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 >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:31:16 GMT
Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday.More >>
Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday. In South Mississippi, the concern centered around the state government's plan to allow offshore drilling off coastal waters.More >>
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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:00:33 GMT
Life through the eyes of a child is often thought to be innocent and colorful. But, that life isn't the same experience for kids who are blind and visually impaired. That's why every year, MississippiMore >>
Every year, Mississippi Lions club puts on a Sea and Sun camp for kids ages 5 to 15 who are visually impaired, giving them the opportunity to experience the fun they often miss out on.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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