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 >>
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -
More than 1,000 teenagers learned Friday that their career paths could lead them straight to Ingalls. The Pascagoula shipyard hosted its sixth Career Day Friday morning. If the students are looking for a job over the next few years, Ingalls plans to do a lot of hiring.
The students got a chance to meet the people who work behind the scenes, and try out the different gear and gadgets. Many teens were amazed to learn that it takes more than welders and electricians to build a ship.
"It's like a mini city out here, and it's really cool," said Harrison Central High junior Taylor Harris. "I'm really interested in going into the drafting field, but there are other spots that I could actually go into. There are so many different places you can go work here, so it's really interesting."
Ingalls invited more than 1,200 high school students to the Pascagoula shipyard to showcase all the careers and job training opportunities there. That includes more than 1,000 job titles, from doctors to divers.
"I could see myself out here doing something, going under ships, doing something with water," said Gautier High School senior Raheen Haynes.
"It really gives us a lot of info on everything because when I came here, I didn't know nothing on manufacturing engineering over there," said Gautier High School senior Marquis Wells.
The president of Ingalls Shipbuilding said the shipyard needs skilled workers.
"We're going to hire about 1,200 people here over the next few months and about 4,000 over the next two years, so there are jobs here," said Irwin Edenzon. "We just received a couple of new contracts. We have a contract that we just bid on for another five destroyers, and we have a backlog of shipbuilding work. And we need people to build the ships."
Edenzon said he would like to see the students come back and join his work force.
"This is a hometown company and we like having folks who have roots here," said Edenzon.
"I'm considering working here. It's so interesting. I'd love to come to an industry like this," said Taylor Harris.
After visiting the various career booths, the students took a tour of the huge shipyard.
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