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 >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:00:12 GMT
DALLAS (WFSS/CNN) – There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice. Breathing in the alcohol vapors gets you buzzed fast and some say you don't ingest any emptyMore >>
There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice. But doctors say it's dangerous. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:26:15 GMT
Several Jackson County neighbors are extra cautious of their surroundings these days after some unusual sightings in their neighborhoods. A big black bear has been spotted this week roaming around theMore >>
Several Jackson County neighbors are extra cautious of their surroundings these days after some unusual sightings in their neighborhoods. A big black bear has been spotted this week roaming around the St. Martin community. Those close encounters have some neighbors a bit nervous.More >>
Sunday, May 26 2013 12:37 AM EDT2013-05-26 04:37:08 GMT
Each year bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts pack the Gulfport Dragway for the annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Memorial Day Blowout. In day 2 of the event, already thousands of motorcycles have driven throughMore >>
The rumbling of exhausts overpowered the sounds of classic rock at Asgard Motorcycle Club's 31st annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Memorial Day Blowout on Saturday.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:07:47 GMT
Those who are helping people overcome drug addiction said they are seeing more and more people hooked on Meth. One man shared his story of addition and recovery with the hope of helping others.More >>
Those who are helping people overcome drug addiction said they are seeing more and more people hooked on Meth. One man shared his story of addition and recovery with WLOX News with the hope of helping others who may be struggling.More >>
These are the graves of the men who fought under the confederacy during the Civil War, risking their lives for each state to be able to govern itself.
These are the veterans hundreds of people, which included many of their descendants, honored Saturday afternoon.
"Well over a million Americans were casualties of that conflict. The South was totally destroyed in the process. Just as the ideals and virtues, families and fortunes were laid upon the altar of independence, once again in 1861, we must continue to offer ourselves in the perpetuation of the memory of our beloved Confederate ancestors," said Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans Ed Fuchess.
The Mississippi division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans along with the United Daughters of the Confederacy were among several groups sponsoring the memorial.
Some participants dressed in traditional Old South attire, which was fitting, because Confederate Memorial Day is a southern tradition.
"The history of Confederate Memorial Day was April 25, 1866 in Columbus, Mississippi when the ladies of the town went out and decorated the graves of the Confederate and the Union soldiers buried in the cemeteries, and that actually was the first, they called it decoration day, later changed to Memorial Day, but the United States Memorial Day got the idea from Confederate Memorial Day," said Rick Forte.
So the 140-year tradition of honoring the Confederate soldiers lives on here in South Mississippi, a tradition some hope will live forever.
"The truth should never die. It is our mission to keep the true history of 'our' side alive for our descendants," said historian Grady Howell.
The groups are working hard to restore the grounds of Beauvoir which were badly damaged during Katrina.
If you would like to help, send donations to:
The Beauvoir Restoration Committee P.O. Box 987 Lexington, MS 39095
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