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 >>
DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) -
The opening of the East Hancock Library in Diamondhead Thursday signifies a huge accomplishment for the community.
"Now we're there. We've been looking for this since November," said Diamondhead Mayor Chuck Ingraham.
Mayor Ingraham said people in the community are thrilled to have a library of their own.
"Up until now, we've traveled to the Kiln or down to the Bay," said Mayor Ingraham.
"I'm just thrilled beyond my wildest dreams," said Elizabeth Claggett.
At 90, Claggett is a longtime Diamondhead resident. She said a library is the living room of a community.
"I think a family with children, it's the first place they come. The library card is still the most important card in your wallet," said Claggett.
Hancock County Board of Supervisors President Lisa Cowand said people like Claggett are the inspiration behind the unrelenting drive it took to get the project off the ground.
"Well, we had some structural issues and we were trying to do a golf cart path through the area," said Cowand.
They conquered the obstacles to build a 7,000 square foot library with state of the art technology, 15 adult computers and much more. Behind the attractions is a motive to promote literacy in Hancock County.
"We can't progress if we don't have a literate population," said Mayor Ingraham.
He said progression is key, and the library is a stepping stone for the city's future.
"What's next for Diamondhead? Economic development," said Mayor Ingraham.
With all eyes forward, the people of Diamondhead are happy they can now enjoy the convenience of having a library right next door.
"It's a gem," said Claggett.
"Everybody come get a library card and come visit us," said Cowand.
The library is located beside Hancock Medical Center, behind Rouses Grocery Store.
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