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 >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
Right now many people are wrapped up in getting things ready for Christmas Day. While the atmosphere may be jolly for some, there are still many people grieving right now.
"Its the holiday time and everybody needs to come together. As a neighbor, friend, even if you don't know each other, we need to come together because these poor innocents won't get to spend Christmas with their families anymore," organizer Jen Fayard said.
To bring everyone together, the idea to have a candlelight vigil on the Biloxi Town Green was formed. It was put together by three coast mothers who say their hearts go out to the victims' families in Connecticut.
"We just want them to know that we're here and that the world feels their pain. This is our way of saying goodbye. There aren't really any words that come to my mind right now," Fayard said.
"Christmas is not about gifts. It's about others and it's about the love for others. What better way to show that? Even though we're miles apart, we can still be there for them in spirit," Alicia Capps said.
That warm spirit of love and comfort seemed to transcend throughout the crowd. The ladies say they put the event together on a whim, but were pleasantly surprised by the positive response they got from the community.
"It's amazing. We started with a small little idea between three ladies. We decided to put it on Facebook and we decided to invite everybody. It blew up. Within one day there were over 100 people that said they were coming. That means a lot to all three of us," Fayard said.
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