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  1. Accused cop killer connected to Biloxi High School threat from a year ago  WLOX
  2. Darian Atkinson threatened to shoot up Biloxi High after Parkland, NAACP head says  Biloxi Sun Herald
  3. Murder suspect was suspended for threatening school last year  WXXV News 25
  4. Suspect in officer death had been previously accused  WTOK
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One of the nation’s top young baseball stars landed in Biloxi and he is ‘off the charts’  Biloxi Sun Herald

The Biloxi High School baseball team was already expected to be one of the best squads on the Coast in 2019, and then Colt Keith showed up. Keith is a junior ...



Man Walked 8 Miles To Assassinate Officer, Giggles In Court  Blue Lives Matter

Darian Atkinson assassinated Biloxi Police Officer Robert McKeithen outside the police department in May, police said.



Man shoots himself near Biloxi schools causing lockdown  WLOX

Three Biloxi schools have lifted their lockdowns after students were accounted for and safe. The schools were placed on lockdown after a possible shooting in ...



Down 5 suspended players, Biloxi had to find a way vs. Gulfport. Here’s what happened.  Sun Herald

The Biloxi High School basketball team beat Gulfport MS behind Jariyon and JaRonn Wilkens. The Indians remain undefeated headed into Saturday's game vs.



Teen accused of killing Biloxi police officer: What we know about Darian Atkinson  Jackson Clarion Ledger

As of Tuesday morning, the Gulfport police chief said investigators still don't know why 19-year-old Darian Tawan Atkinson allegedly opened fire on Biloxi Officer ...



Here’s the ’19 schedule for Battle at the Beach tourney on the Mississippi Gulf Coast  Biloxi Sun Herald

Battle at the Beach high school baseball tournament will take place March 10-16 in Biloxi and across the MS Gulf Coast. Here's the full schedule for the event, ...



Meet the Sun Herald All-South Mississippi Boys Basketball Team for the 2018-19 season  Biloxi Sun Herald

There was little doubt as to which boys basketball team was the best on the Coast this season and that's why Biloxi has swept this year's individual honors for the ...



Coast high schools among the best in Mississippi, report says. Three are in top 10.  Biloxi Sun Herald

List of the best high schools in Mississippi according to U.S. News and World Report. Pass Christian High School is ranked 3rd. Ocean Springs, Gulfport ...



LIST: Summer feeding programs in South Mississippi  WLOX

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Several school districts and organizations along the Gulf Coast are making sure no child is left hungry this summer by offering ...



Biloxi’s talented twins deliver in classic battle with Gulfport  Sun Herald

The Biloxi High School baseball team battled Gulfport MS Friday night in a crucial Class 6A battle at Bert Jenkins Gymnasium. Jariyon Wilens and Jaronn ...



Biloxi High experiencing problems with air conditioning  WLOX

Parents are expressing concerns after learning Biloxi High School is having issues with their air conditioning unit, and students are having to learn in what one ...



Parents express concern following threat at Biloxi High School  WLOX

Parents are raising concerns over a threat made by a student at Biloxi High School.



Officials: Three men gave suspect clothes in the hours after Biloxi officer was killed  WLOX

A fifth person is now in jail, charged in the death of Biloxi officer Robert McKeithen, who was gunned down outside the city's police station on May 5.



Here’s how No. 1 Biloxi fared against SEC-caliber talent in Saturday’s HoopsFest  Sun Herald

Biloxi High School played Florence MS in Hoopsfest Saturday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. Also playing were Stone High-Gulfport, St. Martin-Bay High, ...



Meet the Gulf Coast Carnival Association’s 2019 Royal Court  Biloxi Sun Herald

The Gulf Coast Carnival Association announces its 2019 royal court, which includes the dukes, maids, pages, flag bearers and key girl. See the March 3 Sun ...



Harrison County School District making progress on bond issue projects  WLOX

The Harrison County School District has made a change to part of its $55 million school improvement plan.



