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  • Belhaven's McCorkle helps wife prepare for field hockey's national stage

    Belhaven's McCorkle helps wife prepare for field hockey's national stage

    Sunday, July 22 2018 9:39 PM EDT2018-07-23 01:39:27 GMT

    Belhaven head coach Blaine McCorkle and his wife Gina moved to Jackson from the east coast in order for Blaine to pursue his dream of being a head coach. Gina made the sacrifice of giving up her coaching career to follow Blaine and now she has the opportunity to represent the U.S. on a national stage. The McCorkle family left for Terrassa, Spain on Sunday for the Exin Masters Field Hockey World Cup. Gina, a Pennsylvania native, started playing field hockey when sh...

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    Belhaven head coach Blaine McCorkle and his wife Gina moved to Jackson from the east coast in order for Blaine to pursue his dream of being a head coach. Gina made the sacrifice of giving up her coaching career to follow Blaine and now she has the opportunity to represent the U.S. on a national stage. The McCorkle family left for Terrassa, Spain on Sunday for the Exin Masters Field Hockey World Cup. Gina, a Pennsylvania native, started playing field hockey when sh...

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  • MBI cancels Missing/Endangered Child Alert for Clarksdale 4-year-old

    MBI cancels Missing/Endangered Child Alert for Clarksdale 4-year-old

    Sunday, July 22 2018 9:07 PM EDT2018-07-23 01:07:23 GMT
    William Holley III (Source: Mississippi Department of Public Safety)William Holley III (Source: Mississippi Department of Public Safety)

    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations issued a Missing/Endangered Child Alert for 4-year-old William Holley III. 

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    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations issued a Missing/Endangered Child Alert for 4-year-old William Holley III. 

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  • Community gathers to support family following tragic loss

    Community gathers to support family following tragic loss

    Sunday, July 22 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-07-22 23:46:17 GMT
    Friends and family held a BBQ benefit for Bryant Chapman's family. (Photo Source: Jenny Hart)Friends and family held a BBQ benefit for Bryant Chapman's family. (Photo Source: Jenny Hart)
    Photo Source: Jenny HartPhoto Source: Jenny Hart

    A community comes together to offer a smile in the face of tragedy. 

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    A community comes together to offer a smile in the face of tragedy. 

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  • Man dies after motorcycle crashes with vehicle in Rankin Co.

    Man dies after motorcycle crashes with vehicle in Rankin Co.

    Sunday, July 22 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-07-22 21:59:40 GMT
    Source: WLBTSource: WLBT

    A Brandon man is dead following a two-vehicle crash on Fannin Landing Circle Saturday. According to Sheriff Bryan Bailey, 22-year-old Justin Simmons was driving his motorcycle when it crashed with a Jeep.

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    A Brandon man is dead following a two-vehicle crash on Fannin Landing Circle Saturday. According to Sheriff Bryan Bailey, 22-year-old Justin Simmons was driving his motorcycle when it crashed with a Jeep.

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    Suspect charges upgraded to murder after victim dies days after being shot

    Suspect charges upgraded to murder after victim dies days after being shot

    Sunday, July 22 2018 4:06 PM EDT2018-07-22 20:06:21 GMT
    33-yr-old Antonio Jackson. Source: JPD33-yr-old Antonio Jackson. Source: JPD

    Jackson police are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred at the Super 7 Gas located in the 4500 of Bullard Street shortly after 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17. Officers responded to a shooting call at the location where they found a black man lying on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

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    Jackson police are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred at the Super 7 Gas located in the 4500 of Bullard Street shortly after 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17. Officers responded to a shooting call at the location where they found a black man lying on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

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  • Jackson police investigating after Church's Chicken robbed

    Jackson police investigating after Church's Chicken robbed

    Sunday, July 22 2018 3:25 PM EDT2018-07-22 19:25:12 GMT
    Source: WebsiteSource: Website
    Source: WebsiteSource: Website

    Jackson police are investigating a business robbery of the Church’s Chicken located in the 3000 block of Terry Road. Officers responded to the scene shortly after 1:00 a.m. Saturday, to learn that the business was robbed by two black men who were armed with a handgun.

