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 >>
JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - On the day Hurricane Katrina hit five years ago, Bernard Grant was working in food service at the V.A. Hospital in New Orleans. He stayed for the storm, helping in the hospital any way he could.
"We had a parking garage. You could go on the third tier of the parking garage. For me, the sight was horrible. I saw parents try to rescue their children, walking in (neck deep) water, trying to transfer their children, get to the Super Dome," he says.
After several days, Grant, who had been living alone, had to go where the patients had gone: The Sonny Montgomery V.A. Hospital in Jackson.
"The Department of Veterans Affairs made preparations for all the workers who were there, they brought us to Jackson," Grant says. "We stayed on the fourth floor, then after that they moved us to the Cabot Lodge. I stayed at the Cabot Lodge for almost eight months."
While working in Jackson, Grant heard about programs offered at Jackson State University. At age 51, he received his bachelors degree. At age 54, he received his masters degree.
"New Orleans was still in transition," he says. "Many of us who wanted to go back, we needed to weigh our options, really get stabled. I said, this is it. Health care, health administration is something I'd really want to do."
Today, he's an administrative resident in the office of the director of the hospital, and he plans to keep moving upward in his career.
Five years ago, Grant never dreamed he'd make such a dramatic change in the quality of his life. "I think the circumstances of the storm catapulted me to making that decision. This is now or never," he says. "It's because of God watching over me. I know he put me in the (right) place at the right time. I'm sorry it had to be a disaster. Sometimes these things can change our lives."
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