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Holiday sales up 7.6% despite the squeeze of inflation

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-12-26 19:30:10

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FILE – A shopper carries bags down Fifth Avenue on Black Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, in New York. sales rose as shoppers showed some resilience during the most important shopping season despite surging prices on everything from food to rent. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson, File )

NEW YORK (AP) — Holiday sales rose this year as American spending remained resilient during the critical shopping season despite surging prices on everything from food to rent, according to one measure.

Holiday sales rose 7.6, a slower pace than the 8.5% increase from a year earlier when shoppers…

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39th annual Gulfport Holiday Classic at Bert Jenkins Gymnasium

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www.wxxv25.com – Ansley Brent – 2022-12-23 21:54:13

We are only two short days away from Christmas Day which means a major basketball tournament for the of Mississippi is right around the corner.

The 39th annual Classic will take place at Bert Jenkins Gymnasium from December 28th to the 30th.

The three-day tournament consists of seven teams from Mississippi and one team from Illinois, coached by former Gulfport High Coach Danny Grieves.

Gulfport Boys Head Coach Owen Miller says the athletic department has been hard at work to make sure that the tournament is a big success and they are honored to…

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Holiday festivities at the Salvation Army Kroc Center

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www.wxxv25.com – Jazell Ladner – 2022-12-05 16:14:17

The Salvation Army Kroc Center had a lot of festivities for the community to enjoy on Saturday.

Families were able to start their morning having breakfast with Santa provided by Waffle House and then take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

JZ 94.5 radio station partnered with the Kroc Center providing a free safety fair to encourage kids to get to know our first responders and explore their vehicles.

A Christmas market also took place throughout the event for those that needed gifts for loved ones. Kroc Center Director Danielle Emery said, “Everybody from the…

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Holiday events on Saturday across the Gulf Coast

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-12-02 15:42:58

Tons of happenings across the Gulf Coast Saturday.

Two big holiday events are being held in . The first is the free Christmas in the City at the District Green in Biloxi from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Christmas on the Water in Biloxi begins at 6 tomorrow night. That’s a free event as well.

The River City is also taking to the water at 5:30 tomorrow with the Christmas by the River boat parade with prizes on the line for best decorated boats.

A tradition continues in , the Sea Santa Sail-a-Bration waterless boat parade rolls at 5:45 downtown with…

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The Holiday House Tour In Mississippi

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by Daniella DiRienzo, Only In Your


It’s official; the halls have been decked in Natchez! More specifically, the halls of several historic mansions in Natchez have been decked to the nines, and you can see them for yourself during the…

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Kroc Center holding 11th annual Holiday Shape-Up Challenge

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-11-15 15:18:48

Instead of waiting until the new year to get in shape, this is your chance to start now!

The Salvation Army Kroc Center has kicked off their annual Shape-Up Challenge. The cost is $25 for an eight-week membership at the Kroc Center.

From now until January 7th, you will have access to the pool, fitness facility, and basketball courts.

Every week, interested participants will go to the Kroc Center and weigh-in to maintain prize eligibility and check progress.

At the end of the eight week program, the top overall winner, as well as the 1st place male and female and…

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MGCCC hosts annual Holiday Hobnob and Scholarship Presentation

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www.wxxv25.com – Sabria Reid – 2022-11-09 21:15:50

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s culinary and pastry arts program put on a tasting for the community.

MGCCC’s annual Holiday Hobnob is an opportunity for culinary students to show off their creativity, allowing the community to taste some holiday delicacies and pastries.

The students really stuck with the holiday theme. Dishes were prepared by pastry and culinary students. Students curated pumpkin spice panna cotta, special dressing croquettes, bourbon meatballs, and much more. Chef Lauren Howard said, “What comes away the most surprising to me…

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Mississippi Stories: Martha Allen

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2022-10-31 14:34:30, 1667244870

In this edition of , Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Extra Table’s Executive Director Martha Allen to talk about Extra Table’s mission, the many facets of hunger in Mississippi and how you can sponsor a TURKEY as a part of their Tackle Hunger Campaign for $15 (your donation will put a 10-12 pound Jennie-O turkey on the table of a family in need this holiday season.)

Founded in 2009 by restauranteur Robert St. John, Extra Table has helped fight hunger by stocking food pantries across the of Mississippi by lowering the cost of food (Every dollar provides 5.9 meals.)

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Mississippi Stories: Martha Allen – Mississippi Today

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Mississippi Stories: Martha Allen

In this edition of , Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Extra Table’s Executive Director Martha Allen to talk about Extra Table’s mission, the many facets of hunger in Mississippi and how you can sponsor a TURKEY as a part of their Tackle Hunger Campaign for $15. A single donation will put a 10-12 pound Jennie-O turkey on the table of a family in need this holiday season.

Founded in 2009 by restauranteur Robert St. John, Extra Table has helped fight hunger by stocking food pantries across the of Mississippi by lowering the cost of food — every dollar provides 5.9 meals.



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

2022 Memorial Day holiday travel enforcement period concluded

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-05-31 14:11:01

Mississippi Highway Patrol Accepting Applications For Cadet Class 66

Jackson, Miss - concluded the 2022 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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