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    Jackson police are investigating a business robbery of the Church’s Chicken located in the 3000 block of Terry Road. Officers responded to the scene shortly after 1:00 a.m. Saturday, to learn that the business was robbed by two black men who were armed with a handgun.

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  • Ocean Springs to make traffic safety improvements near harbor

    Ocean Springs to make traffic safety improvements near harbor

    Sunday, July 22 2018 3:08 PM EDT2018-07-22 19:08:25 GMT
    (Source: WLOX)(Source: WLOX)
    (Source: WLOX)(Source: WLOX)

    Ocean Springs city leaders are working with the county to improve the safety of a sharp curve near the harbor.

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    Ocean Springs city leaders are working with the county to improve the safety of a sharp curve near the harbor.

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  • BREAKING

    Teenager dead after being shot in chest in Adams Co.

    Teenager dead after being shot in chest in Adams Co.

    Sunday, July 22 2018 2:50 PM EDT2018-07-22 18:50:02 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    A teenager is dead after being shot in Adams County sometime Saturday night. According to Adams County Coroner James Lee, 17-year-old Shakerria King suffered a probable gunshot wound to the upper chest. She was transported to Merit Health, where she was pronounced dead at 2:11 a.m on Sunday.

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    A teenager is dead after being shot in Adams County sometime Saturday night. According to Adams County Coroner James Lee, 17-year-old Shakerria King suffered a probable gunshot wound to the upper chest. She was transported to Merit Health, where she was pronounced dead at 2:11 a.m on Sunday.

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  • United Blood Services, WDAM 7 to host annual "Blood Bowl"

    United Blood Services, WDAM 7 to host annual "Blood Bowl"

    Sunday, July 22 2018 2:47 PM EDT2018-07-22 18:47:49 GMT
    Will you help your community come out on top? Support your town and donate during this years’ “Blood Bowl” bash.; (Photo source: WDAM)Will you help your community come out on top? Support your town and donate during this years’ “Blood Bowl” bash.; (Photo source: WDAM)

    WDAM is committed to “Save our Summer.” With more 20 percent decline in blood donations over the summer, United Blood Services and WDAM 7 are teaming up to help save lives this summer in the Annual “Blood Bowl.”

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    WDAM is committed to “Save our Summer.” With more 20 percent decline in blood donations over the summer, United Blood Services and WDAM 7 are teaming up to help save lives this summer in the Annual “Blood Bowl.”

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  • Want to watch the Biloxi air show from your boat? Here's what you need to know

    Want to watch the Biloxi air show from your boat? Here's what you need to know

    Sunday, July 22 2018 1:42 PM EDT2018-07-22 17:42:28 GMT
    Boaters will need to follow the rules when the Blue Angels take to the skies. (Photo source: WLOX News)Boaters will need to follow the rules when the Blue Angels take to the skies. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    When the Navy's Blue Angels team take to the skies this weekend, the Department of Marine Resources is expecting people to take to the water to watch.

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    When the Navy's Blue Angels team take to the skies this weekend, the Department of Marine Resources is expecting people to take to the water to watch.

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  • "Cool" front to bring a little break from the heat

    "Cool" front to bring a little break from the heat

    Sunday, July 22 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-07-22 17:27:09 GMT

    The weather pattern that has brought oppressive heat to South Mississippi over the weekend is expected to change during the first part of the week.

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    The weather pattern that has brought oppressive heat to South Mississippi over the weekend is expected to change during the first part of the week.

