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 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:57:46 GMT
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning. According to Pascagoula Police Lt. James DeShannon Massey, motorists are asked to avoidMore >>
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:19 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:19:41 GMT
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, James Decker III, 32, of GeorgeMore >>
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
Applications for Gulf of Mexico Initiative due March 1
Jackson, Miss., Feb. 1, 2012 – USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is encouraging agriculture producers in Harrison and Hancock counties to apply for assistance through the Gulf of Mexico Initiative (GoMI), a new initiative focusing on improving the water quality of the Gulf.
Producers in the Bayou LaTerre and Rotten Bayou watersheds are eligible. The deadline to participate in GoMI through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is March 1, 2012. Interested producers should visit their local field or conservation district offices at the following locations:
Harrison County Land Owner Hancock County Land Owners
Natural Resources Conservation Service Natural Resources Conservation Service
12238 Ashley Drive 310 Hwy 26 East
Gulfport, MS 39503 Poplarville, MS 39470
Hancock County SWCD
16195 State Hwy 603/43
Kiln, MS 39556
"The Gulf of Mexico Initiative encourages the use of conservation practices in Mississippi's coastal rivers and streams," Acting State Conservationist Al Garner said. "The Gulf of Mexico is an important environmental and economic resource of this state, and it is important we help our farmers do their part in improving water quality."
GoMI was launched in December as a way to work with producers in targeted watersheds draining into the Gulf to implement sustainable agricultural systems that will reduce the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment traveling from the farm to the Gulf of Mexico. The initiative is focusing on 16 watersheds across the Gulf states, including Rotten Bayou and Bayou LaTerre in Mississippi.
EQIP is a voluntary conservation program administered by the NRCS. Reauthorized in the 2008 Farm Bill, it supports production agriculture and environmental quality as compatible goals. Through EQIP, agricultural producers may receive financial and technical help with structural and management conservation practices on agricultural land.
To find your local USDA service center, call (601) (601) 296-1173 or visit
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