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 >>
GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
George County's new storm shelters still aren't ready to open. But leaders are rushing to get two buildings open by the peak of this Hurricane season.
When Board of Supervisors President Kelly Wright heard tropical storm Debby had formed in the Gulf, he said one thing popped in his mind.
"Well, our shelters are not going to be ready," Wright said.
Contractors have been moving fast to finish two $1.6 million FEMA shelters in the Agricola and Benndale communities. But Wright said a steady stream of bad weather has delayed progress.
"Rain days pushed them out, so we are behind schedule," said Wright.
Both shelters won't be ready until August, but officials don't want residents to worry because there are five shelters ready to open if a storm blows this way.
"There are two here in town, one in central, one in Rocky Creek, and one Benndale," said Wright.
Emergency Management Director Lorraine Howell said once the shelters are finally up and opened, they will be strong, sturdy and large enough for 300 people to hunker down.
"You are going to have people out there who live in mobile homes and stuff and you want them to get out of them, so you have to prepare a place for them to go," Howell said.
Although George County is not a considered a coastal county. Howell points out that residents still deal with lots of weather headaches.
"If it is a very wet storm, we deal with flooding of creeks, or low lying areas, or whatever it might be, and then tornados," Howell said.
With five months in the hurricane season to go, George County leaders said the sooner the shelters are ready the better.
Wright said the Agricola community was chosen as one of the shelter sites because it was the only area in the county without an approved shelter.
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