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  • Cooling centers open as oppressive heat wave hits the metro

    Cooling centers open as oppressive heat wave hits the metro

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:27 AM EDT2018-07-22 15:27:13 GMT
    Cooilng centers to open across metro; Source: WLBT archivesCooilng centers to open across metro; Source: WLBT archives

    As an oppressive heat wave moves into the metro, the City of Jackson announces the opening of cooling centers around the city. The cooling centers open Friday. from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the following locations

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    As an oppressive heat wave moves into the metro, the City of Jackson announces the opening of cooling centers around the city. The cooling centers open Friday. from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the following locations

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  • Singers, songwriters perform at Gautier's Music on the Lawn concert

    Singers, songwriters perform at Gautier's Music on the Lawn concert

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-07-22 15:22:30 GMT
    A small crowd gathered Saturday for Gautier's Music on the Lawn concert but the few dozen people who showed up were plenty to keep the musicians playing. (Source: WLOX)A small crowd gathered Saturday for Gautier's Music on the Lawn concert but the few dozen people who showed up were plenty to keep the musicians playing. (Source: WLOX)
    A small crowd gathered Saturday for Gautier's Music on the Lawn concert but the few dozen people who showed up were plenty to keep the musicians playing. (Source: WLOX)A small crowd gathered Saturday for Gautier's Music on the Lawn concert but the few dozen people who showed up were plenty to keep the musicians playing. (Source: WLOX)

    While planes were flying over Biloxi, music was flowing in Gautier at the city's second annual Music on the Lawn concert. The event was held Saturday, bringing in songwriters, musicians, and residents from all over South Mississippi.

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    While planes were flying over Biloxi, music was flowing in Gautier at the city's second annual Music on the Lawn concert. The event was held Saturday, bringing in songwriters, musicians, and residents from all over South Mississippi.

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  • Miss Hospitality crowns new winner

    Miss Hospitality crowns new winner

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-07-22 15:21:12 GMT
    A farewell brunch was held for the 2018 Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant at USM Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.A farewell brunch was held for the 2018 Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant at USM Saturday. Photo credit WDAM.

    Saturday morning, contestants in the 68th annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant gathered at the University of Southern Mississippi for one last social event before the final competition.  

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    Saturday morning, contestants in the 68th annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant gathered at the University of Southern Mississippi for one last social event before the final competition.  

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  • MHP investigating deadly crash in Pearl River County

    MHP investigating deadly crash in Pearl River County

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:19 AM EDT2018-07-22 15:19:55 GMT
    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that happened on Hwy. 53 in Pearl River County on July 21. (Photo Source: WDAM Staff)The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly crash that happened on Hwy. 53 in Pearl River County on July 21. (Photo Source: WDAM Staff)

    Just after midnight on July 21, the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatality on Hwy 53 in Pearl River County. Four people were pronounced dead at the scene.  According to authorities, a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic was traveling north of Highway 53 when it crossed the center line and crashed head on with a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado driving in the southbound lane. The driver and rear passenger of the Chevrolet Sonic and the driver of the Chevrolet Silverado were taken to Forrest...

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    Just after midnight on July 21, the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatality on Hwy 53 in Pearl River County. Four people were pronounced dead at the scene.  According to authorities, a 2015 Chevrolet Sonic was traveling north of Highway 53 when it crossed the center line and crashed head on with a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado driving in the southbound lane. The driver and rear passenger of the Chevrolet Sonic and the driver of the Chevrolet Silverado were taken to Forrest...

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  • BREAKING

    Jackson police still searching for suspect in Keener Avenue shooting

    Jackson police still searching for suspect in Keener Avenue shooting

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:13 AM EDT2018-07-22 15:13:12 GMT
    Source: Raycom Image BankSource: Raycom Image Bank

    A man was shot and killed on Keener Avenue Friday afternoon.

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    A man was shot and killed on Keener Avenue Friday afternoon.

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  • Emergency crews respond to reignited fire in Lamar County

    Emergency crews respond to reignited fire in Lamar County

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:09 AM EDT2018-07-22 15:09:27 GMT
    Around 8 p.m., emergency crews responded to a house fire in Lamar County. (Photo Source: Pixabay)Around 8 p.m., emergency crews responded to a house fire in Lamar County. (Photo Source: Pixabay)

    Around 8 p.m., emergency crews responded to a reignited house fire on Hwy. 11 in Lamar County. Fire investigator, George Stephens, says the initial fire happened before 3 a.m. on July 21.  When crews arrived on scene, the home was fully engulfed in flames. No one was at home at the time of the fire. Stephens says the family was thankful to be away when the fire sparked. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and the investigation into is ongoing.   Copyri...

