Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 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 >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 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 >>
HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - Established fifteen years ago, the Laurel Veterans Memorial Museum was born from a group of local veterans that used to reminisce about their service over coffee socials.
One day they decided to start a museum, and a building on Hillcrest Drive in Laurel represents their many years of hard work. Jimmy Bass is a veteran and one of the museum's volunteers.
According to Bass, "Our museum covers all of our military conflicts from the Spanish American war all the way through the wars that are going on now."
The museum has been housed in it's current facility since 2005. It is run by volunteer veterans and it includes all kinds of historical artifacts. Many of them were donated by Laurel veterans.
"We have artifacts of every type almost. Guns, sabers, hand grenades. Any type of military equipment, American or our enemies we have," said Bass.
Bass explained that many of the museum's pieces are from the time period he served, which was World War II. A piece of the USS Arizona, which was downed by the Japanese during the attack on Pearl Harbor, is in the museum along with other pieces that tell the story of World War II.
"There are so many veterans that struggled through Guadalcanal and all those islands out there that just, they all need to be honored. Every man out there whether he got medals or not, if he was there he was hero to me," said Bass.
Bass said eventually the museum would like to build an addition to host memorials, concerts and other events to pay tribute to our country's veterans.
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