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  • MDOC: Moss Point man dead after less than 6 months in prison

    MDOC: Moss Point man dead after less than 6 months in prison

    Monday, August 20 2018 2:31 PM EDT2018-08-20 18:31:09 GMT
    Lucious Bolton died last week while in the custody of Mississippi Department of Corrections. (Source: JCSO)Lucious Bolton died last week while in the custody of Mississippi Department of Corrections. (Source: JCSO)
    Lucious Bolton died last week while in the custody of Mississippi Department of Corrections. (Source: JCSO)Lucious Bolton died last week while in the custody of Mississippi Department of Corrections. (Source: JCSO)

    Less than six months after entering the Mississippi prison system, a Moss Point man is dead. 

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    Less than six months after entering the Mississippi prison system, a Moss Point man is dead. 

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  • Scholarship created to honor D'Iberville teen killed in 2014

    Scholarship created to honor D'Iberville teen killed in 2014

    Monday, August 20 2018 2:01 PM EDT2018-08-20 18:01:04 GMT
    A scholarship in memory of D'Iberville teen Holly Gonsoulin, who died in 2014, has been created. (Source: Southern MS Funeral Services)A scholarship in memory of D'Iberville teen Holly Gonsoulin, who died in 2014, has been created. (Source: Southern MS Funeral Services)
    A scholarship in memory of D'Iberville teen Holly Gonsoulin, who died in 2014, has been created. (Source: Southern MS Funeral Services)A scholarship in memory of D'Iberville teen Holly Gonsoulin, who died in 2014, has been created. (Source: Southern MS Funeral Services)

    The Hollie Gonsoulin Memorial Scholarship was formed by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Foundation, along with Kelly and Ivan Spinner of Biloxi. 

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    The Hollie Gonsoulin Memorial Scholarship was formed by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Foundation, along with Kelly and Ivan Spinner of Biloxi. 

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  • Raymond detention officers arrested for supplying narcotics to inmates

    Raymond detention officers arrested for supplying narcotics to inmates

    Monday, August 20 2018 1:58 PM EDT2018-08-20 17:58:00 GMT
    Narcotics found being distributed to inmates; Source: Hinds SONarcotics found being distributed to inmates; Source: Hinds SO

    Hinds County Sheriff, Victor Mason said today, two Raymond Detention Officers were taken into custody as they reported for duty on Sunday afternoon. 

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    Hinds County Sheriff, Victor Mason said today, two Raymond Detention Officers were taken into custody as they reported for duty on Sunday afternoon. 

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  • Hattiesburg yoga instructor gives self-care, stress managing tips

    Hattiesburg yoga instructor gives self-care, stress managing tips

    Monday, August 20 2018 1:40 PM EDT2018-08-20 17:40:20 GMT
    Tammy Kolbo, Yoga Instructor at The Yoga Room in Hattiesburg, offered a few tips on how to manage stress and stimulate happiness.;(Photo source: WDAM)Tammy Kolbo, Yoga Instructor at The Yoga Room in Hattiesburg, offered a few tips on how to manage stress and stimulate happiness.;(Photo source: WDAM)

    August is National Wellness Month, this month is all about focusing on self-care, managing stress and promoting happiness.

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    August is National Wellness Month, this month is all about focusing on self-care, managing stress and promoting happiness.

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  • DeSoto County corrections officer killed in crash

    DeSoto County corrections officer killed in crash

    Monday, August 20 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-08-20 17:22:25 GMT
    Jamaurio Taplin (Source: DeSoto County Sheriff' Department)Jamaurio Taplin (Source: DeSoto County Sheriff' Department)

    A DeSoto County corrections officer was killed in a crash last week.

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    A DeSoto County corrections officer was killed in a crash last week.

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  • VIDEO: Suspect rams truck into Hattiesburg pawn shop

    VIDEO: Suspect rams truck into Hattiesburg pawn shop

    Monday, August 20 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-08-20 17:01:30 GMT
    Hattiesburg police are working to identify the suspect who drove a stolen pickup truck into the front doors of American Pawn and Jewelry. (Photo source: Robert Ulmer)Hattiesburg police are working to identify the suspect who drove a stolen pickup truck into the front doors of American Pawn and Jewelry. (Photo source: Robert Ulmer)
    Hattiesburg police are working to identify the suspect who drove a stolen pickup truck into the front doors of American Pawn and Jewelry. (Photo source: Robert Ulmer)Hattiesburg police are working to identify the suspect who drove a stolen pickup truck into the front doors of American Pawn and Jewelry. (Photo source: Robert Ulmer)

    Hattiesburg police are working to identify the suspect who drove a stolen pickup truck into the front doors of American Pawn and Jewelry early Monday morning.

