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 >>
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
A company from Los Angeles is in Harrison County shooting the film, "Happylog." It's giving some South Mississippians the chance to show off their talents, while also showing off the beauty of our area.
"We in South Mississippi believe we are a great asset with the beaches, the casinos, and the people, the Southern hospitality," film producer Francisco Gonzalez said.
Gonzalez has started a grassroots organization that promotes movie making on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He believes the six coastal counties are perfect backdrops for film work. That's why he is thrilled to see "Happylog" taking shape.
"Happylog is a film that will take us back to a much simpler time in 1959 where two kids are growing up here and they find their favorite place on the Wolfe River," Gary Thieman explained. "It's a log that's basically fallen down and that's where they discuss life. They learn about girls, they smoke their first cigarette. And it's their favorite place in the world, however it's also the favorite place for the mob."
On this day, a bar that backs up to the river sets the scene.
"We're shooting the card shack. And that's where the Mob has its illegal gambling going on. This is a pretty important scene where our character gets in a little over his head," said Thieman.
The movie has been in the making for nearly 20 years when Director and Executive Producer Gary Thieman lived in what he remembers as a serene Southern culture.
"My experience here, my reality in South Mississippi, was that I found the greatest friends, lifelong friends that I have ever had. And this is about the people on the coast."
More than half of the talent in the film is from South Mississippi. Gonzalez believes this is just the beginning to a successful future of film making in our area.
"It feels great," Gonzalez said. "I am so glad they are filming here and using our talented people."
GRT Productions should wrap up filming on October 23rd. Thieman said you should see "Happylog" premier sometime in the fall of 2013.
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