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 >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
Families are once again enjoying Jones Park, now that the playground and splash pad are finished. Sidewalks are under construction and now work is set to begin on the new three story Harbor Services Facility.
"What is a city along with water without a harbor? Where people can dock their boats and where tourists can come and recreate," said Gulfport Mayor George Schloegel.
Like so many other structures, the old Harbor Services building was destroyed in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina. The mayor said the new building will be an improved version of the original.
"It's more in keeping with the new design of the harbor. It's much higher above sea level, so it won't be destructed in a normal storm. Can't say it'll be hurricane proof, but we hope it'll be a little more sturdy, " the mayor said. "As soon as we get a few more amenities done in the park and we get most of the construction out of the way, we hope to have boats in the harbor sometime, perhaps this summer."
Constructing the $1.7 million facility is just one piece of the puzzle that promises to put the harbor back together again.
"Right after this project, we'll be doing the new pavilion, which will be our multi purpose pavilion. We're rebuilding the Ship Island lighthouse now," said Schloegel. "We'll have pavilions in the middle of the park with a nice amphitheater so we can have outdoor concerts. It'll be a real fine recreation place. This is Mississippi's front yard."
There are also plans to construct a terminal for Ship Island Excursions.
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