2012: A Look Back at Top Stories, Photos, Videos

Gulfport Patch has put together our most read articles, most memorable photos and favorite videos of 2012.


Top 10 Crime Stories 2012: Here are the local crime stories that caught the attention of Gulfport readers in 2012.

What Were Gulfport's Biggest Stories in 2012?: Check out our list of the MOST POPULAR Gulfport stories that ran on Patch in 2012.

Businesses We Welcomed in 2012: From restaurants to home decor, several new businesses popped up in Gulfport this year!

Businesses We Were Sad to See Go in 2012: Gulfport Patch has put together a list of places we were sad to see close their doors in 2012.


2012: A Year in Photos: It was tough, but we scanned through this year's photos and selected a few that really stood out in 2012!

10 Best Sunset Photos of 2012: Kick back, relax and enjoy our favorite picture-perfect sunsets from this past year.

Gulfport Pics & Clips: Welcome to Your Neighborhood Photo Gallery. Here is a place to share your favorite memories in photos and videos. It's easy to do. Just upload photos to the gallery – and voila! – they're here in our community gallery.


Video: Mayor Yakes Retiring After Nearly 30 Years: Gulfport Mayor Mike Yakes has decided not to run again and will retire in March. Watch our video and hear more from the mayor about his decision.

Video: Ehrlich Walks Out, Rep. Young No Show: Democratic Candidate for U.S. House District 13 Jessica Ehrlich spoke to voters and addressed the absence of her opponent Rep. C.W. Bill Young by walking out of a forum in September.

Video: Couples Declare Domestic Partnership: Three Gulfport couples share what the domestic partnership registry means to them. Watch our video to hear from them and why the registry is a step in the right direction for equal rights for all.

Video: Volunteers Save Capt. Jay's Boat: It took more than six hours, but they did it. A group of 50 volunteers freed Captain Jay's sailboat off Gulfport Beach. Watch our video to see how people pushed, pulled and lifted the boat off the ground.

Video: Debby Causes Coastal Flooding: High tide and rough winds flood streets in downtown Gulfport again. Businesses on Beach and Shore piled up sandbags on Tuesday in the hopes of keeping their shops and restaurants dry.

Gulfport Boomerangs: Softball Players Forever Young on the Field: The well-known senior softball team has been a hometown team for about 40 years. Watch our video to find the secret behind the team's success.

Video: Worthington Fish Fry Celebrates Tradition: For at least a quarter of a century the Worthington brothers, Bob and Lou, have served up tradition straight from the fryer to the plate!

Video: Gulfport Mayor Fights Cancer at Relay for Life: The annual Relay for Life of Gulfport raised more than $9,000 this year. Watch our video to find out what the annual event means to Gulfport Mayor Mike Yakes.

Video: Wounded Vet Honors Fallen Soldier: VETSports Vice President and wounded veteran Brian Taylor Urruela is helping raise money for veterans and his friend, Major David Taylor, who was killed in action in Iraq.

Video: Teen Spins Yarn at Gulfport Fresh Market: 17-year-old Brennan Rodriguez and her mom Billie are bringing age-old art to the Gulfport Fresh Market. Watch our video to see how spinning yarn is yielding success for the mother-daughter duo.


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