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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 >>
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It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
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Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30More >>
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30 this morning wearing masks, holding guns an demanding money. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:11 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:11:29 GMT
In a WLOX News exclusive, former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry.More >>
In a WLOX News exclusive, Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry. "I can tell you that there isn't a word in the English language that I'm not intelligent enough to know," the former Biloxi mayor said, "that can more strongly deny that I was ever involved in anything to do with Vince and Margaret being hurt, and Vince and Margaret being killed."More >>
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -
On Saturday, a crowd of community members, former students, and teachers listened to guest speakers discuss the legacy of Carver High School, which was Pascagoula's only black high school during segregation. A table lined with Carver High School memorabilia was on display for viewing.
As students, who went to school to school during the height of segregation, the alumni association said they think black history month is a time to reflect on the days when a good education wasn't guaranteed for everyone.
"Well integration for a lot of people is what African Americans wanted somewhat, but not necessarily. They wanted just to be able to get a good quality education. The fathers of the school districts throughout the country decided that what we needed to do was to just close one school and consolidate another," PN/CHS Alumni Association President Jackie Elly said.
Sandra Burton graduated from Carver High School in 1965. She said during her school years she dealt with separate seating at theaters, separate water fountains and would attend rallies held by Freedom Riders. She said while the days of segregation are behind us, it's dangerous to forget the lessons of the past.
"I think we so often over time this is 2013 over time we just kind of forget we get so busy and we forget the legacy that brought us here," PN/CHS Alumni Association member Sandra Burton said.
That's why the alumni association holds the program each year during black history month. It helps the next generation know about the struggles many folks had to go through and how they overcame.
"If you look at the history books and even the internet you'll find all the many inventions created by people of color. Many people have never heard of. People like Benjamin Banneker and people like that," Elly added.
The theme of the program was "Over My Head I Hear Music" in honor of the way many Africans communicated during slavery.
A collection of Carver High School memorabilia is on display on the main floor and second floor of the genealogy and history departments at Pascagoula Public Library.
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