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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:53:06 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:08 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
The Department of Marine Resources made a lot of Coast fishermen
happy when they opened two more oyster reefs for harvest. The Waveland
and St. Stanislaus reefs are normally reserved areas for oystermen who
use tongs to harvest the delicacy. But in a surprise move, those reefs
have been temporarily opened to oystermen who dredge for oysters.
Nearly 100 boats took to the waters Tuesday morning in search of hard shell oysters.
While the two new reefs were just opened, two other reefs that have already been harvested were closed.
would have been the end of our season if they wouldn't have given us
this little opening, and they opened up another spot for us so we can
get another pay check before Christmas," said Oysterman Kevin Livings.
"If they hadn't give this to us, cause they shut the reef down, we'd all
be sitting home wondering how we're going to pay our bills."
Oysterman Masin Sonnier agreed with him.
more reefs opened, that means there are more oysters out there to get.
It means more money and more chance to make more money."
Oysterman Henry Schmidt isn't sure about that.
"It's getting slim. We didn't even get our limit today. We got ten sacks. Maybe better luck tomorrow."
Schmidt said opening new reefs is a good thing, but the competition to harvest the oysters is stiff.
"Just a lot of boats, man. A lot of boats."
The new reefs will open to dredgers for about two weeks. Tongers will be given an extra week to harvest.
"It's good the way they are doing it at the end of the season, cause there are no tongers down there. It's too deep," Livings said.
The oystermen just hope the season lasts as long as possible.
"I'm hoping they do because once they close them, we've got to go to Louisiana and work," explained Sonnier.
have had a rough go of it ever since the BP oil spill and the opening
of a spillway in Louisiana which pushed fresh water into the Gulf.
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