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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 >>
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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 >>
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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) – A chain falls off an elderly man's bike. Three people are there to help the bike rider repair the damage. When the work is done, the volunteers demand payment. So, the man pulls out his wallets and offers to give the men a gift for their assistance.
It sounds like a wonderful holiday story, until you hear what happens next.
According to Pascagoula police, the men pushed the elderly man to the ground. They started punching him. And then, they dashed off with his wallet.
Are you kidding me?
Four days later, a 77-year-old woman was walking through the parking lot at a Pascagoula grocery store. A man approached her. As you can probably guess, he didn't want to know what time it was.
Here's how a police report described the incident. "The man walked up, pushed her to the ground and grabbed her purse. She held onto the purse and the man began jerking it trying to get it away from her. As he jerked the purse, he dragged the lady several feet before she relinquished possession of the purse. The man then jumped into the passenger side of an unidentified black colored car which sped out of the parking lot. As the black car left the parking lot, it nearly stuck a pedestrian."
This is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. And for most of us, it is. So many of us get together with family and friends and celebrate our good fortune.
Yet, every day, we're reminded that evil lurks in the most unassuming places.
For instance, last week, surveillance video had us all shaking our heads in disbelief. We all watched as a man pulled up to a Pascagoula gas station, grabbed the store's Christmas tree, threw it into the bed of his pickup truck, and took off.
Police said they nabbed the Christmas tree bandit a couple of days later. The decorative plant the Grinch allegedly stole was in his home.
And then there's this story.
The Pass Christian Rotary Club collected holiday presents for needy children. But over the weekend, somebody decided he or she needed the gifts more than the kids.
I hope the kids somehow get their gifts. I hope the two elderly victims in Pascagoula recover from their minor injuries. I even hope the suspects in these cases can learn from their apparent mistakes.
Most of all, I hope all of you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, because the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year.
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