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Gulfport, MS 39502, USA

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Fresh eyes give Gulfport new ideas for improving tourism

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:06:23 -0700

In looking for ideas on how to attract more tourists, Gulfport is asking those on the outside looking in what they'd like to see the city offer visitors. On Tuesday, dozens of community development experts from across Mississippi took a ride around the city. Gulfport leaders are hoping to get fresh perspectives on what the city is doing well and what it can improve on.

Gulfport begins working on 2015 budget

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:55:23 -0700

Gulfport city council met Tuesday to begin discussing their 2015 budget. The council was able to hear from all department heads, but council members raised several questions about the police department.

Jones Park in Gulfport becoming one popular place

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:51:13 -0700

One former mayor called it the "front door" to the City of Gulfport. He was talking about the location of Jones Park. That $35 million development is one of the biggest post-Katrina public improvement projects in South Mississippi. It is becoming quite the popular spot for entertainment, exercise and relaxation. Jones Park is also home to a growing variety of special events and festivals.

FBI: More victims have come forward with molestation claims

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:07:00 -0700

More victims have come forward accusing a veteran South Mississippi teacher of molesting them while students at Bayou View Middle School. FBI agents now believe William Richard Pryor molested 11 male students between the ages of 12 and 14. Tuesday, Pryor was in court for nearly two hours as testimony reveled shocking, new details of the alleged sexual crimes.

Head Start teachers hope to raise grades with training

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:49:49 -0700

Head Start programs across the country must meet tougher federal standards in order to receive funding. The Harrison County Head Start Program is taking steps to boost teacher performance. It has hired a company that specializes in training teachers.

AP Prep Polls

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:27:57 -0700

Here's this week's prep football rankings by class from the Associated Press

Gulfport man charged with felony DUI

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:32:49 -0700

Gulfport police have arrested Jessie Demond Wilson, 30, of Gulfport on a charge of felony driving under the influence.

Results from final MCT2 released

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 01:06:21 -0700

Results from the latest and final MCT2 are out and many schools across the state may see a big drop in their test scores. School superintendents are telling parents don't be surprised or disappointed if your child moves from the "advanced" category to "proficient" or even below. That's because what the students were taught last year and what they were tested on were quite different.

Harrison County Library System Adds Nine More Early Literacy Stations™ from AWE to Its Library Branches

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:17:46 -0700

Harrison County now has a total of 30 AWE Early Literacy Stations™— which provide computer skills, school readiness, and early learning fun for young children— throughout its library system. (PRWeb August 26, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/HarrisonCountyMiss/AWEEarlyLiteracyStations/prweb12074439.htm

USM Gulf Park greets students with Welcome Week

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:06:11 -0700

USM Gulf Park wants students to make a smooth transition to college and get them more involved in campus life. The campus is hosting a series of events to help students feel welcome. Assignment Education Reporter Trang Pham-Bui attended the first day of Welcome Week.

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