Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:20 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:20:48 GMT
Two WLOX viewers sent in pictures of this waterspout spotted Wednesday morning in the Mississippi Sound. According to Doppler Radar Imagery, the waterspout was offshore near Long Beach and Pass ChristianMore >>
Two WLOX viewers sent in a pictures of this waterspout spotted Wednesday morning in the Mississippi Sound.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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:56 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:56:01 GMT
(RNN) – Of the 24 killed in the EF-5 tornado that decimated Moore, OK, 10 are children - two of which are infants according to a release by the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office. All the childrenMore >>
The last of the missing from Monday's massive tornado that tore through the town of Moore, OK, have been accounted for. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 00:38:31 GMT
On Wednesday, Moss Point Police Chief Keith Davis announced he is reopening a 2006 cold case involving a double homicide.More >>
On Wednesday, Moss Point Police Chief Keith Davis announced he is reopening a 2006 cold case involving a double homicide. The victims, Brandon Taylor, 24, and Gary Riley, 26, were found shot to death in a Chevy Tahoe.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:13 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:13:11 GMT
A British woman who claimed to have hit a cyclist while driving her car and then driving off tweeted about driving off and not caring much about it. But then the cops tweeted back.More >>
The first rule of Twitter - it's not smart to tweet about a crime. More >>
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
A turf battle is shaping up between two Jackson County communities. Cumbest Bluff and Three Rivers are in the northern part of the county along Highway 63. One county supervisor, who just happen to be named Cumbest, is pushing to expand the area known as Cumbest Bluff.
Henry Beard and his friends were born and raised in Three Rivers.
"Our forefathers put a lot of blood and sweat in building this area up," said Beard.
Beard and several other community members came to this meeting to make sure supervisors know their area is important. They said they don't like the idea of renaming it Cumbest Bluff.
"You don't let your children come up and say, 'Daddy, tomorrow we are going to change our names to the Whites, not the Cumbests.' It doesn't happen that way and it shouldn't happen this way," Jackson County resident Charlie Miles said
Supervisor Barry Cumbest said the area where some of his family grew up should get some more recognition.
"Cumbest Bluff has been here as long as Three Rivers. Both areas have always been intertwined; Cumbest Bluff and Three Rivers, to me growing up, they were always one in the same, really," said Cumbest.
The area fire station carries the Three Rivers name, and MDOT has signs up directing drivers to Three Rivers. Supervisor Cumbest wants MDOT to designate Cumbest Bluff with signs, and even expand into the Three Rivers area.
"They are unincorporated communities, and they are just communities. If you were going to have legal borders, you would have to incorporate," said Cumbest.
But Three Rivers residents believe more people live in their region, and they presented supervisors with 300 signed petitions opposing any change.
"This is not a black or white issue; this is a heritage issue," Beard said.
A compromise idea from Supervisor John McKay didn't go over well either.
"What if we called that area Three Rivers-Cumbest Bluff or Cumbest Bluff-Three Rivers?" McKay asked.
After both parties voiced their options about this debate, they then set a meeting date to see if they could iron out their difference before the board is forced to make a final decision.
Be the first to find out about breaking news! To sign up for email alerts from the WLOX Newsroom, just enter your email address below.
Your email address will never be shared with a third party and youMore >>