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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
A non-profit agency is trying to lift the spirits of nearly a dozen Mississippi and Louisiana combat wounded veterans by giving them the thrill of a lifetime. This weekend servicemen still recuperating from injuries in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan will get the chance to go up in a fighter jet.
Pilots with the Blackhawk Flight Foundation will let wounded veterans experience some spectacular stunts.
"We show them airplanes up close up in the air and fly them around," said pilot Mike Mosing. "If we get a chance we'll break off and go do some loops and rolls if they're up for it. It's an absolute joy to be able to get these kids in the back."
To help the veterans transition back into civilian life, the Wounded Warrior weekend will also include seminars with guest speakers who'll give veterans information on how to find a new career or even launch their own companies.
B.J. Perrett is the executive director of the Blackhawk Flight Foundation. "Shows them how to start their own business, how to do accounting, and financing," said Perrett. "If you want a better country, you'd better do it. This country needs good talent right now."
Officials said those going on the flights are all purple heart recipients who deserve our country's gratitude and support.
Pilot Sonny Schilleci said, "These combat wounded veterans have given so much to our country. It's the least we can do or I can do to try to give something back to them. The American citizens need to remember that it's our military that keeps us free. "
"These guys are fighting a lot. Many of them are missing limbs. They have incredible challenges ahead of them to return back into the civilian world and to see these guys get into these aircraft and smile, maybe for first time in the last 12 months, it really means a lot. "
This weekend is also a fundraiser. Officials said part of the proceeds will go to the Blackhawk Flight Foundation Scholarship Fund and the Home Of Grace addiction treatment program for veterans.
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