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It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
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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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:11 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:11:29 GMT
In a WLOX News exclusive, former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry.More >>
In a WLOX News exclusive, Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry. "I can tell you that there isn't a word in the English language that I'm not intelligent enough to know," the former Biloxi mayor said, "that can more strongly deny that I was ever involved in anything to do with Vince and Margaret being hurt, and Vince and Margaret being killed."More >>
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Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30More >>
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30 this morning wearing masks, holding guns an demanding money. More >>
ST. MARTIN, MS (WLOX) -
Strolling through Frasier's Nursery, you can't help but notice the colors of the season. Neither can Stephanie Harvey, who wants to sell her house. That's what brought her here.
"They told us the last time we tried to sell it that it really needed some more planting to fill in and put some variety in and some height, and make it a lot more appealing," Harvey explained.
Even if she wasn't selling, she would still come.
"I always get crazy in the Spring time. I like to get my hands dirty and dig things up and put things back in and I really get out of control in the Spring," Harvey said.
That's the attitude business owner Doug Wilkerson likes to see. But there are some concerns because plants aren't really a necessity.
"You don't need them in your day to day life so to speak like you would groceries and so forth so as your disposable income shrinks, then you have less money to spend," Wilkerson said.
That's not stopping Marianne Shaffer, who's in a contest with a family member.
"My mom is the flower lady and she's got everything in her yard. So I've got to come and see if my green thumb is working and I need to spruce up my porch and put in some flowers," Shaffer said.
Just like any other business, the nursery business depends on the economy. When the economy is growing, so does the industry.
According to Wilkerson, "Construction seems to be picking up, people's attitudes are optimistic for the Spring, so yes, I'm anticipating a good Spring, a good year."
He also said the key to Spring time success is simple enough.
"When you begin to get warm weather and sunshine, yes, you want to get outside and do something," Wilkerson said.
And that something will definitely grow on you.
Spring officially begins a week from tomorrow on March 20th.
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