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 >>
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 10:54:09 GMT
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue. HSSM released few details on the Monday rescue. They wouldn'tMore >>
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue.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.
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 >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
Early Tuesday morning, the so-called fiscal cliff was averted with the Senate voting to pass a stopgap measure. Most voters are aware of the more well known provisions of the bill. But many don't realize the bill did not extend the payroll tax deduction passed two years ago. That means every working American pays two percent more in taxes starting today.
Derek Jacobs is starting the new year with a clean car, and a higher tax bill.
"Well, basically it's going to affect the way me and my family, a lot of things has far as food and groceries, bills," Jacobs said. "The hike is going to be an effect to me and everyday life."
Mitchell Benjamin is more concerned with the long term impact of higher taxes.
"I don't think that's too good for the economy," Benjamin said. "If our taxes go up and the payrolls go up, how can we afford that when everything is going up? I think we're going back into another depression."
Is the nation's capital dysfunctional? Philip Crothers, out for a walk along the beach, seems to think so.
"Plato said that if you don't participate in politics you're doomed to being ruled by your inferiors. And he didn't say just vote. Voting is about all people are willing to do," Crothers explained.
Small business owners like Denis Kennedy are worried about the future.
"It's going to affect everybody that has a small business. You won't be able to buy new equipment and it just makes things a lot tougher," Kennedy said.
While most of the people I talked with Tuesday say they don't like the idea of paying higher taxes, many think it won't impact them greatly. Others, however, say they will have to re access their lifestyles.
You can place Wanda Shaw squarely in that camp, as she unloads the weekly groceries.
"Well, we have a trip planned for Disney in February and we may not have planned that had we known this was going to happen," Shaw said. "I work part time and I may have to increase the time that I'm working. My husband is retired and he may be looking at working part time."
Still to be decided by Congress are deficit reduction measures, and raising the nation's debt ceiling, which will be reached in two more weeks.
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