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 >>
THEODORE, AL (WLOX) -
Galleries in Theodore, Alabama you'll find a reproduction of the Ark of the Covenant. In
another chamber, a model of King Solomon's palace. And in yet another
area sits a representation of Noah's Ark.
"Several years ago I built the facility. It is the largest, most elaborate private collection in the world of biblical reproductions " said David Hamilton.
Hamilton is the architect of this special place that gives people a glimpse at some of the holiest sites in the history of man. He is not only a Biblical scholar, he's an artist. Hamilton constructs his re-creations with meticulous desire to be as authentic as possible.
Tours of Mishkan Gallery are by appointment only. David says his greatest joy is knowing he inspires visitors.
"That's what gives me satisfaction that they are enlightened by the visuals you see."
Outside of the gallery, Hamilton has developed what he calls Mishkan Gardens. It includes a towering monument to Judaism and the old testament. Hamilton says he imported plants and trees from the holy land.
"In the garden, I have the acacia tree. It's blooming right now. Then I have papyrus. That's what the basket was made of when Moses was put in the Nile River."
From a spectacular garden to hand built representations of biblical artifacts, Hamilton says Mishkan Galleries transports him from south Alabama to the holy land.
"I live in Theodore, Alabama but when I build these models, it takes me to another place in time."
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 >>