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 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 >>
LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) -
After years of working out of a temporary facility, Long Beach firefighters moved into their new home on East Second Street late last week.
Like so many other structures, the original Long Beach Fire Station sustained heavy damage from Hurricane Katrina. After that setback, the station continued servicing the community just fine from a temporary location. But Long Beach Firefighters say they're glad to be in their new building.
"We're real excited about the new place opening," said Gary Holder Jr. "Great location, right down in the center of town. And you know, we got all of our equipment moved down here, the landscaping looks great and all the guys with the department are real excited about it."
And the firefighters have good reason to be excited. The new 12,000 square foot building is fully equipped with classrooms, a full kitchen, and was built to sustain 200 mile per hour winds.
"We've got a generator that will keep us going throughout an event. We've got backup water and sewer systems. We feel real good about this," said Long Beach Fire Chief George Bass.
With the help of FEMA, Hazard Mitigation Funding, and state MDA funding, the fire station was able to make their hopes for a new building, a reality.
"When you combine the three funding sources with the small amount of insurance we had on our previous facility, we were able to put this building together. And we're looking at standing in front of a $3.8 million facility," Bass said.
"It's built to where we can grow into the future, certainly passed my time being here as chief. Down the road with further development, we'll be able to fulfill the needs for fire fighting because of this facility here."
Since moving in, Long Beach Firefighters have already responded to about three calls. There are plans in the works for an official grand opening and there will be an announcement about that very soon.
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