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 >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:00:12 GMT
DALLAS (WFSS/CNN) – There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice. Breathing in the alcohol vapors gets you buzzed fast and some say you don't ingest any emptyMore >>
There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice. But doctors say it's dangerous. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:26:15 GMT
Several Jackson County neighbors are extra cautious of their surroundings these days after some unusual sightings in their neighborhoods. A big black bear has been spotted this week roaming around theMore >>
Several Jackson County neighbors are extra cautious of their surroundings these days after some unusual sightings in their neighborhoods. A big black bear has been spotted this week roaming around the St. Martin community. Those close encounters have some neighbors a bit nervous.More >>
Sunday, May 26 2013 12:37 AM EDT2013-05-26 04:37:08 GMT
Each year bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts pack the Gulfport Dragway for the annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Memorial Day Blowout. In day 2 of the event, already thousands of motorcycles have driven throughMore >>
The rumbling of exhausts overpowered the sounds of classic rock at Asgard Motorcycle Club's 31st annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Memorial Day Blowout on Saturday.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:07:47 GMT
Those who are helping people overcome drug addiction said they are seeing more and more people hooked on Meth. One man shared his story of addition and recovery with the hope of helping others.More >>
Those who are helping people overcome drug addiction said they are seeing more and more people hooked on Meth. One man shared his story of addition and recovery with WLOX News with the hope of helping others who may be struggling.More >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
Built in the 1950s, Biloxi's Yankie Stadium has seen a lot of ups and downs. Many residents have fond memories of playing ball at the stadium. Even Biloxi's mayor remembers playing, and later officiating, at games in his youth.
"I have some great memories of playing on that field. One of the biggest memories was I got a cheap shot from somebody from Gulfport, and I got thrown out of the ball game for that," said Biloxi Mayor AJ Holloway with a laugh.
The Salvation Army took over the stadium nearly six years ago. As a part of developing the Kroc Community Center, Salvation Army officials had hoped to restore the stadium that's fallen on hard times.
However, an engineering study revealed that there is too much damage, and the cost would be too high. So, Yankie Stadium will be demolished.
"We didn't want this stadium to come down, but because of a lot of safety issues, we're going to do it," said Salvation Army Area Commander Major Alan Hill, Area Commander. "Any change in it would cause another problem in it and so it's just a ripple effect to tear it down and have to replace it."
"I've seen the pictures that the architects took and the contractor have shown me, and it is dangerous. I didn't realize it was in that bad of shape," said Holloway.
While the Yankie stadium will be gone, it certainly won't be forgotten. The Salvation Army has taken a lot of steps to preserve its history, including keep the original entryway arch for future generations.
"We hope to have some of the history, the written history, and have even an area inside where we can talk about the history of how it began," said Hill.
Officials say the next step is to accept bids on the demolition. From there they can make plans for a new stadium.
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