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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 >>
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -
Camp Victor was born in the dreadful days following Hurricane Katrina, which damaged or destroyed 60,000 South Mississippi homes. Since then, more than 40,000 volunteers have stayed there, helping to rebuild the coast.
So why is it shutting down? The property is owned by the county.
"A developer wants to put a multi-use facility into that area down there that encompasses the old Swingster, ER building where Camp Victor is now, and they have approached us about putting a development in there," said Jackson County Supervisor John McKay.
Inside, the volunteers have made their mark, painting hundreds of murals, and leaving other mementos. Suzie Harvey has been the ministry director since day one. While this location be shutting down, she said the mission is still very much alive.
"We're just going to be moving across the bridge into Pascagoula," Harvey said. "We were able to secure a place with Calvary Baptist Church on Market Street, so we're actually going to be able to still house volunteers who come to the coast and still do a construction ministry."
You can believe that with all the history in this building and with all the work that has been done here to help people rebuild their lives, when the deal is finally done and this building is demolished, there will be a lot of tears.
Those tears may be shed by 75-year-old Judith Eaton, who has volunteered 40 hours a week for more than five years.
"I'm very sad about the idea of all of this being demolished, I guess," Eaton said. "That's really sad for me. I've known a lot of people here and made lots of friends that I had to say goodbye to, and now to say goodbye to a whole building is very difficult."
What was not too difficult was the decision by Jackson County to sell the property, according to McKay.
"In the long run, would it be better utilized for the county, for the city, as a commercial piece of property that brings in tax dollars and helps the whole county, probably yes."
Camp Victor is still taking donations and asking for help to complete the move to Pascagoula. The number to call is (228) 875-0313.
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