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 >>
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 >>
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
The Tyler City Council is closer to bringing a new conference center hotel to Tyler.
Back in June, KLTV told you about the proposed project that developers said would attract thousands of conferences a year, money Tyler has missed out on in the past.
City officials said for the last 25 years, the have brainstormed the possibility of bringing a conference center hotel to the city.
Tom Mullins is the president of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce. Mullins said the project could have been bringing major dollars.
"Over 20 years? I'm sure we've lost millions of dollars of potential tourism income, convention center income we could have had, had we had the facility in place," explained Tom Mullins.
Which is why Mayor Barbara Bass and other city officials are excited about moving forward with Garfield Traub Development, L.L.C. , a company hired as independent consults to assist the city with upcoming the project phases.
"It is because of their years of experience and their depth of knowledge that they were considered and were the ones who ended up being selected for this project," Mayor Bass explained.
Garfield Traub Development, L.L.C. will assist the city with further pre-development activities and potential document negotiation, design, financing, construction, and operation of a conference center/hotel in partnership with a third party.
The numbers for the facility are far from concrete, but Mayor Bass said the hotel could cost around 40 to 50 million dollars while the conference center is estimated at 15 to 25 million dollars.
"It will be approximately one third funded by the city because we will only pay for the convention center and two thirds funded by the hotel group," said Mayor Bass.
The proposed conference center hotel is anticipated to generate $600,000 per year in new hotel occupancy tax income of the city, in addition to new sales tax revenue, property taxes and operating income.
"By having a conference center/hotel we can bid on for larger conferences, larger groups to come into Tyler stay sometimes a week at a time, that will have a big economic impact on Tyler's bottom line," Mullins said.
Mayor Bass said if everything goes smoothly, construction could begin around September of 2014.
Tuesday, May 14 2013 10:46 PM EDT2013-05-15 02:46:58 GMT
A Henderson County home was gutted by fire on Tuesday night.Volunteer fire crews from Brownsboro, Chandler, and Dixie responded to a home in the 600 block of Hamilton Boulevard in Chandler around 6:30More >>
Multiple fire crews respond to Tuesday evening fire.More >>
Tuesday, May 14 2013 7:11 PM EDT2013-05-14 23:11:18 GMT
Two East Texas women have been arrested for plotting to kill a peace officer.According to Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Amanda Smith and Sydney Brook Side were arrested and charged with solicitationMore >>
Two East Texas women have been arrested for plotting to kill a peace officer.More >>
Saturday, May 11 2013 9:20 PM EDT2013-05-12 01:20:29 GMT
A run-off election will be needed to decided who will take the seat of Mayor in the city of Jacksonville.The current mayor, Kenneth Melvin took home 389 votes (41%), while Rob Gowin took home 426 (44%)More >>
A run-off election will be needed to decided who will take the seat of Mayor in the city of Jacksonville.More >>
Friday, May 10 2013 3:49 PM EDT2013-05-10 19:49:01 GMT
Multiple fire departments are fighting a fire at a building used by the Union Grove Independent School District. Fire officials confirm the building is located on the district's school campus on UnionMore >>
Multiple fire departments are fighting a fire at a building used by the Union Grove Independent School District.More >>
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