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Coastal Mississippi Communities Shine in Southern Living's 2024 "The South's Best"

Honorees to be featured in the April issue COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (March 6, 2024) – Southern Living magazine, the ultimate insiders’ guide to Southern culture, today announced the winners of their “The South’s Best” honorees for 2024. Coastal Mississippi communities claimed the top spot in several categories: Ocean Springs took the top honors as The Best Small Town in Mississippi, with Bay St. Louis, Gulfport, and Pass Christian also nominated in that category. Biloxi was voted The Best Waterfront Town in Mississippi. And Gulfport was voted one of…

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The 50 Best Small Towns in The South

By Southern Living Editors Updated on March 7, 2023​ Forget about size. These 50 Southern towns may be small (some are technically villages) but each one has its own distinct story to tell. We asked our readers to share their favorites, and this wide-ranging list captures the wonderful diversity of our region. You’ll find towns by the seaside, in the mountains, outside of big cities, near universities, and more. Some are known for German food (Helen, GA; Fredericksburg, TX), others have thriving art and culture scenes (Ocean Springs, MS;…

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