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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,More >>
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:04 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:04:51 GMT
A Tylertown man is charged with animal cruelty in connection to that suspected puppy mill in Walthall Co. More than 100 of the rescued animals are now at the Humane Society of South MS.More >>
A Tylertown man is charged with animal cruelty in connection to that suspected puppy mill in Walthall County. Sheriff's officials say James Thornhill, 72, turned himself in Tuesday and was released on his own recognizance. Meanwhile, 102 of the animals rescued Monday are now getting a lot of TLC at the Humane Society of South Mississippi.More >>
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -
A world champion chainsaw artist from Jones County has turned a dying tree at Southern Miss into a lasting work of art. Dayton Scoggins was commissioned to transform a 30-year-old ailing live oak near the R.C. Cook Student Union into a golden eagle in flight.
The golden eagle is the USM mascot.
Scoggins began shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday and six hours later, the work was completed.
"I hope everybody enjoys it," Scoggins said. "That's the great thing about this, if you leave a mark and leave a smile on people's faces, I guess you did your job," he said.
"It should stand for decades," said Loren Erickson, superintendent of landscape and staff arborist at Southern Miss. "This wood will not rot, it'll just sit there and not decay. That's what we're hoping for is decades of a nice piece of art, instead of just a stump that used to be there," Erickson said.
He also said Scoggins may be asked to work on other trees around the campus.
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