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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 2:43 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:43:04 GMT
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30More >>
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30 this morning wearing masks, holding guns an demanding money. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:11 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:11:29 GMT
In a WLOX News exclusive, former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry.More >>
In a WLOX News exclusive, Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry. "I can tell you that there isn't a word in the English language that I'm not intelligent enough to know," the former Biloxi mayor said, "that can more strongly deny that I was ever involved in anything to do with Vince and Margaret being hurt, and Vince and Margaret being killed."More >>
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
A plan to build brand new homes in a new St. Martin Subdivision and
increase tax revenue has been denied.
Monday, Jackson County Supervisors
reversed the planning commission's decision to allow Old Fort Bayou LLC. to build 74 homes in this Sanctuary Subdivision.
"It would be a great addition, with the exception there is no other way out," Supervisor John McKay said.
According to McKay, the planning commission had approved the project with the stipulation that the developer and engineer would have to create a second entrance into the subdivision. McKay said time ran out.
"The second problem is that the entrance floods in heavy rains such as Isaac and other things, so we have to solve those problems. The board felt like it was best to deny an additional phase until we can resolve some of the problems."
"I think they made a good decision for the welfare of our neighborhood," Thomas Fairfield said.
Residents Thomas Fairfield and Nancy Webster said there are already two phases to the subdivision, so adding even more homes would mean more traffic headaches.
"It just more dangerous and in an emergency it is more of a hazard. It is just doesn't make any sense," Webster said
"A second road would really alleviate the problem and give people in the case of a storm or disaster an opportunity to get out," Fairfield said.
Developer Richard Baudry told WLOX this project is nothing new. It has been a part of public record for at least 13 years.
"We are disappointed, but we will go back to the drawing board and work with the county and find a solution to make this project a success for the county," said Baudry.
"I hate to see he put this type money into this planning process," Supervisor McKay said. "I fault the county. As I said today, the developer should have been made well aware of this early on."
Be the first to find out about breaking news! To sign up for email alerts from the WLOX Newsroom, just enter your email address below.
Your email address will never be shared with a third party and youMore >>