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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 >>
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 >>
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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 >>
Iran's state radio says authorities have executed two men convicted of spying for Israel's Mossad and the American CIA spy agency.More >>
Iran's state radio says authorities have executed two men convicted of spying for Israel's Mossad and the American CIA intelligence agency.More >>
Hurricane Isaac proved that the Port of Gulfport can safely evacuate trailers and other equipment in advance of a storm. We now understand why Governor Phil Bryant is questioning whether the port should continue with a post Katrina plan to raise the port's elevation to 25 feet.
The governor says it would be better to use the hundreds of million of dollars going toward elevation, to instead deepen the port's Channel. Currently the depth of the port is 36 feet and port officials would like to see the port deepened to at least 45 feet. However that process could take up to 15 years because of the permitting process.
So in the near term local and state officials must find other products to ship or bring into the port. Maybe ship chickens out of our port again.
With high unemployment on the coast we need all the jobs possible at the state port.
We applaud the hands on approach our governor has given to the State Port, as our port is an important economic engine in South Mississippi.
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