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    Around 8 p.m., emergency crews responded to a reignited house fire on Hwy. 11 in Lamar County. Fire investigator, George Stephens, says the initial fire happened before 3 a.m. on July 21.  When crews arrived on scene, the home was fully engulfed in flames. No one was at home at the time of the fire. Stephens says the family was thankful to be away when the fire sparked. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and the investigation into is ongoing.   Copyri...

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  • Blues Over Biloxi bringing in visitors and boosting business

    Blues Over Biloxi bringing in visitors and boosting business

    Sunday, July 22 2018 10:27 AM EDT2018-07-22 14:27:52 GMT
    Blues Over Biloxi helping to boost business and fill rooms on the Coast.Blues Over Biloxi helping to boost business and fill rooms on the Coast.

    The summer tourism rush is almost over, and Blues Over Biloxi is helping to push up the numbers to end the tourism season on a nice note.

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    The summer tourism rush is almost over, and Blues Over Biloxi is helping to push up the numbers to end the tourism season on a nice note.

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  • Police look for gunman after argument leads to shooting in Biloxi

    Police look for gunman after argument leads to shooting in Biloxi

    Sunday, July 22 2018 10:27 AM EDT2018-07-22 14:27:25 GMT
    Both males are wanted in connection with the shooting that happened at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on June 6.Both males are wanted in connection with the shooting that happened at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on June 6.

    Right now, Biloxi police are still searching for a gunman after a verbal dispute between two males became violent.

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    Right now, Biloxi police are still searching for a gunman after a verbal dispute between two males became violent.

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  • Blues Over Biloxi: A complete guide to the coast's best air show

    Blues Over Biloxi: A complete guide to the coast's best air show

    Sunday, July 22 2018 10:26 AM EDT2018-07-22 14:26:59 GMT
    The Blue Angels will perform on July 21-22 at Blues Over Biloxi. (Source: U.S. Navy)The Blue Angels will perform on July 21-22 at Blues Over Biloxi. (Source: U.S. Navy)

    Whether you're planning on watching from the coastline or from home, we've got all the details you need to know about Blues Over Biloxi!

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    Whether you're planning on watching from the coastline or from home, we've got all the details you need to know about Blues Over Biloxi!

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  • One man in custody in Bay park shooting; police still looking for second suspect

    One man in custody in Bay park shooting; police still looking for second suspect

    Sunday, July 22 2018 10:26 AM EDT2018-07-22 14:26:17 GMT
    Armon Crawford turned himself into police early Saturday morning in the June 6 shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Bay St. Louis. (Source: Hancock Co. Sheriff)Armon Crawford turned himself into police early Saturday morning in the June 6 shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Bay St. Louis. (Source: Hancock Co. Sheriff)

    Bay St. Louis police issued an arrest warrant for Armon Joseph Crawford, 18, of Gulfport, and Xavier Lamar Simmons, 19, of D’Iberville. Both males are wanted in connection with the shooting that happened at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on June 6. 

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    Bay St. Louis police issued an arrest warrant for Armon Joseph Crawford, 18, of Gulfport, and Xavier Lamar Simmons, 19, of D’Iberville. Both males are wanted in connection with the shooting that happened at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on June 6. 

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  • WATCH: Saturday's broadcast of the Blues Over Biloxi Air Show

    WATCH: Saturday's broadcast of the Blues Over Biloxi Air Show

    Sunday, July 22 2018 10:23 AM EDT2018-07-22 14:23:26 GMT
    Dazzling and daring aerobatic displays take over the skies of the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast at the Blues Over Biloxi Air Show. (Image source: WLOX)Dazzling and daring aerobatic displays take over the skies of the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast at the Blues Over Biloxi Air Show. (Image source: WLOX)

    If you missed Saturday's Blues Over Biloxi Air Show, don't worry. The entire air show will take place again on Sunday starting at 1 p.m., and you can also watch WLOX's broadcast of Saturday's events posted online. 

