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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:53:06 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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:08 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.
Hometown star Robin Roberts was in South Mississippi this weekend for a very special conference regarding something she holds very dear to her heart: veterans.
The Good Morning America star glowed as she shared very special memories of her father, who was a veteran, with a crowd who does so much to help our country's heroes.
"I am a proud Air Force brat," Roberts said. "My father was actually a veteran of three wars beginning with World War II as one of the renowned pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen."
With tears in her eyes Roberts said, "My father, who is now buried in the National Cemetery, would go back to Keesler after the military because he retired as a colonel. And as a colonel, they have to salute them when they walk into the gate. And he didn't even have any business on Keesler, but he wanted to salute."
Saturday, Roberts gave her father and the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers advocates a big salute by sharing her time and memories.
"I remember having to move off of Keesler when my father went to Vietnam, and that was the first time I saw my dad cry. He was wearing those aviator glasses and was at a local air strip and he was leaving, and it was very difficult for him because he wanted to make sure that we would be okay," Roberts explained.
"And that's what you are doing, you are making sure that these men and women who put their lives, literally, on the line for us and make such great sacrifices. And not only thinking of them, but their families. And you are giving them great comfort in knowing you are here for them," Roberts said.
When she was contacted by the group three years ago, she said she graciously accepted the invitation and honor of being the guest speaker.
"As I have done before in speaking volumes every time I can about the beautiful Gulf Coast where I can, I will do the same for this organization too. I have to tell you, you must realize, what you are doing is making a difference to us all," Roberts said. "I just have to say God bless us all and God bless the United States of America."
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