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Girl who nearly drowned remembers father's last words

It's WLOX News Director Brad Kessie. We have an emotional story that you'll only see on WLOX.

Michelle Lady talked with the little girl who nearly drowned in the Jourdan River. The only reason she's alive is because her father threw her the only life jacket he could find. Moments later, Ernest Johnson disappeared in the murky Hancock County river.  

Today, Beyonce remembered her father's final instructions. "Just go," he shouted. You'll see the interview with Beyonce and Johnson's grieving wife on WLOX News at 6:00.

That newscast is also where you'll see A.J. Giardina in action. He met a gentleman who paid for deck work before a contractor completed the job. A.J. contacted the contractor to see why he left, and whether he'd reimburse the homeowner for the work he reportedly didn't do.

The Southern Gaming Summit started today. Industry leaders are in Biloxi for two days of meetings and socializing. On WLOX News at 6:00, Steve Phillips will tell us what's being discussed by casino executives.

And on WLOX News at 10:00, Elizabeth Vowell will attend a reception where gaming's elite is celebrating South Mississippi's 20th year as a casino community.

Be sure to watch WLOX News at 6:30. That's where you'll see dramatic video of a train derailment north of Hattiesburg. Plus, you'll hear from President Obama, who now says he thinks gay couples should have a right to be married.

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