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 >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – For soldiers stationed in Afghanistan, the thought of staying at a beach side casino may seem far fetched. However, one soldier on leave from his tour of duty dropped by the Beau Rivage in Biloxi to thank the casino that helped him trade the desert sand for a Biloxi view, at least for a few nights.
Beau Rivage Community Affairs Director Sara Miller said she had helped organize ways to help troops overseas before, but she had never been as touched as when she received an email from Sergeant Jason Lambert asking for care packages for his unit.
Miller helped organize a drive for the 287th Engineering Unit out of Lucedale, MS. They collected basic items, like wipes and deodorant, to send to the troops while they were deployed.
"This is a small way we can repay them for what they have given up," said Miller.
Thursday, Lambert met Miller at the Beau for the first time while he was on a 15 day leave. He brought with him a plaque featuring his unit's picture and a few words of thanks.
"Every night when I go to bed, and I can tell you when these guys go to bed, we say a prayer for y'all. So enjoy your time at home, enjoy your time with family and know that when you go back you have a piece of us with you," Miller told Lambert and another unit member as they presented the plaque.
"She's taking good care of the soldiers over there," Lambert said. "People don't realize what they have in the states when they go overseas, going through something like that. They're real fortunate in their living conditions."
Along with the care packages, the Beau will give unit members on leave the chance to stay at the hotel for a few nights.
Lambert said even though it's a little tough adjusting from Afghanistan, it was nice to be able to come home to family and stay at the Beau Rivage.
Lambert and his fellow soldiers are expected to return from their tour of duty in February, 2011.
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