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 >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
Developers of the Hemingway Resort and Casino expect their gamble in Gulfport to start paying dividends next month. A spokesman says construction plans are far enough along, the company will likely start pushing dirt in December.
"Everybody is on the same page now," Hemingway spokesman Jake Vanderlei said. "We're very, very close."
Hemingway is the $120 million casino project adjacent to Jones Park and the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor. When developers pitched their plans to the Gulfport Planning Commission in September, they said the Hemingway name would stand out.
"It makes us different," company executive Dual Cooper said two months ago. "It's easy just to put up rooms, and a front desk and a bar and this or that and a casino and say this is what we have. We're not going to be there."
Gulfport is banking on Hemingway. The city included a monthly casino lease payment in its current budget.
"The lease is going to provide revenue for the city of Gulfport, the gaming and gaming taxes will provide revenue to Gulfport," Councilman Rusty Walker said at an August meeting where Hemingway unveiled its plans.
The casino and its 205 room hotel are supposed to open about 14 months after construction begins.
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