Friday, May 24 2013 6:49 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:49:03 GMT
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengersMore >>
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengers visited several attractions including the Biloxi lighthouse and the visitors center. The Grande Caribe set sail from New Orleans and will continue on until it reaches St. Petersburg. Crew members said it's the stops along the way that makes these small cruises stand out.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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:07:07 GMT
"Study the past if you would define the future." Those words were once said by Confucius and those are the words the Historical Society of Gulfport strives toward for its city. Wednesday, that societyMore >>
Hoping to highlight Gulfport's history, members will be making that building a museum and welcome center for the city.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
An elderly Jackson County couple needed help putting a new roof on their home. Seabees stationed in Gulfport have come to their aid, and for a very personal reason.
Wood has to be sawed to precision measurements. Sheet metal has to be cut to fit the smallest spaces. Then the Seabees head up to higher ground, to put it all the materials in place.
Inside their home, Leon and Shirley Giafaglione sit and count the moments till they have a new roof over their heads. Shirley is very thankful.
"It's wonderful is what it is. We're so grateful," Shirley said. "We didn't realize that they did do things for individuals. But I called just to see and they said, 'Yes.'"
When this Seabee construction project was first proposed, little did any of them know that the homeowner was also a Seabee, and a World War II veteran.
"Once we found out that it was a Seabee, and we talked to him and found out a lot about his history, and the type of stuff that he's done, especially the work he's done with the house, we were very, very excited and really wanted to help him out," Seabee Johnny Hawkins explained.
The work is hard, and everything has to be just right. In 90 degree plus heat, these Seabees take regular breaks and do their best to cool down.
This job is also good practice for a unit that builds things for a living. Seabee Susan Morris is helping on the project.
"I definitely get to use a lot of technical skills, get to cut and measuring, just basic builder skills," Morris said. "It helps when we go on deployment because it's good practice."
Back inside, Shirley's motherly instincts take over.
"I've enjoyed cooking for them. I've got two pounds of red beans cooking for them right now and we've had a great time and they are just terrific."
The new roof will also be terrific, and will last the Giafagliones for years to come. The Seabees should have the new roof in place by Friday evening.
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