet Weekend" Forecast

Record warm temperatures are already being felt across South Mississippi! Highs today will top out in the mid to upper 80s, with heat index values making it feel like it is in the lower 90s. Sunshine returns to the Gulf…

Hurricane Camille events this weekend

Hurricane Camille made landfall on the Coast on August 17th 50 years ago, devastating those here in South Mississippi. The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum will host a variety of events over the weekend to remember the Category 5 hurricane.…

Vibrios: Focus of Upcoming Summer Lecture Series

So far, the Coast is clear here in South Mississippi when it comes to vibrio-infested waters, but years ago there were several cases reported by locals and visitors on the Coast who said they contracted the flesh-eating bacteria after coming…

South Mississippi attractions

While some stretches of South Mississippi beaches are closed off to swimming and other water activities, there are still plenty of things to enjoy on the Coast. That’s the message Coastal Mississippi is hoping will be heard around the world.…