• Anna Magee, Nancy Wathen and Karen Santee reach up to smell oranges at Majorie Kinnan Rawlings State Park.

    OLLI Jolly Holidays

    As part of the OLLI at Eckerd College, some participants visited the Cross Creek area of Florida on December 8. ...

  • Ruby Perry Jason Perry

    The Safety of the Blanket Fort

    Family Blanket Fort Night, the first of its kind at the Gulfport Library, was a big success last weekend in the Friend's Room. ...

  • Gulfport Tile Sign

    Stroll, Sip and Shop Local: Your Holiday Guide

    No matter where you live, we’ve found ways you can check off every item on your to-do list this holiday season without picking up those car keys. ...

  • Jeff  Chouinard Tiki Carver

    100 Artists Brings Local Art to the People

    Last weekend, Suntan Art Center’s 100 Artist Show in Horan Park closed out its third year featuring art ranging from small jewelry to large Tiki totems. ...

  • Tree Lighting Santa Claus

    Santa Returns to Gulfport

    On December 1, Santa returned to Gulfport, stashing his sled and arriving instead courtesy of his 1925 LaFrance fire engine. ...

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A Pointless Report

About the release of the Senate Intelligence report about the CIA interrogation program following 9/11/2001. It's a question of what's more important: the best interests of our country, which is fighting a war today, or a last political shot at the George W. Bush administration.

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A-Pathetic

I knew when I moved to Ward Four we were the red-headed stepchild, and don’t misunderstand: I love a lot of things about living over here. I love that I don’t need flood insurance, that I don’t have to deal with street parties every week, and that because I moved across the street I bought more house for less.... I don’t love that we have this ward-wide indifference.

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Not a Racial Issue

The Ferguson, MO shooting of a black teenager is not a racial issue. The issue is excessive use of force by police. In this case, thoroughly vetted by a grand jury with all the evidence publicly available (although without the racial overtones, it would not have even made it to the grand jury in the first place), it was determined that officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown in self defense.

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Immigration for America

If you like open borders, you must have loved President Barack Obama's close-to-extra-constitutional executive action to grant an estimated five million illegal immigrants work papers and freedom from potential deportation – as if that was really going to happen since few are being deported anyway. In reality, the borders have been open.

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