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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:26:30 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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:43:50 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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
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.
For nearly eight years, the first building guests at Beauvoir see coming through the gates is a FEMA trailer. But in just days, the trailer will be hauled off and guests will be greeted inside the brand new Jefferson Davis Presidential Library.
"We have been working to get into the building since Katrina," Executive Director Bertram Hayes-Davis said. "We did the house, the two cottages. The library has taken about four years to build and it's in its final stages of completion."
Workers are eager to take over the building. They came ready to work Monday hauling boxes and unloading items into the new gift shop.
"It is an exciting day for us. This is the first time we are moving some of the stuff out of the FEMA trailer and into the library and into the gift store," Hayes-Davis said.
The 24,000 square foot state of the art building also has other features that are not quite ready to show off yet.
"It includes an event room which is behind us, we have administrative offices behind us. We have three galleries upstairs which will be a rotating gallery, a Jefferson Davis gallery, a confederate soldiers gallery, also a library," Hayes-Davis said.
As always the rich history of Jefferson Davis will attract visitors, but for the first time, the director believes, the present day building will also be a draw.
"This is an exquisite architecture wonder and I think people will come just to see the building. It will be what we consider a jewel on the Gulf Coast," Hayes-Davis said.
Beauvoir is closed to guests until Wednesday. By then, workers hope to have the admissions office and the gift shop ready for guests. The director hopes to open the rest of the building and have an official grand opening sometime this summer.
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