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 >>
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) -
One hundred miles of bayou's and canals on the coast will receive some much needed dredging as part of The Department of Marine Resources Coastal Improvement Project. The first phase of the $40 million project is slated to start in Bay St. Louis in about a month.
Charles LaFleur can't wait. He says getting his boat through the canal in his Shoreline Park neighborhood gets tougher each year. Every storm that comes through dumps sediment, filling in the canal.
"Where the canals used to be eight feet deep, they're now four and three feet deep," LaFleur said. "So you have to trim your motor way up. You get hung up, or the people who have larger boats sometimes can't get in the canals. And in the winter time with these low tides, it's impossible."
"Those canals have never been dredged, never been maintained, since they were created back in the late 50s and early 60s," said Bay St. Louis Mayor Les Fillingame.
Of the 100 miles of bayous and canals in waterfront neighborhoods across the coast, 44 miles of those canals are in Hancock County. Dredging the canals is not just about getting boats in and out. It's about protecting people and properly from flooding.
"If we can get them dredged to six to eight feet in some areas, of course, that's going to create some side benefits," the mayor said. "But the primary purpose of this project is to get them reopened as drainage out-falls as a flood prevention."
The first phase of the work will cost $20 million. The money is coming from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' post-Katrina project fund, after things like the Bay St. Louis Seawall came in below cost.
"We know that the possibility of getting it done now is probably the only opportunity we're going to have to get this done in our lifetimes."
The second phase of the dredging work will cost another $20 million. The Department of Marine Resources must now find the money to pay for that portion of the work.
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