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  • Senatobia schools dismiss early after bomb threat

    Senatobia schools dismiss early after bomb threat

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:57:00 GMT
    (Source: WMC Action News 5 archives)(Source: WMC Action News 5 archives)

    Senatobia schools dismissed early after a bomb threat was discovered in a bathroom.

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    Senatobia schools dismissed early after a bomb threat was discovered in a bathroom.

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  • Settlement reached in racial discrimination lawsuit against Harrison Co. Coroner

    Settlement reached in racial discrimination lawsuit against Harrison Co. Coroner

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:50:55 GMT
    A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit against Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove. (Photo source: WLOX)A settlement has been reached in the lawsuit against Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Hargrove and was accused by 6 African-American-owned funeral homes in Harrison County of intentionally discriminating against them for at least two decades.

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    Hargrove and was accused by 6 African-American-owned funeral homes in Harrison County of intentionally discriminating against them for at least two decades.

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  • Renew Our Rivers cleanup weekend starts on Deer Island

    Renew Our Rivers cleanup weekend starts on Deer Island

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:43:36 GMT
    About 160 volunteers came out to Mississippi Power's Deer Island Cleanup Friday. (Photo source: WLOX)About 160 volunteers came out to Mississippi Power's Deer Island Cleanup Friday. (Photo source: WLOX)

    If you visit Deer Island this weekend you'll see a much cleaner landscape thanks to 160 volunteers, most of whom are employees at Harrah’s, Golden Nugget, Beau Rivage and Hard Rock casinos.

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    If you visit Deer Island this weekend you'll see a much cleaner landscape thanks to 160 volunteers, most of whom are employees at Harrah’s, Golden Nugget, Beau Rivage and Hard Rock casinos.

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  • Poplarville alderwoman's resignation letter accuses city leaders of 'unethical behavior'

    Poplarville alderwoman's resignation letter accuses city leaders of 'unethical behavior'

    Friday, April 20 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-04-20 21:26:08 GMT
    The city made a Facebook post Wednesday alerting resident of a special election to fill a vacancy for the city’s Board of Alderman. (Photo source: Facebook)The city made a Facebook post Wednesday alerting resident of a special election to fill a vacancy for the city’s Board of Alderman. (Photo source: Facebook)

    A Poplarville alderwoman is painting an upsetting picture of local politics, and why she no longer wants to be a part of it. 

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    A Poplarville alderwoman is painting an upsetting picture of local politics, and why she no longer wants to be a part of it. 

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  • Officers recognized at HPD's annual award ceremony

    Officers recognized at HPD's annual award ceremony

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:49 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:49:56 GMT
    The Hattiesburg Police Department recognized a few of its finest Friday during their annual awards ceremony at the Police Academy at Bobby Chain Airport. (Photo source: WDAM)The Hattiesburg Police Department recognized a few of its finest Friday during their annual awards ceremony at the Police Academy at Bobby Chain Airport. (Photo source: WDAM)

    The Hattiesburg Police Department recognized a few of its finest Friday during their annual awards ceremony at the Police Academy at Bobby Chain Airport. Police Chief Anthony Parker said the awards are for their dedication and service throughout the year and hopes it gives them incentive to help accomplish their goals. David Wynn II was awarded Officer of the Year and Whitney Harper was named Civilian Employee of the Year. Wynn was honored for breaking up a crime ring that...

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    The Hattiesburg Police Department recognized a few of its finest Friday during their annual awards ceremony at the Police Academy at Bobby Chain Airport. Police Chief Anthony Parker said the awards are for their dedication and service throughout the year and hopes it gives them incentive to help accomplish their goals. David Wynn II was awarded Officer of the Year and Whitney Harper was named Civilian Employee of the Year. Wynn was honored for breaking up a crime ring that...

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  • Police identify possible suspect in Hard Rock Casino assault

    Police identify possible suspect in Hard Rock Casino assault

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:43 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:43:25 GMT

    Biloxi police have identified the suspect wanted in connection with a reported assault in the parking garage of the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi as Alexander Oneil Stewart, 30, of Gautier. 

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    Biloxi police have identified the suspect wanted in connection with a reported assault in the parking garage of the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi as Alexander Oneil Stewart, 30, of Gautier. 

