It's official! We are so excited about the music, the food, The Children's Village, The Historical Exhibit, the wonderful Artist Market, and the Wooden Boat Exhibit! Mark your calendars now for both days, there's so much to see and do!


Mississippi DMV / Driving license services are now available in Gulfport!

A new driver’s license bureau opened up in Gulfport this past Monday. Residents of Gulfport are relieved they don’t have to make the trip to D’iberville every time they need a new license. 

Gulfport Councilman Ricky Dombrowski said that this project has been his baby for the last eight months and he is excited to share it with the community. They have redone the entire exterior of the building and gutted the inside. It is located just up Highway 49 in the Raybourn Plaza.

“Why don’t we have a place where we can get driver’s license,” said Dombrowski, “He says we have to drive all the way out to HWY 67, I said ‘well you know, let’s just find out.’ So, once I contacted Jackson County they said ‘you know, find us a building and we’ll be glad to move into it.’”

Gulfport resident Barbara Stewart said, “Very excited since I don’t have to travel all over the country looking for a place to get my license. It’s right down the street.”

City leaders hope to have a grand opening celebration. Workers are putting the finishing touches on the project.


Mississippi DMV
Raybourn Plaza
12178 Highway 49
Gulfport, MS 39503-3170

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc. in conjunction with the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce and Jackson County Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the One Coast Awards. The One Coast Awards are the rebranding of the former Roland Weeks Hall of Fame, The Sun Herald Top 10 Under 40 and Community Leader Awards.

“Volunteers are the lifeline of South Mississippi. So many individuals give tirelessly to ensure the prosperity of our region and the enhancement of our quality of life. These individuals need to be recognized and have their achievements spotlighted,” stated Kimberly Nastasi, Chief Executive Officer of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

The Roland Weeks Hall of Fame was established in 2002 by The Sun Herald. Recognizing the wealth of outstanding business and community leaders across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the Top 10 Under 40 and Community Leader Awards were developed to recognize community leaders and strong, up-and-coming young business leaders, and to hold them up as examples in the Roland Weeks Leadership Hall of Fame, named for the long time publisher of the Sun Herald.

Roland Weeks, the man for whom the Leadership Hall of Fame is named, has been advocating the need for vision and community for more than four decades. Roland Weeks works tirelessly in the communities that make up the Mississippi Gulf Coast in an effort to bring everyone together. He knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that we must have leaders with a broader vision, leaders with a South Mississippi perspective. It was Weeks’ leadership that inspired The Sun Herald’s South Mississippi Leaders Hall of Fame. Weeks continues to be an advocate for a regionalism approach in business and government to make the Mississippi Coast a stronger, more unified force.

The program and awards have been revitalized as the One Coast Awards to continue the ideal that One Coast is a regional belief that our common interests far outweigh any difference; an awareness that what benefits one, ultimately benefits all; a celebration of our unique communities and an attitude of no boundaries.

Nominations are now being accepted for the One Coast Community Leader and One Coast Top 10 Under 40 Awards. Applications can be downloaded at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Hancock County Chamber of Commerce and Jackson County Chamber of Commerce’s websites. The award ceremony to recognize nominees and award recipients will be held on November 17 at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. For more information contact 228-604-0014. or visit:




Have Fun and Help the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi help your fellow Mississippians! This year's theme is:
"Taming Diabetes!" 

Saturday at 9:00am
Jones Park, Gulfport, Ms
2250 Jones Park Dr, Gulfport, Mississippi 39501

WALK! Online Registration…/u95Etx2JpcR5DQrwkVq6wb9UG67fL…/

TEAM UP! Set up your team (or individual) fundraiser for online donations at


For more information and FUNdraising ideas

The Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport Seabee Base is getting ready to host one of its biggest fundraisers of the year, and it promises to be a sticky, grimy, messy event. This Saturday, your family can race through thick mud while helping out the military.

More than 1,000 people will take on this challenge, five-mile course that winds through the Seabee Base. It involves cross country, road running, an obstacle course and crawling and sloshing through two mud pits. 

This event is open to the public - All non-military people must use the Broad Avenue gate to enter the base. The competition starts at 7am. 

There's also a Family Fun Run that begins at 9:00am. More info: