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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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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 >>
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A 21 year old soldier from Madison, who was wounded in Afghanistan, received a hero's welcome at Jackson Evers International Airport Thursday.
C. J. Stewart was a combat medic with the 101st airborne. He nearly lost his right arm while on a rescue mission.
Stewart, who left being a college student at Mississippi College to join the army, could hardly believe his eyes when he saw the hundreds of people welcoming him home.
Stewart's medical team at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington told him that he would most likely never regain use of his right arm. Stewart has beaten the odds and is slowly regaining some feeling and motion in the arm. He has been through 36 surgeries.
"He is getting back a lot and they are going to start a second round of surgeries" said his mother, Robin Stewart. "And hopefully, I just believe in god, he will get back that movement in his arm, in that common area."
Stewart was low key, but freely talked with reporters about his experience.
"It's good to be back officially home" Steward said. "I have been in D, C. awhile, but that is not quite the same as here.
"It's good, it's there" Steward said about his arm. "I have already been through a lot, but they are doing great things these last couple of months."
Forty-one motorcycles, ridden mostly by veterans of the patriot guard riders, were lined up at the airport to escort the soldier home to Madison. There will be a reception in his honor at Broadmoor Baptist Church.
His family has lived in Madison since 2001, but they are originally from Louisiana, near Shreveport.
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