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 >>
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, 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 >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -
From Hancock County all the way to Jackson County people stood in long line for hours Wednesday to receive food assistance benefits. One woman from Escatawpa said the money she received is a blessing not only to her, but everyone affected by Isaac.
"Me and my daughters, we lost everything," Cynthia Randle said. "Our apartment got four feet of water in her."
So many people, including Escatawpa resident Cynthia Randle, were forced out of their homes because of Hurricane Isaac. Although the surge didn't compare to Katrina, flooding is what sent them to safer ground.
"We're staying in a motel right now and we've been spending a lot, you know, for food and motel and stuff," Randle said.
A sea of people swamped The Department of Human Services building in Moss Point hoping they would qualify for the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also known as D-SNAP.
"Based on their household size, they will receive one month of SNAP benefits for one month. Like a household size of one gets $200," Lisa Weathers said.
Weathers, who works for DHS, said residents in Jackson County who suffered from any home damage or damage to their employment because of Isaac could qualify. She said from small families to large, in less than 24 hours, she saw hundreds of displaced families fill the office.
"It would be really hard to gage at this time because there are quite a few from one all the way up to seven person households that we've been able to see," Weathers said.
The D-SNAP program is a one time only benefit assistance. People who qualify will receive an EBT card to use.
"Oh, it's helping out tremendously," Randle said. "It's a blessing. I mean it's just a blessing."
People who currently receive SNAP benefits monthly are not eligible for this one time Disaster -SNAP program.
Those who live in Hancock, Harrison and Pearl River Counties can also receive assistance. You can apply for the program Thursday through Saturday at your local DHS county office from 7 am until 6pm. You'll need to bring a photo id, proof of employment and social security numbers for everyone in your household.
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