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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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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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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 >>
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
WLOX has learned 46-year-old Brian Orchard of Vancleave was killed in Thursday's wreck accident in Vancleave, according to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd.
The accident happened just after Vancleave Middle students were dismissed Thursday afternoon shortly after 3. Orchard was rounding a curve in his car on John's Bayou Road and lost control, slamming underneath the school bus.
Emergency responders described what happened next.
"Central Jackson County fire department responded," Jackson County fire coordinator Earl Etheridge said. "They did extraction on patient in the private vehicle and then they helped do the treatment on seven injured students that were transported to local hospitals and they stood by while the sheriff's department and the wreckers were able to get the vehicles separated."
One of the first people to arrive was good Samaritan Carl Wyatt, who offered aid and comfort to the students.
"They were nervous. They were shook up and there was a couple of them in the back that were crying," Wyatt said. "I don't think they were hurt that bad. I think they were just shook up more than anything else. My wife got my phone and called the school people and got the administrators down here and then we brought the kids up here to our house in the yard to get them away from all that down there."
While seven students were hurt, others were emotionally torn by what they saw. Help will be there for them.
Barry Amacker is the Jackson County school superintendent.
"We will have absolutely all of our counselors ready to go tomorrow to help any of the students that would like to talk to them. Plus we will get organized with our counselors to give some proactive information out on how to cope," Amacker said.
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