Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:20 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:20:48 GMT
Two WLOX viewers sent in pictures of this waterspout spotted Wednesday morning in the Mississippi Sound. According to Doppler Radar Imagery, the waterspout was offshore near Long Beach and Pass ChristianMore >>
Two WLOX viewers sent in a pictures of this waterspout spotted Wednesday morning in the Mississippi Sound.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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:56:01 GMT
(RNN) – Of the 24 killed in the EF-5 tornado that decimated Moore, OK, 10 are children - two of which are infants according to a release by the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office. All the childrenMore >>
The last of the missing from Monday's massive tornado that tore through the town of Moore, OK, have been accounted for. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:38:31 GMT
On Wednesday, Moss Point Police Chief Keith Davis announced he is reopening a 2006 cold case involving a double homicide.More >>
On Wednesday, Moss Point Police Chief Keith Davis announced he is reopening a 2006 cold case involving a double homicide. The victims, Brandon Taylor, 24, and Gary Riley, 26, were found shot to death in a Chevy Tahoe.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:13 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:13:11 GMT
A British woman who claimed to have hit a cyclist while driving her car and then driving off tweeted about driving off and not caring much about it. But then the cops tweeted back.More >>
The first rule of Twitter - it's not smart to tweet about a crime. More >>
LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) -
Looking down the street in the heart of downtown Long Beach, it's hard to imagine the damage that Hurricane Katrina once created here.
"Everything that has come back, is way better than it was before. If you look around, we have a beautiful town green, a beautiful city hall. They've improved the streets and drainage in the area," said Bull's Restaurant owner John Bull of the city's recovery.
Long Beach Mayor Billy Skellie says the long road to recovery, was paved with the efforts of Governor Haley Barbour.
"He's just a very intelligent person, experienced and [with] so many connections in the right places to be able to be heard to get help," said Skellie. "I can't think of a better, of a more qualified, person to be in office at that time."
Skellie says Governor Barbour was key in making funding easily available for cities, but the mayor says Barbour's genuine concern was just as important in the days following Katrina.
"We've always felt like we could actually call him and personally talk to him if we needed something," said Skellie. "He would talk to you, and that was terribly important, especially in the first couple of years."
Looking out the window in Bull's restaurant, John Bull can see the progress his town has made in the form of new buildings and facilities. He says Barbour was also a driving force in helping small business build back.
"They gave us new improvements in order to build up the business, show us how to do it correctly. That way when we came back, everything was better than before," said Bull.
He agrees that the rebuilding of the coast will be Barbour's lasting legacy.
"He was the quickest and the most reasonable about getting everything back up and running in order for us to achieve what we have here today," said Bull.
Skellie sums up Barbour's legacy on the coast in just two words: beyond expectation.
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