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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:04:19 GMT
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 2:43 PM EDT2013-05-17 18:43:04 GMT
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30More >>
Two bank robbery suspects are on the run in Moss Point. But, their get away car has been recovered. According to Moss Point police, the suspects entered the Hancock Bank on Hwy 613 just before 11:30 this morning wearing masks, holding guns an demanding money. More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:11 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:11:29 GMT
In a WLOX News exclusive, former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry.More >>
In a WLOX News exclusive, Pete Halat says despite what people may think, he had no role in the 1987 murders of Vincent and Margaret Sherry. "I can tell you that there isn't a word in the English language that I'm not intelligent enough to know," the former Biloxi mayor said, "that can more strongly deny that I was ever involved in anything to do with Vince and Margaret being hurt, and Vince and Margaret being killed."More >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
MEMA officials are looking to remind people affected by Hurricane Isaac to watch out from contractor fraud.
The agency says it's important to not rush into choosing a contractor and careful research should be done into a contractor's credentials.
Before You Hire a Contractor:
Detail the work you need completed.
Try to obtain bids from at least three contractors.
Require a contractor to provide written references from previous clients. Contact the references to follow up.
Always require a written contract, and don't put more than 10 percent or $1,000 down, whichever is less.
Don't pay cash, and pay for work as it is completed. Do not pay the final balance until the work is completed to your satisfaction.
Ask contractors if they will be purchasing necessary permits and if the work will be inspected.
What Your Written Contract Should Include Before You Sign:
The contractor's complete information and license number.
A guarantee that the contractor carries liability insurance and has worker's compensation coverage.
A right to cancel clause. This should outline the time frame in which you can cancel the contract after signing and any penalties you may incur.
A detailed description of the work to be done, including specifics on materials.
The contract price.
A payment schedule, including payments made to subcontractors and suppliers.
Start dates and completion dates for all work, including a clause that allows you to withhold payment if work slows without good reason.
A statement of warranty on the work. Make sure the statement addresses guarantees on labor and materials.
A statement of all permits and variances required by your jurisdiction.
All instructions for cleanup, removal of debris and special instructions of the homeowner.
Homeowners can find more information on hiring a contractor at www.msboc.us, including a pre-screening checklist. Contact the Mississippi State Board of Contractors at 1- 800-880-6161 for more information.
If you are a victim of contractor fraud, notify the Mississippi State Board of Contractors in writing by completing the complaint form found online at www.msboc.us. The Attorney General's Office of Consumer Protection can investigate allegations of fraud or illegal practices by a Mississippi business. Contact them at 1-800-281-4418.
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