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 >>
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -
Some blame the uptick in utility assistance on a down economy. But even though the clientele at the Gulf Coast Community Action Agency is growing, the funds have gone dry.
"We have expended our funds because of the large number of people that we served at the beginning of January 2012," said Executive Director of the GCCAA Dr. Barbara Coatney, "We obtained about $1,400,000, I believe, from LIHEAP. And those funds were given to families who were in need."
LIHEAP funds have been replenished for those who need help with utility bills across the state, but those funds won't be available until January 2013.
"The state received an allocation of $27 million, and we allocated to the agencies based on the population in the state compared to the area," said Sollie B. Norwood, MS Dept. of Human Services, Division of Community Services, Director.
Dr. Coatney said the GCCAA has contacted power company officials who said they're willing to work with families on assistance in order to keep their electricity on.
"We understand that assistance agencies are struggling for funds at this time," April Lollar of Coast Electric said in a statement. "At Coast Electric, we always try to work with all of our members who need assistance and will honor pledges that have been made by those agencies."
If the community wants to lend a helping hand to those who are in need, members with Coast Electric have the Share Your Blessings Fund. Members can make a donation through their monthly bill or visit any Coast Electric office.
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