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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…

Statewide burn ban in effect amid COVID-19 crisis

At the request and advice of the Mississippi Forestry Commission, Gov. Tate Reeves has signed a proclamation initiating a statewide burn ban, with no exemptions, effective immediately. The burn ban will remain in effect until further notice. “The COVID-19 pandemic…

Visit MS Gulf Coast Hires New Face

Milton Segarra has been selected to become the face of tourism for the three coastal counties.. As the new executive director of visit Mississippi Gulf Coast. His appointment was made official after the board members of visit Mississippi Gulf Coast…

Mississippi Legislator Resigns

Mississippi's house speaker says a key legislator who resigned Sunday was facing sexual harassment allegations. Speaker Philip Gunn tells says multiple women had complained about John Moore, who resigned from a house seat in Rankin County. Moore had chaired the…

Panel Discussion Regarding State Flag USM Gulf Park Campus

That's the question a panel will tackle tonight at USM's Gulf Park Campus. Representatives of organizations that have taken a public position on the flag both for and against will highlight different perspectives that Mississippians bring to the flag from…

2017 Legislative Session Opens Today

The 2017 legislative session has officially begun in Jackson with a number of topics important to the Coast on the agenda. News 25's Katarina Luketich joins us from the state capitol.

Governor Bryant Meets With Trump's Team

Governor Phil Bryant continues to meet with Donald Trump and members of his selected cabinet. This after the governor campaigned for Trump in a few states during the election. According to a post on Bryant's Facebook page, he met with…

Legislators Continue Meetings

Discussion about Mississippi state taxes and spending continue between state lawmakers, but the two sides don't exactly see eye to eye. During meetings in Jackson, a group made up mostly of republicans looked for ways to trim the budget. On…

Developing Trade Ties With Cuba

Developing trade ties with Cuba it's something state leaders are working toward. The Mississippi Development Authority will meet with thouse who work in Cuba's major sectors and industries at the end of October in Jackson, They're set to discuss the…

Gov. Bryant On State Flag Removal

Gov. Bryant speaks out after Mississippi State University officials decide to take down the state flag across campus. In a strong statement, Bryant says Mississippi’s public universities are teaching disrespect for state law by removing the state's flag, with its…