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 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 >>
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 >>
PEARLINGTON, MS (WLOX) -
The future of the Pearlington Library remains uncertain. Hurricane Isaac caused $100,000 in damages to the Hancock County facility. The trouble is no one is sure if there's any money for replacements and repairs, or even if the building will reopen.
Right now, the book shelves at the Pearlington Library are empty. The 6,500 books that should be there have been shipped out for decontamination.
"We believe we've saved the books and, of course, all the DVDs. They were rescued early on the first day. We had someone in here to collect them," said Patty Furr, Executive Director of Hancock County Libraries. "They are being sent for cleaning. It will take eight to ten weeks to get them back at a cost to the library of about $35,000 to $40,000."
The books will come back, but the carpet and $23,000 worth of electronics were lost.
"You wouldn't think that two or three inches [of water] on the floor could do a lot of damage, but it certainly did. The problem was we couldn't get to the library because the roads were flooded, so the water stayed inside the building for about three days," explained Furr.
She said the building will also be tested for mold.
"We have to make sure that things are safe down here. We don't want an older person or a younger person to come in here and maybe pick up bacteria or mold."
Leaders say right now is too early to say when the library will reopen, but residents say it's much needed.
"We've been told there's been a few inches of water in there, and we're afraid that's an excuse to close the library. It is kind of the center of the community. We would certainly not like to have to face the reality of not having it available," said Pearlington resident and Pastor Jon Collins.
Furr said that fear could turn into reality if the library and the county can't find the funds for repairs and replacements.
The county could not obtain flood insurance on the building because it is in a flood zone and was not elevated after Hurricane Katrina.
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