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 >>
PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
A 33 year old Mississippi Army National Guard soldier from Pearl surprised his nine-year-old son Tuesday morning by coming home from Iraq early.
Sgt. Benjamin Hare of the First Battalion, 185th Aviation out of Jackson, walked into a math class at Pearl Upper Elementary School to the complete shock of his son Nicholas.
The children in the class had been told television cameras were coming to photograph them because they were such a good math class. They were encouraged to participate in the discussion which nine-year-old Nicholas Hare did.
But at the time he had no idea that his father was going to walk through the classroom door and the cameras recorded a reunion that was not supposed to take place until Thanksgiving.
Later Nicholas told us he couldn't believe his eyes.
"I don't know what to say" said Nicholas. I'm in shock. I don't know what to think. I'm real happy."
Sgt. Hare, who attended this same school, when he was nine years old, back in 1987, said it was hard to keep it all a secret until it happened.
"Pure joy" said Sgt. Hare. "I finally have him back in my arms again, just pure joy. He is my world and that's why I have been doing everything over there, is for him."
It was a reunion set up by the Mississippi National Guard, and one that is likely to be repeated numerous times in coming weeks as President Obama has ordered all U. S. Troops out of Iraq by Christmas.
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