Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains were mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
With so much focus on the Northeast, people in Mississippi are still trying to pick up their lives after Hurricane Isaac may fear they'll be forgotten. Some volunteers from Tennessee said there is no need to worry.
Mike Smith said a health scare convinced him to open his heart to those in need.
"Fourteen years ago, I had open heart surgery and the good Lord let me come back," said Smith. "So I am here to do what I can do where ever I can do to help folks. That's my mission."
Volunteers from Concord United Methodist Church came here dozens of times to help after Katrina. Now they're starting a new wave of Isaac repairs from helping fix damage from a tree falling on the house of a Gulfport senior citizen to mucking out flooded houses in Jackson County. Church members said they love the work because they love the people of South Mississippi.
"The people down here are so appreciative. They feed us great meals," said Robert Bedwell, volunteer. "When we come back the next time whatever we left is in better shape than it was the previous time. It's always encouraging. We bring youth down here and they can see that once you get the people back on their feet they keep it or make it even nicer than it was."
Volunteers said while other volunteer groups are chasing the latest storm, they've decided to stick to their plan to help out down here.
Bedwell said, "People here in Mississippi and also in Louisiana people still need help and unfortunately most people especially the news go chasing the most recent storm so now Mississippi and Louisiana will be forgotten."
"All the news will be about the East Coast but the need is still here."
Mike Smith said, "A lot of the work is being done through the faith based community. A lot of the other organizations come in and leave but the faith based stays right there."
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