Thursday, May 23 2013 3:58 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:58:59 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 >>
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-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 >>
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - For those in the Coastal Empire who went to the Gulf Coast to help after Hurricane Katrina, the disaster is still fresh in their minds.
Area volunteers say it may be five years later, but it still feels like yesterday.
"It really impacts your life. You never really look at life the same after you go through that," Reba Van Meter said.
Van Meter organized a relief effort in Claxton, Georgia shortly after the hurricane hit. The entire town came together and sent eleven truckloads of food and other supplies to the small fishing village of D'Iberville.
"We have to realize this could happen to us. We could be the next ones. And while we were so fortunate, we needed to share and take care of those people," she said.
Photographer Lewis Levine went to Gulfport and New Orleans days after Katrina hit.
He documented the devastation and also delivered canned goods and dog food.
"I quite honestly have never witnessed any natural disaster like that. I hope we never witness anything like that again," Levine said.
Coastal Empire volunteers who put their lives on hold to help after Katrina say they have no regrets. And even today, there is still an outpouring of thanks.
"They said that Claxton will always be embedded in their heart. And not to worry if anything ever happens here. D'Iberville would be the first ones here to take care of us," Van Meter said.
She says she would help out again in a heartbeat if another disaster occurred.
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