The City of Gulfport will officially cut the ribbon and open the Ken Combs Pier to the public this Friday, August 21 at 10 am. Hurricane Isaac struck on August 29, 2012 causing significant damage to the pier and surrounding jetties. The Ken Combs Pier is the site each year of Pier Walk held each April on Earth Day to memorialize the lives of our loved ones who have passed on.

Please Come out and join us as we reopen the Ken Combs Pier complex this Friday. 

Compton Engineering – Engineer of Record
JE Borries – Contractor
Warr Management Services – Project Management
Pier Project Cost - $280,000

USA TODAY: 50 state secrets: Hidden gems to visit around the USA

Ship Island one of USA's `secret hidden gems'

"Mississippi - There’s much more to the Mississippi Gulf Coast than gaming and nightlife. If you’re looking to get away from it all, take a trip to Ship Island: You might start to imagine you are basking in the sun on some isolated tropical isle."

Brothers in law enforcement honor Rob Curry with memorial ride

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -Lt. Rob Curry died seven years ago in a tragic motorcycle accident while on duty with the Gulfport Police Department.

But his brothers in law enforcement are determined to keep his memory alive, as they did Saturday with the fourth annual Ride for Rob.

More than 50 motorcyclists - civilian and police officers - gathered to celebrate his life with a 40-mile cruise through South Mississippi.

Curry, a motorcycle officer, died August 14, 2008, when a driver hit him on U.S. 49 while he was on duty.

This was the first time to participate for David Ervin of the Blue Knights in Picayune, a law enforcement motorcycle club.

“I’m very encouraged about the law enforcement motorcycle clubs coming out in his memory,” he said. “And participating in this along with all the civilian riders that happen to appear.”

Each year, the memorial ride becomes even more important as the distance of time can dilute the memory of Lt. Curry, who he was, and what he meant to family, friends and the law enforcement community.

Participation grows at least five percent each year, said organizer J.D. Barnes, Gulfport Police officer and president of the Saints of the Apocalypse motorcycle club.

“We do it for his widow and his kids,” he said. “That’s mainly why we’re doing it. To kind of bring everybody together so she always knows that he's not forgotten and that his memory still lives on. And it’s not going to be forgotten.”

His daughter, Krysten Curry, was only 12 when he was killed.

“It’s extremely tough when it comes around this time of the year anyway, just because it brings back everything that we relived seven years ago,” she said. “But at the same time it’s really nice to know that people still remember him and want to honor him and come out and ride in his memory. It's really nice. It kind of eases the pain a little bit.”

Barnes said that part of Curry’s legacy is his work above and beyond the call of duty in traffic enforcement and traffic safety throughout Gulfport. Because of that, part of the reason to have the memorial ride is bring awareness to motorcycle safety.

“He was such a friendly, charismatic guy,” Barnes added. “He never met a stranger. He was just a good cop. A good friend to everybody he met.” WLOX-TV

Special thanks to Corporal Anthony Millender of USMC ( and to his proud mom Gulfport Clerk of Council Ronda Cole!) for leading the Pledge of Allegiance at today's Gulfport City Council meeting! 

He is currently stationed at Camp Legune, NC., serving in the 24th MEU, Command Element and returning from an overseas deployment on the USS New York.

We commend you on your service to our country!



Congratulations to Cheryl Millender who accepted an award for the City’s participation in the senior volunteer program with The Southern Mississippi Planning & Development District located on Hwy 49!  The City of Gulfport has senior volunteers in the Water Department, Human Resources, and the police department.  We have also hired individuals enrolled in the program in the Municipal Courts and Parks and Recreation. 



This Friday.... Please join us at our last Cinema By The ShoreFREE movie night of the summer! 

We will be showing Paddington Movie at 7:45pm in Gulfport's Jones Park, but come early to get your face painted, jump in one of the bounce houses or get your picture taken with some very special guests!
 — at Jones Park.



The City of Gulfport will host a Bake Sale fundraiser this Friday, August 21, on the 2nd Floor Break Room in the Hardy Building!

Proceeds benefit the American Herat Association's Heart Walk



Hey Gulfport, Let's Play Ball! Make plans to come out and join us August 25th for the first ever ‘Gulfport Night’ with the Biloxi Shuckers at MGM Park!

We are looking forward to a fun-filled evening & #Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes, Fire Chief Mike Beyerstedt, City Attorney Hugh Keating and CAO Dr. John Kelly will be throwing out the first pitches!

Simply use the promo code located on the flyer, "GPT25", to receive a discounted ticket price from ticketmaster:



Get your Bow Ties & Beignets ticket today! Tickets available at Gulfport City Hall (2309 15th Street), all locations of Riemann Family Funeral Homes and Gentiva Hospice! General Admission - $25 per ticket - Premium Admission which includes a custom-made Katrina 10 bow tie - $50.00 each. Sponsorships available for tables which includes bow ties! Come join the fun and help us help the children of Harrison County!!!!



"Ten years ago Katrina wrecked our community but strengthened our faith! Join us for a Remembrance Service at the Barksdale Pavilion in Jones Park. Featuring a mass choir, Brent Warr, Billy Hewes, Haley Barbour and Pastor Sonny Adolph. Mass Choir rehearses at 9:30. Love Offering for Samaritan's Purse disaster relief. Picnic in the Park to follow - bring your own picnic basket or visit a food vendor." More info:



Mark your calendars! The Navy will commission its newest shallow-water, near-shore combat ship in on Saturday December 5, 2015 in Gulfport!

The Saturday commissioning ceremony is open to the public at no charge, but you need to have a ticket.  If you desire a ticket, please send an email to to include your name, mailing address and phone number. 





Harrison County senior citizens were recently able to enjoy a day of food and fun at Gulfport's Jones Park!

The Boyington Health and Rehabilitation Center and the City of Gulfport teamed up to host over 30 vendors and served over 500 seniors and caretakers to great barbecue, music and games.
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