Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains were mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Owners of a decades old coast tourism business say they are determined to push forward despite hardships caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. One week from Sunday, Ship Island Excursions will wrap up its 2010 season. This year the Skrmetta family says the crisis in the Gulf sent revenues plummeting but the family isn't dwelling on misfortune but instead looking to the future.
Tickets in hand passengers boarded the ferry to Ship Island for a day of fun in the sand before Ship Island Excursions drops it final anchor for the year.
"Business is off two-thirds but I'm hoping for it to pick up next year and I think things will slowly get better," said Capt. Pete Skrmetta.
The Skrmetta family says they're looking to the 2011 tourism season with optimism. After watching the Gulf oil spill eat deep into the profits this year, owners are already fine tuning a new marketing strategy.
"We're doing some advertisement," Capt. Skrmetta said. "A lot of people up north got the wrong idea. They think the oil is four foot deep down here. And we let them know Ship Island beach is beautiful. People swimming every day.
Captain Pete Skrmetta says over the past 74 years the business has seen both good times and bad times, but the family has always been able to overcome the struggles.
"We've been in business since 1926. We never had any accidents. It's a family owned operation,"said Capt. Skrmetta. "A lot of different people try to give us problems but they don't understand that people that own their own business does a 100 percent job than hiring different individuals. We're going to keep on trucking."
Gulfport recently received more than $200,000 in federal money specifically to build a new complex for Ship Island Excursions.
The 2010 season for Ship Island Excursions ends Sunday October 31st.
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