Monday, May 20 2013 3:02 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:02:26 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 are 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 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:57:46 GMT
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning. According to Pascagoula Police Lt. James DeShannon Massey, motorists are asked to avoidMore >>
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:19 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:19:41 GMT
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, James Decker III, 32, of GeorgeMore >>
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
We are encouraged to see the attitude the Moss Point School system is taking toward truancy. Moss Point is trying to raise its student attendance rate from 93% to at least 96%. The school system along with community leaders and city officials are making it one of their top priorities this year.
The new Moss Point Schools Superintendent, Dr. Maggie Griffin says "if they're not here, we cannot teach them. And if they are not here with us, where are they?"
Community leader, the Reverend Larry Hawkins Senior, also expressed concern over the situation, and is heeding the call for everyone in the community to help. He says, "We're volunteering our time and our services and our organizations such as our churches and our community groups to be available to assist the school district."
Police Chief Keith Davis says, "I believe that if we get out there and we do a very hard beginning to this, we're going to send a message to children and we are going to get those classrooms filled back up."
It is encouraging to see the school district and citizens of Moss Point concerned enough about their children that they are making an extra effort to make sure children are in school each day learning and not hanging out on a street corner.
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