Monday, May 20 2013 3:12 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:12:43 GMT
Shots were fired after an altercation tonight at a North Charleston gas station, according to North Charleston Police. The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. at the Murphy's Gas Station at Rivers AvenueMore >>
Authorities say a parking space dispute at a gas station led to a man being shot in the face and damage to four vehicles.
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Local and state dignitaries along with a member of the Obama Administration joined to applaud the rebuilding efforts of the Gulf Coast. They also recognized all those who have helped along the way. Hundreds of people gathered in front of Gulfport's City Hall to listen in as dignitaries praised their hard work and also took a look back at this day five years ago.
Sen Roger Wicker said, "My hat is off today to the resilient people of Mississippi. Particularly, South Mississippi for this time to rebuild."
Applause echoed through the streets as South Mississippians, volunteers and others gathered to remember the Katrina. Although Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was not here when the natural disaster struck, she re-assured the crowd that the Obama Administration feels the same pain.
"When President Obama entered office he made a commitment to stand with the people of the Gulf and finish the job of Katrina recovery. Over the past year and a half we have worked to uphold that promise.
Although South Mississippi shines bright once again, that devastating day five years ago plays back in the minds of many. First Lady Marsha Barbour was among many speakers to take the podium and share their personal experience with Katrina.
"A time to weep, a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance," said Sen. Wicker.
Bringing tears of pain back to life.
Marsha Barbour said, "We all know what a horrible week it was and how precious life can slip away so quickly."
As Barbour took a moment to recognize those who lost their life fighting during the storm, the crowd sympathized. But in the end those emotions turned into tears of happiness. Looking at where the coast has come 1,825 days later.
"We have a lot to be proud of, a lot to proud of and there are going to be many lessons learned all over the world because of Katrina," said Governor Haley Barbour.
Among the other speakers at the ceremony was Congressman Gene Taylor. Musician Paul Overstreet performed during the ceremony.
Monday, May 20 2013 3:27 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:27:04 GMT
The man convicted of voluntary manslaughter two years ago in the 2009 death of 28-year-old Kate Waring is again seeking a new trial. According to the South Carolina Attorney General's Office, 33-year-oldMore >>
The man convicted of voluntary manslaughter two years ago in the 2009 death of 28-year-old Kate Waring waived his relief hearing on Monday on two other charges he was convicted on.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:11 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:11:06 GMT
Dorchester District 2 administrators and teachers packed the county's council chambers in support of their 20,000 students. "We have done a whole lot with so little for so long," says Wally Baird, principalMore >>
Dorchester District Two says it will be in the red in the upcoming school year. The district presented its$158 million budget to the Dorchester County Council Monday night.More >>