Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:57:46 GMT
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning. According to Pascagoula Police Lt. James DeShannon Massey, motorists are asked to avoidMore >>
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:19 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:19:41 GMT
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, James Decker III, 32, of GeorgeMore >>
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
WOOLMARKET, MS (WLOX) - Michelle Gentry of Woolmarket wrote to our Project Homefront recently, to tell us about her son Justin.
Michelle, a single parent her entire life, wanted to let us know how proud she is of her 22 year old son, Justin. Currently, he is in the Army's 101st Airborne Division.
"He just came home one day and said, 'Mom, I joined the Army,'" Michelle said.
Michelle Gentry said she will never forget that day, nor will she forget her reaction to her son joining the Army.
"It wasn't good; it was not good," she said.
That was more than two years ago, but over time, Michelle's feelings have changed dramatically.
"The military has been very good for him, I now realize that," Gentry said
Justin initially was assigned to work in communications, but he wanted something more thrilling. Now, he is a combat engineer with the 101st Airborne and that means his main job is demolition. He goes on assault missions, and blows up improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan. It is probably the most dangerous work, in the most dangerous place in the world right now.
"He called the other day and said his lieutenant had got hit with an IED," an emotional Michelle told us.
She admits that she does not sleep well at night, worried about her son. Like everyone else, Michelle sees the news reports about our soldiers dying at the hands of IED's. As hard as it is to accept, she realizes one day it could be Justin.
"I try not to think about that; I try not do," she said. "But, I don't think there is a Mom out there that doesn't."
Justin is nine months into a one year tour of duty in Afghanistan and Michelle said there is not a day that goes by that she does not think about her son.
She is very thankful to the many people and organizations in the community that have supported the family. Justin will come home in about three months, and Michelle can't wait to wrap her arms around her boy and welcome him home.
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