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November 18th, 2014 | Posted in News |

 

Third Saturday Series at Bon Silene (Charnley – Norwood House)

November 10th, 2014 | Posted in News |

“The Big Story in the Small Town: from the Largest Building in the Country to a Cottage by the Sea” is the title of the third and final talk at Bon Silene (Charnley – Norwood House) to be held Saturday, November 15 at 2:00 pm.   This talk by Ligia Romer will examine the architecture of […]

Road Closure for Nov. 4, 2014

October 31st, 2014 | Posted in News |

ROAD CLOSURE On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 from 8 am – 2:30 pm, the eastern end of Iberville Dr. near its intersection with Vermont will be closed to all traffic.  This will allow the City to make a sewer line repair.  Alternate routes will include Ames and Washington.   We appreciate your patience and apologize […]

36th annual Peter Anderson Festival Road Closures

October 29th, 2014 | Posted in News |

The Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce – Main Street – Tourism Bureau will host the 36th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival presented by Blue Moon on Nov. 1-2.  Below you will find a few points of information related to the event that you will find helpful to your operations that weekend. Certain streets […]

Road Closure Notice for Oct. 30, 2014

October 28th, 2014 | Posted in News |

On Thursday, October 30th, 2014 from 7 am – 6 pm, Woodland Circle at 106 Woodland Circle (north loop) will be closed to all traffic.  This will allow the City to make street and drainage repairs.  All impacted residents, including Choctaw Circle, should enter and exit on the south loop.  In the event of inclement […]

Ocean Springs Announces Openings on Various Boards & Commissions

October 24th, 2014 | Posted in News |

Ocean Springs Announces Openings on Various Boards & Commissions The City of Ocean Springs is accepting applications from local citizens for potential appointments to the Tree Committee and Taxi Advisory Board. Candidate Profile forms for boards and commissions can be downloaded from the city website, www.oceansprings-ms.gov under the “Documents and Forms” link. They are also […]

Boil Water Notice for Oct. 21, 2014

October 16th, 2014 | Posted in News |

CITY OF OCEAN SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS WATER OUTAGE AND BOIL WATER NOTICE There will be a water outage that will affect residents on Government, from Hickory to Bechtel, and on Bechtel, from Hwy 90 to Elliot Place. Residents will experience a water outage on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 8 am until […]

Bruce Richard Benefit Fish Fry

October 15th, 2014 | Posted in News |

On behalf of the men and women of Ocean Springs Public Works, we would like to thank the hundreds of citizens, many businesses, and especially the Poor Man’s Yacht Club, that have contributed time, money, and goods to this very worthwhile and needy project.  We have completely sold out of all fish plates days in […]

The Dream Program Fundraiser

August 29th, 2014 | Posted in News |

City announces openings on various Boards and Commissions

August 11th, 2014 | Posted in News |

Press Release For details and information concerning this release, please contact the Office of the Mayor, Ravin Floyd – Public Relations Officer at 228-875-6722 or 228-382-2817.   August 11, 2014:  for immediate release   Ocean Springs Announces Opening on Civil Service Commission and Zoning & Adjustment Board Ocean Springs, MS—The City of Ocean Springs is […]

Fire Hydrant Testing: District 5

June 24th, 2014 | Posted in News |

The City of Ocean Springs pressure tests and maintenance inspects all fire hydrants within the City once a year.  This requires the Fire Department to open every fire hydrant for a brief period.  When this is done sediment is dislodged from within our water mains thereby causing a brief period of discoloration. Should this occur at […]

*Now Available 2013 Drinking Water Quality Report

June 23rd, 2014 | Posted in News |

Please click Here to view the 2013 Drinking Water Quality Report.

Fire Hydrant Testing: District 5

June 19th, 2014 | Posted in News |

The City of Ocean Springs pressure tests and maintenance inspects all fire hydrants within the City once a year.  This requires the Fire Department to open every fire hydrant for a brief period.  When this is done sediment is dislodged from within our water mains thereby causing a brief period of discoloration. Should this occur at […]

Road Closing Notice

June 10th, 2014 | Posted in News |

Desoto Street from Cash Alley to Blount will be closed to thru traffic beginning Wednesday, June 11 at 7:00 a.m. through Friday, June 13 at 2:00 p.m. This will allow for drainage repairs. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions please call the Department of […]

