Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 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 were 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 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 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 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 >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.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 >>
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -
The future use of a piece of beachfront property in Ocean Springs is being debated in the city these days.
The property, located at the corner of Jackson Avenue and Front Beach Drive, was purchased by the state for $800,000 when it was declared flood prone by the federal government. The city will maintain control of the one acre parcel. But what should go there?
The piece of property is in a prime location in Ocean Springs, right on the water with breathtaking views of the sound.
Ryan Otthofer jogs along the beach every day. He has a clear idea of what he wants to see there.
"Something that wouldn't cost the city too much money," Ottholder said. "Maybe a small pavilion, some benches, something for people to come out and picnic or something like that."
Sonya Griffin also enjoys the view of the beach most days. She has another idea.
"I was thinking maybe a place where people, like tourists, can buy seashells and things like that," Griffin said. "A gift shop maybe?"
Eric Meyer is the city's planning director. He said that idea probably won't happen because of restrictions placed on the property when it was declared prone to flooding.
"We can't build a structure down here. We can't cover the lot with parking and asphalt," Meyer said. "It has to remain a pervious area, so that water can filter through the dirt."
The future use of the piece of property on Front Beach in Ocean Springs remains unclear at this point. But one thing is certain from the people who use the beach front: the property needs to be used for the greater public good.
C.B. Saucier walks the beach almost every day.
"What Ocean Springs has done with this walkway is unbelievable. It's second to nobody," Saucier said. "And if they put a little park with more recreation for young kids, it would be wonderful."
But the most talked about idea has nothing to do with human use, according to Meyer.
"The dog park idea is out there," Meyer said. "We've been approached by dog owners and some veterinarians who have seen it in other towns and be a success. We have a lot of folks walk their dogs on the beach as it is, so would this be a good place to take your dog off leash and let them play."
It will be several weeks before any final decision on the use of the property will be made, after public input is gathered and analyzed by city officials.
Be the first to find out about breaking news! To sign up for email alerts from the WLOX Newsroom, just enter your email address below.
Your email address will never be shared with a third party and youMore >>