Friday, May 24 2013 9:35 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:35:10 GMT
According to Biloxi police, a gun went off inside the downtown Biloxi Waffle House early Friday morning. The bullet shattered one of the restaurant's windows. Moments later, the gun's owner was takenMore >>
According to Biloxi police, a gun went off inside the downtown Biloxi Waffle House early Friday morning. The bullet shattered one of the restaurant's windows. Moments later, the gun's owner was taken to jail. Police say Sam Edward Yu is charged with attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The 21-year-old is from Montgomery, Alabama.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 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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:16 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:16:06 GMT
Throughout the weekend there are several locales on the Gulf Coast offering plenty in honor of Memorial Day. 12th Annual St. Ann's Catfish Festival The Lizana Community's very own St. Ann's CatholicMore >>
Throughout the weekend there are several locales on the Gulf Coast offering plenty in honor of Memorial Day.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 >>
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
During the holiday season, you won't find as many volunteers coming to South Mississippi to help rebuild homes that were damaged or destroyed by Katrina. But that won't stop one agency from carrying out its New Year's resolution. The group is determined to give several families a new home for the new year.
With just their hands and every day tools, volunteers from Fort Meyers, Florida, are tearing apart a house in Gulfport. The house was heavily-damaged by Katrina. HOPE CDA certainly knows the value of the volunteers.
"We still had buildings standing yesterday and this is how far they've gotten in just two days. This has been a really good group and we really appreciate them, outstanding individuals," said Bruce Wayne Palmer, Hope CDA Project Manager.
Hope CDA needs additional volunteers to help with another, more ambitious goal -- finish rebuilding four other Katrina-damaged homes by December 31st. That's a-week-and-half away.
"We're striving. We got one or two that are fairly close. We're hoping that we can get them in," said Bill Stallworth, Hope CDA Executive Director.
One house is in east Biloxi. It belongs to a single mother and her four children.
"It's going to be a nice little home. They've already started cleaning up the back yard," Stallworth said.
The family members have been separated, staying with different relatives until their new home is ready.
"We do a home dedication or a house warming. Sometimes, just the look on those faces, you get that 'whew', it's finally over kind of thing going on. It's really encouraging," said Stallworth. "We're really, really, really close to that one. We might be able to pull a miracle off still at Christmas time."
It's a miracle that will bring a family together once again in a permanent home.
Hope CDA plans to repair or build 74 more homes by the end of 2012. The agency is also building nine houses that will be up for sale to people who qualify for subsidized mortgages.
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