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 >>
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -
At the Pascagoula Walmart Monday, the aisles were full of last minute shoppers. So why do they brave the crowds while the buying pressure is at its highest?
Jona Crowley has her reasons. "Because my 18-year-old had to have this and Walmart did not have it yesterday, so I've got to make here Christmas and get it today," Crowley explained.
Other shoppers, like Demarrio Biggs, seem to take the hectic pace in stride. "It's alright really. This is our first time really doing this, but it's alright. It's not as bad as the mall right now," Biggs said.
For some, like Johnny Brewer, waiting until the final hours is almost like a holiday rite of passage. "Because I just figured out what I need and what I'm going to get and it's the last minute, so I wait until the last minute," Brewer said.
For every person who waits until the last minute to do their Christmas shopping, the reasons they do it are wide and varied. And no one is immune. Not even elected officials like Pascagoula City Councilman Frank Corder.
"With schedules and school and plays and church and programs it's just a last minute thing sometimes," Corder said.
Others claim to have a good excuse for procrastinating. At least that's their story and they're sticking to it.
Brian McDonald had his story ready to go. "I'm trying to get my wife a nice ring for Christmas."
When asked why he didn't get it last week, or last month, McDonald smiled and said, "Because I'm with my wife all the time and it's hard to shop for someone you're always with."
Hard or not, it's a job that has to be done, because Christmas is right around the corner.
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