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.
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 >>
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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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:04:19 GMT
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Days after Katrina plowed through Mississippi, Governor Haley Barbour announced Jones County was the second hardest hit area in the state.
It's a statement Laurel Mayor Melvin Mack said he strongly agrees with. Mack said the reality of the category 3 hurricane is one his city will never forget.
"That was my first term as mayor and I had been in office 55 days. I never will forget it."
Hurricane Katrina came through Laurel packing winds at 120 miles per hour. The storm lasted for hours, but once it was over, Mayor Mack said the people were in awe at the devastation and in need of help.
"Everybody in the world wanted water and ice, and we didn't have any" said Mack.
Mack said the people of Laurel and Jones County came together and took care of their own.
"It was just amazing. It was just simply amazing, but we stuck together and we pulled through that. That was by far the worst natural disaster in the history of Mississippi or this nation. We fought through it and I think that we done [sic] an extremely good job."
Mayor Mack said the devastation came and went, but in the hearts of the people of Laurel and Jones County, Katrina will never be forgotten.
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