Saturday, May 18 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:09:31 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 >>
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. The man with Gordon at the time of the accident now faces drug charges. More >>
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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:04:19 GMT
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
Thursday afternoon, Biloxi will cut the ribbon to its new multi million dollar visitors center. It's something that's been in the works ever since Hurricane Katrina destroyed the old visitors center on the town green.
With a new location and a whole lot more to offer, the new center is sure to please guests.
"It's a dream come true," said Biloxi's Historic Administrator Bill Raymond. "This is going to be a world class visitors center. We're going to have everything you could possibly need."
Inside the nearly 25,000 square foot building, Raymond said you will find everything from a multi-media museum to a reception hall.
Crews have been busy making sure everything is ready for Thursday's grand opening.
"We've got everything from landscapers, to painters, to carpenters. There's got to be 50 to 75 people at least on site. And every time I turn around another crew is coming in for something else."
As one of the largest projects in Biloxi city history, the visitors center has a price tag of about $10 million.
"They're going to be working right up until 4pm when we actually start the ceremony. They have really been working hard working around the clock trying to get everything finished."
Raymond said the doors will open at 4pm. Boiled shrimp and Barq's root beer will be served. Following that grand opening the new civic center will open on Howard Avenue at 6pm.
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