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 >>
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
The holidays are usually a happy time for some, but for others it can be the direct opposite. The season is meant to bring feelings of love and cheer, but it's also the precursor of holiday stress for many.
Crystal Sapio said her holiday stress level is at a five and she actually looks forward to this time of year.
"It's a little chaotic, but chaos is good," she said. "I think this is the best time of the year with Thanksgiving and Christmas."
But not everyone feels that same way. Between the family dinners, the house full of people and added time around relatives you may not care for, it can be overwhelming.
Jo Somers said she plans her seating chart carefully for her family dinners.
"There are some people who you don't let sit close to each other. Let's keep the separation there," Somers said.
Therapist Stephanie Bolton said there are ways to break bread in peace.
"Find common ground to talk about and just maintain those boundaries that you want to keep for yourself so that you're sane so that you can enjoy the holidays because really are all about everyone trying to enjoy a great time together," she said.
Bolton said if all else fails, get some air.
"Getting out in nature is always a good idea not just for working off the calories but for getting some fresh air and a clean perspective," she said.
Bolton also suggests using music to get through those tough family dinners. She recommends having two play lists ready one that will relax you and one to keep you upbeat.
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