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 >>
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -
If you've been in downtown Moss Point this month, you've seen the abundance of colorful, creative decorations that line the street. It's all part of the city's "Fall-de-rah" celebration created by folks in the community. Fall-de-rah has become a drawing card for tourists.
Eye catching displays adorn Main Street in Moss Point to celebrate the beauty of autumn.
"With the hay bales, and the scarecrows, and just what we can do to make it a pretty place, and nice enjoyable afternoon for the family," Celebrations member Pam Perkins said.
Every year a group of Moss Point residents known as Celebrations spend countless hours creating what they call Fall-de-rah magic.
"We have gone from a very simple exhibit in a small area to several blocks, and it has spread throughout the county," Celebrations member Harry McDonald said. "People have caught on and they are decorating now in areas you never expect people to decorate."
The homemade trains and motor cars on display reflect this year's 'All Aboard for Fall-de-rah' theme.
"We are honoring the 90th Anniversary of the Mississippi Export Railroad. We have different trains, and two have been made by our volunteer groups and those are for children to climb on," Perkins said.
The creative Fall attraction seems to be drawing the young and young at heart to Moss Point.
"It is just really exciting to see people want to come to our riverfront area and come to our local business. That helps bring in dollars, which is what we need," Perkins said.
This Fall scene will stay up until Thanksgiving, after that the Celebrations committee will change the display to reflect the Christmas Season.
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