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 >>
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 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 >>
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 >>
After 40 years in broadcasting on the coast, 36 of those at WLOX, it is time for a new chapter in my life, I am retiring from WLOX. Here are a few observations looking back over all those years, they may sound familiar because I've editorialized on them before.
First the people of South Mississippi are the most caring I have seen anywhere. If a neighbor is in need, someone almost always comes to their aid. Never was this more apparent than following Hurricane Katrina.
There are several issues that have had me shaking my head over the years because I just don't understand why we can't fix them-- like litter. I wish I could say it's getting better, but that does not seem to be the case. Over the years there have been many different programs tackling the problem. Each seems to help for a while and then the trash returns. If we truly want to be a tourist destination, we must find a way to reduce the litter on our roadways.
Another thing I just never have understood, why local leaders and communities don't work together more? The rest of the world see us a one area. But, from everything from tourist funds to police agencies, each community on the coast wants to do its own thing. It seems we could stretch our dollars further if various communities and cities could work as one.
But having said that, remember we live in a special place. South Mississippi is like no other and it's been a pleasure to tell its story over the years to you on WLOX. I thank you for allowing me to be a part of your lives for so many years.
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