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 >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Those of us in the news business have known a little secret for years: Celebrity deaths usually come in threes.
This past week, that old axiom proved true once again.
Allow me to share a few thoughts about the passing of Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson.
For this baby boomer, each of these celebrities left some impact on my life, or at least created some sentimental memories.
I love Jay Leno and David Letterman, but I grew up on Carson.
And that means I will forever remember Ed McMahon as the indefatigable second banana to Johnny.
I'll always recall his booming voice, his often humorous Alpo commercials (sometimes the dogs would misbehave), and his easy manner of settling into the seat next to Johnny Carson, but making certain Carson was always the one in the spotlight.
He was the butt of Johnny's jokes, his biggest defender, and arguably, one of the finest announcers on television.
Ed was the kind of guy you would love to invite to a party. Because you were just certain he'd be even more fun in person, unplugged.
There was a certain sadness for Ed after The Tonight Show years. He was left with Budweiser commercials, the Jerrry Lewis telethon and the Publisher's Clearinghouse.
Still, I will always smile and remember Ed McMahon for making me laugh even harder at Johnny Carson's jokes and antics.
Then there was Farah Fawcett.
Okay, so I had a crush on her like all other male teenagers during her hey day.
Yes, I did go out and purchase the Farah swimsuit poster (me and 12 million others by the way) I still have that old poster rolled up in my shed somewhere. I doubt it would ever be worth anything, given the vast number of Farah posters that are out there.
I wasn't a huge Charlie's Angels fan, but I did watch the show. Farah somehow shined brighter than the other Angels.
I did admire her when she left the show when it was still a hit in the ratings. She wanted to expand her acting abilities, and do something more. It was nearly the kiss of death for her career, but not entirely.
I do recall seeing her acclaimed performance in "The Burning Bed" movie which she starred in after the angels.
That beautiful blonde with the big hair, bright smile and knockout figure will always be remembered fondly.
Finally, the King of Pop met his demise. That was the biggest shocker of the three, since Ed McMahon was in poor health recently and Farrah had been battling cancer.
Michael Jackson. Which of the many faces of this genius entertainer do I recall?
Of course, I prefer the younger Michael, that precocious child star who shined brightest in the "Jackson Five".
Songs like "Rockin' Robin" and "I'll Be There" are the ones I remember most.
Still, who can forget "Thriller" and its remarkable endurance and record album sales. I think that record spawned 7 number one hits. Quite the legacy.
Unfortunately, Michael's image is tarnished by the antics and bizarre drama of his later years.
Skin disease, plastic surgery woes, pedophilia tendencies and charges, weird behavior, and strange drama.
All of those things threaten to overshadow the sheer entertainment creativity, talent and genius of this man.
I hope Michael Jackson finds the peace in death that seemed to elude him throughout so much of his life.
Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson; a trio of celebrities who leave enduring memories and legacies
Be the first to find out about breaking news! To sign up for email alerts from the WLOX Newsroom, just enter your email address below.
Your email address will never be shared with a third party and youMore >>