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 >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - For case managers at International Relief and Development (IRD) in Gulfport, the push is on to get people in the door and signed up for the Neighborhood Home Program.
"After January 31st, there's no turning back. This is it. This is the deadline," said Annette Zeiderman with IRD.
The Neighborhood Home Program first rolled out in November. The program is supported by federal dollars under the Department of Housing and Urban Development and overseen by the Mississippi Development Authority.
People can receive up to $75,000 to help repair their hurricane-damaged homes. The program is targeting low to moderate income homeowners, especially the elderly and the disabled. The initial application process takes about ten minutes.
"This is the last money that will be coming down to assist those who have unmet needs from Hurricane Katrina, so we're encouraging as many people to register as possible," Zeiderman said.
People like Sylvia Allen of Gulfport wasted no time signing up. She said her roof leaks and she needs major repair work done on her living room and the back of her house.
"It's been a very tough road. I've been trying to get some help for this house since 2005," Zeiderman said.
IRD is one of the places accepting applications for the program, and workers say the response has been huge. Zeiderman said IRD is willing to do whatever it takes to get people signed up before the deadline passes.
"We will do a home visit and complete applications with those who are shut-ins at their home," Zeiderman said.
The program is also open to South Mississippi residents who live beyond the six lower counties like Jones, Forrest and Lamar. Here's a complete list of places where you can apply in person:
Forrest County 2103 Hardy Street Hattiesburg, MS 39401 (601) 544-5115
George County LESM Lucedale, George County 52 Virginia St. Lucedale, MS 39452 (228) 990-3941
Hancock County Hancock Resource Center 454 Highway 90, Suite B Waveland, MS 39576 (228) 463-8887
Harrison County IRD Housing Resource Center of Harrison County 1223 30th Ave. Gulfport, MS 39501 (228) 864-6677
Hope Community Development Agency 425 Division Street Biloxi, MS 39530 (228) 435-7180
Jackson County IRD Housing Resource Center of Jackson County 4836 Main Street Moss Point, MS 39563 (228) 474-0070
Jones County Sawmill Square Mall (Located in the Mall Court beside Belk Department Store) 910 Sawmill Road Laurel, MS 39440 (601) 544-5115
Lamar County 16 Office Park Drive, Suite 3 (Off Hwy 98 West at Hegwood Drive, behind Petro Motors and across from Anderson's Floor Center) Oak Grove, MS 39402 (601) 544-5115
Pearl River County LESM Picayune, Pearl River County 1421 Goodyear Blvd. Picayune, MS 39466 (228) 234-7776
Stone County H.A Brown UMC 200 N. Azalea Drive (Hwy 49) Wiggins, MS 39577 (601) 946-4334
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