Thursday, May 23 2013 3:58 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:58:59 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 >>
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-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 >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
Ryan Estep of Florence is ranked number one in the U.S. in wheelchair fencing in epee style, where points are scored with the tip of the weapon. Joey Brinson, also of Florence, is number one nationally in a style called sabre.
"I do sabre, it's a slashing weapon," Brinson said.
"It's such an adrenaline rush. Any time you get to stab somebody and not get in trouble for it, you gotta keep doing it," Estep said.
The two men, both left paraplegic after separate car accidents, have turned their disability into opportunity. Neither had tried fencing before their accident, but now they're on top of their game, heading to London to compete in the 2012 Paralympics.
"I just want to do everything in my power to represent the U.S. as best as I possibly can," Estep said.
Estep, 25, and Brinson, 36, received an official send-off Thursday at the Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson.
Ginny Boydston, team leader for the U.S. Wheelchair Fencing Team, joined them for the celebration.
Methodist Rehab is home to the Blade Rollers, a wheelchair fencing team. Methodist Rehab is sending the athletes to London, with help from the Mississippi Paralysis Association.
Estep and Brinson have traveled the world earning points to get the opportunity to compete on the world stage.
"It's really physically demanding. On top of that it's a mental game. That's the part you really need to master is the mental part of it," Brinson said.
Although they make it looks easy, the competition in London will be fierce.
"There's a couple of guys from France, a guy from Belarus," Estep said. "There's the powerhouse guys you always have to worry about."
But channeling that worry is part of what makes a champion.
"I can't wait. I'm excited. Let's do it," Brinson said.
Methodist Rehab is also sending a third athlete: 21-year-old track star Shaquille Vance, an amputee. Vance is currently training in California.
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