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.
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 >>
GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) -
About a week ago, the world got word of the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
The horrible incident sparked feelings of anger, rage and hopelessness. But, in the days since that heart breaking event, the families affected have found they aren't in it alone.
Supporters, like Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, have stepped in to lend a helping hand.
"This time last week parents were finding out that there children were not coming home. Parents were finding out that their babies were dead. A few of us just wanted them to know that we care. Even if we don't have children we do understand, or try to understand what they're going through," said organizer Karlene Overby.
Overby organized the event to remember the victims and honor their lives. The mother of 5 said she and her husband can't imagine the pain those parents are feeling. She said that's why she felt compelled to do something. The college was there to support her.
"This is what we're about. Besides giving everyone a quality education, its giving them a chance to express themselves and I'm just proud of our students for coming together to honor those victims," said Student Activities Coordinator Sonya Edwards.
After the somber moment, students, faculty and Jackson county residents lit candles and said a prayer for all the victims and their families.
The group surrounded the campus' "Peace Pole" to pray. They plan to create a mural from the victims photos and send it to Connecticut.
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