Friday, May 24 2013 6:49 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:49:03 GMT
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 >>
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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:07:07 GMT
"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 >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
A section of Old Highway 49 from Crestview Drive to Robinson Road was shut down because a Box Culvert that was built in 1936 was in dander of collapsing the roadway.
In October, construction began and a new larger box culvert replaced the old one.
Wednesday, the road blocks were removed and traffic was allowed to drive over the new box culvert. In about a week the road will be closed temporarily to complete paving over the roadway.
The sound of tires spinning over Old Highway 49 is bringing joy to residents living in the area. When the road was closed, traffic was redirected through Kenwood and Crestview subdivisions.
John Hutto said, "We're just glad to get rid of all this traffic and trash thrown out around the streets here and in the entrance way up there and the noise. Oh, it's going to be a good holiday to get of some of this traffic here."
Bill Whitney added, "Thank goodness we're not going to have any big speeders the amount of speeders coming through our area again because it has been terrible. I don't know why people living in Southern Mississippi believe they have to go 60 mph through a subdivision."
Over the past six months, the Gulfport Police Department issued hundreds of tickets to speeding drivers, zipping through Kenwood and Crestview Subdivisions.
"Hopefully it will eliminate a lot of traffic through here," Derald Johnson stated. "A lot of road noise, something we're not used to. It's a pretty quite neighborhood. We're glad to see the road open."
Another resident told me, he and his wife can now walk through Kenwood Subdivision without the threat of getting run over by a speeding car.
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