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) -
With less than 24 hours to go before the voter registration deadline, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is urging folks to get registered for what he says is an important choice.
"The only way to make that choice is at the ballot box and if you're not registered to vote by noon on Saturday, you don't get a chance to make that choice," said Hosemann.
To get registered all you have to do is bring your driver's license or social security number and birthday to your circuit clerks office. If you ask Hinds County Circuit Clerk Barbara Dunn, depending on the crowd, you may want to bring something else as well.
"Patience," said Dunn.
Dunn says presidential elections typically have the most voter registration traffic and turnout at the polls. With just a month to go before those polls open, Dunn says many folks are getting serious about registering.
"It's been heavy all week," said Dunn. "At this point, they will not come in here and stand in line to register to vote if they weren't serious about it."
Circuit clerk offices across the state will open for four hours, from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday. If you're unable to get to the courthouse, you can print out the registration application from the secretary of state's website.
"It's just one page. It doesn't take you but just a minute to fill it out. Just your name and address and drivers license, that's it," said Hosemann.
It must also be postmarked before the noon deadline. Hosemann says Mississippians need to understand the importance of not only getting registered but actually voting.
"People who say it's some kind of a conspiracy or I shouldn't do this, all they need to do is go look at that flag that's behind me. That's the 171st. They're in Afghanistan today from Mississippi. They fly in at night in mountains, unarmed in helicopters and bring out wounded soldiers. Now, if you won't go vote one way or the other for their commander in chief maybe you ought to find another country," said Hosemann.
Anyone turning 18 between now and the day of the election can also register to vote. If anyone is unsure of which voting precinct they belong to, they can simply check with their circuit clerk's office.
You can print out the voter registration application form here:
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