Jackson County

Ocean Springs to reopen beaches (Updated 5:40 p.m.)

OCEAN SPRINGS - The city has rescinded its closure of Front Beach and East Beach after being told by MDEQ officials that matter washing ashore was not oil.

Earlier today, gooey globs of what appeared to be weathered oil and tar balls washed ashore on portions of Front Beach and East Beach.

By late afternoon, Moran said the oily orange mousse had made it to shore, prompting city leaders to close the area but they reversed the decision after learning the mousse-like substance was not oil.

Read more about this story in Tuesday's Sun Herald.