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    Hattiesburg police are working to identify the suspect who drove a stolen pickup truck into the front doors of American Pawn and Jewelry early Monday morning.

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  • Woman killed in I-59 crash in Jones County

    Woman killed in I-59 crash in Jones County

    Monday, August 20 2018 12:53 PM EDT2018-08-20 16:53:59 GMT
    Mississippi Highway Patrol says the crash happened on Interstate 59 in Jones County. (Photo source: WDAM)Mississippi Highway Patrol says the crash happened on Interstate 59 in Jones County. (Photo source: WDAM)

    One person is dead after a Monday morning crash on Interstate 59 in Jones County.

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    One person is dead after a Monday morning crash on Interstate 59 in Jones County.

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  • Reward offered after George County home is robbed, set on fire

    Reward offered after George County home is robbed, set on fire

    Monday, August 20 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-08-20 15:29:24 GMT
    Cash, jewelry, and guns were stolen from the George County home before it was set on fire, said the homeowner. (Source: Mike Chisolm)Cash, jewelry, and guns were stolen from the George County home before it was set on fire, said the homeowner. (Source: Mike Chisolm)

    A $5,000 reward is being offered after a George County home was set on fire last week.  The house, which was on Stonecypher Road, burned down Thursday. 

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    A $5,000 reward is being offered after a George County home was set on fire last week.  The house, which was on Stonecypher Road, burned down Thursday. 

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  • Glade Fire & Rescue celebrate 30 years of service to community

    Glade Fire & Rescue celebrate 30 years of service to community

    Monday, August 20 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-08-20 15:22:49 GMT
    Trey Lafitte (for 16 years of service), Terry Ainsworth (for 23 years of service), and Dan McKenna (for 15 years of service). Photo source: Jones County Fire Service)Trey Lafitte (for 16 years of service), Terry Ainsworth (for 23 years of service), and Dan McKenna (for 15 years of service). Photo source: Jones County Fire Service)
    Trey Lafitte (for 16 years of service), Terry Ainsworth (for 23 years of service), and Dan McKenna (for 15 years of service). Photo source: Jones County Fire Service)Trey Lafitte (for 16 years of service), Terry Ainsworth (for 23 years of service), and Dan McKenna (for 15 years of service). Photo source: Jones County Fire Service)

    Several volunteer firefighters were honored for their hard work and dedication in Jones County.

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    Several volunteer firefighters were honored for their hard work and dedication in Jones County.

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  • Body found in Yazoo Co. confirmed to be missing Louisiana man

    Body found in Yazoo Co. confirmed to be missing Louisiana man

    Monday, August 20 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-08-20 15:05:42 GMT

    Yazoo County investigators say clues found near a body found in a rural part of the county could help in identifying the victim. The badly decomposed body was found by Yazoo County investigators. off Highway 16.

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    Yazoo County investigators say clues found near a body found in a rural part of the county could help in identifying the victim. The badly decomposed body was found by Yazoo County investigators. off Highway 16.

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  • Burglars crash SUV into Clinton business, burglarize store

    Burglars crash SUV into Clinton business, burglarize store

    Monday, August 20 2018 10:26 AM EDT2018-08-20 14:26:49 GMT
    Clinton business burglarized, ransacked; Source: ViewerClinton business burglarized, ransacked; Source: Viewer

    Burglars crashed an SUV into a Clinton business early Monday morning.

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    Burglars crashed an SUV into a Clinton business early Monday morning.

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  • Dr. Aaron Shirley honored as a community trailblazer

    Dr. Aaron Shirley honored as a community trailblazer

    Monday, August 20 2018 10:09 AM EDT2018-08-20 14:09:46 GMT

    The Man-Up and Young Achiever Awards was held tonight at the Jackson Medical Mall. The award ceremony is a opportunity to pay tribute to the trailblazers of the community  for their selfless deeds and positive contributions.  

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    The Man-Up and Young Achiever Awards was held tonight at the Jackson Medical Mall. The award ceremony is a opportunity to pay tribute to the trailblazers of the community  for their selfless deeds and positive contributions.  

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  • Log truck and car crash on Hwy 49 in Flora

    Log truck and car crash on Hwy 49 in Flora

    Monday, August 20 2018 9:21 AM EDT2018-08-20 13:21:34 GMT
    Wreck on Hwy 49; Source: WLBTWreck on Hwy 49; Source: WLBT
    Wreck on Hwy 49; Source: WLBTWreck on Hwy 49; Source: WLBT

    A log truck and a car were involved in a wreck in Flora on Hwy 49. 

