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 >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
Imagine enjoying volleyball game when suddenly its interrupted by some unwelcome guests. That's exactly what happened at Harrison Central this week when three bats swooped down from the ceiling.
You could hear a parent in the stands giving a play by play of the flying creatures on a home video. "Here it comes, right by the referee. Watch out, ref."
As the players were hard at work, the flying critters took center stage in the middle of the game.
"Upon further investigation, I found out that there were some bats that had actually roosted in the ceiling area somewhere and had come out," Principal Avery Brush said. "They started kind of flying around. I couple of bats starting flying around during the volleyball game."
When the report first went out, officials with the school thought it was a hoax.
"When I first got the report that there were bats in the gym, I was wondering why weren't they at the baseball field," Bush said with a smile.
Now that they know the vermin really are nesting in the gymnasium, help is on the way.
"Our superintendent and maintenance instructor came out to see what the actual issue was. They've gotten a special 'batman,' for a lack of better terms, to come out and take care of the bats," Bush said.
But until the batman arrives, it's going to be business as usual in the school gym.
"There's a certain way bats have to be dealt with. They have to be found and relocated more so. There's a company that's coming in to take care of the bat problem. The kids are fine. Them, parents and coachers were exemplarity during an atypical situation," Bush said.
Bush said inspectors found a hole in the ceiling, which may have created an entrance for the flying critters. Harrison Central's Gymnasium took a pretty heavy blow from Hurricane Isaac.
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