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  • HPD searching for man accused of writing fraudulent check

    HPD searching for man accused of writing fraudulent check

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:05 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:05:16 GMT
    If you have any information on this suspect, please contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867. (Photo source: HPD)If you have any information on this suspect, please contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867. (Photo source: HPD)
    If you have any information on this suspect, please contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867. (Photo source: HPD)If you have any information on this suspect, please contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867. (Photo source: HPD)
    Hattiesburg police are searching for a man wanted in a forgery-uttering case. HPD spokesman Ryan Moore said the man wrote a fraudulent check for a drink machine at a business in the 600 block of Campbell Loop Drive in Hattiesburg. Witnesses said the suspect is roughly 6'2, 185 pounds and in his mid-to-late 20s, according to police.  If you have any information on this suspect, please contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867. Copyright WDAM 2018....More >>
    Hattiesburg police are searching for a man wanted in a forgery-uttering case. HPD spokesman Ryan Moore said the man wrote a fraudulent check for a drink machine at a business in the 600 block of Campbell Loop Drive in Hattiesburg. Witnesses said the suspect is roughly 6'2, 185 pounds and in his mid-to-late 20s, according to police.  If you have any information on this suspect, please contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-7867. Copyright WDAM 2018....More >>
  • USM to wrap up spring football with annual Black and Gold Game

    USM to wrap up spring football with annual Black and Gold Game

    Friday, April 20 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-04-20 19:51:29 GMT

    In many cases, spring football is the time of year for asking questions, but usually, the definitive answers don’t arrive until preseason practice. Take the University of Southern Mississippi for example.

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    In many cases, spring football is the time of year for asking questions, but usually, the definitive answers don’t arrive until preseason practice. Take the University of Southern Mississippi for example.

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  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Vehicle catches fire in Gautier

    CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Vehicle catches fire in Gautier

    Friday, April 20 2018 3:46 PM EDT2018-04-20 19:46:28 GMT
    Firefighters were able to attack the fire and keep the damage to a minimum. (Photo source: WLOX)Firefighters were able to attack the fire and keep the damage to a minimum. (Photo source: WLOX)
    A vehicle sitting outside a home in Gautier burst into flames Friday just before noon. It happened on Westlane, which is right off Spanish Trail Avenue. (Photo source: WLOX)A vehicle sitting outside a home in Gautier burst into flames Friday just before noon. It happened on Westlane, which is right off Spanish Trail Avenue. (Photo source: WLOX)

     A vehicle sitting outside a home in Gautier burst into flames Friday just before noon.

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     A vehicle sitting outside a home in Gautier burst into flames Friday just before noon.

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  • Keesler promotes cyber-security careers to high school students

    Keesler promotes cyber-security careers to high school students

    Friday, April 20 2018 3:38 PM EDT2018-04-20 19:38:21 GMT
    The cyber-security experts at Keesler are the soldiers that go to war daily on the battlefield known as the internet. (Photo source: WLOX)The cyber-security experts at Keesler are the soldiers that go to war daily on the battlefield known as the internet. (Photo source: WLOX)
    The cyber-security experts at Keesler are the soldiers that go to war daily on the battlefield known as the internet. (Photo source: WLOX)The cyber-security experts at Keesler are the soldiers that go to war daily on the battlefield known as the internet. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The 333rd Training Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base uses a duck as it's mascot. 

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    The 333rd Training Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base uses a duck as it's mascot. 

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  • Human bones found in Biloxi

    Human bones found in Biloxi

    Friday, April 20 2018 3:30 PM EDT2018-04-20 19:30:39 GMT
    The city of Biloxi made an unusual discovery Friday afternoon. Workers excavating the area on U.S. 90 South discovered human bones 5 feet below the ground. (Facebook)The city of Biloxi made an unusual discovery Friday afternoon. Workers excavating the area on U.S. 90 South discovered human bones 5 feet below the ground. (Facebook)

    The city of Biloxi made an unusual discovery Friday afternoon.

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    The city of Biloxi made an unusual discovery Friday afternoon.

