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 >>
GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) -
Gautier's Mayor Tommy Fortenberry waged a war against litter last year after seeing discarded trash all around town. The mayor and some folks in the city said Gautier is cleaning up its act.
Tara Hurd owns Edible Bouquets and the last thing she wants to see outside her door is litter.
"We have put recycling bins out here, so we can try to keep the trash cleaned up. We also work together here at Baywood Commons Plaza to keep the area clean," said Hurd.
Police officer Diane Schmid said she's pleased at how far Gautier has come.
"There were some areas of concern, and I went back through and saw that they have cleaned up quite a bit," said officer Schmid. "I was actually very impressed."
That is good news to Mayor Tommy Fortenberry who has worked since last year to reduce litter city-wide.
"We have a man and his wife that walks up and down the road all the time to pick up litter. It is just people showing more pride in their city," said Fortenberry.
Fortenberry also credits Gautier police for helping catch litter bugs.
"If we do catch them, naturally we will issue them a citation. I do know one of our captains issued one a couple of weeks ago," Schmid said.
But the mayor admits there are still problem spots.
"Gautier has a landfill in the city and a lot of the moms-and-pops with the trailers behind them bring things to the landfill and it blows out the back of the truck. I was speaking to the chief of police today, and he is sending out a memo that if they don't have the trailer and truck topped then they will be pulled over," Fortenberry explained.
The mayor said an area in the heart of the city near Highway 90 also needs more work.
"These cups and these plastic bags and things like that they just sit them down when they are finished drinking, and the wind blows it into this ditch and that leaves this as a much cluttered area," Mayor Forterneberry said.
The mayor said the ultimate goal is to form a community-wide group that can pick-up litter around town once a month to keep trash off the streets and Gautier beautiful.
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