Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains were mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
Visitors to the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport will notice
a colorful new exhibit that just came out of the ground. It looks like a
popular type of flower, but operates like a miniature power plant. The
exhibit is considered the only one of its kind in Mississippi.
exhibit started taking root on the grounds of the Lynn Meadows
Discovery Center about a month ago. It resembles two very tall
sunflowers towering 8.5 feet in the air. The floral structures are
actually solar-power steel-framed plants.
"We want to be the
first probably along the coast, as well as the state, to be a premiere
destination for new technology. As you can see, the sunflowers are
definitely going to be a state-of-the-art project that no other place
along the coast or the state will have," said Cindy DeFrances, Executive
Director of the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center.
about 70 people gathered at the children's museum for a ribbon cutting
ceremony, celebrating the unique Powering Renewal Project. The flower
petals are solar panels that convert the sun's energy into electricity.
system is helping to power the museum, which could mean energy savings
of up to $40 a month. Visitors can learn how the process works through
monitors located inside the museum.
"It shows how much power is
being generated by the solar sunflowers, as well as gives more
information about how solar energy can be used at your house," said
Those who planted the larger-than-life blooms see
their budding potential to educate and encourage children to think about
"What happens when the oil dries up out there?"
asked Tina Shumate, MDMR Coastal Management & Planning Director.
"The children, they are our future. They're the ones that are going to
lead us. And we're old and gray and can't do it anymore, how do we
continue to have our energy?"
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources spear-headed the solar sunflower project. It was funded by a $50,000 CIAP grant.
are two other solar structures in the Powering Renewal Project. Rooftop
solar panels are located at the MDMR's Grand Bay National Estuarine
Research Reserve in east Jackson County. And a solar LED lighting
system is set up at the USM Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Springs.
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