Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:13:35 GMT
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:31 GMT
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas, despite a new gun law in the state.More >>
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas despite a new gun law in the state. As WLOX has reported, starting July 1st Mississippians will be able to openly carry a gun and other weapons with or without a permit. Some Jackson county leaders want to create a local ordinance to keep weapons in check.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:16 GMT
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when...More >>
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when the truck driver popped the tank and gas started spilling out.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Biloxi's Old Brick House has many stories to tell. As the oldest structure in the city, it's housed families, a former mayor, and countless events. Katrina almost brought that to an end, but work from the city has slowly put the pieces of this history back together again.
"We estimate that around 60 to 70 percent of the house was destroyed by Katrina," said Biloxi Historic Administrator Bill Raymond.
It's taken the city five years and nearly $700,000 in insurance and FEMA funds to restore the house, which was a task that many doubted.
"I've had a lot of people ask me the question, ‘Why save the house if it is in such bad shape?'" said Raymond. "I'd have to tell them this is almost assuredly the oldest structure in Biloxi. We need to save this part of our history."
Since so much had to be replaced after the storm, Raymond said the city took great care to make sure that everything, down to each doorknob, was as close to the original house as possible.
"This was a labor of love for everyone involved in it, because there were a lot of people who thought that we should tear this building down. It's heartwarming just know that we were able to do it. We lost so much," said Raymond.
Raymond said the city brought in experts from around the country to make sure that the fragile structure was carefully rebuilt to match the original.
"If we made a mistake, we could do more damage than was already done by the storm," said Raymond.
The garden club will refurnish the house once the construction is complete. The city expects the house to be finished by the end of November.
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