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 >>
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -
A new luxury brand hotel is taking shape in Pascagoula. But contractors said the weather is making it difficult for construction of the Hilton Garden Inn to stay on schedule.
"Five story hotel with conference center, schedule hopefully to open plus or minus January 2014," said project manager Judd Harvill.
The 79,000 square foot hotel is about 25 percent complete, but the project manager admits the adverse weather has been a major headache on this construction site.
"Well, we have been shutdown several days, about seven out of the last 30. This time of the year is always tough trying to come out of the ground being that we are still working on the foundation. It has played havoc on us," Harvill said.
On those good weather days, construction crews make sure to build fast and efficient because the project is very important to the city and citizens.
"This something that is going to be a catalyst for the city of Pascagoula," Harvill said.
"We appreciate the local investment to make this happen," City Engineer Jaci Turner said.
Turner said the multimillion dollar project will be another great selling point for the Pascagoula.
"We have major industry in the area that uses meeting space, local, as well as up to an hour or two away from us just because we haven't had this meeting space available," Tuner said. "So, being able to provide high quality hotel rooms, as well as meeting space locally is definitely going to encourage the industry to grow and to build some more."
Now if they can just get the weather to cooperate.
"I pray every day for better weather because right now we need it worse than ever," Harvill said.
Developers and owners are also working to attract some national chain restaurants and businesses to the area.
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