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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,More >>
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:04 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:04:51 GMT
A Tylertown man is charged with animal cruelty in connection to that suspected puppy mill in Walthall Co. More than 100 of the rescued animals are now at the Humane Society of South MS.More >>
A Tylertown man is charged with animal cruelty in connection to that suspected puppy mill in Walthall County. Sheriff's officials say James Thornhill, 72, turned himself in Tuesday and was released on his own recognizance. Meanwhile, 102 of the animals rescued Monday are now getting a lot of TLC at the Humane Society of South Mississippi.More >>
If you travel I-10 you probably wonder, like the rest of us, why there is so much litter? The litter problem in some spots is so bad, that it is even accumulating along the tree line and in the trees. Why can't South Mississippi get this mess under control? It seems like every year the problem gets worse instead of better. Yet we expect tourists to come and enjoy our beauty.
The problem is before they get to our beautiful beaches and the islands they have to drive by miles of litter. There are committees trying to determine how to spend millions to attract tourists to our area. But unless we do something to improve the looks of our front door, those millions will be wasted.
It is time for our elected officials, as well as us in the private sector, to demand that something be done about this ugly mess. Already an influx of thousands of tourists is underway for Mardi Gras and the Winter Classic, with the PGA Golf tournament right around the corner.
Unfortunately unless something is done, litter will be what greets them. MDOT generally only picks up trash three times a year, before mowing. As we are in winter, a non-grass growing time, the litter hasn't been picked up in months. Certainly this needs to change.
No amount of money spent on tourism can overcome an area that is cluttered with litter.
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