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Miss. reworks school ratings to accent graduation
Mississippi is reworking its rating system for school districts and high schools after federal officials demanded the ratings put more weight on high school graduation.
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
Nancy Baker Faul/Special to the Sun HERALDFaith Missionary Baptist Church, Gulfport.
Faith Missionary Baptist Church of Gulfport began under a backyard shade tree in 1991 and today the church is thriving with some 260 people attending each week.
Gas, grocery prices squeeze Coast consumers
MARY PEREZ/SUN HERALDBobby Barnett, owner of Kar-Lyn-Dawn and Cajun Maid boats in Pass Christian, digs his hand into the ice chest to show the large shrimp he caught in the Gulf.
Judge resets deer-smuggling trial in Gulfport
Three men and a Louisiana company accused of deer-smuggling are considering a plea offer that requires each of them to accept or the plea will be withdrawn, court documents show.
Man misses trial, convicted of drug distribution
GULFPORT -- A Harrison County jury convicted Michael Leroy Knight on drug distribution charges even though he failed to return to his trial.
Around South Mississippi
Water-contact advisories have been issued in Biloxi and Gulfport. The water at Gulfport's East Courthouse Road Beach from Courthouse Road to Tegarden Road and Biloxi's Edgewater Beach from DeBuys Road to Edgewater Avenue may have high bacteria levels.
Spring break ready to spread out across South Mississippi beach
Beachfront traffic is likely to be congested this weekend as the Mississippi Gulf Coast Spring Break coincides with the Crawfish Music Festival at the Coast Coliseum.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
0418 Marquee Framed
This week Marquee Framed visits the Irish Coast Pub, Kelly's Sports Pub and Bacchus Food and Drink in Gulfport and The Flying Irishmen in Ocean Springs.
The weather is returning to normal in South Mississippi after a late cool snap. The warmer weather also gives anglers an opportunity to do a little competitive fishing.
No debate, Palazzo staff says to Taylor's hand-delivered challenge
ANITA LEE/SUN HERALD Former Congressman Gene Taylor delivers a debate challenge Thursday morning to the campaign office of U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo, who defeated Taylor in 2010.
Preparing your child for Kindergarten
It's one of the most important aspects to making sure your little one grows up happy, healthy, and ready to learn - preparing for kindergarten.
Crime briefs for South Mississippi
Phillip Kevin Albert, 31, and Mayme Lynn Standridge, 35, were arrested about 4:25 p.m. after county narcotics agents found multiple drugs at their home, Brisolara said.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Lil Boosie will not perform this weekend in South Mississippi
Rapper Lil Boosie will not be performing for Mississippi Gulf Coast Spring Break this weekend, event promoter Keith Brown told radio station WJZD in a live interview Wednesday evening.
Mississippi Rollergirls told to vacate Harrison County skate park
Vice president of the roller derby team Ashley Adams said after several calls to Supervisor Connie Rockco's office she was told by a secretary Monday that they had until April 27 to get all of their equipment out of the Harrison County Skate Park and could no longer practice there.
Fifth inning decisive in Indians' win...
GLENN ANDREWS/SPECIAL TO THE SUN HERALD Biloxi infielder Elijah Nelson turns a double play over the slide of Gulfport base runner Dillon Brown on a ball hit by Gulfport's Daniel Mooney in the second inning, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Gulfport High School in Gulfport.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
MDOC, sheriff probe 'misuse' of inmate workers in Gulfport
A tent under which a couple celebrated their wedding at the Great Southern Golf Course has prompted investigations on the use of inmate labor for a private event.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Lynn Meadows hosts Gulfport School District art show
CECILY CUMMINGS/SPECIAL TO THE SUN HERALDFirst place photography winner Brooke Hubber in Gulfport School District's art exhibit at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center.
Peace, Gulfport and Biloxi decide, beats annexation wars
The cities have agreed they will not try to annex property within three miles of each other's boundaries through June 2017, when the terms of current officeholders end.
Rain and wind strike South Mississippi, followed by chilly temps
A line of storms moving in from Texas meant that heavy rains and strong winds were in store for South Mississippi Monday night, but once the severe weather moves out , the area will be left with unusually cold temperatures.
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Britton Owens, 21, of Gulfport dead of gunshot to head early Monday morning
A 21-year-old Gulfport man died from a gunshot wound to the head early Monday morning, Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove confirmed Monday afternoon.