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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:26:30 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:43:50 GMT
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned. According to DMR Public Relations Manager Lauren Thompson said DMR received a report about the incident around 6:30 p.m.More >>
A Vancleave man was rescued around 7 Sunday evening after his kayak overturned.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
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.
When Nancy Blue and Rick McDonald got married six years ago, he vowed to stay together for better or worse.
What might be considered the worst part is garbage in the marshes and bayous as far as they eye can see. Several hours every weekend, they comb through the marshes, garbage bags in hand.
Rick said it doesn't take long to fill them.
"Tons of bottles, cans, children's toys, construction equipment, lots of flip-flops, but we've never found a matching pair for some reason. We always look for odd things." Rick said.
He also said the reason they do it is simple.
"To keep the river clean for the birds, and the fish and our grandchildren in the future," Rick said.
According to Nancy, this was a project that started off small, and grew every week.
"We just started picking up from the side of the boat at first and decided we'd give back to the river because we spend every moment we can out here."
This hardworking and dedicated couple has been doing this job, cleaning up the bayous of Jackson County for the past six months and you would be simply amazed at the amount of garbage they have picked up so far.
Nancy has the figures.
"Not counting this week's 70 bags that we picked up. Last week the total was 412 bags. Approximately 40 pounds per bag is over 16,000 pounds or eight tons of trash, so that's a lot," Nancy said.
People who live along the bayous and call them home have never seen anything like this before. People like Jane Magee.
"I am amazed and I'm so proud of them and I think that should be recognized for this deed, it's just wonderful. Our marshes have so much litter in them."
And thanks to Nancy and Rick, it's litter that is slowly disappearing, one bag at a time.
The couple said the biggest problem they are faced with is disposing of the garbage they pick up every weekend. They said a lot of the local landfills will not take marine trash.
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