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.
It's been less than 10 months since the world record for a lottery prize. On Saturday night, it could conceivably fall once again.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one single ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials disclosed Sunday.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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:04:19 GMT
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 >>
After Hurricane Katrina we reported on numerous cases of contractor fraud. We sure hope it does not happen following Hurricane Isaac. However with hundreds of homes flooded in South Mississippi and other wind damage, we know that some individuals may try and take advantage of you.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has put out tips that hopefully will help residents make good choices and not become a victim. The best way to keep from running into problems in the process is to know your contractor, do business with local individuals if you can, get references,have a written contract, and do not pay the total bill up front.
One guideline is to pay no more than ten percent up front or one thousand dollars, then the rest when the work is completed to your satisfaction. If you do sign a contract with a contractor make sure the contractor carries liability insurance and has worker's compensation coverage. Also make sure the contract has a detailed description of the work to be done, including specifics on materials.
You can find more information on hiring a contractor at www.msboc.us including a pre-screening checklist. Doing some homework up front can help insure you will not become a victim of contractor fraud.
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