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 >>
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 10:54:09 GMT
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue. HSSM released few details on the Monday rescue. They wouldn'tMore >>
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue.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.
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 >>
LAUREL, MS. (WDAM) - Jimmy Bass is a Laurel native known to many in the community because of his longtime career as a photographer and volunteer at the Laurel Veterans Memorial Museum.
The museum is a cause Bass is passionate about because he is a World War II veteran. Bass enlisted in the Navy at the young age of seventeen, and was assigned to the USS Harding Naval Destroyer.
Towards the end of war, Bass's ship was struck by a fleet of kamikazes, or Japanese pilots bent on suicide missions.
After surviving that attack, Bass was sent to Pearl Harbor to get some more clothes, but by then the U.S. had dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan, signaling the eventual end of the war.
Bass's two older brothers also fought in World War II. Middle brother, Asco Bass, was a Marine medic in the Pacific while their oldest brother, Julius, was a B-17 fighter pilot in the Atlantic Theater.
According to Bass, "We had a pretty good family representation. And thank God we all made it through it. My oldest brother was shot down and survived his plane being shot down, but we all made it."
On Tuesday, July 12th, we'll feature the story of Jimmy Bass's big brother, Julius. After his plane was shot down over France, he was taken prisoner by the Germans.
Following the war, Julius Bass struck up a lifelong friendship with one of the German soldiers that captured him.
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