Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:13:35 GMT
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:31 GMT
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas, despite a new gun law in the state.More >>
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas despite a new gun law in the state. As WLOX has reported, starting July 1st Mississippians will be able to openly carry a gun and other weapons with or without a permit. Some Jackson county leaders want to create a local ordinance to keep weapons in check.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:16 GMT
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when...More >>
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when the truck driver popped the tank and gas started spilling out.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
A group of volunteers from Georgia took off work, loaded up their
kayaks and launched in South Mississippi to help clean the waterways.
They paddled down the bayou pulling trash from trees and headed into the
marshes gathering bags of garbage.
"We just felt compelled to come here and help out after Hurricane Isaac," Jason Dupont said.
Dupont and the others are also very passionate about preserving the environment and keeping the waterways clean.
believe in what we are doing and trying to get the word out about the
awareness of the repercussions on it can have on environment or
wildlife," Dupont said.
Cassidy Knotts drove from Athens, Georgia to do her part.
"We need to preserve it for ourselves and the future generations," Knotts said.
Rivers is a local organization that also pitched in to help. Founder
Jeff Wilkinson rounded up volunteers and boats to ride alongside and
"When visitors come here, whether it's to take a
kayak, paddle or motor boat tour, it's important we make a good
positive impression on them because it helps us economically here,"
Wilkinson said. "So there are some environmental issues and economic
issues that can be helped by keeping a cleaner environment."
Wilkinson said he's extremely touched the volunteers drove several hours just to lend a hand.
"It renews your faith in people to see of people give of their time that way," Wilkinson said.
But those helping just say it is what anyone would do.
"I believe that if Georgia was impacted, that the people of Mississippi would load up in a minute and help us," Dupont said.
you would like to help clean up, the group is launching at Gautier City
Park Saturday at 9am. They say even if you do not have a boat you can
ride along with someone else.
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