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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:26:30 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:43:50 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
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.
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Asian Americans for Change took a major step forward Tuesday, opening a permanent field office in Ocean Springs.
The organization formed shortly after Hurricane Katrina to help in the coast's recovery efforts. They're still helping today.
"Information regarding health, work development, and some of the information regarding housing, rebuilding, and recovery," said Kaitlin Truong, the group's founder.
The vast majority of Vietnamese who lived in east Biloxi made their living from the sea. But what the triple whammy of Katrina, the national recession, and the oil spill, devastated their community. Many never come back. That's the reason, Truong said, the AAC exists.
"It really took a big toll on their livelihood. Some of them barely made it to providing food on the table," Truong said. "A lot of them are struggling through the claims process."
Ed Cake is an consultant for the organization. The BP oil spill in the Gulf is his primary concern.
"At many board meetings and many public meetings, I have been the one who has updated them on what the issues are with the oil spill and what it means to them."
Also meaningful is the chance to make a living doing something besides fishing. That's where Wayne Kuntz and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College enter the picture. It's a chance to start a new life with new skills, according to Kuntz.
"We have a heating and air conditioning program that we've put together using a Vietnamese speaking instructor and that allows people who may not have great English skills to be able to take the training and get jobs in that particular field," Kuntz said.
With Tuesday's opening, the AAC hopes to reach its goal of making an entire people whole and prosperous once again.
Asian Americans for Change is funded in part with grant money social service agencies, private donations and corporate sponsors. The AAC provides help in all three coastal counties.
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