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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 >>
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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) – There are sounds of progress in east Biloxi. Dozens of construction workers play beat the clock, getting a new state of the art building ready for its 2011 unveiling.
On a tour Thursday, city officials looked around in wonder at the 72,000 square foot civic center-library complex.
Bill Raymond, Biloxi's Historic Coordinator, said despite its size, this new building will fit right in.
"It's shorter toward the street and then it gets larger and taller towards the back, so it really does blend in with the neighborhood," Raymond said. "It's situated very close to the street just like the houses in the neighborhood are. We don't want to put a sea of cars at the front of the building. We wanted the building to be a part of the neighborhood."
When and if the next Katrina decides to pay a visit to the coast, this building should still be around after the storm. Leigh Jaunsen is the architect.
"This building meets all the wind loads, we have 12 inch steel that's re-enforced with concrete and rebar," Jaunsen said. "The roof has all the extra steel support that's required these days, and we have impact glass in the windows. It's pretty substantial."
Officials hope once the beautiful building is complete, it will become a hub for rebuilding in east Biloxi. And that's something that hasn't happened since Katrina.
"We hope to achieve getting some economic development down here," Mayor A.J. Holloway said. "We hope to get some more people building more houses down here, some homes, because this will be a drawing card. They can go to the library here, it will be a state of the art library and all the things that go with a library."
The civic center-library complex is scheduled to open next June. The price tag for the facility is $20 million. Most of that money comes from FEMA grants and insurance proceeds.
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