Saturday, May 18 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:58:29 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, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River.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 >>
STONE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
Clothes are draped outside Jason Jones's home. Most everything inside is destroyed, but he is counting his blessings.
"My oldest daughter said this could be the worst Christmas and I said, 'No baby, we are alive,'" Jason said with tears rolling down his face. "I'm thankful for that."
Jason, his pregnant wife and two young children were inside a closet of their home when the roof blew off.
"We were there for only a few seconds and my wife saw daylight through the ceiling. And we moved away from that area next to my bed and I pulled a mattress over them, and that's where we waited it out," Jason said.
His brother, Jeremy, his wife and three children lived in a trailer next door and also had to think fast
"We heard they had tornado warnings out on the news," Jeremy said, "We left home here and went to my father's."
Not even the structure of the trailer remains is intact. Their belongings lay across the yard and in the pond.
Tony Jones credits the good Lord for guiding his son and family to his home to take shelter.
"We got inside a small bathroom, hunkered down." Tony paused and a few tears fell as he said, "We started praying and the Lord was with us."
Tony's roof is almost completely off the house, parts of the ceiling hang inside, but the strong winds never touched the ceiling above the bathroom.
Jeremy said, "Thankfully everyone is alright. The things we can replace."
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