A half-century ago, thousands joined a march across Mississippi to challenge a system that condoned violence against black people and suppressed their rights — issues still reverberating in today's national debates about police violence.
Gautier is getting a new business in its town center, but the area has not taken off as hoped. City officials remain optimistic as residents wonder when Gautier will attract a big box retail or national restaurant chain.
Sun Herald photographer John Fitzhugh compiled images of Hancock County taken before Hurricane Katrina and immediately after the storm ravaged South Mississippi in August 2005. 10 years later, Fitzhugh went to the same places and photographed it again. This is what he found.
Hurricane Katrina: Before, After & Now -- Hancock County
Hurricane Katrina: Before, After & Now -- Gulfport
Jackson County rallies around Marjorie Williams
Southern Miss fans meet their Golden Eagle football team