Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:08 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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:53:06 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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:54:09 GMT
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue. HSSM released few details on the Monday rescue. They wouldn'tMore >>
This morning a Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) team is meeting with law enforcement agents about assisting in an animal rescue.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.
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 >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
Would pay increases for American workers help or hurt the economy? That's what the nation must decide. During his state of the union address, President Barack Obama proposed raising the federal minimum wage. WLOX talked with some job seekers in Gulfport to get their thoughts.
Some job seekers at the WIN Job Center in Gulfport said a $9 an hour federal minimum wage would make it easier for Mississippi families to make ends meet.
Elizabeth Bell said, "It helps people get better living conditions and gives them a chance to really have something that they can hold onto."
"Just a secure future for the family. Live maybe comfortable," said Jerry Evans.
President Barack Obama proposes raising the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour from the current $7.25. He called on Congress to make the increase take effect by the end of 2015.
"I think it would help," said Steven Shaw. "If you live like where we live, $7.25 is not worth the drive. It's not even going to pay for your gas or your bills."
Michael Sicard said, "If you raise it a little bit more people might have an incentive to actually get out and work."
Some job applicants like Sean Howell like the idea of a minimum wage boost, but at the same time know it might hurt small businesses.
"I can see businesses and those who have to pay them part time hours at just 20 hours a week,' said Howell. "Nine dollars will hurt the business owners."
Shaw said, "I think it would hurt them a little bit. They may have to do some cutbacks or lay some people off just to afford to be able to pay employees $9 an hour. Still some people said if the government really wants more money in people's pockets, it should lower taxes.
"I'm single and not trying to be mean, but I do get taxed a lot. More than I should I think," said Sicard.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor website, four states and Puerto Rico have minimum wages that are lower than the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour.
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