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 >>
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 5:11 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:11:29 GMT
In a WLOX News exclusive, former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry.More >>
In a WLOX News exclusive, Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry. "I can tell you that there isn't a word in the English language that I'm not intelligent enough to know," the former Biloxi mayor said, "that can more strongly deny that I was ever involved in anything to do with Vince and Margaret being hurt, and Vince and Margaret being killed."More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 2:43 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:43:04 GMT
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30More >>
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30 this morning wearing masks, holding guns an demanding money. More >>
SUMMIT, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
As Mississippi leaders look in the state's own back yard for oil and gas, many residents and businesses are wondering how to get a fair deal in leasing their land for drilling techniques like hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. To get better prepared, a Thrive America conference is helping out.
"There's tremendous potential from the oil and gas that's here," said Charlotte Batson who founded the event.
Batson cultivated the idea after a series of meetings earlier this year proved many folks felt taken advantage off in leasing and sometimes unknowingly selling their mineral rights to oil companies.
"It was obvious that there was a huge hunger for information and some of the questions that came out of those meetings were just heartbreaking," said Batson.
This comes as Mississippi's environment is ranked one of the top places for oil and gas investments in the world. That's something Britt Herrin, Executive Director of the Pike Country Economic Development District says will be a driver for the state.
"We'd be crazy not to pursue this with all the vigor we can," said Herrin.
Herrin points to fracking in North Dakota as being a main reason for having the lowest unemployment rate in the country. He says that can easily be the case in Mississippi.
"We've got the same opportunity to create literally thousands of jobs right here in Southwest Mississippi," said Herrin.
With fracking comes controversy. Opponents have long protested claiming it will contaminate groundwater and create other environmental issues. Supporters recognize the concerns but say if drilling is done right, there's no worry.
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