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South State soccer semi-finals kick-off Saturday as Playoffs head into 3rd round

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by Bruce Thornton, Our Mississippi Home

The “Southern Six” will be well represented this weekend as 21 teams compete to advance to next Tuesday’s South championship matches. There are seven head-to-head matchups involving teams from the 228 Sports coverage in the six most southern counties of with five of the matches involving squads from the same division.

Boys’ and girls’ doubleheaders will take place at and Stone.

A look at the boys’ side in Class 6A has coastal foes (12-7-2) and Ocean Springs (10-2-1) squaring off at Greyhound Stadium at 2 p.m. The Hounds defeated the Admirals 1-0 in their only regular-season meeting. Gulfport comes off a thrilling upset of defending state champion Northwest Rankin on the road while OSHS was taken to penalty kicks…

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Brooks and Dunn headed for South Mississippi in mid-May

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by Curtis Rockwell, Our Mississippi Home

One of the best-selling music duos of all time, Brooks and Dunn, recently announced their return to the road with the REBOOT 2023 TOUR LIVE and they’re coming to .
Brooks and Dunn with special guests Scotty McCreery and Megan Moroney will play the Mississippi Coast Coliseum on Friday, May 19th. Pre-sale tickets will launch Thursday morning and the public on-sale begins this Friday, Jan. 27th at 10 a.m., local time.
The new tour is set for 17 cities at present. The show will of course feature multiple timeless hits, and kicks off in Kansas City, Mo., on May 4th. The trek is produced by Live Nation.
“Last year, you all reminded us just how much fun it is to walk out on that stage and share the night with ya! We love what we do, but we’re just surfing your wave…

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Prep hoops: Annual “HoopsFest” set for Saturday in Biloxi

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by Curtis Rockwell, Our Mississippi Home

January 13, 2023: Duran Parish (12) pulls up for a three point shot during the versus Biloxi varsity boys basketball game at Gulfport High School. Photo: Bobby McDuffie/228 Sports

The annual “HoopsFest”, for many years one of the most acclaimed prep basketball events on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, returns this weekend but in a bit of a different form and in a new arena as well.
The “2023 Hoopsfest” features six contests, five boys and one girl’s game,  beginning at 11 a.m., Saturday at the Biloxi High Sports Arena. There will be three different sessions featuring two games each. The first session sees vs. McGill-Toolen of Mobile (Ala.) at 11 followed by Harrison Central vs. Cottage Hill of Mobile at 12:30.
The second…

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Community Action of South MS holding free tax prep services

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www.wxxv25.com – Janae Jordan – 2023-01-20 14:21:15

The Community Action of Volunteer Income Tax Service is ready to help individuals and families with annual incomes up to $60,000 get ahead financially, pay down debt, and work toward saving for the future.

VITA offers free tax preparation and electronic filing for a quick refund. IRS-trained and certified volunteers work one-on-one with filers to prepare and electronically file and federal income tax forms at no charge and determine qualifications for tax credits and refunds. Community Action of South MS Executive Director Vanessa Gibson said,…

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Ukrainian bishop visits Our Lady of the Gulf in Bay St. Louis

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www.wxxv25.com – Brooke Parker – 2023-01-16 15:31:28

The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kyiv, Ukraine visited over the weekend to celebrate mass and talk about the plight his country is facing in the midst of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Voices joined together with one prayer: peace. As the Russia-Ukraine War continues to escalate, this is one prayer that many hope to be answered soon.

For five-and-a-half years, Bishop Louis Kihneman, Diocese of , has prayed for peace in the Ukraine. Bishop Vitaliy Kryvytsky, of the Diocese of Kyiv-Zhytomyr, finally had the chance to express his…

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Twelfth Night Celebration in Biloxi Kicks Off Mardi Gras Season

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by Cherie Ward, Our Mississippi Home

The turkey has been carved, the gifts have been unwrapped, and the black-eyed peas have been devoured so you know what that means—it’s time to let the good times roll.

The and the are signaling the switch of the seasons in with the annual gathering of the Twelfth Night Celebration.

The event is set for 5 pm Thursday, Jan. 5 at the Visitors Center.

The reigning royal courts of 2022 will turn off the Biloxi white Christmas lights and parade to Biloxi City Hall where at 6:30 p.m., they will turn on the purple, gold, and green lights of Carnival and raise their glasses to toast the beginning of the 115th celebration of Mardi Gras in the city of Biloxi.

Gulf Coast Carnival Association’s…

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New Year’s Eve events across the Coast

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www.wxxv25.com – WXXV Staff – 2022-12-30 17:48:40

As with a lot of things, always does it up big for New Year’s celebrations.

There’s no shortage of fun happening tomorrow either.

Saturday morning, Brantley Ellison Fitness is hosting its first ever for Free 2023 5K at the Cedar Lake Road location. The family is invited to start off the year with fitness vendors, gym incentives, and a chance to win a free month of membership by placing first in the 5k.

From 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., doors are open at the White House Hotel in for a White House Affair New Year’s Party. The event will feature…

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Prep hoops tourneys in full swing across the “Southern Six”

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by Curtis Rockwell, Our Mississippi Home

The prep basketball tournament season tipped off Wednesday in full force across as well as the rest of the .
Here in the “Southern Six” there are four different such hoops events taking place in , , and Carriere.

December 28, 2022: Gulfport forward Keanu Patrick (13) during the Gulfport versus varsity boys basketball game in the Admiral Hardwood Club Christmas Classic tournament at Gulfport High School. Photo: Bobby McDuffie/228 Sports

In Gulfport on day one of the 39th annual “Admiral Hardwood Club Holiday Classic”, play began with Harrison Central slipping past 65-62. Aujaylen Barron poured in a game-high 35 points to lead the Red Rebels, while Josh Holmes tallied 23 points for the Maroon Tide.
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Big prep hoops tourneys on tap in Gulfport and Biloxi this week

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by Curtis Rockwell, Our Mississippi Home

Almost every year, the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is filled with quite a bit of prep basketball action in mostly in the form of tournaments.
And this year is no different in the “Southern Six”.
As many as four different events for both boys and girls take place this week along the coast, including two big tourneys in and . Other tourneys are happening in and Carriere.

November 15, 2022: Panthers Kelan Rich (5) looks to pass during the Pascagoula versus Gulfport varsity boys basketball game at Gulfport, Mississippi. Photo: Bobby McDuffie/228 Sports

In Gulfport, the annual Gulfport Hardwood Club boys holiday event runs Wednesday through Friday, and it is the only three-day event in our area. The 2022…

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Funeral service for two fallen Bay St. Louis police officers

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www.wxxv25.com – Janae Jordan – 2022-12-21 17:44:55

It was a somber day for South as fallen officers Sgt. Steven Robin and Officer Branden Estorffe were laid to rest.

An overflowing crowd gathered to pay their respects for 34-year-old Sgt. Steven Robin and 23-year-old Officer Branden Estorffee, who were killed in the line of duty while responding to a call for a wellness check.

With Christmas just four days away, the families of the fallen officers and the community are trying to find happiness in a time of darkness. Governor Tate Reeves said, “Thank you to Sgt. Robin and Officer Estorffe and…

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