Thursday, May 23 2013 5:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:38:18 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 >>
Socks, the dog reportedly burned this week by his owner, has died. That word comes from a George County Sheriff's deputy. Socks succumbed to injuries suffered after 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) -
A free medical clinic should be rolling into Jackson County Thursday. A large trailer housing the Bethesda Free Health Clinic in D'Iberville will be moving to its new home in St. Martin. The staff seemed pretty excited about the new location.
On Wednesday, a couple of workers were getting ready to hitch-up the double-wide trailer. But first, they have to cut it in half.
"It's very exciting, but kind of scary," said Mary Buffington, Bethesda Free Health Clinic Executive Director. "When you break a building in two, it just makes me very nervous. It won't go back together like it came apart."
The clinic opened on Boney Avenue in D'Iberville in 2011, after another free clinic there closed its doors. Since then, volunteer doctors and nurses have served more than 1,500 people. The clinic provides free medical, dental, and prescription assistance to anyone in need. But it has to move, because the state needs the land to build a new I-110 on-ramp.
"We were very nervous that the clinic may not find a home. So when we got the opportunity to move into Jackson County, we have been thrilled," said Buffington.
The clinic will move right behind the Jackson County Sheriff's substation off Washington Avenue in St. Martin. The director says the new location means more visibility for the clinic.
"We'll be in an area where just driving by on the main strip through north Ocean Springs, we're right there. Here, we're not easily seen," said Buffington. "We think it's going to be an excellent location and we will be able to serve up to maybe twice as many as we've been able to serve here in D'Iberville."
"I'm excited about going to Jackson County, because it's just something we don't have over there. I'm from Jackson County and we don't have anything like this," said Victoria Franklin, who helps with the clinic's prescription program.
The clinic is buying the trailer from the city of D'Iberville for $15,000 and is leasing the land in St. Martin for $100 a year. The clinic is scheduled to reopen at its new location on August 1.
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