Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:08 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:53:06 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:09 GMT
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue. HSSM released few details on the Monday rescue. They wouldn'tMore >>
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue.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.
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 >>
CLINTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Winston Capel, Public Relations Director of the Jackson, Mississippi Stake, has a strong belief Mitt Romney's bid for president will shine more light on what he considers a misconceptions about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
"I see this as a tremendous opportunity to reach out and state our beliefs, and people will see that as a refreshment and dispelling the myths and erroneous beliefs that they thought we believed for years."
Members don't usually call themselves Mormons, they like to emphasize the church.
Members worship in a chapel each Sunday but Temples are reserved for sacred ceremonies, such as some marriages and baptism of the dead.
Mormons have been in Mississippi since the early to mid-1800's.
However, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints can some times be lost because other denominations of Christianity are a majority in the state.
"We're marked. We're identified as a religious minority but expectations are pretty high for us and we have a lot to live up to," says Capel during an interview inside the state's Stake office in Clinton.
He says Mitt Romeny is rich but worked alongside the poor as a Bishop in the church.
Capel also believes this year's campaign for president will be marked as a positive experience for the church but understanding and tolerance are just beginning to evolve.
Capel says the church is a diverse group, world-wide, and reaches out to spread the gospel.
"Even though it may be assumed most members of the church, by de facto, are gonna vote for Mitt Romney. There is diversity in the church, tremendous diversity, but it's not often portrayed about the church. There are congregations here that represent every ethnic minority of Mississippi," explains Capel.
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