Who was the Coast’s boys basketball player of the year in 2018-19? Vote now.  Biloxi Sun Herald

Fans can vote on the top high school boys basketball player in South Mississippi for the 2018-19 campaign. Candidates are from Biloxi, Pascagoula, Picayune ...



Suspect accused of killing Biloxi cop appears in court for the first time  WLOX

The 19-year-old accused of killing a Biloxi officer Sunday night outside the city's police headquarters made his first appearance in court Wednesday morning.



Red Rebel Diner celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week  WLOX

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - One week each year is dedicated to celebrating educators across the country. National Teacher Appreciation Week was started in ...



Mother of man accused in Biloxi cop slaying says her son was troubled  WLOX

The mother of the 19-year-old accused of shooting a Biloxi police officer says her son was troubled and his mental health had been sliding in recent months.



Biloxi resource officer earns Crime Stoppers award  WLOX

Biloxi School Resource Officer Daisy McCarroll earned the Crime Stoppers Education Officer of the Year award.



Gulf Coast schools seeing a rise in flu cases  WLOX

Once again the flu virus has taken hold of the Gulf Coast. This time, it has its sights set on the school systems.



A proud Coast high school basketball program is in search of a new coach  Biloxi Sun Herald

Pass Christian MS High School is in the market for a new boys basketball coach after Willie James stepped down from the post. The Pirates won a state ...



Who do you think was the Coast’s top boys athlete for the week of Jan. 14? Vote now.  Sun Herald

Fans have a chance to vote on the top high school boys athlete for the week of Jan. 14 in South MS. Candidates are from Biloxi, Gulfport, Poplarville, St. Patrick, ...



New program in Biloxi gives panhandlers a hand up instead of a handout  WLOX

Salvation Army leaders announced a new program Monday called the Help Card that gives residents and visitors a thoughtful option in which to respond to ...



Second brother of alleged Biloxi cop shooter charged with accessory | Biloxi  Biloxi Sun Herald

A second brother of Darian Atkinson, accused of shooting and killing Biloxi MS police officer Robert McKeithen, heads to court in Harrison County. Wanya ...



Biloxi man faces charges after causing school lockdowns  WLOX

Jauan Markel Williams, 20, faces misdemeanor charges after causing three Biloxi schools to be locked down Wednesday.



Gulfport High brings mothers, sons together for valuable life lessons  WLOX

There's always learning happening at Gulfport High School, but Friday's lessons stand out as something very different.



High school students face real-life risks as they approach the prom season  WLOX

Pearl River Central High School students were shown a reenactment of an accident that was reminiscent of what you might see in a movie.



Biloxi city council approves concept plan for Atkinson Road neighborhood development  WLOX

The Biloxi City Council unanimously voted to approve a concept plan for a new neighborhood development on Atkinson Road in Biloxi Tuesday night.



Bobby Hall left Biloxi for ‘a real football town.’ It didn’t work out for him there.  Sun Herald

Bobby Hall appears one step closer to calling it a career. He stepped down as the head coach at Biloxi High School in February after three seasons, questioning ...



West Harrison Hurricane Band receives donation from Yamaha  WLOX

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The band program at West Harrison High School has a few reasons to toot its own horn, which is a good thing because they ...



Striped bass find new home in Fort Bayou  WLOX

The event was the culmination of a school year's worth of research into the ecosystem and how to grow the fish in order to release them safely.



Biloxi High School second in state in national poll  WLOX

A recent national poll on USNews.com ranked Mississippi schools, and several Coast schools ended up with high marks.



Biloxi High swim team excels at state championship  WXXV News 25

The Biloxi High School swim team has returned home after the Mississippi High School state championship with some new hardware in hand. Multiple ...



Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour goes digital  WLOX

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Once a year, Coast residents and tourists alike make the annual pilgrimage to Biloxi for the Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour. The tour is filled with ...



Harrison Co. residents deal with rising waters after heavy rains  WLOX

As flood waters from north Harrison County made its way south, roads in Biloxi and Gulfport north of Interstate 10 began to fill.



