What's New in Jackson County
Santa will be coming to the Jackson County Animal Shelter for “Pet Pictures with Santa” on Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21. The photo session costs $10 and all proceeds will be used to purchase food and medical supplies for the shelter animals.
Ocean Springs Alderman-at-Large Bobby Cox will be the Parade Marshall for the “Harbor’s Christmas Boat Parade” on Saturday, December 14. The parade route will begin near the Ocean Springs Yacht Club at 6 p.m. and the run along Front Beach to the entrance of the Small Craft Harbor in Ocean Springs.
More than 50 people attended a ribbon cutting on Nov. 19 to mark the official opening of the new Highway Patrol/Driver’s License Office in Gautier on Highway 57. The $254,900 facility is 2,000 square feet with a waiting area that will accommodate 36 people. The building, which replaces the Pascagoula office, has actually been open for business to the public for driver’s license testing and issuance for the past couple weeks. The new phone number is 228-818-8340.
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The Jackson County Road Department will be closing South Highway 57 between Hwy. 90 and Old Spanish Trail from Friday, November 15 at 5:00 p.m. through Tuesday, November 19 at 6 a.m. During this time, CSX Rail Road crews will be performing upgrades to the rail road crossing. All traffic will be detoured West along Old Spanish Trail Road to Hanshaw Road or East along Old Spanish Trail Road to Shell Landing Boulevard. Drivers are encouraged to use caution, observing posted speed limit and detour signs. Motorists also need to be mindful of pedestrians, bicyclists, and young children.