President Donald Trump spoke Saturday at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in the state's capital, Jackson, Miss. Some black leaders — including civil rights leader and Georgia congressman John Lewis — boycotted the event, saying Trump has sown racial division instead of racial harmony. Trump's statements steered clear of addressing the anger that his participation had sparked leading up to the dedication. Instead the president rarely diverted from his prepared words to honor the famous and the anonymous for their efforts on behalf of freedom for all.
There were more than 200 wrecks in two days during a two-day ice storm in 2014. Dozens of drivers who didn’t know how to drive on icy roads ended up in ditches Police said the best advice is to stay off of the roads.
The Ocean Springs Police Department is asking the public to help identify a man who dumped out the contents of a purse into a trash can on Nov. 20 at Bao Wow's service station in Ocean Springs. Police say the contents of the purse contained items from several auto burglaries in the city. If you can identify the driver of the vehicle, call the Ocean Springs Police Department at 228-875-2211.
Two Jackson County first responders, Coty Peardon and Tyler Niblett, were named Acadian Ambulance Service’s Paramedic of the Year and EMT of the Year. Both came into the business though Explorer programs.
Former Ocean Springs Hospital administrator Dwight Rimes wants women in Mississippi to be told by their doctors if they have dense breasts. His wife is now battling Stage IV breast cancer after getting annual screenings as required. She has dense breasts, which make detecting cancer via mammograms more difficult.
Shavon Morris of Gulfport said other blacks give her a hard time for her purse with a Confederate battle flag on it, but she says they don’t know their history. To Morris, the flag represents personal freedom, and the flag itself didn’t do anything to hurt anybody.