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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:19:04 GMT
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi. After receiving calls and posts from many of our WLOX viewers concernedMore >>
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi.More >>
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - It must be the hidden artist inside me. I absolutely love the annual Peter Anderson Arts Festival in Ocean Springs.
I think I've attended every one of these annual events since my family moved to Ocean Springs some 20 years ago.
I've watched the crowds and the number of vendors swell over the years.
In recent years, we've enjoyed hosting visiting family from Illinois who've also discovered the festival fun. My two sisters have made several trips to the Mississippi Gulf Coast over the Peter Anderson weekend.
I usually get to play the role of "mule" and carry their bags of pottery and other purchases up and down the streets.
I don't mind the crowds and the weather is near perfect most festival weekends. I now have a special affinity for the vendors and their "working weekend".
Earlier this year, my wife and I ventured into the "arts and crafts" circuit. My love for photography has prompted us to become vendors at several shows along the coast. We're kind of "regulars" during the First Saturday events at the Mary C. and have truly enjoyed those events.
But it's tough being a vendor, whether it's pottery or photography. You generally get way more lookers than buyers; such is the craft show tradition. I suspect most of the vendors simply love sharing their artwork.
That's the case with me, I just enjoy sharing the photos and meeting the folks.
My wife and I have always been patrons of such shows; now we get to experience it behind the table.
But I won't be a vendor at this year's Peter Anderson show. I'll be a patron and a customer. And I'll be loving it, even when those bags get heavier as the day winds down.
Crowds in the tens of thousands attend this annual event. It's elbow to elbow during peak festival hours. But that's part of what makes it fun for me.
So many people in downtown Ocean Springs will be enjoying the artwork and enjoying the experience.
Hopefully, I'll be selling some photographs at next year's festival. But I hope to see you this weekend. I'm really looking forward to it.
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