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 >>
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 >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
According to the group gathered Friday morning at Lakewood Cemetery in Jackson, it's never too late to do the right thing.
"He was just a quiet man, almost humble," says Barbara Hoeppner, niece of Charles Clinton Ewing.
Ewing entered the military at a very young age. He served in the Navy, the Coast Guard, and the Army during his 30 year career.
"He joined the Navy, he was injured on a ship, got a plate in his head," says Hoeppner. "He was shot in the knee, had a knee replacement, he was bayonetted, his medals are so numerous."
The Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient passed away in 1991. But when his wife, Josephine Ewing of Jackson, died last year, a dear friend of hers discovered that Charles had never been laid to rest as he should have been.
"When we came to inter her ashes, there was no marker. It broke my heart," says family friend Mary Wilson.
Ewing was buried in the cemetery, but there was nothing at all to mark where he was buried up until this week, when a marker was put in.
"The V.A. had sent a plaque, bronze plaque, and it hadn't been mounted yet. It's been years," says Robert Catlett of the VFW #3685 in Clinton, who helped to arrange the funeral.
A direct family member had to be notified. That's where Hoeppner stepped in. 21 years later, Ewing received a funeral with military honors.
"It's not too late. We gave him a good sendoff today," Catlett says.
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