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  • Gulfport police arrest man for Aggravated Assault charge

    Gulfport police arrest man for Aggravated Assault charge

    Friday, April 20 2018 3:10 PM EDT2018-04-20 19:10:48 GMT
    Gulfport police arrested Rufus Anthony Barnes, 54, of Gulfport for one count of Aggravated Assault Thursday. (Photo source: Gulfport PD)Gulfport police arrested Rufus Anthony Barnes, 54, of Gulfport for one count of Aggravated Assault Thursday. (Photo source: Gulfport PD)
    Gulfport police arrested Rufus Anthony Barnes, 54, of Gulfport for one count of Aggravated Assault Thursday. (Photo source: Gulfport PD)Gulfport police arrested Rufus Anthony Barnes, 54, of Gulfport for one count of Aggravated Assault Thursday. (Photo source: Gulfport PD)
    Gulfport police arrested Rufus Anthony Barnes, 54, of Gulfport for one count of Aggravated Assault Thursday. Officers responded to the 3700 block of Harrison drive on April 10 on a report of a shooting into an occupied dwelling. Police say witnesses told them that a suspect shot at the residence causing damage to the exterior and interior of the home while it was occupied. Gulfport detectives conducted an investigation which they said led to a warrant being issued for the arrest of B...More >>
    Gulfport police arrested Rufus Anthony Barnes, 54, of Gulfport for one count of Aggravated Assault Thursday. Officers responded to the 3700 block of Harrison drive on April 10 on a report of a shooting into an occupied dwelling. Police say witnesses told them that a suspect shot at the residence causing damage to the exterior and interior of the home while it was occupied. Gulfport detectives conducted an investigation which they said led to a warrant being issued for the arrest of B...More >>
  • HPD releases new details in capital murder of Deborah McGee

    HPD releases new details in capital murder of Deborah McGee

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:32 PM EDT2018-04-20 18:32:35 GMT
    Andrew Presley (Photo source: HPD)Andrew Presley (Photo source: HPD)

    Hattiesburg police have released new details in the capital murder investigation of 63-year-old Deborah McGee.

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    Hattiesburg police have released new details in the capital murder investigation of 63-year-old Deborah McGee.

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  • WATCH: Gulf Coast Good News - Episode 6

    WATCH: Gulf Coast Good News - Episode 6

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:29 PM EDT2018-04-20 18:29:40 GMT

    In this week's Good News, we tell you about a group raising money to help premature babies in South Mississippi, and you'll meet a rapper who's using the power of music to stop bullying in coast schools. Plus, crawfish, crawfish, crawfish!

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    In this week's Good News, we tell you about a group raising money to help premature babies in South Mississippi, and you'll meet a rapper who's using the power of music to stop bullying in coast schools. Plus, crawfish, crawfish, crawfish!

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  • Woman airlifted after Vicksburg home catches fire

    Woman airlifted after Vicksburg home catches fire

    Friday, April 20 2018 2:13 PM EDT2018-04-20 18:13:26 GMT
    Vicksburg home goes up in flames; Source: Google mapsVicksburg home goes up in flames; Source: Google maps
    Vicksburg home goes up in flames; Source: Google mapsVicksburg home goes up in flames; Source: Google maps

    A woman was airlifted to the hospital after her home went up in flames in Vicksburg. 

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    A woman was airlifted to the hospital after her home went up in flames in Vicksburg. 

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  • Second suspect arrested and charged with murder in Clifton St. homicide

    Second suspect arrested and charged with murder in Clifton St. homicide

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:49 PM EDT2018-04-20 17:49:26 GMT
    Wendell Gadis; Source: JPDWendell Gadis; Source: JPD

    Jackson Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting death of 24-year-old, Eric Hawkins, that happened April 4 on Clifton Street. During the course of the investigation, a second suspect had been identified.

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    Jackson Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting death of 24-year-old, Eric Hawkins, that happened April 4 on Clifton Street. During the course of the investigation, a second suspect had been identified.

