Laurie Carter of Gulfport was so angered by a body-shaming Facebook post that she reached out to the victim and is organizing an anti-bullying rally at Jones Park in Gulfport. The rally will be Sept. 2, 11a.m. to 1p.m. Carter invites anyone who has ever been bullied to come to the rally and take a stand.
Sun Herald food writer Tammy Smith grew up in Brookhaven, Miss., and never learned how to get through a crab’s tough exterior to get to the tasty meat inside. With crabs a popular item at casino buffets, she decided it was time to learn.
The Magnolia Bayou Hidden Watershed project by Mississippi State University Gulf Coast Community Design Studio and members of the Boys & Girls Club of South Mississippi’s Hancock County Unit got children outside to learn about the delicate ecosystem in their city. The kids did water quality samples, drew paintings of native species, made a three-dimensional model of the watershed and put it all together in an exhibit in the city’s Depot District. The whole project was documented by a 15-year-old filmmaker from Pass Christian.
Olina Nelson has four special-needs children her own, but she takes the time to volunteer with the Biloxi special needs program that provides sports and other activities for special needs children and adults.
Experts from the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Lab weigh in on the different theories of why mullet jump. One of those is that they are simply happy, but the science doesn’t back that up.
Watch the transformation of South Mississippi’s shoreline as it changes from shrimp docks and empty seafood factories into the centerpiece of the region’s economy. After Hurricane Katrina, they rebuilt and re-invented themselves to retain their place and continue to grow.
The mother of transgender murder victim Dee Whigham said the 40-year sentence handed to Dwanya Hickerson for second-degree murder was a “slap in the face,” but the prosecuting and defending attorneys said they were satisfied with the plea bargain. Hickerson received an additional eight years for robbery.
Gulfport hairdresser Kevin Anderson is remembered as a gentleman who loved life and was a master at his profession. Anderson’s body was found in the Mississippi Sound the day after his unoccupied boat washed ashore.