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 >>
The theme of the 55th Miss Mississippi Pageant is once upon a dream. 42 contestants are hoping their dream of becoming the next Miss Mississippi will come true.
Each year contestants are divided into three groups. They compete in evening wear, talent and swimwear. Wednesday night when the judges tallied their scores. The winners were announced on stage.
In swimwear, Miss West Central Mississippi Breanne Ponder who was Miss Mississippi USA in 2010. This is her first year to compete at Miss Mississippi.
"The key is if you eat more, work out more, that's my motto" said Ponder. "Because I'm not going to deprive myself of something I want. If I want a piece of cake, I'll just run an extra mile."
In talent, a repeat win for Miss Mississippi State Stephanie Stanford.
Singing "Don't Rain on My Parade," she won a $300 scholarship. She was fourth runner up to Miss Mississippi last year.
"One word, "Exhilarating!" Just life" said Stanford. "I felt so much energy and it just makes me want to bounce right off the stage."
Preliminary competition continues Thursday night. The contestants say preliminary wins give you bragging rights but no guarantee of making the cut of the Top 10 Saturday night when the new Miss Mississippi will be chosen.
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