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 25 2013 11:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:00:12 GMT
DALLAS (WFSS/CNN) – There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice. Breathing in the alcohol vapors gets you buzzed fast and some say you don't ingest any emptyMore >>
There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice. But doctors say it's dangerous. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:26:15 GMT
Several Jackson County neighbors are extra cautious of their surroundings these days after some unusual sightings in their neighborhoods. A big black bear has been spotted this week roaming around theMore >>
Several Jackson County neighbors are extra cautious of their surroundings these days after some unusual sightings in their neighborhoods. A big black bear has been spotted this week roaming around the St. Martin community. Those close encounters have some neighbors a bit nervous.More >>
Sunday, May 26 2013 12:37 AM EDT2013-05-26 04:37:08 GMT
Each year bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts pack the Gulfport Dragway for the annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Memorial Day Blowout. In day 2 of the event, already thousands of motorcycles have driven throughMore >>
The rumbling of exhausts overpowered the sounds of classic rock at Asgard Motorcycle Club's 31st annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Memorial Day Blowout on Saturday.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:07:47 GMT
Those who are helping people overcome drug addiction said they are seeing more and more people hooked on Meth. One man shared his story of addition and recovery with the hope of helping others.More >>
Those who are helping people overcome drug addiction said they are seeing more and more people hooked on Meth. One man shared his story of addition and recovery with WLOX News with the hope of helping others who may be struggling.More >>
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -
The YMCA's plan for a major overhaul of its 35-year-old facility on Government Street in Ocean Springs is in a wait and see mode. Some initial renovation work was completed months ago. Now the Y would like to move forward with phase two. That can't happen until renovation money can be raised.
The YMCA is proud its indoor pool is where thousands of children have learned to swim. However, the condition of the pool and adjoining rooms is not something Y leaders are happy about.
"We need to really upgrade it," said YMCA spokesperson Caterina Johnson. "The locker rooms need changing. The decking around the pool definitely needs to be changed. The roof."
The Building Strength Campaign would take the Government Street facility to a whole new level. Not only would the existing buildings be renovated, but the Y would construct a new 8,700 square foot building. First the Y must raise $2.5 million.
"We've got the support of community leaders who are committed to this project," said Board Member Randall Doyle. "We've got the right purpose. YMCA promoting Christian values and helping the body, mind and spirit of the community. Without the money frankly none of it happens."
With 3,000 members at the Ocean Springs YMCA, officials said it's time to plan for the future.
"Especially in light of how much the Gulf Coast has grown, especially over the past 15 years," Board Member Roland Weeks said. "If we don't grow with it, if we don't provide the kind of services the Y provides, the community is not going to develop the way it should."
"This is right for the community," Doyle said. "This is something that is going to enable the YMCA to serve the community in a better way and it's going to be here for the next generation. So when the young people come to the Y seeking a place to come swim or for daycare, it's going to be a facility that is going to serve them well."
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