Road Closure

June 2nd, 2014 | Posted in News |

Beginning Wednesday, June 4, through Friday, June 6, the east end of Robinson at its intersection with Handy will be closed for storm drain repairs/replacement. There will be no thru traffic at this intersection. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please call the Department […]

Mississippi Urban Forestry Workshop

May 12th, 2014 | Posted in News |

Prepare for the Next Storm MAY 12, 2014 PUBLICATION OF THE MISSISSIPPI URBAN FOREST COUNCIL Mississippi Urban Forest Council Contacts: Executive Director: Donna Yowell dyowell@aol.com (601) 672-0755 www.msurbanforest.com Resources: www.msurbanforest.com www.mfc.state.ms.us www.msucares www.treelink.net Workshop May 13, 2014 Ocean Springs City Hall 1PM-3:30PM Topics: City Planning for Storms How to Recognize a Hazard Tree City Codes […]

Ocean Springs announces Opening on Tree Committee

April 28th, 2014 | Posted in News |

Press Release For details and information concerning this release, please contact Ravin Floyd, Public Relations Officer, at 228-875-6722 or 228-382-2817 April 28, 2014:  for immediate release Ocean Springs Announces Opening on Tree Committee   Ocean Springs, MS—The City of Ocean Springs is accepting applications from local citizens for a potential appointment to the Tree Committee. […]

Jackson County Board of Supervisors to hold Public Hearing

April 21st, 2014 | Posted in News |

Press Release For details and information concerning this release, please contact the Office of the Mayor, Ravin Floyd – Public Relations Officer at 228-875-6722 or 228-382-2817. April 17, 2014- for immediate release   Jackson County Board of Supervisors to hold Public Hearing Ocean Springs, MS – The Jackson County Board of Supervisors will host a […]

MAE’s Strengthen Our Schools briefing

March 17th, 2014 | Posted in News |

Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran Speaks at MAE’s Strengthen Our Schools Briefing Published on Mar 13, 2014 On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, the Mississippi Association of Educators held a briefing at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., titled Strengthen Our Schools: A Special Briefing on Public Education. Mayor Moran stated directly that education should be the […]

Mary C’s Chocolate Ball April 5

March 17th, 2014 | Posted in News |

March 14, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sponsors Sought for Mary C’s Chocolate Ball April 5 at Golden Nugget Biloxi, MS—The Mary C is proud to announce that this year’s Le Bal au Chocolat will take revelers back in time to nineteenth century France at the Bal du Moulin Rouge. The beloved annual event will be […]

Earth Day Community Picnic

March 10th, 2014 | Posted in News |

You’re Invited to the Delta Sanitation Earth Day Community Picnic 2014. Come join us Saturday, April 19th, for the 2014 Delta Sanitation Earth Day Community Picnic. The picnic will be held from 11 am to 1 pm at the Children’s Park in Ocean Springs. There will be free food and drinks for those who attend, […]

Lighten Up Ocean Springs

February 25th, 2014 | Posted in News |

“Let’s Lighten Up Ocean Springs!” Strategy Session Friday February 28th at 1:00 in the Board Room at City Hall 1018 Porter Avenue, Ocean Springs We seek your input on content for a comprehensive website listing fitness and wellness businesses, activities and events! Mayor Connie Moran is challenging Ocean Springs to lose 20,000 lbs. and come […]

Water Rating

February 17th, 2014 | Posted in News |

February 17, 2014 – for immediate release OS Water System Receives Perfect Rating from State Health Department Ocean Springs, MS— The City of Ocean Springs Water System has received a perfect rating from the Mississippi Department of Health. The city received a perfect score in each category with the system attaining an overall capacity rating […]

Arbor Day Press Release

February 12th, 2014 | Posted in News |

Press Release For details and information concerning this release, please contact the Office of the Mayor, at 228-875-6722. February 11, 2014: for immediate release Ocean Springs Plans Arbor Day Tree Give-Away this Weekend Ocean Springs, MS—Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran and the Board of Aldermen invite residents to join with the Ocean Springs Garden Club […]

School Board Candidate Position

February 6th, 2014 | Posted in News |

Click here for Press Release: School Board Candidate 020514 and here for required Candidate Profile Form: Board and Commission Candidate Profile

Winter Weather Update 6

January 30th, 2014 | Posted in News |

Press Release January 30, 2014 – for immediate release 9:30 am Ocean Springs, MS:  The Fort Bayou Bridge is now open to traffic.  The Biloxi-Ocean Springs Bridge remains closed, and there are no other reports of road closures at this time.  Road conditions have improved, but drivers should still exercise caution as the roads are […]