Historic and Cultural Expo returns to Biloxi  WLOX

The history and culture of the Mississippi Gulf Coast will be on display this weekend at the Biloxi Civic Center in the 2019 Historical and Cultural Expo.



FMSD names new superintendent  Scott County Times

The Forest Municipal School District Board of Trustees made the announcement last week that they have hired a new superintendent to lead the school system.



Biloxi City Council approves emergency contract for road work  WLOX

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A unanimous vote of 7-0 secured the completion of road work on Reynoir Street between Esters and Division Street and on Benachi ...



Biloxi Police Dept. strengthens layer of background checks for panhandling permit process  FOX 8 Live WVUE

It's been a year since Biloxi began issuing permits for panhandlers, and now the police department will have a bigger role in the process.



Back the Blue Breakfast celebrates law enforcement with lunch  WLOX

Steve Gunn organized Back the Blue Breakfast to help communities in Texas and Louisiana heal after tragedy struck three years ago. When Gunn got word of ...



South MS teachers receive nearly $12,000 in grants from Mississippi Power  WLOX

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Nineteen teachers from across South Mississippi are getting help with their lessons on environmental science thanks to Mississippi ...



Biloxi’s first new movie theater since Katrina will open soon — and more is on the way  Sun Herald

The new Premier movie theater at Edgewater Mall in Biloxi opens later this month and three new performing arts centers are on the way, bringing more family ...



Spectators arrive early for Thunderbirds rehearsal  WLOX

As the clock ticks, the stars of this weekend's Thunder Over the Sound revved up their engines for one last rehearsal. Fans from Alaska to Connecticut camped ...



Coast educators selected as finalists for Administrator of the Year, Teacher of the Year  WLOX

The Mississippi Department of Education has announced the eight finalists for the Administrator of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards, and the Pass ...



Popular playground and splash pad close in Biloxi  WLOX

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Caution tape now surrounds an empty playground in Biloxi. City officials closed the Point Cadet playground and splash pad Thursday after ...



What to do on the Coast over Memorial Day weekend: Festivals, Sounds by the Sea and more  Biloxi Sun Herald

It's looking to be a peak Memorial Day weekend in South Mississippi, with some of the lowest gas prices in the nation, sunny skies in the forecast and patriotic ...



Bayou View Middle School cuts ribbon on $2 million in security enhancements  WLOX

A new entrance, perimeter fencing, and updated security cameras headline the school's upgrades.



Biloxi High School holds memorial for Parkland shooting victims  WLOX

The impact of the Parkland school shooting a month ago was seen all across the country Wednesday. Biloxi High School observed a national movement calling ...



Coast gets economic boost from college baseball tournament  WLOX

In the third year for the Conference USA tournament in Biloxi, the Coast is ready for the economic boost that this event is sure to bring.



DEA hosts Drug Take Back in Biloxi, Long Beach and Wiggins  WLOX

Christopher Daniel of the Drug Enforcement Administration said that it's time to clean out your medicine cabinets.



College students spend spring break holiday helping others  WLOX

This week there are a few students who have chosen, with the help of Community Collaborations International, to spend their spring break on the Mississippi ...



Bel Aire Elementary principal puckers up to kiss a pig  WLOX

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A principal puckered up for a good cause Thursday. Bel Aire Elementary School set a goal to raise more than $2,000 for the Making ...



Coast families, organizations raise awareness for Autism  WLOX

D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - People around the world wore blue Tuesday to raise awareness for Autism. April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day, a day ...



Sprinkler system malfunction floods part of Biloxi High School  WLOX

The chance of a shower was at 100 percent inside Biloxi High School early Saturday morning when the school's sprinkler system went a little haywire.



Human bones unearthed on Highway 90 still unidentified one year later  WLOX

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - In late April of 2018, contractors completing work on a Biloxi infrastructure project on U.S. Highway 90 unearthed human bones just south ...



