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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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Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday.More >>
Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday. In South Mississippi, the concern centered around the state government's plan to allow offshore drilling off coastal waters.More >>
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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.
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Life through the eyes of a child is often thought to be innocent and colorful. But, that life isn't the same experience for kids who are blind and visually impaired. That's why every year, MississippiMore >>
Every year, Mississippi Lions club puts on a Sea and Sun camp for kids ages 5 to 15 who are visually impaired, giving them the opportunity to experience the fun they often miss out on.More >>
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -
An ambitious $800,000 makeover is about to begin on a section of
beachfront in Pascagoula. It's called the promenade project.
Improvements include a pedestrian sidewalk, landscaping, lighting,
parking and benches.
first phase is going to be a 10 foot wide concrete sidewalk with brick
pavers, benches and some removable barriers and decorative lighting that
will give people a place off the road to walk and bicycle and enjoy the
beach," City Engineer Jaci Turner explained.
She also said safety is going to be a key component of the plan.
will obviously separate the pedestrians from the traffic with some good
barriers to keep them safe and keep them out of the direct line of
traffic," Turner said.
People who use the beach, like Bill Jones, like that idea.
safety is always good. As you can see the car going by right here,
people are basically on the side of the road," Jones said. "Anywhere you
have sidewalks, it's going to improve the safety and it will get them
on the south side of the barrier there, so that should be a good
For the longest time, the beachfront in Pascagoula
has been popular with the locals, not so much for out of towners. But
city officials are hoping these improvements will change that
"We've always had the beach that we just call the
sandbox, but now that we have the expanded beach, we see more people
here already and the more activity and the more things that we bring to
the beachfront are going to increase that activity," Pascagoula Recreation Director Darcie Crew said.
A better beach could mean something else as well, according to City Manager Joe Huffman.
"We've got a great deal of residential area between Highway 90 and the beach," Huffman explained. "When
you think about how that will attract people to move to the city of
Pascagoula, what it will add for residents, I think that's a very
The first phase of the project should be
finished later this year. The $800,000 price tag is funded with a grant
from the state Department of Transportation with a 20 percent match from
To build a promenade on the rest of the beach would
cost about $4.5 million. City officials are hoping to receive Restore
Act funds from the BP oil spill settlement to cover that portion of the
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