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 >>
PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) -
A Pass Christian development meant to ease our post-Katrina housing crunch is facing a shortage of applicants. Bethel Estates includes 70 rental homes for middle income families. The property managers said right now only about half of the houses have tenants.
Some of those tenants believe the problem is not enough advertising.
Before the Colsons found just the right house for their family of six they looked at a lot of rental homes in Pass Christian that were either too small or not within their budget. Finally, they took a chance and approached a stranger's house in the Bethel Estates.
"We ended up having to like knock on somebody's door to see how to get the information," Stephanie Colson said. "Then after she gave us the information, the whole process went, like, completely easy."
The Mississippi Development Authority funded Bethel Estates to help middle income families get back on their feet after the hurricane.
"Stainless steel appliances. Washer and dryers. Carpeting. Tile floors," said Property Manager Diane Stubbs. "Laminate hardwood in the living room, four bedrooms have three full baths and same amenities. And right now we have a bunch of them open.
Rent is $850 for a three bedroom and $950 a month for a four bedroom. People who want to live in one of the homes must meet income requirements.
"If you're not receiving Section 8 or any type of housing assistance from a housing program such as Bay Waveland or Mississippi Regional, your income has to be at least $31,000 a year," Stubbs said.
The Colsons said what Bethel Estates needs is more promotion. The family is getting knocks on their door now from people wanting to know how to go about renting a house.
"It's affordable. They're very quiet and I can't believe they don't have more of these rented out," said Colson. "Every time somebody comes over they're like, "'Oh, man those are nice.'"
Bethel Estates requires a $300 deposit and officials said they run credit checks. Bethel Estates is holding an open house on October 27th from 1 pm to 3 pm. For more information call (228) -452-4016.
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