Winter Weather Update #5

January 29th, 2014 | Posted in News |

Press Release January 29, 2014 – for immediate release 3:00 pm Ocean Springs, MS:  City offices, including Parks & Leisure Services, will remain closed on January 30th. There will be no after-school camp. Ocean Springs schools will also remain closed on Thursday, January 30th.  Residents with Tuesday and Wednesday trash pick-up will have their trash […]

Winter Weather Update 4

January 29th, 2014 | Posted in News |

Press Release January 29, 2014 – for immediate release 9:00 am Ocean Springs, MS:  The Biloxi-Ocean Springs Bridge and Fort Bayou Bridge remain closed, and there are no other reports of road closures at this time.  However, law enforcement personnel may close roadways at their discretion with the use of vehicles or barricades if it […]

Winter Weather Update 3

January 28th, 2014 | Posted in News |

Press Release January 28, 2014 – for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS:  The Ocean Springs Police Department is now closing the Biloxi-Ocean Springs Bridge.  The Fort Bayou Bridge also remains closed.  There are no other reports of road closures at this time.  However, law enforcement personnel may close roadways at their discretion with the use […]

Winter Weather Update 1.28.14

January 28th, 2014 | Posted in News |

Press Release January 28, 2014 – for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS:  City of Ocean Springs Emergency Management Officials have confirmed that the Fort Bayou Bridge is now closed because the metal grating has frozen, making it unsafe for motorists.  There are no other reported road closures at this time.  However, road conditions are deteriorating […]

Winter Weather Preparations

January 27th, 2014 | Posted in News |

Press Release January 27, 2014:  for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS:  The City of Ocean Springs is taking precautions for the approaching winter weather.  For now, City Officials are asking residents who have Tuesday and Wednesday trash pick-up to hold it until Thursday.  Residents with Thursday pick-up should hold their trash until Friday.  All regularly […]

Christmas Tree Recycling

December 23rd, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release December 23, 2013: for immediate release Christmas Tree Recycling Ocean Springs, MS: Ocean Springs residents who wish to recycle their Christmas trees will have the opportunity to do so from December 26th – January 12th, 2014. Drop-off locations include: Behind the Ocean Springs Civic Center located at 3730 Bienville Boulevard At the Public […]

OS Aldermen Volunteer at The Lord Is My Help

December 23rd, 2013 | Posted in News |

 Press Release December 23, 2013:  for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS:  Ocean Springs Aldermen John Gill (Ward 1) and Frederick “Chic” Cody (Ward 3) volunteered their time today and served a meal at The Lord Is My Help Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry.  They also donated a washer and dryer set, which they learned was […]

Healthy Community Task Force Meeting 12/20/13

December 19th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release December 19, 2013:  for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS:  The City of Ocean Springs will host an organizational meeting of the Healthy Community Task Force on Friday, December 20 from 1:30 – 2:00 pm in the Board Room at City Hall.  A new initiative called “Let’s Lighten Up, Ocean Springs!” will be presented.  […]

Christmas Celebration Moved to Community Center

December 5th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release December 5, 2013 – for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS:  The Ocean Springs Tree Lighting and Christmas Celebration has been relocated to the Ocean Springs Community Center (adjacent to the Walter Anderson Museum) due to the threat of inclement weather.  The festivities are still scheduled from 6:00 – 8:00 pm tonight, and will […]

Christmas Tree Lighting 12/5/13

December 3rd, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release December 3, 2013 – for immediate release  The Ocean Springs Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, co-hosted by the City, the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce, and the Historic Ocean Springs Association, will take place on December 5, 2013 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Marshall Park.  The festivities will include the official lighting […]

Parks Advisory Board Opening 11/20/13

November 20th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release November 20, 2013:  for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS—The City of Ocean Springs is accepting applications from local citizens for a potential appointment to the Parks Advisory Board. Candidate Profile forms for boards and commissions can be downloaded from the city website, www.oceansprings-ms.gov under the “Documents and Forms” link.  They are also available […]

Perfect Score for Water System

November 20th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release November 20, 2013 – for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS— The City of Ocean Springs Water System has received a perfect rating from the Mississippi Department of Health. The city received a perfect score in each category with the system attaining an overall capacity rating of 5.0/5.0/5.0. “Our system is one of the […]

