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 >>
HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
If the automatic federal budget cuts are activated Friday, the control tower at Stennis International Airport in Hancock County would close and four contract employees would be laid off.
Airport leaders admit operating an airport without an air traffic control tower would have a huge impact on operations there.
The Air Force, Marines Navy and Coast Guard depend on air traffic controllers at Stennis to get them on and off the ground safely during military training exercises. Director Bill Cotter says no tower will mean big changes.
"First and for most a safety issue. But secondly in support of jobs and industry. Military traffic will probably slow down, if not go away with the lack of controllers," said Cotter.
Without the FAA manned tower, Cotter said all corporate jets and supply flights for NASA would be sent to Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport or Armstrong International in New Orleans.
"Stennis International Airport supports NASA's aircraft as they go back and forth from Houston, Texas to Cape Canaveral. Their airplanes are required to land at airports with an air traffic control tower," explained Cotter.
By closing 244 air traffic control towers and furloughing 47,000 FAA contract and federal employees, the government expects to save $600 million. But Cotter said the federal savings would cost Hancock County dearly.
"A lot of time, money and effort has gone into the development of Stennis International Airport and this would definitely be a step backward."
Six other Mississippi airports would see FAA towers closed if the budget cuts go into effect. The Gulfport Biloxi International tower would not be impacted.
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