'No Vacancy': Many hotels already booked up ahead of Thunder Over the Sound  WLOX

Hotels on the Gulf Coast are already feeling the economic impact of this weekend's Thunder Over the Sound.



Coast students show hard work is what it takes to get into college  WLOX

Gaining acceptance into the college of your dreams is hard enough, but are there now concerns that some college hopefuls have a better chance of getting in ...



Biloxi City Council discusses Land Development Ordinance change for downtown Howard Avenue  WLOX

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Tuesday's special city council meeting was called to discuss amending the Land Development Ordinance to classify the downtown ...



Long Beach High students hope to clear the air within city limits  WLOX

With a CDC report citing a rise in vaping amongst teens and middle-schoolers, students at Long Beach High are about to make a stand on an issue they feel ...



Tragic drowning leaves Gulfport family at a loss  WLOX

A community is in mourning after a nine-year-old girl tragically drowned in Gulfport Sunday.



Behind-the-fences look at progress of Mississippi Aquarium  WLOX

Andy Horn is the Curator of Marine Mammals, Training and Animal Interactive Programs. He said that the Mississippi Aquarium property is buzzing with activity ...



Inaugural Gulf Coast Brotherhood Ride rolls through South Mississippi  WLOX

Twelve first responders lost their lives in the line of duty in Mississippi and our neighboring states. This week, more than 40 men and women are riding in their ...



Here are the top businesses that opened on the Coast in 2018, plus what’s still to come  Sun Herald

Family-friendly attractions came flooding back to the MS Coast in 2018, and many new restaurants and other businesses opened. Closings include Tulane ...



Gulfport firefighter now recovering after motorcycle accident  WLOX

This ride was like the hundreds that Hilley had taken over the years, or so he thought it would be.



Graduation season has arrived on the Coast. Here's a list of dates and times for all of them.  The Sun Herald

Looking for info about a local graduation ceremonies? Find commencement dates and times for all high schools and local colleges on the Mississippi coast ...



Mississippi State BETA Convention begins at Coliseum  WLOX

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The State Senior BETA Convention began earlier Monday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center. Some of the ...



Internet Purchase Exchange Zones pop-up in Harrison County  WLOX

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Buying and selling on the web makes shopping a lot easier in today's world. With personal sales platforms like Facebook ...



Gulf Coast Community Foundation celebrates 30 years by making life easier for nonprofit organizations  WLOX

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - With 30 years of helping others under their belts, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation added another asset in their mission to ...



Sand on Hwy. 90 causing headaches for drivers, officials  WLOX

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - On the Gulf Coast Friday, motorists were delayed on U.S. Highway 90 due to slow and deliberate work to clear the sand left by last night's ...



PCMS robotics team does it again  WLOX

PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) - The VEX IQ Robotics team at Pass Christian Middle School has done what they set out to do months ago. They will be ...



OLA sophomore brings her best to softball and school  WLOX

Our Lady Academy has a history of producing students who excel on the diamond and in the classroom. Grace Koons, a sophomore softball player on the varsity ...



Bobby Hall called out prep football on the Coast. People had a lot to say about it.  The Sun Herald

Bobby Hall has never been short on opinions throughout his four decades of coaching football, so it should come as no surprise that he had some interesting ...



Coastal mayors show support for Tate Reeves  WLOX

In a speech at Gulfport's City Hall, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves announced the support of ten coastal mayors from Waveland to Pascagoula for his ...



Mardi Gras bead donations now accepted  WLOX

There are two organizations on the Coast that are willing to take those pesky beads out of your hands!



Biloxi High band to march in America's oldest Thanksgiving Day parade  WLOX

This Thanksgiving, Biloxi High School's marching band members will be in Philadelphia performing at the oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the country.



Keesler celebrates Change of Command  WLOX

BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - The 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base celebrated the passing of the flag. The command of the base was officially handed from Col.



Students will enter brand new Biloxi Junior High this Friday  WLOX

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Teachers at Biloxi Junior High are excited about their new school. Students returning to class this Friday will walk into a brand new, $35 ...



