Thursday, May 23 2013 7:31 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:31:22 GMT
The pastor and members of a Jefferson county church make the gruesome discovery of a body on the way to Bible study Wednesday evening. Sheriff Peter Walker said a woman's body was found just before 6:30More >>
Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker has identified the woman found dead in the cemetery of East Mount Olive Baptist Church Wednesday night.
One day after a sluggish Hurricane Isaac battered the beaches for more than 24 hours, the Mississippi Gulf coast breathed a collective sigh of relief.
"Not nearly as bad as Katrina," said Biloxi resident Jonathan Francis.
Shrimp boats harbored in the Biloxi's Back Bay for the storm headed back into the Gulf, and landscape crews were back on duty at the Beau Rivage Casino - but Isaac has left his mark.
"You see the line of people needing help," said Biloxi volunteer Steve Gunn standing outside a Salvation Army emergency food cantinas in D'Iberville. "Power's still out, some people still can't get to their houses. We have people still in shelters."
"Although we had some gusts and it wasn't safe to drive, this has been a rain event," said Harrison County's Hurricane Isaac Public Information Officer Butch Oberhoff.
Rivers continue to surge Thursday, spilling over roads and making neighborhoods into islands.
"A number of people who were in our shelters were going home, the storm has passed, only to find out they can't get home now," said Oberhoff.
Facades of classic buildings were ripped like paper and trees left snapped in half, and perhaps the most evident sign of the storm's carnage: hunks of wood from docks that feel victim to the storm strewn across a shut down Highway 90.
"We have 6 cantinas set up across the coast, some areas we can't get to yet because of rising waters," said Gunn.
"It was still pretty bad, I mean we lost work all week," said Gray Slay, who works in construction.
Roughly 1,000 are still without power, the airport out of service another day, and Harrison County schools and offices still closed.
Friday, May 24 2013 4:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 20:45:22 GMT
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to Lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. As part of National Emergency Service Week, for the last 12-years Wayne farms has hostedMore >>
First responders from in Laurel and Jones County were treated to lunch Friday by the Wayne Farms Laurel facility. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:47 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:47:58 GMT
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. It included the laying of a wreath at a fallen officersMore >>
The eight Marion County law enforcement officers who've lost their lives in the line of duty were remembered in an annual ceremony Friday morning. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:42 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:42:16 GMT
The Hattiesburg City Council is expected to vote soon, possibly as early as next week, on its preferred method to upgrade the city's sewer lagoon system. The two options on the table are to build a newMore >>
In order to be able to pay for their new wastewater treatment facility, Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates for Petal and Lamar County customers.More >>
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