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 >>
PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) -
A plan will be discussed at this morning's Harrison County Supervisors meeting to lower a section of the county's beachfront. The idea is to see whether less sand, and more seawall steps will prevent blowing sand from spilling onto Highway 90.
The engineering firm Brown, Mitchell and Alexander came up with this proposal, and shared it with Harrison County Sand Beach director Chuck Loftis. "We're just going to lower the template as much as we can, with the Corps of Engineers grace," said Loftis. The Army Corps of Engineers must approve any work done on the beach.
The proposed testing area is between Espy Avenue and Menge Avenue in Pass Christian. The county chose that location because there's not a lot of beach activity there.
By pushing sand away from the seawall, and revealing between four and six seawall steps, engineers believe the concrete barrier will catch blowing sand before it spills out onto the highway. "It's a constant problem," said Loftis.
Ultimately, the county's sand beach director believes beach plants are the best remedy to the blowing sand problem. "Dune vegetation is our best scenario," Loftis told WLOX.com. But, Loftis isn't sure who will pay to replace the plants and dunes lost during Hurricane Isaac.
So, for now, he said the lower template experiment is a great starting place to see what can be done to keep sand on the beach, and off Highway 90 and its medians.
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