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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
It's estimated that about 1,900 homeless people are living in South Mississippi. Right now, they are bracing for the winter months ahead. On Friday, a coast organization brought more than two dozen agencies together to offer the homeless free services and opportunities to improve their lives.
The Donal Snyder Community Center in Biloxi became a one-stop-shop for the homeless. About 350-people came to take advantage of free services, housing and employment resources, and supplies to survive in the woods.
"Winter's coming and I need clothes like jeans and long sleeve shirts, jackets and coats," said Charles Nye, who has been homeless for the past ten years.
Some people just needed a haircut. Many lined-up for flu shots, health screenings, and eye exams. Vaccinations and check-ups were also available for their pets.
"It's great to see so many people, but it's also unfortunate to see so many people. But yes, it gets bigger. We've had a great response from a lot more vendors this year," said Scott Williams, Open Doors Homeless Coalition Executive Director.
The organization hosted its third Project Homeless Connect to link agencies to the people who really need the help. Brandy Fauth and her mom both lost their jobs and are now living in a shed.
"It gets really disappointing sometimes," said Brandy Fauth as tears filled her eyes. "I mean, I got it better than most people. We got a car. We got some where to live. A lot of people are living in the woods with nothing. We got a neighbor that helps us. It just gets so hard sometimes."
The compassion and generosity they found at the event gave them a much-needed boost.
"It feels like there's people that care when I come here. All this stuff a lot of people just donated, it's just amazing," said Fauth.
"I would say 75 percent of people who are homeless don't want to be homeless. They want to get away from that. So they just need that chance to step up one step and move on and be self sufficient," said Williams. "I hope it's encouragement and they get some good information from one place that just might change their life for them, give them an opportunity to not be homeless."
There are plans to expand the event next year by offering it in Jackson and Hancock Counties.
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