Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 GMT
The picture of a George County dog set on fire is disturbing. Authorities say the circumstances surrounding how fire consumed the dog are shocking. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, 20-year-oldMore >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 20-year-old Brandon Pierce allegedly set his dog on fire Tuesday night. The suspect told deputies he torched the dog because he "wanted to help the dog go to heaven."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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:15:57 GMT
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night. Several WLOX viewers called our newsroom to tell us about it. One person called whileMore >>
Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:25 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:25:10 GMT
The search is on in north Picayune for two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee. Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were last seen leaving a mobile home on Pea Ridge Road in Picayune.More >>
Two fugitive brothers wanted out of Tennessee were captured around 6:30 Thursday morning according to Pearl River Sheriff's Department. According to Pearl River County Sheriff David Allison, Jessy and Jeffrey Marchbanks were caught at the corner of Ozona Richardson Road and Richardson Road just after sunrise. That's the same general area authorities had searched Wednesday and early Thursday morning.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
A member of the Harrison County Development Commission abruptly quit on Wednesday. Paige Gutierrez says there's a lack of accountability.
Gutierrez was appointed to the Development Commission in 2000. In her resignation letter, she blasted the group for "disregard for lawful procedures, unnecessary secrecy, a disdain for public input and opinion and wasteful spending of taxpayers' money.
The other members of the commission answered the accusations quickly and harshly. Commission President Bruce Nourse says no laws have been broken and he says Gutierrez' behavior is simply "sour grapes."
"Paige Gutierrez came to the development commission with a personal, political agenda. She has failed in enacting that agenda. This is a lady that has attended 10 percent of her committee meetings and 28 percent the meetings that we've held this year," Nourse said.
In her resignation letter, Paige Gutierrez also urged Harrison County supervisors to change how the development commission is run. Supervisor Connie Rockco, who appointed Gutierrez, agrees.
"We have tried for a long time to get some information about accountability and the procedures that have taken place, as far as destroying records, and some of the expenditures we feel are not lawful and not in accordance with state statutes. So I think she was right on the money," Rockco said.
Gutierrez told WLOX News she also had a problem with the commission taking a secret vote during Tuesday's meeting. Bruce Nourse confirmed, members took what he called a "confidential" vote on hiring attorneys and accountants after getting the okay from the Development Commission.
We asked the Attorney General's office about "confidential" votes by public boards and were told that state law requires a record of how each member votes.
The Development commission is currently undergoing a state audit. No word yet on when the results will be released.
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