Partial Road Closure 11/18/13

November 15th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release November 15, 2013 – for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS:  There will be a partial road closure on Monday, November 18, 2013 on State Street at DeSoto Avenue from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Motorists are urged to use extreme caution in this area. The public’s patience is appreciated and the city apologizes […]

Blue Star Memorial Dedication 11/11/13

November 8th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release November 8, 2013 – for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS:  The Ocean Springs Garden Club invites the public to join them in the dedication of a Blue Star Memorial Marker on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, at 3:00 pm.  The ceremony will take place on the grounds of the Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial, […]

Tree Committee Opening

November 7th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release November 7, 2013:  for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS—The City of Ocean Springs is accepting applications from local citizens for a potential appointment to the Tree Committee. Candidate Profile forms for boards and commissions can be downloaded from the city website, www.oceansprings-ms.gov under the “Documents and Forms” link.  They are also available in […]

City Limit Sign Landscaping

November 5th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release November 5, 2013 – for immediate release Ocean Springs Public Works Landscapes City Limits Sign at Highway 57 Thanks to Generous Donation of Materials Ocean Springs, MS:  Ocean Springs Public Works landscaping crews spruced up the east marquee city limits sign at Hwy 90 and Hwy 57 today, thanks to a very generous […]

Peter Anderson Festival Traffic Info

October 31st, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release October 29, 2013 – for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS:  The 35th Annual Peter Anderson Festival will take place this weekend in downtown Ocean Springs.  Presented by Blue Moon, this year’s festival will include approximately 400 artisan vendors and live entertainment on both days.  Certain streets will be closed to thru traffic from […]

Moran To Serve on SMPDD Board

October 31st, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release October 28, 2013:  for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS – Mayor Connie Moran has been elected to the Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District’s Board of Directors to represent the large cities in served by The District.  She joins Mayors William “Billy” Skellie of Long Beach and Mayor Gerolene Rayborn of Sumrall, who […]

Cruisin’ the Coast

October 9th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release October 2, 2013 – for immediate release Cruisin’ the Coast will return to Ocean Springs October 10-12.  The coast-wide event will be from October 6-13. Certain streets will be closed from 7:00 am – 9:00 pm on Thursday, 7:00 am – 12:00 am on Friday, and from 7:00 am – 9:00 pm on […]

Planning Commission Opening

October 7th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release October 2, 2013:  for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS—The City of Ocean Springs is accepting applications from local citizens for a potential appointment to the Planning Commission. Candidate Profile forms for boards and commissions can be downloaded from the city website, www.oceansprings-ms.gov under the “Documents and Forms” link.  They are also available in […]

OS Declares State of Emergency

October 4th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release October 4, 2013:  for immediate release TS Karen Press Release #3 Ocean Springs, MS—The Ocean Springs Board of Aldermen declared a state of emergency in a special call meeting this morning at 10:00 am. Jackson County is currently under hurricane watch.  Although the track of the storm is still uncertain due to a […]

CANCELLED: OS Emergency Declaration

October 3rd, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release October 3, 2013:  for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS—The meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to declare a state of emergency in the City of Ocean Springs has been cancelled; an emergency declaration was not declared by Jackson County.   While the emergency declaration is cancelled for today, Jackson County remains […]

Emergency Declaration: 10.3.13 at 4:00 pm

October 3rd, 2013 | Posted in News |

TS Karen Press Release #1 October 3, 2013:  for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS—The Mayor and Board of Aldermen will meet today, 10/3/13 at 4:00 pm to officially declare a state of emergency in preparation for Tropical Storm Karen.   Jackson County is currently under hurricane watch.  The official track shows the system making landfall east […]

2nd Annual “Plant It Pink”

September 24th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release September 24, 2013 – for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS – The Ocean Springs Garden Club planted two large breast cancer awareness ribbons today on opposite ends of town as part of the 2nd Annual “Plant It Pink” project held during the month of October.  The ribbons of pink snapdragon and petunias can […]

9/11 Firefighter Memorial Walk

September 11th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release September 11, 2013 – for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS – Firefighters from the Ocean Springs and Fort Bayou Fire Departments came together this morning for a four-mile walk from the foot of the Ocean Springs-Biloxi Bridge to the Biloxi Lighthouse.  “September 11 is a day of incredible significance to firefighters and first […]

