Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 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 were 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 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 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 >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.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 >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
It's the place where kids' imaginations can run free. Inside the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, kids can jump aboard a train, practice math at a grocery store and discover the challenges faced by others.
"We do provide all kinds of activities for families and this is just another way to help the community," said the Executive Director Cindy DeFrances.
Now, the children's museum is bringing its mission to educate kids as they play, outside. The center was given a $1.2 million CIAP grant from DMR to purchase about an acre of land directly south of the grounds. The land will become Lynn Meadows on the Green.
"Bringing the outside to families, I think, is just another way that we offer adventure for families," said DeFrances.
Of course, there is plenty to explore in the great outdoors which is why Lynn Meadows has been working for years to acquire the grand and land to bring the adventure outside.
The terms of the grant mean that the land will remain green space, with no permanent structures. However, that doesn't mean that its uses are limited.
DeFrances says plans for an amphitheater are in the works. She also hopes to hold a farmers' market and festivals in the space, and to have an area for kids to express their creativity.
The first project is to fence in the property. The museum has until 2013 to complete the project.
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