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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:31:16 GMT
Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday.More >>
Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday. In South Mississippi, the concern centered around the state government's plan to allow offshore drilling off coastal waters.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:00:33 GMT
Life through the eyes of a child is often thought to be innocent and colorful. But, that life isn't the same experience for kids who are blind and visually impaired. That's why every year, MississippiMore >>
Every year, Mississippi Lions club puts on a Sea and Sun camp for kids ages 5 to 15 who are visually impaired, giving them the opportunity to experience the fun they often miss out on.More >>
It's a distinction Mississippi needs to shed, but to do that, we'll have to shed a few pounds too. Once again, our state tops the list as the fattest in the nation.
Numbers just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show almost 35% of Mississippians are classified as obese. The good news is we are not just throwing up our hands saying pass another donut.
Our state is doing more to get children on the road to a healthy life. Schools encourage exercise. Soda and snack machines are gone from the schools. Fattening items on lunch trays is being replaced with fruits and vegetables and many districts are replacing deep fat fryers with ovens to cook tasty crispy food.
Here along the coast we have more places to get out and walk than ever before, the Harrison County boardwalk, the bridges and of course the beach.
The experts tell us just 30 minutes of activity a day and watching what we eat will take off the pounds and help prevent diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and other diseases. And it will help Mississippians be healthier and hopefully shed the title of fattest state in the nation.
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