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 18 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:31:16 GMT
Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday.More >>
Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday. In South Mississippi, the concern centered around the state government's plan to allow offshore drilling off coastal waters.More >>
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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:00:33 GMT
Life through the eyes of a child is often thought to be innocent and colorful. But, that life isn't the same experience for kids who are blind and visually impaired. That's why every year, MississippiMore >>
Every year, Mississippi Lions club puts on a Sea and Sun camp for kids ages 5 to 15 who are visually impaired, giving them the opportunity to experience the fun they often miss out on.More >>
Like most everyone on Evelyn Drive, Wanda Denham and her family rode out Hurricane Katrina in her home.
"It actually came to the top of here," says Denham, pointing to the high water mark on her wall. "It's what we figure is 5 foot. I mean we literally saw fish out here swimming."
The storm took two lives here, left everyone homeless, and left the neighborhood with a new view of the Ocean Springs Coastline.
"It just amazes me that the Gulf of Mexico came in here like that," says Denham.
But as it turned out, Wanda was just getting started seeing amazing things.
"They've seen us from the very beginning until now. They have been here through thick and thin. Mostly thin."
They, are the volunteers working out of Emanual Baptist Church for the Community Care Network.
"We had over three thousand volunteers that had come from 27 states and three countries," says Diane Easley with Emanual Baptist Church.
But one group has all but adopted the residents of Evelyn Drive.
"It's like our families," says volunteer Lynn Olds. "I mean I realize this could be my sister and my mom and everything. But to meet these people, it's like meeting family."
Members of Cross Roads Baptist Church in Newnan Georgia have made more than 20 trips to South Mississippi. Lynn Olds, who is finishing up her 10th, says getting people like Wanda back in their homes means as much to her as it does to them.
"We didn't understand what it felt like to take your things to the curb and throw them away."
And as they say farewell but not good bye once again with a 4th of July style picnic, they leave with a better understanding of what love thy neighbor really means.
"The people of Mississippi are not forgotten," says Olds. "God won't let us."
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