Friday, May 24 2013 7:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:26:15 GMT
Several Jackson County neighbors are extra cautious of their surroundings these days after some unusual sightings in their neighborhoods. A big black bear has been spotted this week roaming around theMore >>
Several Jackson County neighbors are extra cautious of their surroundings these days after some unusual sightings in their neighborhoods. A big black bear has been spotted this week roaming around the St. Martin community. Those close encounters have some neighbors a bit nervous.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 >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:00:14 GMT
(RNN) - An active six months is predicted for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center has called it an "extremely active"More >>
An active six months is predicted for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season.More >>
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:00:14 GMT
(KTXL/CNN) - A California man scarfed down more than 11 pounds of apple pie ... and somehow lived to tell the tale. Jamie "The Bear" McDonald consumed two giant apple pies in an attempt to break two worldMore >>
Eleven pounds of pie in 10 minutes? No sweat. More >>
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -
Pay tribute to the beauty of the orchid. Thousands of different orchids will be on display at the 33rd Annual Gulf Coast Orchid Show and plant sale. The event offers raffles and an orchid competition. There's going to be lot of cattleya which are the beautiful orchids typically used in corsages. In addition, there will be bare root orchids, in bloom orchids, warm growers, cold growers and some that grow in home light. If you don't know anything about orchids, vendors or orchid club members can walk you through the growing process. The show is at Singing River Mall in front of JC Penney.
33rd Annual Gulf Coast Orchid Show and Plant Sale
Singing River Mall, Gautier
Sixteen mostly local high school basketball teams are playing in the 19th Annual Hoopsfest on Saturday. These top-ranked high school basketball teams will compete for trophies and bragging rights. The three point hot shot and slam dunk competition will take place in between the seventh and eighth games. Concession stands will be open. Come out and support your local and regional teams. For more information click: http://www.mscoastcoliseum.com/events/event_hoopsfest2013.html.
19th Annual Hoopsfest
MS Coast Coliseum, Biloxi
Advance tickets $7
At the door $9
800-726-2781 or 228-594-3700
Head over to downtown Ocean Springs on Saturday for the 37th Annual Ocean Springs Elks Mardi Gras parade. This year's theme is Salute to the Military. The 37th Annual Ocean Springs Elks Mardi Gras parade is said to be much larger than last year. Organizers said they've received several entries already. The parade starts at Front Beach and goes to Porter Avenue. Then turns left on Washington Avenue then right on Government Street.
37th Annual Ocean Springs Elks parade
Ocean Springs Elks parade
Downtown Ocean Springs
In its third year, Pass Christian turns into a nirvana with the oyster festival. The two day event brings you a mixture of activities that are certain to entertain the entire family. Watch oyster shucking and take part in oyster eating contests. There are also games, rides, a fishing rodeo and a variety of food vendors. You'll enjoy the live performances from 90 Degrees West, the Starz Band and Suthum Touch . Plus you'll see the crowning of the Pearl of the Pass.
3rd Annual Pass Christian Oyster Festival
Pass Christian Harbor, Pass Christian
For those of you interested in making some headway with your 2013 resolutions, run in the 3rd Annual Long Beach Carnival Classic Half Marathon and 5k. All ages are welcome to take part in the run. The scenic run is Saturday along Highway 90 from Long Beach to Pass Christian. Support teams will be set up throughout the course along with drinks and restrooms. All runners get a commemorative t-shirt. Plus if you take part in the 1/2 marathon you'll get a finishers medal.
3rd Annual Long Beach Carnival Classic Half Marathon and 5k
Long Beach Harbor, Long Beach
Second Liners Mardi Gras Club parade
The Second Liners Mardi Gras Club will hold their parade in Biloxi. Bring your family and friends and be ready for the bead action. This year's theme is: Adventures in Paradise. Floats are expected to follow the theme with lots of color. Some of the floats will be throwing specialty beads that feature the Secondliners' theme. Bands from MGCCC, Concordia College, Kenton High School, Hollandale-Simmons and Moss Point are on tap to perform. The Grand Marshal is former Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives Frances Fredericks.
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