Sunday, May 19 2013 1:09 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:09:27 GMT
The Shed in Ocean Springs won first place in both the Whole Hog and Poultry categories this weekend at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.More >>
A South Mississippi BBQ joint is bringing home top honors from a prestigious competition. The Shed in Ocean Springs won first place in both the Whole Hog and Poultry categories this weekend at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.More >>
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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:06 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:06:52 GMT
We are nearing the end of the Spring season and for the Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) they are in the middle of kitten season. They are over their capacity of cats storing some in boardMore >>
We are nearing the end of the Spring season and for the Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) they are in the middle of kitten season.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
It's been less than 10 months since the world record for a lottery prize. On Saturday night, it could conceivably fall once again.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one single ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials disclosed Sunday.More >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - South Mississippi is open for business, there is no oil on South Mississippi shores or barrier islands and after three weeks very little has changed in the proximity of oil to Mississippi shores. That is the message Governor Haley Barbour gave at a media briefing Wednesday afternoon in Biloxi.
Barbour also took the national news media to task for reporting that, he says, is negatively impacting South Mississippi.
"One thing that is harmful is the news media in other parts of the country telling folks it's like the Exxon Valdez," Barbour said. "Let me just tell you a fact, our beaches, waters, barrier islands, golf courses are just like they were a month ago."
The governor reiterated that there is no oil anywhere where tourists would go and our fishing waters are open. Barbour said that BP would be responsible for any negative impact on local businesses like restaurants and charter boat captains who lose business, even if the oil never touches our shores.
Governor Barbour said our area has been blessed thus far and he hopes we will continue to be blessed. He said we are prepared and getting better prepared every day.
The governor said about 9,000 people have volunteered and 315 vessels have been signed up should a cleanup be needed. Despite those impressive numbers, the governor said more volunteers and vessels are needed. He encouraged anyone who could to sign up and get training so that we will be prepared should the worst happen.
Report oiled shoreline or request volunteer information: (866) 448-5816
Submit alternative response technology, services or products: (281) 366-5511
Submit your vessel for the Vessel of Opportunity Program: (281) 366-5511
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