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 >>
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -
The old Ocean Springs Police Department on Dewey Avenue has been vacant for almost a year, but next week it will re-open. The building will serve as a downtown substation for the police department.
Mayor Connie Moran said, "It was a priority of the board of aldermen that we renovate this building mainly for a substation and the downtown area. For all of the policemen patrolling the area to be located to do all the reports, to meet with the citizens and, of course, it will be the hub for all our downtown festivals."
The renovations also paved the way for more downtown parking.
"We are creating a lot of other public parking spaces on the south part of the building which will help accommodate our senior citizen center and our museum of art," Moran said.
The parking will also be used by dance students because the old courtroom has been transformed into a studio for the Parks and Leisure Services dance program.
Director of Parks and Leisure Services Geri Straight said, "We have over 60 students in that program has been located at the civic center and will now be located at their new Moving Arts Studio 2, so they won't have to be moving around, this will be permanent."
Straight said the dance teacher has had to share the space, even moving her equipment in and out every week.
"We have outgrown that and can offer a lot more classes, they can be a little more lengthy knowing this is her class, this is her space," Straight said.
There will also be an office for the Civil Services Commission. Mayor Connie Moran says a lot of the renovation work has been completed by city employees in order to save the city money.
"I am really just grateful to our staff," Moran said.
The police and civil service commission will begin moving their furniture in next week and dance classes will start on Tuesday.
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