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    A log truck and a car were involved in a wreck in Flora on Hwy 49. 

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  • Coast casino revenues for 2018 already close to $14 million more than 2017

    Coast casino revenues for 2018 already close to $14 million more than 2017

    Monday, August 20 2018 9:01 AM EDT2018-08-20 13:01:30 GMT
    Coast casinos are showing a significant increase in revenue as sports betting launches across the state. (Source: WLOX)Coast casinos are showing a significant increase in revenue as sports betting launches across the state. (Source: WLOX)
    Coast casinos are showing a significant increase in revenue as sports betting launches across the state. (Source: WLOX)Coast casinos are showing a significant increase in revenue as sports betting launches across the state. (Source: WLOX)

    A new gaming revenue report released by Mississippi gaming officials shows an encouraging trend for casinos on the Coast. It's one that is expected to continue rising with the debut of sports betting this month.

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    A new gaming revenue report released by Mississippi gaming officials shows an encouraging trend for casinos on the Coast. It's one that is expected to continue rising with the debut of sports betting this month.

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  • Coca-Cola employees back at work; no contract reached yet

    Coca-Cola employees back at work; no contract reached yet

    Monday, August 20 2018 8:44 AM EDT2018-08-20 12:44:57 GMT
    Workers at four branches of Coca-Cola United Bottling Company, including the one in Vancleave, are back at work after more than a week of being on strike. (Source: WLOX)Workers at four branches of Coca-Cola United Bottling Company, including the one in Vancleave, are back at work after more than a week of being on strike. (Source: WLOX)

    Union employees at the Coca-Cola Plant in Ocean Springs have ended their strike after more than a week of being off the job. 

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    Union employees at the Coca-Cola Plant in Ocean Springs have ended their strike after more than a week of being off the job. 

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  • Manslaughter trial of Jones County man set to begin

    Manslaughter trial of Jones County man set to begin

    Monday, August 20 2018 8:12 AM EDT2018-08-20 12:12:34 GMT
    Greg Burroughs (Photo source: WDAM)Greg Burroughs (Photo source: WDAM)

    A trial is scheduled to start Monday for a Jones County man accused of killing a Clarke County woman.

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    A trial is scheduled to start Monday for a Jones County man accused of killing a Clarke County woman.

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  • After wallet gets returned, a Pass man's faith in humanity is restored

    After wallet gets returned, a Pass man's faith in humanity is restored

    Monday, August 20 2018 7:14 AM EDT2018-08-20 11:14:20 GMT
    A Pass Christian man is grateful after he lost his wallet with $600 in it and someone returned it fully intact. (Source: WLOX)A Pass Christian man is grateful after he lost his wallet with $600 in it and someone returned it fully intact. (Source: WLOX)

    Your wallet may, single-handedly, be one of the most important things you carry around. It holds your money and personal information. So imagine losing it when it has more than $500 in cash in it.

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    Your wallet may, single-handedly, be one of the most important things you carry around. It holds your money and personal information. So imagine losing it when it has more than $500 in cash in it.

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  • The Wandia: Returning an artfully crafted schooner to its former glory

    The Wandia: Returning an artfully crafted schooner to its former glory

    Monday, August 20 2018 6:54 AM EDT2018-08-20 10:54:03 GMT
    Captain Farley Cox hopes to have Wandia seaworthy within a year. (Photo source: WLOX)Captain Farley Cox hopes to have Wandia seaworthy within a year. (Photo source: WLOX)

    It's a boat unlike any other. The Wandia is a 102-foot, two-masted schooner that has seen better days. Now, the boat's owner, Captain Farley Cox, is working to bring her back to her former glory.

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    It's a boat unlike any other. The Wandia is a 102-foot, two-masted schooner that has seen better days. Now, the boat's owner, Captain Farley Cox, is working to bring her back to her former glory.

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  • Madison calling for local state of emergency

    Madison calling for local state of emergency

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:26 AM EDT2018-08-20 09:26:18 GMT

    Cleanup in Madison continues from an EF-1 twister that touched down in the area Friday. Residents spent Sunday cleaning up what  the storm left behind.

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    Cleanup in Madison continues from an EF-1 twister that touched down in the area Friday. Residents spent Sunday cleaning up what  the storm left behind.

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  • Jones County Sheriff's Department participates in CIT teaching in Missouri

    Jones County Sheriff's Department participates in CIT teaching in Missouri

    Sunday, August 19 2018 11:56 PM EDT2018-08-20 03:56:56 GMT
    JONES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.JONES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.
    JONES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.JONES COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.

