Akim Powell

Akim Powell

Digital Content Producer

Biloxi, MS

Akim Powell is a Digital Content Producer for WLOX News. He's a coast native, having grown up in Long Beach. In May 2020, Akim graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism with an emphasis in print. During his time at Ole Miss, Akim was an intern for Hotty Toddy News, Lens Collective, and Editor-In-Chief of the Ole Miss Odyssey.

When he’s not writing breaking news stories, Akim likes to hang out with his dog Brody and create content for his podcast.


Recent Articles by Akim

Man shot, killed in Jackson County Friday night

‘You are you, no matter who you choose to be’: What many Mississippians don’t know about being transgender

Gautier man charged with aggravated assault after allegedly pistol-whipping man

  Suspect accused in murder of Hancock County deputy now facing 8 new charges

Gulfport man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in 2018 slaying of woman

Man charged with aggravated assault in-connection with Gulfport shooting

‘Do not give up hope’: South Mississippi 2020 college graduates finding jobs during pandemic

Tennessee man pleads guilty to aggravated assault on a police officer in Biloxi

Running 4 Heroes is now running for a Mississippi Hero

‘I’m not getting it unless it’s mandated’: Why many African Americans distrust the COVID-19 vaccine

Biloxi resident winner of ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan Viewers Choice Show’ award

33-year-old Gulfport man convicted of sexual battery involving minor

UPDATE: Officials identify woman’s body found in Gulfport

Gov. Tate Reeves announces over 100,000 Mississippians vaccinated

Pedestrian dies after being hit by train in Ocean Springs

17-year-old killed in fatal crash in Jackson County

Victim identified in fatal Christmas Eve stabbing in Gulfport

Two killed in fatal crash on Highway 603 in Hancock County

UPDATE: Authorities identify woman that was found in pond near Pascagoula hospital

Gulfport city leaders urge President Trump to issue disaster declaration on Hurricane Zeta

Bay St. Louis teen died after being hit by car while riding bike

Alabama woman arrested for involvement in 2018 armed robbery incident in Biloxi

MDOT repairing sinkhole on I-10 in Harrison County

  CHRISTMAS IS SAVED: Police arrest the Goula Grinch just in time for Christmas

Gulfport teen faces manslaughter charge in Molly Lee’s death

Harbor Lights Winter Festival canceled due to Zeta damages

MDHS is accepting applications for replacement benefits from SNAP recipients

Mississippi Power expects 95 percent of power restored by Monday night

UPDATE: The Popp’s Ferry Bridge is now open

Elderly woman assaulted, robbed in Gulfport home invasion