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) -
It was back to normal for students at Cherokee Elementary Wednesday. The school went on a precautionary lockdown following a shooting few miles away Tuesday. The principal is pleased everyone followed the proper safety procedures and that nobody was hurt yesterday.
Cherokee's 257 students got a special visit Wednesday morning from Principal Tina. She's making sure everyone is okay.
"If you ask my students, 'What is Mrs. Bankston's number one job?' I know they are going to tell you without a doubt her number one job is to make everyone safe," Bankston said.
That safety was put to test Tuesday.
"Our coach was out in the back with students and he noticed someone that had no business on school property. He quickly got his students in, and we went into lockdown immediately. The Pascagoula Police showed up in a matter of minutes," said the principal.
The principal said the students and staff didn't panic because they practice lockdown drills at least twice a school year.
"They are behind locked doors. The lights are off. We go around and check the doors to make sure all the doors were locked. It is very, very quiet. We don't hear any noises, and we don't hear people moving around," Bankston said, describing the lockdown.
The principal pointed out that security is always tight at Cherokee Elementary. Even WLOX had to buzz in before entering the school.
"There are no doors that are unlocked. When visitors come to the school, there is only one door they come to. To gain access to the school you have to mash the button and you hear someone at the front desk ask, 'May I help you?' When people come in they have to go straight to the office, they get a visitor pass like you did, and you sign a visitors' log," said Bankston.
Bankston said safety should never be taken lightly, and she's proud of the way her students handled Tuesday's tense moments.
"And they [the students] are proud of themselves that they did a good job, that people recognized that and that they knew everyone was safe."
The school district provides a policy and procedure training to faculty and staff members yearly. All 19 schools follow the same safety rules.
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