Stop the Bullying 2019 set for this weekend in Bay St. Louis  WLOX

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - One family in Hancock County is stepping up against bullying. Lorenzo Armenta is the father of two children, one of whom has ...



Biloxi’s new football coach is the son of a legend and he is ‘expecting big things’  The Sun Herald

Biloxi High School has hired the replacement for football coach Bobby Hall. Katlan French is the son of longtime high school coach Jack French.



Coast businesses and organizations kick-off Move More Month  WLOX

The streets of downtown Gulfport were filled Wednesday morning with people celebrating the kick-off to Move More Month.



Pass students ready for state robotics competition  WLOX

PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) - The first-year robotics team at Pass Christian Middle School has been busy preparing for the state competition. With just a little ...



American Army unit receives highest combat award from Royal Australian Navy  WLOX

For the first time ever, an American Army unit has been awarded the Royal Australian Navy's highest unit combat award: the Unit Citation for Gallantry.



Security enhancements coming for Port of Gulfport  WLOX

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A major breakthrough in security enhancements at the Port of Gulfport was announced Friday ahead of the opening ceremonies at the ...



St. Patrick School, Newton County Elementary teachers awarded Mississippi Power Environment Education grants  Meridian Star

Educators from St. Patrick School in Meridian and Newton County Elementary were among teachers from across South Mississippi presented Mississippi Power ...



Katlan French named new head football coach at Biloxi High  WLOX

Biloxi Public School Board officials voted Coach Katlan French to become the next Head Football Coach at Biloxi High School.



Gulfport Behavioral Health Systems hosts seminars during National Mental Health Month  WLOX

The Gulfport Behavioral Health System is holding a series of seminars for families on the Gulf Coast.



Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce elects 2019 board and president  Mississippi Business Journal

Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc. has announced Kathy Pizzetta Springer, Chief Executive Officer at United Way of South Mississippi will serve ...



Slab removal coming for Diamondhead  WLOX

Ninety-four slabs in Diamondhead are left from homes that were destroyed during Hurricane Katrina nearly 14 years ago.



Volunteers pick up wreaths at Biloxi National Cemetery  WLOX

Volunteers all across the Coast are spending their Saturday morning performing a good deed at the Biloxi National Cemetery.



Variety of restaurants opening in D'Iberville  WLOX

If you've recently been on the hunt for a nice place to eat in D'Iberville, you've likely noticed a few new spots, with new restaurants already open and more in the ...



Renaissance Community Loan Fund meets with local leaders to discuss Opportunity Zones  WLOX

Entrepreneurs can now begin taking advantage of tax breaks just for investing in Hancock County.



Harrison Co. board ask MDEQ for help with full sewer lagoon  WLOX

Harrison County supervisors will ask the MDEQ to review a sewer lagoon that has reached its capacity and consider putting a moratorium on development in the ...



Silver Slipper Casino plans major expansion  WLOX

Wheels are in motion for a much-needed upgrade and expansion to the Silver Slipper Casino in Bay St. Louis.



Powerball jackpot of $750 million sends Mississippians west  WLOX

SLIDELL, LA (WLOX) - Powerball mania is sweeping the country, but for Mississippi resident Joann Spann-Fields, that still means a trip across state lines, but ...



A Hall of Fame coach isn't holding back after resigning from Biloxi High  The Sun Herald

Bobby Hall's Hall of Fame coaching career will not come to an end at Biloxi High School. The school's head football coach told the Sun Herald on Tuesday that ...



'You were wrong, Mr. Mayor': Gulfport councilwoman fires back at mayor as friction continues  WLOX

Tension continued to rise Tuesday between Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes and Councilwoman Ella Holmes-Hines with neither able to agree on the next steps for ...



Gaston Point Community Center Gym to reopen once work is complete  WLOX

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Coach Rickey Toles is passionate about coaching and developing kids. That's why the closed gym at the Gaston Point Community ...



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