Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:34 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:34:37 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
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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 >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:18 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:18:02 GMT
Harrison County Sheriff's deputies are involved in search in the area of Canal Road in Harrison County this afternoon. An official at the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says a deputy pulled someoneMore >>
A witness describes him as a "Skinny Santa" and deputies say he's got white hair and a long beard, but they're not at all talking about old Saint Nick. They're describing a man, who reportedly fled from a deputy during a traffic stop Wednesday morning.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-06-18 19:35:49 GMT
A dog battling cancer managed to hang on long enough to see her owner return from a deployment overseas. According to Jennifer Ralston's YouTube channel, Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, wasMore >>
Kermie, an 11-year-old beagle-lab-chow mix, was diagnosed with oral melanoma just a month after her owner, Eric, was deployed overseas.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:53 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:53:07 GMT
The newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor.More >>
Don't plan on having a bonfire in one of those new concrete fire pits any time soon. That's because the newly-installed fire pits are gone from the beach in Harrison County. Weeks after they were put in, the fire pits had to be removed and sent back to the contractor. The county found out that they just couldn't take the heat.More >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
Construction should begin again next week on a $5 million affordable housing development that's sat untouched for eight months. Biloxi Housing Authority was left in limbo after the original general contractor for the project walked off the job at Beauvoir Pass. That was in December. Now officials are looking forward to a new start with a new company at the helm.
The frames show the toll that eight months of wind and rain exposure can take on wood. When the contractor abandoned the housing development with the work was only 45 percent complete.
"The buildings are deteriorating some sitting vacant," said Bobby Hensley, Biloxi Housing Authority Director. "So it's in everybody's best interest to get this started back up as soon as possible."
Now construction is about to crank up again on the 75 townhomes in West Biloxi. The Biloxi Housing Authority said the new contractor will spend this week cleaning the grounds and pulling permits. By next week, construction should get underway.
"The new construction company will be Yates," Hensley said, "We've worked with them in the past and we're fully confident they'll get the project moving as quickly as possible and do an excellent job. We're familiar with their work and we look forward to working with them again."
The townhomes are scheduled to be completed March 18, 2013. Biloxi Housing officials said they are looking forward to when renters can start moving into brand new one, two and three bedroom units and they know the community is just as eager.
"The security guard we have out here says people come up every day wanting to know when it's going to be finished and available to rent," Hensley said. "So people are noticing. We regret that it sat and it had no work had no work done on it for as long as it has. But it was all legal matters. Now we're ready to start banging hammers and getting on with this project."
The Biloxi Housing Authority hopes the project will make a dent on a waiting list with hundreds of families looking for an affordable place to call home. Officials said the project has a total clean slate since the bonding company also resolved the claims of subcontractors who had not been paid when the original contractor walked off the job.
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