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 >>
PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) -
By Friday, a South Mississippi group is hoping they have a truck load of supplies to send to the East Coast. A Pass Christian woman is heading a project unofficially named "Restore the Shore," in hopes of sending household tools to a town in New Jersey.
When Cecilia Stahl, Owner of Pass Wholesale, thinks about the troubles on the East Coast she's moved to tears. Seven years ago, when Stahl's business was on the brink of literally collapsing after Hurricane Katrina, a few good Samaritans from New Jersey came to her rescue.
"Really, they helped us get back into business when I had almost nothing," Stahl remembered. "They donated a computer to us, and they made a monetary donation to us. We were able to buy office supplies so that we could even start up."
Stahl said it was that act of kindness that gave her the strength to keep pushing. That's why she happily jumped on board to help her friend Tricia Taylor, the project coordinator and a native of New Jersey.
"We are not working on clothes. The Red Cross has taken care of that. They're inundated with clothes," Taylor said. "We want materials that they can use to clean out their homes. They helped us with a rescue truck and some fire supplies immediately after Katrina."
"It really touched my heart that people so far away, that had no idea
who I was, would donate to us and help this community. We should feel
driven to help these people," Stahl said.
For whatever reasons, so far the drive to get donations has been slow. Taylor said many of the items they've gotten so far are a result of them going door to door. The organizers want people to know that the donations don't have to be new items.
Donated tools can be dropped off at the City Barn, the Pass Christian Fire Department or City Hall. The group is even willing to pick up donations. Just call (228) 255-5564. Donations will be collected through Friday.
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