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 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -
Some blame the uptick in utility assistance on a down economy. But even though the clientele at the Gulf Coast Community Action Agency is growing, the funds have gone dry.
"We have expended our funds because of the large number of people that we served at the beginning of January 2012," said Executive Director of the GCCAA Dr. Barbara Coatney, "We obtained about $1,400,000, I believe, from LIHEAP. And those funds were given to families who were in need."
LIHEAP funds have been replenished for those who need help with utility bills across the state, but those funds won't be available until January 2013.
"The state received an allocation of $27 million, and we allocated to the agencies based on the population in the state compared to the area," said Sollie B. Norwood, MS Dept. of Human Services, Division of Community Services, Director.
Dr. Coatney said the GCCAA has contacted power company officials who said they're willing to work with families on assistance in order to keep their electricity on.
"We understand that assistance agencies are struggling for funds at this time," April Lollar of Coast Electric said in a statement. "At Coast Electric, we always try to work with all of our members who need assistance and will honor pledges that have been made by those agencies."
If the community wants to lend a helping hand to those who are in need, members with Coast Electric have the Share Your Blessings Fund. Members can make a donation through their monthly bill or visit any Coast Electric office.
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