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It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengersMore >>
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengers visited several attractions including the Biloxi lighthouse and the visitors center. The Grande Caribe set sail from New Orleans and will continue on until it reaches St. Petersburg. Crew members said it's the stops along the way that makes these small cruises stand out.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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
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"Study the past if you would define the future." Those words were once said by Confucius and those are the words the Historical Society of Gulfport strives toward for its city. Wednesday, that societyMore >>
Hoping to highlight Gulfport's history, members will be making that building a museum and welcome center for the city.More >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Winning the Hennessy Award is like winning another big athletic competition, according to Lt. Col.Richard Cole, the food service commander for Keesler Air Force Base.
"I would compare it to, in the food service business, the Super Bowl and that's literally what this win is about."
It all begins in the heart of the kitchen, where cooks meticulously prepare foods that will satisfy all tastes and appetites. The food is then attractively displayed throughout the dining area. Lt. Col. Cole said it's a very big job.
"Actually it's almost two million meals per year and it's over 800,000 pounds of food and that doesn't even include our breads that are out there, so there's a lot that goes into this."
There's also a lot of people standing in line once the mess hall doors open up. The line moves quickly though as the troops load up on their favorites.
While awards are nice and it's good to receive the recognition of your Air Force peers, the main thing is, how does the food taste? The diners at Keesler give it rave reviews.
Airman basic John Charles is impressed.
"My first day here I had steak night and the steak was like somewhere you would go to Chili's or Outback or something like that, it was juicy," Charles said.
And while the dining hall is filled with people from every background, the trays are filled with food that can tingle every palate, according to Airman 1st class Chris McDaniel.
"There's a lot of variety to it, every day it's something different," McDaniel said. "Like today we've got a lot of Chinese food and tomorrow it could be something a little more Southern like country fried steak and mashed potatoes."
About 40,000 students come and go from Keesler every year, and the majority of them eat most of the meals on base.
By the way, Keesler has won the Hennessy Award at total of five times.
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