Board and Commission Openings

September 4th, 2013 | Posted in News |

September 4, 2013 Ocean Springs, MS – The City of Ocean Springs is still accepting applications from local citizens for potential appointments to the Historical Preservation Commission, Building Board of Adjustments and Appeals, and the Library Board. Candidate Profile forms for boards and commissions can be downloaded from the city website, www.oceansprings-ms.gov under the “Documents […]

BOIL WATER NOTICE — LIFTED

August 15th, 2013 | Posted in News |

CITY OF OCEAN SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS CLEAR WATER NOTICE The boil water notice previously issued for your area (residents on Hunter Drive, Beverly Drive, Bryant Court, Bryant Street, Burton Court, Barbara Circle and Barbara Drive)) is lifted.  The system has been tested and is now clear for drinking purposes.  Therefore it is […]

Water Outage/Boil Water Notice 8/12/13

August 12th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release August 9, 2013:  for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS:  There will be a water outage in the following areas on Monday, August 12 starting at 8:30 am: Hunter Drive Beverly Drive Bryant Court Bryant Street Burton Court Barbara Circle Barbara Drive Water will be restored at 3:30 pm barring any unforeseen circumstances (weather […]

Water Outage/Boil Water Notice 8/6/13

August 6th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press release August 6, 2013:  for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS:  There will be a water outage in some areas in Ward 3 on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm, barring any unforeseen circumstances.  The purpose of the outage is to remove a water main in preparation for sewer repairs.  Because water pressure […]

Ward 6 Town Hall Meeting 7/29/13

July 26th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release July 26, 2013 – for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS – Alderman Mike Impey will host a town hall meeting on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the Ocean Springs Civic Center.  Being the newest member of the Ocean Springs Board of Aldermen, Mike Impey intends for this to be the […]

Clear Water Notice 7/18/13

July 18th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release July 18, 2013 – for immediate release The boil water notice previously issued for residents of Lovers Lane, Cherokee Glen, Iola, Hillcrest, Fort, Cove, and Wisteria is lifted.  The system has been tested and is now clear for drinking.  It is no longer necessary to boil water. If you have any questions, please call […]

Boil Water Notice 7/16/13

July 16th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release July 16, 2013 – for immediate release Residents of Lovers Lane, Cherokee Glen, Iola, Hillcrest, Fort, Cove & Wisteria Ocean Springs, MS:  There was a water main break in your area today, July 16, 2013.  Because water pressure was lost, you should now boil your water vigorously for 1 full minute before consumption.  […]

City Water Back Online, No Boiling Necessary

July 13th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release July 13, 2013 – for immediate release City Water Back Online, No Boiling Necessary Ocean Springs, MS:  At 8:00 am on July 13, 2013, the Department of Public Works discovered minor problems with the water system which would cause residents to experience discolored water caused by sediment.  They took immediate steps to resolve […]

Board and Commission Openings 6.19.13

June 25th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release June 19, 2013:  for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS—The City of Ocean Springs is accepting applications from local citizens for potential appointments to the Historical Preservation Commission, Planning Commission, Economic Development Council, Zoning and Adjustments Board, Tree Committee, Library Board and the Building Board of Adjustments and Appeals.  Candidate Profile forms for boards […]

Election Results for Mayor, Ward 2 Alderman

June 4th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release June 4, 2013 – for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS:  Unofficial results of the Mayoral and Ward 2 Alderman races are as follows:   Moran McKay McDonnell Weaver  Ward 1 326 218 Ward 2 798 346 583 559 Ward 3 347 276 Ward 4 496 213 Ward 5 347 247 Ward 6 213 […]

Runoff Results/Further Info 5/21/13

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in News |

The results of the GOP run-off election for Ward 6 Alderman are as follows: James Hagan:  123/43% Michael Impey II:  163/57% Michael Impey will not face a challenger in the general election. Ocean Springs City Hall will be open this Saturday, May 25 from 8:00 am – 12:00 noon for absentee voting. Residents can cast […]

Senior Citizens’ Health Fair

May 14th, 2013 | Posted in News |

May 7, 2012 – for immediate release  Ocean Springs, MS – Saad Healthcare, in partnership with Singing River Health Systems, the Jackson County Civic Action Committee, and the City of Ocean Springs, will host the 7th annual Senior Citizens’ Health and Wellness Fair on Wednesday, May 15, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the […]

