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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:19 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:19:04 GMT
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi. After receiving calls and posts from many of our WLOX viewers concernedMore >>
Don't panic. It's normal. That's what pest control specialists are saying about the swarms of termites spotted across south Mississippi.More >>
WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) -
Thirteen 100-year-old live oak trees that line Nicholson Avenue in Waveland have been registered with the Gautier Society of Des Arbres (society of trees) clearing the way to create a new tourism product for the city, using what's old.
"I was driving down Nicholson and noticed the beautiful stand of trees. There are 46 oak trees between the railroad tracks and the beach and this is something that is lovely to drive through or walk through so I thought we should capitalize on it," Waveland Alderman for Ward One Lili Stahler said.
Capitalizing on it started with having the oldest oaks registered through the Gautier Society of Des Arbres.
"Thirteen qualified for registration. They have to be over 100-years-old to qualify," Stahler said.
Trees are now more important than ever, since the city lost so many during hurricane Katrina, Stahler said. And the live oaks that create an umbrella over the roadway along Nicholson Avenue are a sight to behold.
"Several of the landowners adopted a tree and they've got naming rights and the trees now have plaques on them. The tree down the way is the Ruhr oak. We've got Quinlin oak one and two we've got one tree that's called Life is good. We've got some trees named after people's children, but with naming rights comes the responsibility of looking after your tree," Stahler said.
The Breland family adopted and named the one closest to their property.
"This is the first thing that people see when they come over the tracks and I'd like them to be pleased that they're driving down our street," Nicholson Avenue President Kearney Breland said.
"We're going to do a brochure with a walking trail. Off to the left of Nicholson Avenue is the Sweet Bay Hollow Bird Sanctuary and of course at the south end of Nicholson is the beach. We're developing a two mile walk, where this will be a starting place," Stahler explained.
If you think the live oak in your yard can qualify to be registered you can pick up a registration form from the Hancock County Historical Society.
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