Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:13:35 GMT
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso around 9:30pmMore >>
One person is in critical condition and another behind bars after a shooting in Moss Point. According to Police Chief Keith Davis, a man from Pascagoula was shot twice in the upper torso area around 9:30 Monday night. Investigators say it happened on Church Street near the Hall Street intersection in a car.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:37:31 GMT
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas, despite a new gun law in the state.More >>
Some Jackson County supervisors don't want to see people carrying guns in parks and other public areas despite a new gun law in the state. As WLOX has reported, starting July 1st Mississippians will be able to openly carry a gun and other weapons with or without a permit. Some Jackson county leaders want to create a local ordinance to keep weapons in check.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:44:16 GMT
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when...More >>
A fuel tank spewed gallons of gas into a street in D'Iberville Tuesday morning. D'Iberville officials said the truck was about to refuel the Shell station on Automall Parkway and Suzanne Drive when the truck driver popped the tank and gas started spilling out.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:10 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:10:44 GMT
WWL-TV reports there has been a possible explosion in Washington Parish early Tuesday morning. The station stated on its website officials are on their way to the town of Isabel to investigate. According toMore >>
There was a gas line explosion early Tuesday morning, according to Washington Parish Sheriff Randy Seal. The gas fire is out, but trees in the area are still burning. More >>
PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) -
A plan will be discussed at this morning's Harrison County Supervisors meeting to lower a section of the county's beachfront. The idea is to see whether less sand, and more seawall steps will prevent blowing sand from spilling onto Highway 90.
The engineering firm Brown, Mitchell and Alexander came up with this proposal, and shared it with Harrison County Sand Beach director Chuck Loftis. "We're just going to lower the template as much as we can, with the Corps of Engineers grace," said Loftis. The Army Corps of Engineers must approve any work done on the beach.
The proposed testing area is between Espy Avenue and Menge Avenue in Pass Christian. The county chose that location because there's not a lot of beach activity there.
By pushing sand away from the seawall, and revealing between four and six seawall steps, engineers believe the concrete barrier will catch blowing sand before it spills out onto the highway. "It's a constant problem," said Loftis.
Ultimately, the county's sand beach director believes beach plants are the best remedy to the blowing sand problem. "Dune vegetation is our best scenario," Loftis told WLOX.com. But, Loftis isn't sure who will pay to replace the plants and dunes lost during Hurricane Isaac.
So, for now, he said the lower template experiment is a great starting place to see what can be done to keep sand on the beach, and off Highway 90 and its medians.
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