Friday, May 24 2013 6:49 AM EDT2013-05-24 10:49:03 GMT
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:07:07 GMT
"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 >>
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -
For four decades, a precious gift sat at the bottom of White River Lake, a keepsake that was written off as lost forever. However, after a bizarre turn of events, the missing gift would find its way back to its owner 40 years later.
Gary Oakley, the owner of the Lubbock Rare Coin shop off of 34th Street and Flint for the past 4 years, is familiar with odd and unusual items being brought in but none with a story quite like this one.
He says a gentleman came into his shop on February 9th wanting to sell a piece of jewelry he stumbled upon while walking on the dried-up bed of White River Lake. "The lake was down about 30 feet from the droughts," Oakley said. "He was walking near the water's edge when he saw this black glob. He picks it up, takes it home, starts cleaning it and discovers it's a class ring."
Oakley was now holding a 1970 Texas Tech class ring. "I looked at it and noticed there were three initials on the inside of the ring. I just thought someone might have lost this ring," he said.
Curious about this mysterious ring that had been lost in the murky waters of the lake, Oakley called the Texas Tech Alumni Association to pass on the initials, hoping to reel in the owner.
"Sure enough a couple of days later I got a call from a man who says he lost a ring on White River Lake. He says my mother bought me that ring," Gary said.
The ring's owner says he had been water skiing back in 1972 when it slipped off his finger. Thinking it was gone forever, the owner was beyond shocked when he was able to once again slip the ring on his finger.
"When I handed it to him he said yeah that's it. He put it on and said it's still loose, and that's how I lost it," Oakley laughed. "It was amazing, it really was."
Oakley says the first thing the owner said he was going to do was show the ring to his 89-year-old mother who bought it for him 43 years ago.
It was a happy and unexpected ending to a lost but never-forgotten keepsake.
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