Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains were mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
Harrison County Youth Court celebrated its newly expanded GED and Wellness Program Friday. The expansion will allow Youth Court advocates to help even more families through health and education.
Meet Adica Baldwin and Samantha Rollison. Two Future college graduates with big ambitions. While each has her own life story to tell, one thing they have in common is a love for youth court. Something each of them say has completely changed their life.
"I had given up completely. Not a little bit, completely. School was hard and I didn't have the one on one help that I needed. I didn't have any family support or any kind of support from friends or anything, so I just kind of went in the dark and didn't want to do it anymore," Baldwin said.
"I was actually court ordered to come here and try the program and it was awesome. This program has been amazing. They just made it very easy for me to get my GED and get my going where I needed to go," Rollison paid.
With drop out rates in the state at an all time high, there's a big need for programs like these. The problem is, sometimes the need outgrows resources. Now with the help of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and three new trailers donated by the Harrison County Board of Supervisors, Youth Court has adequate space, to help even more people rewrite their futures.
"Right now our drop out rate is just phenomenal. We're doing everything we can to help these students overcome that. Get into training programs and better positions and careers. We love to see the progress. That has made all the difference."
If you ask these students, the proof of progress through education is evident in them.
"You're going to be able to do it. They're going to help you. I'm very glad and now I'm enrolled to start college," Rollison said.
"it has probably been the best experience of my life. It's been really great for me. Now I'm working on going to college," Baldwin said.
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