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    If you missed Saturday's Blues Over Biloxi Air Show, don't worry. The entire air show will take place again on Sunday starting at 1 p.m., and you can also watch WLOX's broadcast of Saturday's events posted online. 

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    Missing/Endangered Child Alert canceled for 4-year-old Clarksdale boy

    Missing/Endangered Child Alert canceled for 4-year-old Clarksdale boy

    Sunday, July 22 2018 9:55 AM EDT2018-07-22 13:55:03 GMT
    William Holley, III.....Source: MBIWilliam Holley, III.....Source: MBI

    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Missing/Endangered Child Alert for four-year-old William Holley III of Clarksdale. He was last seen Saturday at approximately 11:45 a.m. near the Hampton Inn and McDonald's on Highway 49 South in Clarksdale, in Coahoma County. 

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    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Missing/Endangered Child Alert for four-year-old William Holley III of Clarksdale. He was last seen Saturday at approximately 11:45 a.m. near the Hampton Inn and McDonald's on Highway 49 South in Clarksdale, in Coahoma County. 

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  • Parents get students ready for school with free immunizations

    Parents get students ready for school with free immunizations

    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:17 AM EDT2018-07-22 12:17:11 GMT
    (Source: WLOX)(Source: WLOX)

    Biloxi Excel By 5 hosted its third annual immunization fair on Saturday at the Coastal Family Health Center as a way to help parents with the chaos of the back to school rush. 

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    Biloxi Excel By 5 hosted its third annual immunization fair on Saturday at the Coastal Family Health Center as a way to help parents with the chaos of the back to school rush. 

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  • Volunteers, veterans cleanup Vicksburg National Cemetery

    Volunteers, veterans cleanup Vicksburg National Cemetery

    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:13 AM EDT2018-07-22 12:13:12 GMT

    The Vicksburg National Military Park held a volunteer cleanup Saturday at the national cemetery. 

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    The Vicksburg National Military Park held a volunteer cleanup Saturday at the national cemetery. 

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  • MBI cancels missing, endangered alert for 12-year-old girl

    MBI cancels missing, endangered alert for 12-year-old girl

    Sunday, July 22 2018 7:53 AM EDT2018-07-22 11:53:15 GMT
    (Source: MBI)(Source: MBI)

    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Missing/Endangered Child Alert for 12 year-old Haylee Reney Matherson. 

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    The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Missing/Endangered Child Alert for 12 year-old Haylee Reney Matherson. 

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  • Two hospitalized in one car accident in Clinton

    Two hospitalized in one car accident in Clinton

    Sunday, July 22 2018 7:33 AM EDT2018-07-22 11:33:25 GMT

    Two adults and three children were in this car when it flipped on Church Street, in Clinton. 

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    Two adults and three children were in this car when it flipped on Church Street, in Clinton. 

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  • Players of the Pine Belt-Sacred Heart's Garrett Crowder

    Players of the Pine Belt-Sacred Heart's Garrett Crowder

    Saturday, July 21 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-07-22 02:46:27 GMT

    Once on a football field Sacred Heart High School senior Garrett Crowder likes nothing better than hitting folks. This year, Crowder will double his opportunities to do just that.

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    Once on a football field Sacred Heart High School senior Garrett Crowder likes nothing better than hitting folks. This year, Crowder will double his opportunities to do just that.

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  • Families enjoy Blues Over Biloxi from a distance

    Families enjoy Blues Over Biloxi from a distance

    Saturday, July 21 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-07-22 00:06:30 GMT
    Families pack beach and Broadwater Marina to watch Blue Angels. (Photo source: WLOX)Families pack beach and Broadwater Marina to watch Blue Angels. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Families pack beach and Broadwater Marina to watch Blue AngelsFamilies pack beach and Broadwater Marina to watch Blue Angels

    While thousands made their way to the great lawn at Harrah's, others opted to stay away from the congestion and watch the Blue Angels from a bit farther down the beach.

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    While thousands made their way to the great lawn at Harrah's, others opted to stay away from the congestion and watch the Blue Angels from a bit farther down the beach.

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