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 >>
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
After more than four years, the Taylor family of Jackson County is back home, and their Chinese drywall nightmare is finally over.
"We live in a hour we can finally be proud of now," Jason Taylor said. "The last few years have been kind of iffy."
Amanda Taylor remembered how the drywall affected her family.
"It's stressful not knowing where or why their headaches are occurring so much, why they had asthma problems, doctors' appointments," Taylor said. "Our ACs were going out trying to keep everybody cool, keep our power bill down, it was very stressful. I'm really glad it's over."
The children are glad it's over too. Jacob Taylor is one of them.
"The TV near the chimney, and the couches over there, and everything is just perfect, and I like it that way."
Earlier this year, it was far from perfect Jason Taylor explained.
"As a father, it's my job to keep your family safe, keep them happy, keep your kids happy, keep Mama happy, and it was out of my control. There was nothing I could do," Taylor said. "I was absolutely helpless."
While the Taylors are finally back home and living a comfortable life once again, there are hundreds in the South and across the country still living the Chinese drywall nightmare. And that is very frustrating for the attorney Steve Mullins, who is working in the pilot program.
"Here we are, almost a year out from its announcement, and we're getting two or three done a month," Mullins said. "And unless they can get a mechanism to get 30 or 40 done at least, if not hundreds done a month, it's going to fail. It's just too slow."
For Amanda Taylor, relief, while slow, is finally here.
"It's fantastic. It's like a new beginning. That's a good work for it, a new beginning," Taylor said. "It feels good and I want to stay here now, and I didn't want to do that before."
The pilot program, funded by Knauf, has no set limits. Each house is repaired, no matter the cost. The Taylors estimate the cost to fix their home was about $150,000.
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