Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:04:19 GMT
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Now more than ever, people are looking for help paying their utility bills. There is a program run by the American Red Cross and paid for by donations from Coast Electric and Mississippi Power customers trying to help.
"Coast Electric has a program called Share My Blessing and Mississippi Power has Share Project," said Robert Beebe with the American Red Cross.
To be eligible, you have to be 62 or older, disabled or have an emergency situation, like an unexpected bill from a medical issue. But Beebe said the organization can consider situations outside the scope of those guidelines on a case by case basis.
"If Dad's deployed overseas and something has happened and Mom needs the money real quick for the utilities, we can help on that," Beebe said.
He said unemployment isn't necessarily considered an emergency situation, but the group has helped in some situations when people have found themselves out of work. The Red Cross can pay up to $50 on Coast Electric bills and $100 for Mississippi Power bills.
When the Red Cross can't step in, Beebe suggests checking into other places like the Salvation Army.
"You're not limited to just one agency. It's nice to go out and say, 'I went to the Red Cross and got $100, and I only need $70 more. That way the agencies know the individual is trying to help themselves."
For those who want to help, they can simply indicate their donation on top of their Mississippi Power bill.
"Donate a dollar, two dollars or five dollars. The more that you do, the more you'll help the people that really need this assistance."
The Red Cross has the resources to help about 21 people a week across the three coastal counties. One thing to note, you can only receive help once a year.
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