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It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengersMore >>
It's a voyage that helps introduce tourists to those small waterfront towns that they may not ordinarily think to visit. A cruise ship docked in Biloxi on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday, passengers visited several attractions including the Biloxi lighthouse and the visitors center. The Grande Caribe set sail from New Orleans and will continue on until it reaches St. Petersburg. Crew members said it's the stops along the way that makes these small cruises stand out.More >>
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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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."More >>
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"Study the past if you would define the future." Those words were once said by Confucius and those are the words the Historical Society of Gulfport strives toward for its city. Wednesday, that societyMore >>
Hoping to highlight Gulfport's history, members will be making that building a museum and welcome center for the city.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
HATTIESBURG, MS (WLOX) -
Most anyone who's seen the tornado damage in the Hattiesburg area,
has a similar reaction. Given the extent of destruction, they can't
believe no one was killed.
There are some dramatic survivor stories on 21st
Avenue North in Hattiesburg. That street is just two blocks north of
Hardy Street and many of the homes there sustained significant storm
"Looking at it now, it's amazing the power it had. But
we're, not a scratch on us. Everything we lost is just things and
that's it," said a relieved Jennifer Creason, as she looked at her
She admits to losing all track of time since last Sunday.
That's when the tornado ripped the roof off her home as she and her husband and pet dog were hunkered down inside.
we stood up and looked in the living room, the TV was face down. Things
are everywhere. And all of a sudden looked in the dining room and
looked up and was just looking at the sky," she recalled, "And I thought
oh my God, oh my God, it's way worse than I even knew."
Monday's daylight revealed the extent of destruction up and down her street.
"It was just unbelievable. Unbelievable that no one was killed. Very, very fortunate," said home owner, Linda Blaize.
former Bay St. Louis resident counts herself among the fortunate ones.
Her home sustained minor damage in comparison to neighbors.
Still, she'll never forget those frightening moments; pillows over her head, praying in the hallway.
was just zoom. It was moving so fast. But the roar of it was
unbelievable. I've never been in anything like that before," she
"As quickly as it came up on us, it was over. I mean fast. Within 25 or 30 seconds," said Derrick Autmon.
that half-a-minute, he crouched down between a door and a wall. That's
when the violent storm dropped two giant pines in his living room.
up on the coast, I'm familiar with hurricanes and things like that. So,
I'm very used to reacting and doing, after I get over the initial
shock. It has been an incredible experience, but you have to move on.
They're material things. And I'll start my second act," said Autmon.
All the tornado victims we talked with say they're grateful to the outpouring of help and support from volunteers.
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