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 18 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:31:16 GMT
Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday.More >>
Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday. In South Mississippi, the concern centered around the state government's plan to allow offshore drilling off coastal waters.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.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:00:33 GMT
Life through the eyes of a child is often thought to be innocent and colorful. But, that life isn't the same experience for kids who are blind and visually impaired. That's why every year, MississippiMore >>
Every year, Mississippi Lions club puts on a Sea and Sun camp for kids ages 5 to 15 who are visually impaired, giving them the opportunity to experience the fun they often miss out on.More >>
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
The Super Bowl teams are set. And now, fans from Baltimore and San Francisco are trying to figure out if they can afford a weekend on the Gulf Coast to see Super Bowl 47.
We went on line to see what it would cost a fan to spend the weekend in New Orleans and attend the events surrounding the big game. As of Monday, the cheapest ticket to the Super Bowl on Stubhub was $2,125. If you go to the NFL Experience, that's another $25.
If you need a hotel room, good luck. Most hotels around New Orleans Super Bowl weekend are sold out. The one hotel we did find on St. Charles Avenue will cost a 49er or Ravens fan $2,000 a night.
By comparison, most of the hotels we found on the Mississippi Gulf Coast tourism website are charging a football fan less than $200 a night. And the hotels in South Mississippi do have vacancies Super Bowl weekend.
"We also have an agreement with the local housing bureau that is taking reservations for a two night minimum and offering motorcoach free transportation to the Big Easy for the big game," Harrison County Tourism Director Beth Carriere explained. "We have goodie bags to the organizers for these packages and coupon books for meals and shopping and information on the MS Gulf Coast."
And coast tourism leaders did their planning in advance. As of last week, they had already placed merchandise orders for all four of the playoff teams just to ensure they had the right merchandise for visiting fans.
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