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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 >>
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It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
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Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30More >>
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30 this morning wearing masks, holding guns an demanding money. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:11 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:11:29 GMT
In a WLOX News exclusive, former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry.More >>
In a WLOX News exclusive, Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry. "I can tell you that there isn't a word in the English language that I'm not intelligent enough to know," the former Biloxi mayor said, "that can more strongly deny that I was ever involved in anything to do with Vince and Margaret being hurt, and Vince and Margaret being killed."More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
Brittney Reese's gold medal glistens just a brightly this morning as it did when the Olympic long jump champ showed it off to her Gulfport friends on Saturday.
Hundreds of South Mississippians came out to give Olympic Gold Medalist Brittney Reese a big welcome home Saturday night. Chanting "Way to go Brittney, way to go," the crowd waved flags, held signs and showered Reese with gifts and she made her way through the crowd at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport.
But as the winner took the podium the crowds quickly hushed.
"I would like to just present this to y'all and show y'all what y'all have done," Reese said as she waved the gold medal around for everyone to see.
"I wish you could just translate the energy that was here," Representative Steven Palazzo said. "She is an awesome person. And not only brought home the gold medal, but she has a heart of gold, and we are so proud of her."
The community is more than just proud, they are also inspired by the young athlete.
Sabria Wells said, "When she did it, it gave me chills, really. Because it showed if you put your mind to something, you can definitely achieve it."
"She's an inspiration to the entire community, the entire state," Clay Williams said. "She's worked hard and deserves the gold she won."
While many came to congratulate the Olympian or take a picture with her, one young boy had a big question he hoped to ask her.
"Will she marry me," Kaleb Anderson said.
Reese left before he could pop the question, but it is certain she felt the outpouring of love from South Mississippi.
"They turn out for their hometown heroes, so it's just been a wonderful evening," Palazzo said.
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