    It's an intense training changing the mindset for law enforcement officers when they respond to calls, while handling people with mental illnesses. The Jones County Sheriff’s Department along with Pine Belt Mental Health making its mark on a international platform during this years 2018 Crisis Intervention Team Conference. Just this week, the partnering teams traveled to Missouri to instruct classes. We take a look at the program and how it's playing a major role in helping save...

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    It's an intense training changing the mindset for law enforcement officers when they respond to calls, while handling people with mental illnesses. The Jones County Sheriff’s Department along with Pine Belt Mental Health making its mark on a international platform during this years 2018 Crisis Intervention Team Conference. Just this week, the partnering teams traveled to Missouri to instruct classes. We take a look at the program and how it's playing a major role in helping save...

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  • Long Beach man dialed in to repairing World War II-era radios

    Long Beach man dialed in to repairing World War II-era radios

    Sunday, August 19 2018 10:34 PM EDT2018-08-20 02:34:45 GMT
    Bill Skaggs of Long Beach has been restoring and collecting World War II-era radios for 30 years. (Photo source: WLOX)Bill Skaggs of Long Beach has been restoring and collecting World War II-era radios for 30 years. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Bill Skaggs of Long Beach has been restoring and collecting World War II-era radios for 30 years.Bill Skaggs of Long Beach has been restoring and collecting World War II-era radios for 30 years.

    Bill Skaggs is not only restoring World War II-era radios, he’s also restoring some of America’s history. And the Long Beach man has been doing it for 30-years.

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    Bill Skaggs is not only restoring World War II-era radios, he’s also restoring some of America’s history. And the Long Beach man has been doing it for 30-years.

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  • TN man charged with armed robbery at a Biloxi hotel

    TN man charged with armed robbery at a Biloxi hotel

    Sunday, August 19 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-08-20 01:30:34 GMT
    Joshua Adam Simmons, 25, of Bartlett, TN was taken into custody without incident and charged with armed robbery. (Photo source: Biloxi Police Dept.)Joshua Adam Simmons, 25, of Bartlett, TN was taken into custody without incident and charged with armed robbery. (Photo source: Biloxi Police Dept.)
    Joshua Adam Simmons, 25, of Bartlett, TN was taken into custody without incident and charged with armed robbery. (Photo source: Biloxi Police Dept.)Joshua Adam Simmons, 25, of Bartlett, TN was taken into custody without incident and charged with armed robbery. (Photo source: Biloxi Police Dept.)

    A Tennessee man was arrested in Biloxi Sunday and charged with armed robbery. Police said the victim was held up at a hotel located in the 2600 block of Beach Blvd.

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    A Tennessee man was arrested in Biloxi Sunday and charged with armed robbery. Police said the victim was held up at a hotel located in the 2600 block of Beach Blvd.

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  • Madison tornado cleanup continues

    Madison tornado cleanup continues

    Sunday, August 19 2018 9:15 PM EDT2018-08-20 01:15:35 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    Cleanup continues from an E-F 1 twister that touched down in Madison Friday.  Residents spent Sunday cleaning up what  the storm left behind.  

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    Cleanup continues from an E-F 1 twister that touched down in Madison Friday.  Residents spent Sunday cleaning up what  the storm left behind.  

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  • Jackson sparks Sumrall past South Jones in season opener

    Sunday, August 19 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-08-19 22:01:37 GMT
    Heidelberg 2018 Football ScheduleHeidelberg 2018 Football Schedule

    Sumrall High School senior Dannis Jackson has been recognized by high school football observers as one of Mississippi’s top receivers. As it turns out, Jackson is quite capable of doing a better than passable imitation of a dual-threat quarterback in his second go-round in that role.

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    Sumrall High School senior Dannis Jackson has been recognized by high school football observers as one of Mississippi’s top receivers. As it turns out, Jackson is quite capable of doing a better than passable imitation of a dual-threat quarterback in his second go-round in that role.

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  • FULL GAME BROADCAST: Moss Point vs Pascagoula

    FULL GAME BROADCAST: Moss Point vs Pascagoula

    Sunday, August 19 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-08-19 21:53:22 GMT

    It was an exciting night in Jackson County for the 2018 Battle of the Cats as the Pascagoula Panthers took on their top rival the Moss Point Tigers. WLOX broadcast the full game live, and we've posted the complete game online.

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    It was an exciting night in Jackson County for the 2018 Battle of the Cats as the Pascagoula Panthers took on their top rival the Moss Point Tigers. WLOX broadcast the full game live, and we've posted the complete game online.