Mayfest 2013 Officially Rescheduled

May 10th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release May 10, 2013 – for immediate release  Ocean Springs, MS—The Board of Aldermen approved all provisions necessary to reschedule Mayfest 2013 due to the threat of inclement weather. The music and art festival will now take place on Sunday, May 12, 2013 in downtown Ocean Springs.  Government Street from Washington Avenue to Russell […]

Primary Election Results

May 7th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release May 7, 2013 – for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS:  The unofficial primary results for Wards 3, 4, 5, and 6 are below.  Election results will be certified and made official on May 8. Ward 3:  Chic Cody Ward 4:  Greg Denyer Ward 5:  Jerry Dalgo There will be a runoff between Michael […]

Earth Day Event 4/20/13

April 16th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release April 15, 2013 – for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS – A community-wide celebration and picnic in honor of Earth Day are scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Little Children’s Park on the corner of Washington Avenue and Calhoun Street.  Sponsored by WastePro USA—the trash […]

Board/Commission Openings 4/5/13

April 5th, 2013 | Posted in News |

April 5, 2013:  for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS—The City of Ocean Springs is accepting applications from local citizens for potential appointments to the Historical Preservation Commission.  Candidate Profile forms for boards and commissions can be downloaded from the city website, www.oceansprings-ms.gov under the “Documents and Forms” link.  They are also available in the Office […]

Hydrant Testing 3/25/13

March 25th, 2013 | Posted in News |

The Ocean Springs Fire Department will begin annual hydrant testing March 25, 2013.  It is not unusual for this to cause line sediment to unsettle and discolor water.  To alleviate this, run faucets for several minutes to flush it out and use the faucet with the most distance from the main line.  We apologize for […]

Strategic Planning 2013

March 18th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Road Closure: 4/1/13 – 4/12/13

March 18th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Ocean Springs, MS:  Beginning Monday, April 1, 2013 – Friday, April 12, 2013, Gibson Rd will be closed to all thru traffic north of Hwy 90.  This drainage improvement project will involve the removal of several undersized culverts, replaced with 36 feet of 4ft x 7ft box culverts.  This should greatly increase the flow of […]

Employee Health and Wellness Fair

March 11th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release March 11, 2013 – for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS:  The City of Ocean Springs presented its annual Employee Wellness Fair on February 28, 2013, at the Ocean Springs Civic Center. City employees enjoyed the chance to stay informed and pro-active with free health screenings and other wellness tools in a friendly, no-pressure […]

Public Strategic Planning Session 3/13/13

March 8th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release March 8, 2013 – for immediate release       Ocean Springs, MS:  The City of Ocean Springs will hold a strategic planning session on Wednesday, March 13 at 6:00 at City Hall, 1018 Porter Avenue.  This will be a public forum, where city officials will outline the projects and programs achieved in […]

Election Information

March 8th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release March 8, 2013 – for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS:  The following candidates have qualified to run for municipal offices: MAYOR Connie Moran (D) – Incumbent John McKay (R) (Mary Marr Beckman (I)  withdrawn) ALDERMAN AT LARGE Bobby Cox (R) – Incumbent ALDERMAN, WARD 1 John Gill (R) – Incumbent   ALDERMAN, WARD […]

Recycling & Garbage Information

March 8th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release March 8, 2013 – for immediate release     Ocean Springs, MS:  The City of Ocean Springs is pleased to announce that Waste Pro of Mississippi (formerly Delta Sanitation) will continue to serve residents and small business owners for curbside garbage and recycling pick-up.  The flyer that was distributed in the last water […]

MYC Blood Drive 3/1/13

February 26th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release February 25, 2013 – for immediate release   Mayor’s Youth Council to Hold Blood Drive Friday, March 1 Ocean Springs, MS— The City of Ocean Springs’ Mayor’s Youth Council will hold a city-wide blood drive on Friday, March 1, 2013 in the City Hall Board Room from 10:30 – 5:00.  Donors will receive […]

New Dance Class Offerings

February 22nd, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release February 22, 2013 – for immediate release   City of Ocean Springs Parks & Leisure Welcomes New Dance Instructor, Expands Dance Class Offerings Ocean Springs, MS:  The City of Ocean Springs Parks and Leisure Services Department is proud to welcome Katy Gaines to its staff.  Ms. Gaines will be offering new dance classes […]

