Keesler to host Special Olympics

More than 800 athletes will compete in the annual Special Olympics' Mississippi State Summer Games May 18th-May 20th. The event will be hosted by Keesler Air Force base.  Lieutenant Lisa Kostellic, a base spokeswoman, says the Special Olympics torch, which will be carried by law enforcement officers from across the state, will make its way onto the south Mississippi base about noon Friday. Opening ceremonies are Friday night at the Levitow Training Support Facility parade grounds. This is the 22nd year for Keesler to host the event.