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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:53:06 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:08 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
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.
The vacancy sign remains lit outside one hotel on the beach in Biloxi. Linda Hornsby with the Hotel and Lodging Association says that is the case at most properties.
"As of this moment, there is plenty of availability. We only have a couple of the casino hotels that are full," Hornsby said.
But Hornsby remains hopeful that will change before the clock strikes midnight ringing in 2013.
"Usually in past years, we have seen more of the hotels full at this point," Hornsby said. "There are a number of factors that come into play, but I think it's going to change in the next couple of days."
New Year's Eve revelers started checking into Four Points by Sheraton on the beach in Biloxi Friday. General Manager Kenny Glavan expects to be almost sold out until January 3rd.
"This New Year's Eve is shaping up real nice," Glavan said. "We are probably going to end the weekend completely full and then we springboard into the new year with the Sugar Bowl.
The Gulf Coast Convention and Visitor's Bureau is helping boost occupancy by offering free transportation to New Orleans with a two night stay at a South Mississippi hotel. They're also running ads in the opposing teams' hometowns.
"You have people coming for the Sugar Bowl who say, 'Hey, I've heard about the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Let's go experience it, it will be fantastic,' and we are going to show them just that," Glavan said.
"We have seen a lot of activity pick up. So far we only have one bus that's full, but we still have a couple more on reserve and again I think on the next day or two that will pick up," Hornsby said.
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