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Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
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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 >>
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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 >>
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.
Some Moss Point tow and wrecker companies are demanding the board of aldermen vote "no" on an ordinance that could have them paying more to do business in the city.
One long time business owner said the ordinance is unfair. Nora Beauchamp said she's been towing cars for Moss Point since the 70s and has never seen an ordinance so strict and costly.
"Money wise and insurance and all that stuff, we can't afford all that. Business is slow; we are in a rescission," Beauchamp said.
Chief Keith Davis said he proposed the stricter regulations after receiving complaints from citizens. The proposal requires all towing companies in the city pay a $100 inspection fee, carry at least $750,000 in liability insurance, and companies have to charge a flat rate to residents.
"It creates the atmosphere that all wrecker companies will operate the same way," Chief Davis said.
But this business owner disagrees. Now, Beauchamp and owners of other impacted businesses have taken their complaints to city leaders.
"I think he is picking on the wrecker services. I don't know why," Beauchamp said about the chief.
Chief Davis said he is just looking out for residents in the community.
"It is about fairness. After I came into office, I received several complaints from our citizens advising there was unfair treatment from wrecker company to wrecker company. So this policy was created to institute fairness."
Mayor Aneice Liddell said she understands both sides, and the board of aldermen will have to take another hard look at the proposed ordinance to make sure it really is fair.
"We are going to take a look at what others are doing along the coast and see if ours is too strict, or if we are in line with all of the other municipalities on coast."
The mayor said the board should have a final decision on this wrecker ordinance at next month's meeting.
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