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  • Federal Red Snapper season dates announced

    Federal Red Snapper season dates announced

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:50 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:50:13 GMT
    For-hire vessels with federal permits will be able to fish for Red Snapper for 51 days beginning June 1.  (Photo source: WLOX)For-hire vessels with federal permits will be able to fish for Red Snapper for 51 days beginning June 1.  (Photo source: WLOX)
    For-hire vessels with federal permits will be able to fish for Red Snapper for 51 days beginning June 1.  (Photo source: WLOX)For-hire vessels with federal permits will be able to fish for Red Snapper for 51 days beginning June 1.  (Photo source: WLOX)

    For-hire vessels with federal permits will be able to fish for Red Snapper for 51 days beginning June 1. 

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    For-hire vessels with federal permits will be able to fish for Red Snapper for 51 days beginning June 1. 

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  • Memorial planned for Moss Point man who died in motorcycle crash

    Memorial planned for Moss Point man who died in motorcycle crash

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:45:06 GMT
    Cornelius Barnes, 42, died in a motorcycle accident Wednesday in Moss Point. (Source: Facebook)Cornelius Barnes, 42, died in a motorcycle accident Wednesday in Moss Point. (Source: Facebook)

    The man who died Wednesday in a motorcycle crash in Jackson County has been identified. 

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    The man who died Wednesday in a motorcycle crash in Jackson County has been identified. 

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  • WLOX Editorial:  Taxpayers need to hold lawmakers accountable

    WLOX Editorial:  Taxpayers need to hold lawmakers accountable

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:24 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:24:53 GMT

    There is a plan being circulated at the highest levels of Mississippi state government to cut state income taxes. At first mention, many would certainly be in favor of cutting any tax. But as always there's a catch. Mississippi Speaker of the House Phillip Gunn wants to swap the income tax cut for an increase in the state fuel tax; raising what we pay at the pump by 8 cents per gallon over the next four years.

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    There is a plan being circulated at the highest levels of Mississippi state government to cut state income taxes. At first mention, many would certainly be in favor of cutting any tax. But as always there's a catch. Mississippi Speaker of the House Phillip Gunn wants to swap the income tax cut for an increase in the state fuel tax; raising what we pay at the pump by 8 cents per gallon over the next four years.

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  • 3 On Your Side Special Report: Moving the Zoo?

    3 On Your Side Special Report: Moving the Zoo?

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:16 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:16:33 GMT
    Current zoo entrance (Source: WLBT)Current zoo entrance (Source: WLBT)

    The announcement that the Jackson Zoo could soon be moving out of West Jackson has been met with both excitement and concern. The mayor has come out against it, but the zoo's director says the only other choice is to shut down. We take a closer look at what's behind the move and what's next.

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    The announcement that the Jackson Zoo could soon be moving out of West Jackson has been met with both excitement and concern. The mayor has come out against it, but the zoo's director says the only other choice is to shut down. We take a closer look at what's behind the move and what's next.

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  • I-20 back open after 18-wheeler fire shuts down WB lanes

    I-20 back open after 18-wheeler fire shuts down WB lanes

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:09 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:09:22 GMT
    Debris on I-20 shuts down traffic; Source: WLBTDebris on I-20 shuts down traffic; Source: WLBT

    Debris on the interstate is causing all westbound lanes to be shut down on I-20 WB past Exit MS 18 at Exit 40A.  

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    Debris on the interstate is causing all westbound lanes to be shut down on I-20 WB past Exit MS 18 at Exit 40A.  

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  • Espy files qualifying papers for U. S. Senate run

    Espy files qualifying papers for U. S. Senate run

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:51 AM EDT2018-04-20 11:51:20 GMT

    Jackson attorney Mike Espy filed qualifying papers in his bid to replace outgoing U-S Senator Thad Cochran. He said his experience on Capitol Hill as a former congressman and Secretary of Agriculture as well as his statewide political background make him uniquely qualified.

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    Jackson attorney Mike Espy filed qualifying papers in his bid to replace outgoing U-S Senator Thad Cochran. He said his experience on Capitol Hill as a former congressman and Secretary of Agriculture as well as his statewide political background make him uniquely qualified.

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  • State Supreme Court blocks Ridgeland Costco development

    State Supreme Court blocks Ridgeland Costco development

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:45 AM EDT2018-04-20 11:45:36 GMT
    Source: WikiCommonsSource: WikiCommons

    This is a developing story. We will update this as more information becomes available. 

