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 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 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - As she looks through the window of an empty Mississippi cottage, Marsha Evans already envisions her business taking shape. The cottages the city acquired will create a retail square for small businesses.
"What I want to do is called a sewing lounge where you and your friends pack up your sewing machines your projects, you come down, you rent the space and sit and sew and socialize and have an incredible time," Evans said.
Community Development Director Harry Schmidt said the city suffers from a lack of retail, and they're looking for a wide range of retail shops.
"It can be anything from an ice cream shop, pottery store, clothing store, sporting goods or a river guide service, because we're right by the river. We'd also like to have food service," Schmidt said.
According to Schmidt, the city sees the cottage village as an affordable way help reduce start-up risks for small business owners. The city acquired a grant to pay for the cottages and their set-up, so the goal is to keep rent low.
"The rents are going to be relatively inexpensive. The smaller units will rent for $230 a month and the larger units for $290 a month," Schmidt said.
The city plans to spend the bulk of rent collected on advertising and upkeep with a small portion going to property management.
The one and two bedroom cottages are connected by a large boardwalk. They encircle an open area that will be converted into a grassy community square for concerts and events. The location of the cottages could ultimately provide another added benefit.
"It's located exactly between our downtown corridor and riverfront development, so it really connects to two," Schmidt said.
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