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) - A homebuilding challenge was issued Thursday to fill some to critical needs in south Mississippi. Contractors can win up to $50,000 if they build affordable homes that are good for the environment.
Gary Smith is a certified homebuilding inspector. He knows that "building green is smart. Building green is affordable." And now, building green through a program called "Growing a Greener Mississippi" can be profitable
Bill Sones heads up the Mississippi Home Corporation, the group behind the "Growing a Greener Mississippi" campaign.
"For us, green building really works on two levels, efficiency, which primarily affects the homeowner, and renewability, which impacts our environment," he said.
Members of the Mississippi Home Corporation held a news conference to announce that they will pay $50,000 to a builder who designs and constructs the greenest, and most energy efficient house in Mississippi. There's only one catch. That house must cost less than $175,000. "Green housing is affordable housing," said Sones.
Qualified inspectors will work with builders every step of the way to make sure the houses they construct meet strict green guidelines. If they do, Gary Smith said Mississippians will be able to buy green homes "that help them save water, live more comfortably in cleaner air, save money through lower maintenance costs, and will encourage the public to save our planet's natural resources."
The inspector emphasized, "The homes we build today will impact our children and our grandchildren."
If they're built properly, they'll also impact the environment in a very positive way.
The Mississippi Home Corporation contest is open to any homebuilder in the state. For a new home to qualify for the "Growing a Greener Mississippi" top prize, a construction permit must be obtained after February 1. And the home must have its occupancy permit by November 10. Second and third place prize money will also be awarded.
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