Gautier’s Read will lead Mississippi House appropriations

A South Mississippi representative will lead the state House Appropriations Committee. Speaker Philip Gunn announced John Read of Gautier will be the new chairman. He replaces Herb Frierson of Poplarville, who resigned earlier this year to become Commissioner of Revenue.

Lawmakers can and should bring Mississippi foster care out of dark

We know there are serious flaws in the system meant to protect Mississippi’s children. The relatively new Child Protective Services is a step in the right direction. But there remains a veil of secrecy over CPS, youth courts and parental-rights hearings. State Rep. Richard Bennett and state Sen. Sean Tindell say they’re committed to lifting that veil, an effort we are solidly behind.

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He only had $50 after Katrina -- here's why he spent it at Dolly's

Kacey Peterson of Dolly's Quick Stop shares an emotional story of a man with only $50 to spend after Hurricane Katrina. Dolly's opened two days after Katrina made landfall in South Mississippi, becoming a safe haven for Hancock Countians.
He only had $50 after Katrina -- here's why he spent it at Dolly's 2:00

He only had $50 after Katrina -- here's why he spent it at Dolly's

Community members conduct peaceful protest in Moss Point 1:44

Community members conduct peaceful protest in Moss Point

Biloxi Shuckers pitcher makes strong return after brother's death 2:28

Biloxi Shuckers pitcher makes strong return after brother's death

Quality Bakery tries to get back to work after Katrina 0:41

Quality Bakery tries to get back to work after Katrina