Friday, May 24 2013 6:49 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:49:03 GMT
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 >>
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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:07:07 GMT
"Study the past if you would define the future." Those words were once said by Confucius and those are the words the Historical Society of Gulfport strives toward for its city. Wednesday, that societyMore >>
Hoping to highlight Gulfport's history, members will be making that building a museum and welcome center for the city.More >>
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 >>
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
The Hancock County Angel Tree program is in trouble. The Christmas toys for the needy children of the county are set to be handed out Monday and there are still several names on Angel Trees around the county that have not been adopted.
On top of that, many of the gifts that have been pledged to the program have yet to come in.
"We don't want any one of the children in Hancock County to wake up without a gift. We'd like everybody to have something under their tree," said Jane Stock with the Hancock Housing Resource Center.
This year, the demand is bigger than ever before with more than 300 children in need.
"There are quite a bit of angels that still haven't been adopted and we still have so many toys that have not come in. You've seen our back warehouse and it is empty waiting on things to come in," Stock said.
Kristian LaFrance said helping out is easy. She supplied gifts for three young boys.
"Just cause some people are less fortunate than us. And I just like helping out and seeing people happy," said LaFrance.
"A donor would be anybody who feels the spirit of Christmas and was once a little kid waking up Christmas morning," Stocks said. Just remember how that feels and you can be a part of that in someone else's life."
But the clock is ticking if you want to help.
"Time is running out. Monday, we start giving the donations out to the Angel Tree applicants," explained Kelli Billups with the Hancock Housing Resource Center.
Anyone who wants to purchase a gift or make a cash donation should contact the Hancock Housing Resource Center at (228) 463-8887.The office is closed on Fridays.
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