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The Plant People Trade – Our Mississippi Home

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by Jessica Rankin, Our Mississippi Home

The Harrison County Fair Grounds were jumping this past Saturday with a local plant lovers Facebook group. If you recall Our MS Home posted a story about this blossoming group (pun intended) of “Plant People” last year. The MS Gulf Coast Plant and Cutting Exchange group in that time has grown even larger now with members numbering over 8,000. On Saturday the group held a cutting and plant…

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Harrison County School District holds safety training

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www.wxxv25.com – Janae Jordan – 2022-06-08 17:15:36

Today, the Harrison County School District held a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events training session with the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security.

The goal of the training was to prepare the 2,000 Harrison County School District employees with the knowledge and training to keep them and their students safe.

The course is designed to help provide strategies, guidance, and a plan for surviving an active shooter…

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Gulfport man sentenced to 12 years for drug trafficking

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-06-07 14:12:18

Reginald Norman

Gulfport, Miss. – District Attorney W. Crosby Parker announced, that Reginald Norman, 36, of Gulfport, pled guilty on Monday, at the Harrison County Circuit Courthouse in Gulfport, to one count of Trafficking of a Controlled Substance.

Circuit Court Judge Randi P. Mueller sentenced Norman to serve a mandatory 12-year prison sentence.

The case began on March 2, 2020 when investigators with the Harrison County Sherriff’s…

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Harrison County School District hosting free summer meals program

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www.wxxv25.com – Janae Jordan – 2022-06-01 17:45:20

School is out for the summer, but the Harrison County School District is still serving up healthy and tasty meals.

It is important to ensure kids are still getting the proper meals while out for the summer. So, to help fill the bellies of children, Harrison County School District is providing free meals Monday through Friday for children. Child Nutrition Programs Director Bradley Barlow said, “Three out of four of our…

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Grand jury clears Long Beach officers in 2021 shooting

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-06-01 12:16:57

Rudy Toler
Rudy Toler
Rudy Toler

A Harrison County grand jury has cleared Long Beach officers of any wrongdoing in the shooting of Rudy Desmond Toler during a an incident last year.

The grand jury said in its partial report released today that “no criminal conduct on behalf of the officers involved from the Long Beach Police Department.”

The grand jury also found that the actions taken were appropriate to the situation.

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Stolen vehicle leads to five arrests in connection with alleged drug trafficking organization

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-05-20 12:20:19

Coast and federal law enforcement agencies banded together on a five-month operation that culminated Wednesday with five arrests in connection with an alleged drug trafficking operation.

According to Biloxi Police, investigators with the Biloxi Police Department’s Special Crimes Unit, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department’s Narcotics Unit, the Ocean Springs Police Department, the D’Iberville Police Department, the…

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Fallen Officer Ceremony for Harrison County Deputy Earl Wesley Phillips

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www.wxxv25.com – Janae Jordan – 2022-05-10 17:17:37

Family, friends, and law enforcement officers gathered to remember Harrison County Sheriff’s Department’s fallen officer Deputy Earl Phillips.

Fifty years have passed since fallen officer Deputy Earl Phillips ended his watch, but the pain still runs deep. To honor his life and service to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, a fallen officer ceremony took place at his gravesite. Sheriff Troy Peterson said, “We try…

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Harrison County grand jury clears officers in death of father, son after multi-state chase

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-04-19 15:09:26

La’Mello Parker

A partial report from a Harrison County grand jury found there was no criminal conduct by law enforcement officers in the chase and subsequent deaths of Eric Smith and La’Mello Parker.

Louisiana officials say Smith entered the home of his ex-girlfriend, Christin Parker, and fatally shot her and her nephew, Brandon Parker on May 3, 2021, before fleeing with La’Mello Parker.

The 30-year-old man and the…

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Pilot project adds trash can lids to protect birds, keep beach clean

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www.wxxv25.com – Janae Jordan – 2022-04-15 15:00:38

Next time you drive by the Courthouse Road Pier, you may notice some new, bright trash cans.

Audubon has partnered with Harrison County Sand Beach Authority to begin a pilot study project by installing these bright red lids on trash receptacles.

Audubon hopes the eye-catching lids will encourage beach-goers to deposit garbage in the new trash cans while simultaneously adding a layer of protection for the beach-nesting…

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Fight over a hat leads to shooting in Gulfport

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-04-04 07:37:34

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Jacobe Hamilton, left, James Triplett

Two men face weapons charges after a physical dispute led to gunfire.

Police on Saturday charged Jacobe Jakeem Tyreek Hamilton, 19, with three counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession with intent. James Demetric Triplett was charged with shooting into a dwelling.

Hamilton and Triplett were taken to the Harrison County jail. Hamilton was held in lieu of a…

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