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    This is a developing story. We will update this as more information becomes available. 

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  • Smithsonian Director visits the two Mississippi museums

    Smithsonian Director visits the two Mississippi museums

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:44 AM EDT2018-04-20 11:44:51 GMT

    The two Mississippi museums hosted a very distinguished guest Thursday. Lonnie Bunch, the Smithsonian's director of African American History and Culture took a private tour of both museums today. 

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    The two Mississippi museums hosted a very distinguished guest Thursday. Lonnie Bunch, the Smithsonian's director of African American History and Culture took a private tour of both museums today. 

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  • Ridgeland residents react to MS Supreme Court ruling on Costco rezoning

    Ridgeland residents react to MS Supreme Court ruling on Costco rezoning

    Friday, April 20 2018 3:12 AM EDT2018-04-20 07:12:45 GMT

    Members of a Ridgeland neighborhood advocacy group are reacting to the Mississippi Supreme Court's ruling on a rezoning case.

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    Members of a Ridgeland neighborhood advocacy group are reacting to the Mississippi Supreme Court's ruling on a rezoning case.

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  • Jackson Mayor hosts crime and justice summit

    Jackson Mayor hosts crime and justice summit

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:43 AM EDT2018-04-20 04:43:35 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Mayor Chokwe Lumumba hosted the city's first Crime and Justice Summit Thursday night. The goal was to create a relationship between the police department, his office, and members of the community. 

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    Mayor Chokwe Lumumba hosted the city's first Crime and Justice Summit Thursday night. The goal was to create a relationship between the police department, his office, and members of the community. 

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  • Up & Coming Heavyweight fighter Michael Hunter will be the main event at IP Casino on Saturday

    Up & Coming Heavyweight fighter Michael Hunter will be the main event at IP Casino on Saturday

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:12 AM EDT2018-04-20 04:12:12 GMT

    The spotlight will shine on 8 pro bouts at the IP Casino beginning Saturday night at 7.   The main event features an up & coming heavyweight fighter.

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    The spotlight will shine on 8 pro bouts at the IP Casino beginning Saturday night at 7.   The main event features an up & coming heavyweight fighter.

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  • Offering solutions to make spring break weekend more welcoming

    Offering solutions to make spring break weekend more welcoming

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:04 PM EDT2018-04-20 03:04:17 GMT
    The City of Biloxi estimated around 30,000 visitors came to the city for spring break weekend in 2018. (Photo source: WLOX)The City of Biloxi estimated around 30,000 visitors came to the city for spring break weekend in 2018. (Photo source: WLOX)
    The City of Biloxi estimated around 30,000 visitors came to the city for spring break weekend in 2018. (Photo source: WLOX)The City of Biloxi estimated around 30,000 visitors came to the city for spring break weekend in 2018. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Many gathered at a community meeting to think of ways to make spring break weekend more welcoming on Thursday.

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    Many gathered at a community meeting to think of ways to make spring break weekend more welcoming on Thursday.

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  • New skatepark headed to Laurel

    New skatepark headed to Laurel

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:55 PM EDT2018-04-20 02:55:55 GMT
    Design of the new skatepark headed to Laurel (Photo source: city of Laurel.)Design of the new skatepark headed to Laurel (Photo source: city of Laurel.)

    A portion of Laurel's Daphne Park will soon be transformed into a skater's paradise. "We are taking bids for the skatepark that's going to be built in Daphne Park," Mayor Johnny Magee said. Boards shredding Pascagoula's Skatepark on the coast is an example of what you will see in the coming months in Laurel. "I'm really excited about it," local business owner Sean Stewart said.  Stewart said he is ecstatic to see the city and mayor behind th...

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    A portion of Laurel's Daphne Park will soon be transformed into a skater's paradise. "We are taking bids for the skatepark that's going to be built in Daphne Park," Mayor Johnny Magee said. Boards shredding Pascagoula's Skatepark on the coast is an example of what you will see in the coming months in Laurel. "I'm really excited about it," local business owner Sean Stewart said.  Stewart said he is ecstatic to see the city and mayor behind th...

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