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  • 'Small but powerful:' Gulfport dance team prepares for upcoming competition

    'Small but powerful:' Gulfport dance team prepares for upcoming competition

    Sunday, August 19 2018 5:29 PM EDT2018-08-19 21:29:26 GMT
    The Destructive Dancing Divas, a Gulfport dance team, are preparing to take on teams from across the region in competition this Sunday. (Source: WLOX)The Destructive Dancing Divas, a Gulfport dance team, are preparing to take on teams from across the region in competition this Sunday. (Source: WLOX)
    The team competes on Sunday (Source: WLOX)The team competes on Sunday (Source: WLOX)

    The Destructive Dancing Divas, a Gulfport dance team, are preparing to take on teams from across the region in competition this Sunday.

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    The Destructive Dancing Divas, a Gulfport dance team, are preparing to take on teams from across the region in competition this Sunday.

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  • Hattiesburg holds off Petal, 35-26

    Hattiesburg holds off Petal, 35-26

    Sunday, August 19 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-08-19 21:24:52 GMT
    Hattiesburg holds off Petal, 35-26 (Photo source: WDAM)Hattiesburg holds off Petal, 35-26 (Photo source: WDAM)

    Hattiesburg High School quarterback Jarod Conner rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another as the Tigers held off Petal High School 35-26 in the Leaf River Rivalry on a drizzly night at D.I. Patrick Stadium.

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    Hattiesburg High School quarterback Jarod Conner rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another as the Tigers held off Petal High School 35-26 in the Leaf River Rivalry on a drizzly night at D.I. Patrick Stadium.

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  • Gulfport to consider expanding entertainment district

    Gulfport to consider expanding entertainment district

    Sunday, August 19 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-08-19 21:21:20 GMT
    Two restaurants that serve alcohol currently operate in the proposed entertainment district expansion area. (Photo source: WLOX)Two restaurants that serve alcohol currently operate in the proposed entertainment district expansion area. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Gulfport may soon be expanding its designated leisure district beyond downtown. 

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    Gulfport may soon be expanding its designated leisure district beyond downtown. 

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  • Group seeks funding for dog park in Pass Christian

    Group seeks funding for dog park in Pass Christian

    Sunday, August 19 2018 4:23 PM EDT2018-08-19 20:23:43 GMT
    The group is seeking input on the dog park (Source: WLOX)The group is seeking input on the dog park (Source: WLOX)
    The group is seeking input on the dog park (Source: WLOX)The group is seeking input on the dog park (Source: WLOX)

    Pass Christian city leaders have given a group of dog lovers the green light to move forward with ideas to develop a dog park.

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    Pass Christian city leaders have given a group of dog lovers the green light to move forward with ideas to develop a dog park.

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  • 16-year-old arrested in Montgomery robbery, shooting case

    16-year-old arrested in Montgomery robbery, shooting case

    Monday, August 20 2018 2:27 PM EDT2018-08-20 18:27:10 GMT
    Montgomery police on the scene at the Stratford Village apartment complex during an Aug. 8 shooting. (Source: WSFA 12 News)Montgomery police on the scene at the Stratford Village apartment complex during an Aug. 8 shooting. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

    A 16-year-old has been arrested and charged with a shooting and robbery that happened in the early morning hours of Aug. 8, according to the Montgomery Police Department.

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    A 16-year-old has been arrested and charged with a shooting and robbery that happened in the early morning hours of Aug. 8, according to the Montgomery Police Department.

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  • Breaking

    'Armed, dangerous' Oxford shooting suspect in custody

    'Armed, dangerous' Oxford shooting suspect in custody

    Monday, August 20 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-08-20 17:52:44 GMT
    Dewann Brown (Source: Oxford PD/Twitter)Dewann Brown (Source: Oxford PD/Twitter)

    The Oxford Police Department has taken a shooting suspect into custody.

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    The Oxford Police Department has taken a shooting suspect into custody.

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  • 2-vehicle crash leaves one dead

    2-vehicle crash leaves one dead

    Monday, August 20 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-08-20 17:51:41 GMT
    A two-vehicle crash on Moffett Road has left one person dead. Photo: FOX10 NewsA two-vehicle crash on Moffett Road has left one person dead. Photo: FOX10 News
    A two-vehicle crash on Moffett Road has left one person dead. Photo: FOX10 NewsA two-vehicle crash on Moffett Road has left one person dead. Photo: FOX10 News

    A two-vehicle crash on Moffett Road has left one person dead.

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    A two-vehicle crash on Moffett Road has left one person dead.

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