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 >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
The streets on Holly Circle and Ohio Avenue in the Forest Heights community are dry and debris free, a complete turnaround from the mess that Hurricane Isaac left behind just days ago.
Some neighbors were trapped in their homes and say the levees reinforced after Hurricane Katrina failed.
"I just don't see where it works," said Forest Heights resident Wanda Scott. "Actually, this time we had more problems since its been there. I mean, a lot of people say this is a flood area, but we've never had it this bad."
Gulfport City Councilwoman Ella Holems-Hines said the Turkey Creek Levee System is only in Phase 1, which is the 1968 standard. It was funded with a million dollar grant secured by National Conservation Resources. Although that grant funded levee improvements, it did not pay for pumps needed when the streets flood, and the City of Gulfport just doesn't have the money to pay for them.
"We're talking about $14.9 million that we need to clear Congress for this to happen with Phase 2 to make our residents safe," said Hines.
Commercial pumps were brought in last week to clear the flood waters, and it worked in a matter of hours. Councilwoman Hines said those pumps should have been available on day one.
She said it's time to learn from these mistakes and move forward to reach Phase 2 of the levee system, which she does not believe is a City of Gulfport problem, but rather a Harrison County problem.
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