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It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengersMore >>
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengers visited several attractions including the Biloxi lighthouse and the visitors center. The Grande Caribe set sail from New Orleans and will continue on until it reaches St. Petersburg. Crew members said it's the stops along the way that makes these small cruises stand out.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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The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
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"Study the past if you would define the future." Those words were once said by Confucius and those are the words the Historical Society of Gulfport strives toward for its city. Wednesday, that societyMore >>
Hoping to highlight Gulfport's history, members will be making that building a museum and welcome center for the city.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
It's unfortunate that the University of Mississippi made national news last week because of protests following President Barack Obama's re-election.
The reports from campus were that 400 students gathered, some angry, some just curious. A few reportedly yelled racial slurs and photos showed someone set Obama Biden campaign signs on fire.
While this is a public relations nightmare for any University, it is especially troubling considering history and the racial strife at Ole Miss in the1960's.
From the reports, it seems this was an isolated incident caused by a few students who made some poor choices. It was comforting to hear from many students, white and black, that said this was not a true reflection of the Ole Miss they know today.
The night after the protest, an even larger gathering took place at Ole Miss. Some 600 students took part in a march which the organizer said she hoped would show the community that we stand together to change the image of Mississippi.
A lot of decisions have been made by the students that show their desire to have a racially and ethnically diverse campus. The student body president and the current homecoming queen are African American.
The post election incident at Ole Miss reminds us that despite how far we've come, like the rest of America, there remains much to be done to end racial discrimination. An isolated incident, should not take away from all that's has been achieved at Ole Miss in the past 50 years.
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