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 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 >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
A rusty washing machine, chunks of Styrofoam and worn out tires. That was among the debris pulled from the Pascagoula River Thursday, during Mississippi Power Company's "Renew Our Rivers" clean-up.
Boats loaded with bags of debris returned to Little River Marina to unload. Heavy equipment awaited to haul the mess to a nearby industrial size dumpster
"Cleaning up the community. Getting out here just having a fun day and picking up garbage and things that's been left here from Katrina, from Hurricane Isaac and things like that. We can get out here and enjoy the day and just pick up the trash. And have a good spot to haul it off," said Ben Pynes, who works for Mississippi Power and was happy to help with the clean-up.
Unfortunately, the river known for its scenic beauty, also has much garbage littering its marshes and river banks.
Many of the volunteers have personal connections with the Pascagoula River.
"Because I fish here all the time and it's our local water. It's a good thing. It needs to be cleaned up. And this is a good thing the company lets us do, come participate in this and keep our backyard clean," said Shannon Trussell.
While there is still storm-related debris littering the river, much of the mess is from people being irresponsible.
"If the general public would get involved and take an interest in keeping our coastal waters clean, and pick up behind themselves when they're going out on the river, it could really make a difference," said Terry Jackson, with Jackson County EMA.
Although they picked up plenty of bottles and cans and small litter from the river, plenty of large things were also brought ashore, like refrigerator freezers, tires, barrels and old TV's.
"We realize it's a very popular program with our workers and with the communities we serve. And so we're really happy to see it continue," said Mississippi Power spokesman, Jeff Shepard.
The "Renew Our Rivers" campaign has picked-up 250 tons of debris from area waterways over the past seven years.
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