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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 >>
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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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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 >>
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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 >>
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
Hundreds of students at East Central Upper Elementary took a break from the books Monday to thank American troops for risking their lives for their freedoms.
The Armed Forces Medley echoed through East Central Upper Elementary as kids marched with military flags and colorful homemade signs to honor troops. For four years, students and staff have put on a special veterans' tribute ceremony that's filled with patriotic songs, poems, and personalized thank you letters from the heart.
"Dear soldiers, I am unbelievably thankful for your sacrifice to leave your homes and fight for our country," a student said to crowd of veterans.
"I thank you for fighting so we can all lay our heads down and sleep and be safe. God Bless you and thank you soldiers," another student said.
Air Force veteran and parent TJ Golson said he was overwhelmed by this praise from his daughter and all her classmates.
"Thank you for what you have done for us," Golson said.
The veteran told this crowd that no matter how long or where his fellow veterans have served, they were brave enough to answer the call.
"Some have fought in hand to hand combat in trenches; some have fallen from the skies, some from tanks, and some from ships. Many, many thousands, hundreds thousands of our men and women have been lost and they paid the ultimate price for your freedom, our freedom. We say that so often, but I think it's time we internalized that and understand what that means," Golson said.
The elementary students also handed out keepsakes to all the veterans who attended the ceremony.
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