Friday, May 24 2013 6:49 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:49:03 GMT
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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:07:07 GMT
"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 >>
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Friends and family gathered to remember the life of eight-year-old Sophia Mohler. The third grader died in September, a year after being diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. On Saturday, the Ocean Springs community came together to raise money and hopefully prevent another child from having to suffer.
Danielle Pasquini and her friends had a great time playing games outside the Ocean Springs Civic Center; however, one playmate was missing from the group, Sophia Mohler.
"We grew up together and went to the same school, always hung out with each other," said Pasquini.
With food plates, silent auctions and bake sales, organizers said they're doing all they can to raise $25,000 to launch the Sophia Mohler foundation. The foundation will be dedicated to finding a cure for the kind of brain tumor that took Sophia's life.
"The initials are DIPG. This is such a devastating and non-curable," said Linda Orrison, Mistress of Ceremonies. "There is not much money going into research specifically for that. There is a lot of money going into research for brain cancer in children, pediatric. But this particular thing, the numbers aren't there for them to pour a bunch of money into it."
The Foundation is depending on people like Josh Keen who donated a painting for the silent auction.
Keen said, "It's a great time of the year to help out someone that's less fortunate than yourself, and I'm happy to be here and happy to help out."
Sophia Mohler's family said the overwhelming community support shows how many people she touched in her short life.
"It's evidence that she's still with us. She's still alive and still impacting this community," said Mark Mohler, Sophia's uncle. "It's heartwarming to see the support that the community gives to her and the cause, and it's good stuff. "
Danielle Pasquini said it's nice to see her friend has not been forgotten.
"Because she went through the suffering, and no one ever gave up for the prayers," said Pasquini.
The Shed Restaurant in Ocean Springs will continue to raise money for the Sophia Mohler Foundation. The public can buy bells in the names of children diagnosed with brain tumors. Those bells will hang from a Christmas tree at the restaurant.
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