Saturday, May 18 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:58:29 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 >>
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.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 >>
It's time for all egos and politics to be set aside in Jackson County and make sure the public is protected from illegal drugs. For the past several weeks we have heard from the police chiefs of Pascagoula and Moss Point saying they are pulling out of the Jackson County Drug Task Force. Then we have Sheriff Mike Byrd saying residents will not be affected by this split.
This all stems from a prank or horseplay at a gathering of the task force where a gun was fired into the ground and one person was slightly injured.
Some Jackson County Supervisors say it makes sense to work together. And we agree with them.
In an age when there is a need to consolidate to save money, splitting up the task force doesn't make sense. Having separate narcotic units will not result in the communication needed between departments to win the war on drugs.
The sheriff says it was a personnel issue with those making a mistake disciplined. A grand jury will look into the issue.
But we hope the bigger problem of police agencies in Jackson County pulling apart can be rectified. If not, then you will see each agency vying for the same grants and money that could be combined to provide a much better, coordinated drug enforcement effort.
We hope in the coming weeks all sides can get together and find a way to bring back a united drug task force. Jackson County residents deserve nothing less.
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