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 >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - When a new Biloxi Bay Bridge rose from Hurricane Katrina's devastation, state transportation leaders said they wanted it to be more than a thoroughfare, but a work of art. Thursday, MDOT honored more than a dozen local artists whose works allow the bridge to reflect the coast's rich heritage and culture.
People who walk the Biloxi Bay Bridge say they enjoy the exercise and the beautiful view that includes a trail of creatively designed mile markers.
Iris and James Bryson of Gulfport said, "Kind of lets you know the mileage you've got left and it's pretty to look at."
The South Mississippi artists whose designs adorn the bridge used their imaginations to capture what coast life is all about with depictions of seafood, Mardi Gras and other themes.
"The live oaks are just a testimony to the people of the coast, the resiliency of the coast and the beauty of the coast," said artist Robert Waldrop.
MDOT also honored Greg Moran, the local sculptor who transformed their paintings and drawings into three-dimensional bronze plaques.
"There's more to the bridge than just the conveyance of traffic, and from my point of view this entire project is a true masterpiece," said Moran. "For generations to come and for people that aren't even born yet, this bridge will be part of their conscienceness of this Gulf Coast. All of us standing here right now are the ones responsible for this."
The artists say it's nice to know their vision will still be admired for generations to come.
Artist Marlynn Spicer said, "I am proud of it. It's going to be there forever. Greg Moran did an excellent job with them and to know that I was apart of making this bridge more attractive and beautiful. Something for people to look at and enjoy when they walk."
"We're getting more progressive here in Mississippi and we're getting some enlightened ideas," said artist Glenn Miller. "People are realizing more and more how valuable artists are and how they can beautify something, say an industrial type of a structure like the bridge, and give it a more human touch."
MDOT officials say the metal used to create the art came from materials recovered from the destroyed bridge.
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