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 >>
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
If you adopted an angel, make sure you get those toys to the Salvation Army as soon as possible. Wednesday was the deadline to drop-off toys and other gifts for the Angel Tree Program. Volunteers were busy sorting and organizing toys for about 3,000 needy children across the Mississippi coast.
It was a bustling scene at the Salvation Army Family Store in Gulfport. Half of the building has been converted into Santa's Workshop. The elves were scurrying about, sorting through boxes and bags of toys.
"Our Christmas elves are in the back making sure that everything is organized and set up and ready for next week," said Major Terry Ray, Salvation Army Area Commander.
This is a hectic time of year for the volunteers, as thousands of donations begin arriving for the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program.
"There's a lot of trucks coming in, a lot of deliveries, folks dropping off angels that they've adopted out," said Ray.
The Marine Corps van made three deliveries of gifts collected through the Toys for Tots campaign. Trinity Episcopal Church of Pass Christian also donated 24 stockings for older angels.
"We discovered seniors who were not getting anything for Christmas, just getting food. So instead of children, we decided to do what we call 'silver stockings,'" said Evelyn Gregory, a church member.
Employees at Horne CPAs and Business Advisors of Biloxi dropped off 50 stockings for the little ones.
"It feels great. All the team members had a great time. It's going to be great thinking about all the smiles on the kids' faces when they receive these gifts," said Alfred Scruggs.
Whether they are giving toys or their time, the South Mississippi community is coming together to fulfill some Christmas wishes.
"It really is touching. I mean this is basically strangers making sure that people that they don't know and children they don't know and may never meet, have something under the Christmas tree at Christmas time," said Ray.
Although Wednesday was the deadline to bring in toys, the Salvation Army will continue to accept toys through next week. The toys will be distributed next Monday and Tuesday by appointment only. There are three distribution sites.
Also on Wednesday, the Feed the Children organization delivered 400 boxes of food and personal hygiene products to the Salvation Army Family Store. The gifts will be given out during the Angel Tree toy distribution. Since there is not enough food for all the families, the recipients will be chosen at random.
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