Prom Closet Sale 2/23/13

February 22nd, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release February 22, 2013 – for immediate release Mayor’s Youth Council and Junior Auxiliary to Host 2nd Annual Prom Closet Sale 2/23/13  The City of Ocean Springs’ Mayor’s Youth Council, in conjunction with the Junior Auxiliary of Biloxi/Ocean Springs, will hold its 2nd Annual Prom Closet Sale on Saturday, February 23rd from 10:00 am – […]

Dewey Ave. Substation Near Completion

January 24th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release January 24, 2013 – for immediate release Dewey Avenue Police Substation & Municipal Services Complex to Open Its Doors Next Week Ocean Springs, MS – The City of Ocean Springs’ Police Substation and Municipal Services Complex will open its doors next week.  The new facility is the former home of the Ocean Springs […]

Board/Commission Application Deadline Extended

January 14th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Press Release January 14, 2013:  for immediate release Application Deadline Extended to 1/31/13 for School Board, Civil Service Commission, and Historical Preservation Committee   Ocean Springs, MS—The City of Ocean Springs has extended the deadline for those interested in applying for openings on the School Board, Civil Service Commission and the Historical Preservation Commission.  Individuals […]

State of the City Address 1/17/13

January 14th, 2013 | Posted in News |

Ocean Springs, MS:  Mayor Connie Moran will present the State of the City Address on January 17th at 6:00 pm at The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education at 1600 Government Street.  The presentation will be followed by a town hall meeting, where the public will have the opportunity offer their input […]

Happy Holidays from the City

December 19th, 2012 | Posted in News |

As 2012 draws to a close, I wish to extend Holiday greetings to all our Ocean Springs residents and their families on behalf of the Board of Aldermen and city staff.  It is a time of reflection to count our blessings, and to be thankful for our precious loved ones and the special community of […]

Board/Commission Vacancies 12/12/12

December 12th, 2012 | Posted in News |

Press Release December 12, 2012:  for immediate release The City of Ocean Springs is accepting applications from local citizens for potential appointments to the School Board, Civil Service Commission and the Historical Preservation Commission.  Individuals who are interested should submit a completed Candidate Profile by January 11, 2012 at 5:00 to the Office of the […]

Tree Lighting Dec. 6

December 3rd, 2012 | Posted in News |

Press Release December 3, 2012 – for immediate release City of Ocean Springs Tree Lighting Ceremony Set for December 6   The Ocean Springs Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, co-hosted by the City, the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce, and the Historic Ocean Springs Association, will take place on December 6, 2012 from 6:00 pm – […]

Ocean Springs Evergreen Cemetery Application

November 9th, 2012 | Posted in News |

The City of Ocean Springs will begin selling plots in Evergreen Cemetery Evergreen Cemetery is a beautifully landscaped 6 acre memorial park located on Sunset Ave. The landscape of the Oak, Magnolia, and Cedar trees with a backdrop of the Bay makes this an ideal resting place.  The cemetery is rich in history of those […]

Cruisin’ the Coast Returns Oct. 11

October 6th, 2012 | Posted in News |

Press Release October 4, 2012 – for immediate release Cruisin’ the Coast will return to Ocean Springs October 11-13.  The coast-wide event will be from October 7-14.  This year’s theme is “Sweet 16,” in honor of Cruisin’s 16th anniversary.   Certain streets will be closed from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm on Thursday, 6:00 am […]

Homecoming Closet Sale 9/8/12

September 7th, 2012 | Posted in News |

Press Release For details and information concerning this release, please contact Anne Pitre, Public Relations Manager and Executive Assistant to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, at 228-382-2086. September 7, 2012 – for immediate release The City of Ocean Springs’ Mayor’s Youth Council, in conjunction with the Junior Auxiliary of Biloxi/Ocean Springs, will hold a […]

Tue & Wed Storms Due to Isaac

September 6th, 2012 | Posted in News |

Press Release For details and information concerning this release, please contact Anne Pitre, Public Relations Manager and Executive Assistant to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, at 228-382-2086. September 6, 2012 – for immediate release The Federal Emergency Management Agency and Mississippi Emergency Management Agency have confirmed that the inclement weather experienced across the Gulf […]

OS Flood Update 9/5/12

September 5th, 2012 | Posted in News |

Press Release For details and information concerning this release, please contact Anne Pitre, Public Relations Manager and Executive Assistant to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, at 228-382-2086.   September 5, 2012 – for immediate release  The City of Ocean Springs Public Works employees have been hard at work since early this morning cleaning storm […]

