Saturday, May 18 2013 7:09 PM EDT2013-05-18 23:09:31 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 >>
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. The man with Gordon at the time of the accident now faces drug charges. 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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:04:19 GMT
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
As we prepare to enter another year, once again The Gulfport Branch of the NAACP is honoring the men and women who've left a positive mark on society.
"We like to honors those people that have done great things to help others in our communities. This year we're paying tribute to Pastor Collins from Shiloh Baptist Church. We're also honoring Dr. Alfred McNair for the work he's done throughout the whole Gulf Coast," Chapter President, Ruth Story said.
Also celebrated was last years honoree, the late Mrs. Lucimarion Roberts. The Banquet recognizes the people and groups that have made a significant impact in civil and human rights for citizens of all backgrounds.
"God says in his word, 'To whom much is given, much is expected.' We aren't given these great gifts just to hide them or keep them for ourselves. So whatever we need to do to help mankind, that's what we are about," Story said.
While hundreds of citizens showed up in support of the honorees, the event even got the attention of various state leaders. Including Congressman Steven Palazzo.
"I wanted to come out here especially in light of the tragedy in Connecticut. There's no better time for communities to come together. For husbands and wives to be better husbands and wives. Better neighbors, better community citizens and better followers in great. Its just a great event," Palazzo said.
The hope is to inspire others to also make a difference. Following the example the honorees have set through their own life stories.
"When you're involved in the community it makes for a better world, a better city, a better society. All of that," Story said.
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