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 >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
As construction on a coal power plant continues in Kemper County, state unions are weighing in.
"We believe the project needs Mississippi workers and the expertise of union labor," said Robert Shaffer, president of Mississippi AFL-CIO.
It's a $2.8 billion project set to go online by May of 2014. It'll provide power to most of southern Mississippi from its location about 20 miles north of Meridian.
It's part of Mississippi Power Company, which falls under the Atlanta-based Southern Company.
David Newell, president of the Central Mississippi Building and Construction Trade Council, says it's a crucial project.
"The Kemper plant would provide that secure, reliable energy our state needs," Newell said.
That hasn't always been the unions' position. They were once opposed to the plant saying state workers were being overlooked for contract jobs, but now Newell says the trade council has struck a deal with the company to hire union workers.
"We have an agreement with the Southern Company to try to complete that project," Newell said.
That agreement is now turning the union organizations against the Mississippi Sierra Club, which was once an ally. The Sierra Club has opposed the project from the start saying it'll cost ratepayers billions of dollars.
The Sierra Club is also criticizing former Gov. Haley Barbour for not disclosing his financial gains and lobbying efforts on behalf of Southern Company while supporting the plant. Newell says the opposition is misguided and could cost workers jobs and ratepayers money.
"They are simply wrong and we urge them to reconsider their position," Newell said.
As opposition on the ground continues to make its way into the court system, both sides of the controversy say time will prove their concerns.
"The facts remain that the plant is going to result in a 45 percent rate increase for ratepayers and ultimately become a job killer, not promoter," said Sierra Club director Louie Miller.
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