OS Isaac Update 2 8/30/12

August 30th, 2012 | Posted in News |

Press Release August 30, 2012 – for immediate release  Ocean Springs officials and personnel met at noon today for a weather and safety briefing.  The feeder bands affecting the city have passed, although residents should remain on alert through the early evening.  Curfew is no longer in effect. The water has receded on all of […]

Isaac Updates for 8/30/12

August 30th, 2012 | Posted in News |

August 30, 2012 – for immediate release As a result of the heavy rains and winds, city personnel reported to the Emergency Operations Center instead of City Hall this morning.  City Hall will remain closed until further notice.  All phone lines have been forwarded to the EOC, and will be manned throughout the day.  Residents […]

OS Curfew/School Updates 8.29.12

August 29th, 2012 | Posted in News |

Press Release  For details and information concerning this release, please contact Anne Pitre, Public Relations Manager and Executive Assistant to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, at 228-382-2086. August 29, 2012 – for immediate release The City of Ocean Springs will reinstate the curfew for tonight, starting at 10:00 pm through 5:00 am tomorrow morning […]

OS Extends Curfew to Noon

August 29th, 2012 | Posted in News |

Press Release August 29, 2012 – for immediate release  City officials have decided to follow Jackson County’s suit, and have extended the curfew to 12:00 noon.  High tide will occur around 10:00 am and should recede shortly thereafter. New road closures include: -Gollott Road -Cumberland Road -Eagle Point -Eagle Nest -Forrest Hill -Hudson Road As […]

City of Ocean Springs Evacuation and Flood Information

August 27th, 2012 | Posted in News |

Press Release For details and information concerning this release, please contact Anne Pitre, Public Relations Manager and Executive Assistant to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, at 228-382-2086. August 27, 2012 – for immediate release The Mayor and Board of Aldermen met with personnel and school officials today at 2:00 to discuss implications of Tropical […]

OS Declares Emergency

August 26th, 2012 | Posted in News |

Mayor Connie Moran and the Board of Aldermen have officially declared a state of emergency in the City of Ocean Springs in preparation for Tropical Storm Isaac.  At 4:00 pm today, Isaac was located at 24.2 N and 82.3 W with sustained winds of 60 mph, moving at 16 mph.  It is expected to be […]

City of Ocean Springs Steadily Improving Water/Sewer/Drainage

August 14th, 2012 | Posted in News |

Press Release For details and information concerning this release, please contact Anne Pitre, Public Relations Manager and Executive Assistant to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, at 228-382-2086. August 14, 2012 – for immediate release The City of Ocean Springs Department of Public Works is making steady progress in addressing drainage issues throughout the City, […]

New Traffic Signal at Public Safety Complex

August 10th, 2012 | Posted in News |

Press Release For details and information concerning this release, please contact Anne Pitre, Public Relations Manager and Executive Assistant to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, at 228-382-2086. August 10, 2012 – for immediate release City of Ocean Springs Installing New Traffic Signals at Public Safety Complex           The City of Ocean Springs, in partnership […]

OSFD Offering Free Smoke Detectors and Installations to Ocean Springs Residents

August 3rd, 2012 | Posted in News |

Press Release For details and information concerning this release, please contact Anne Pitre, Public Relations Manager and Executive Assistant to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, at 228-382-2086. August 3, 2012 – for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS:  The Ocean Springs Fire Department will be giving away and installing free smoke detectors to residents of […]

City of OS and MDOT Partnership Provides New Road Signage

July 26th, 2012 | Posted in News |

Press Release For details and information concerning this release, please contact Anne Pitre, Public Relations Manager and Executive Assistant to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, at 228-382-2086. July 26, 2012 – for immediate release The City of Ocean Springs recently acquired new signage at the major intersections along Bienville Blvd. through the City.  The […]

Weather Update 7/20/12

July 20th, 2012 | Posted in News |

Press Release For details and information concerning this release, please contact Anne Pitre, Public Relations Manager and Executive Assistant to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, at 228-382-2086. Public Works Currently Working to Control Water Levels The City of Ocean Springs has experienced over 2” of rain in the last two-hour period, and 3” in […]

OS Board, Commission Openings

June 11th, 2012 | Posted in News |

Press Release For details and information concerning this release, please contact Anne Pitre, Public Relations Manager and Executive Assistant to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, at 228-382-2086. June 11, 2012:  for immediate release Ocean Springs, MS—The City of Ocean Springs is accepting applications from city residents for potential appointments to a variety of boards […]