2022 Memorial Day holiday travel enforcement period concluded

35 views – WXXV Staff – 2022-05-31 14:11:01

Mississippi Highway Patrol Accepting Applications For Cadet Class 66

Jackson, Miss - concluded the 2022 Memorial Day Travel Enforcement Period Monday at midnight.

The enforcement period began on Friday, May 27, at 12:01 am.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued a total of 15,263 citations, made 375 arrests for impaired driving, and cited 1,615 motorists for seatbelt violations. MHP also investigated 125 crashes resulting in 49 injuries with 4 fatal crashes…

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Free at-home COVID tests available


Data Dive: Omicron’s case surge, at-home test shortage

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the emergence of the omicron variant happened around late November 2021, with the first case in the United States showing up on Dec. 1. Noted as the most infectious variant today that causes, generally, milder illness than the delta variant, other notable consequences of the omicron surge include hospitals filling back up, unprecedented daily case numbers and a shortage of rapid antigen at-home tests.

Previously, test numbers peaked a year ago around 121,000 but were almost eclipsed in September due to the delta variant. In January 2022, the number of COVID tests conducted has reached a new peak of more than 293,ooo, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.

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View the data on late fall’s surge of omicron cases from November to now:

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This week, the government has started offering an allotment of four free at-home COVID tests per U.S. household (not per person), available to order since Tuesday, Jan. 18 through U.S. Postal Service or since Wednesday through the official government site. Despite this effort to combat the testing shortage, there have been some noted issues with ordering tests, such as some apartment owners not being able to order due to claims of using a ‘duplicate address.’

Ordering tests is completely free, and they ship in about 7-12 days.


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This article first appeared on Mississippi Today and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.

Greenhouse Biloxi Reopens After Holiday Hiatus


by Julian Brunt, Our Mississippi Home

I am delighted to tell you that the Greenhouse , the coolest coffee shop on the Gulf Coast, has reopened after a long hiatus.

The Greenhouse on Porter, the original location, had been my hangout for the last six years, but it has been turned into an event location. So if you are looking for a unique spot for a birthday party, baby shower, or just a get-together…

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Ole Miss and MSU’s bowl game busts


Podcast: Mississippi’s bowl game busts

The Cleveland boys catch up from the break with thoughts on and Mississippi State’s losses in their bowl games, bid farewell to several notable players who have opted for the draft and look ahead at the future of both programs. Rick and Tyler also give predictions for the national championship.

Stream all episodes here.

This article first appeared on Mississippi Today and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.

Holiday Bowl scrapped as virus issues hit UCLA before kickoff

189 views – Associated Press – 2021-12-28 15:13:18

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Bowl became the fifth postseason college football game to be canceled when UCLA was forced to pull out just hours before Tuesday’s kickoff because of issues with the team.

The game was scheduled to be aired on FOX locally on WXXV 25.

The Bruins were scheduled to face No. 18 North…

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Gulfport basketball embracing history ahead of 39th annual Holiday Classic

Biloxi - Local News Feed Images 012 – WXXV Staff – 2021-12-27 22:41:44

You’d be hard pressed to find a high school basketball tournament played the week after Christmas that’s been going on as long as ’s Adidas Classic.

Now less than 24 hours away from tipping off the 39th annual event.

This year, fans can take a walk down memory lane in the lobby of Bert Jenkins Gymnasium…

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Make Christmas Eve Special for the Whole Family.


by Rebecca Turner, Our Mississippi Home

The Season is considered the most wonderful time of the year, with countless parties, events, and festivities leading up to Christmas Day. But the excitement peaks on Christmas Eve. Families can take advantage of the downtime and the anticipation of Christmas morning to make memories that will outlast the best-wrapped gift.

Christians celebrate Christmas Eve because Jesus is…

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Flying for holidays? Here are some tips to travel safe for Christmas

212 views – – 2021-12-16 20:47:00

, Miss. (WLOX) – travel can be hectic and the Transportation Security Administration is offering some travel safety tips to help keep your trip on track.

Most people know about the 311 rule restricting liquids, gels and aerosols but many people still try to bring prohibited items on the plane. The holiday travel season is upon us and the Transportation Security Administration…

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‘Christmas Connects’ Holiday event at the Pillars of Biloxi

163 views – Janae Jordan – 2021-12-14 17:28:41

Pillars of is connecting seniors with children this season by hosting their Christmas Connects event.

The Distinguished Gentlemen and the Boys and Girls Club of sent residents at the Pillars of Biloxi their Christmas wish list and the residents and caregivers went out and bought gifts.


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View Over 2 Million Lights At This Mississippi Christmas Light Display


All aboard! fun is in full swing at the Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum. Celebrating its Christmas Lights , the museum has been transformed into a magical winter wonderland with millions of twinkling lights, train rides, and more.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and…

by Daniella DiRienzo, Only In Your State

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