Thursday, May 23 2013 5:09 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:09:11 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 >>
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -
The sound of a ringing phone is heard round the clock these days at the circuit clerk's office. Questions have to answered, envelopes need to be stuffed, and ballots need to be sorted. All in preparation an election that's less than six weeks away.
It's a beehive of activity for Joe Martin and his staff.
"We have a lot of voter registration going on," Martin explained. "New voter registrations, as well as people moving their precincts from one district or precinct to another because they have moved within the county."
For the employees, like Vivian Marceaux, it's a non-stop race to beat the election clock.
"Eight to five we're constantly having the phones ring and we're constantly mailing out absentees, taking applications and mailing them out to students, to people out of town working," Marceaux said.
One of the new voters is Domonic Hardy, who recently moved to Pascagoula. He has a special reason for exercising his right at the ballot box.
"My mother, she was involved in the civil rights movement and my great grandmother, as well. And we have family members that went through a lot to do that, so I think it's my obligation to come down here and vote," Hardy said.
At this point in time, on one knows if this will be a record turnout, but it will be heavy, no doubt about that.
"The presidential election draws people out, Doug. Period," Martin said. "It doesn't matter what presidential race we have. We have people that vote in the presidential election only and won't vote another time for years."
While no one knows who will win, there is one thing we do know: This office will remain busy for the next several weeks.
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