Thursday, May 23 2013 3:58 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:58:59 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 >>
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-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 >>
by 1st Lt. Victoria B. Porto 81st Training Wing Public Affairs
BILOXI, MS - As a result of Air Force reductions in the civilian work force, Keesler Air Force Base is slated to lose 68 civilian positions in 2012.
This reduction is in response to direction from the Secretary of Defense for the Department of Defense to keep civilian manpower costs capped at fiscal year 2010 levels. Air Force-wide, these efforts are part of an ongoing process designed to realign scarce manpower resources within the Air Force's most critical mission priorities.
"This is a challenging time across the entire workforce, but all the men and women on Team Keesler will continue to sustain excellence in our mission of training tomorrow's Air Force and providing outstanding service to our Airmen and families," said Brig. Gen. Andrew Mueller, 81st Training Wing commander.
The Air Force is continuing to pursue voluntary methods such as civilian hiring controls and voluntary early retirement and separation incentive programs with the goal of avoiding involuntary force management measures to minimize any adverse impact the reductions may have on the workforce.
"We can't be successful without our talented and experienced civilian workforce," said Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley. "We are making difficult choices about how to deliberately restructure and posture the force and will continue to look for new ways of accomplishing the mission. We can't afford business as usual."
To increase efficiencies and ensure the service's future strength, the Air Force will increase positions supporting acquisition, the nuclear enterprise, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and other areas while reducing positions in management, staff, and support areas.
Details regarding any additional efforts to streamline operations, such as reprioritizing base services and partnering with the local community, will be announced as they are finalized.
"We are committed to keeping our workforce, families and local community informed throughout this process as we support the Air Force and DoD efforts to build a more efficient and strong force for the future," Mueller said.
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