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 >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
The International Relief and Development youth build program betters the lives of at risk young adults through an intense 9-month program that aims to guild them toward a brighter future.
On Saturday, they took the opportunity to give back.
Students and volunteers joined Cowan Road Baptist church to provide the homeless and needy a Christmas meal.
Behind the turkey and stuffing were young hands and hearts eager to give back.
"It means a lot to me, I'm here with youth build. We're all doing it together," said IRD student Erica Hayes.
19-year-old Hayes was just one student fulfilling her community service requirement.
"Our motto is, we've take in 32 students, but we end with 32 community leaders," said IRD case manager Jake Cook.
Cook said that opportunities like this are a perfect way to teach the students how to give back.
Alongside the young adults were volunteers with Cowan Road Baptist Church, delivering Christmas spirit one plate at a time.
For Reverend Chris Ashley, it was more than just a chance to provide a meal.
"The Bible says the angels rejoice at the salvation of one soul. So, if just one person made decision to allow Christ to be their savior, that would be success," said Reverend Ashley.
That message reached people of all ages.
"Thank you a lot and may God bless you for taking out the time for this occasion," said a mother.
People like Janette Ferrill made the day worthwhile.
Ferrill said she would probably be sleeping in her car, if not for the Christmas meal.
While these youth may not have made the right decisions in the past, on this day their choice to spread the Christmas spirit was selfless.
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