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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
STONE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
Clothes are draped outside Jason Jones's home. Most everything inside is destroyed, but he is counting his blessings.
"My oldest daughter said this could be the worst Christmas and I said, 'No baby, we are alive,'" Jason said with tears rolling down his face. "I'm thankful for that."
Jason, his pregnant wife and two young children were inside a closet of their home when the roof blew off.
"We were there for only a few seconds and my wife saw daylight through the ceiling. And we moved away from that area next to my bed and I pulled a mattress over them, and that's where we waited it out," Jason said.
His brother, Jeremy, his wife and three children lived in a trailer next door and also had to think fast
"We heard they had tornado warnings out on the news," Jeremy said, "We left home here and went to my father's."
Not even the structure of the trailer remains is intact. Their belongings lay across the yard and in the pond.
Tony Jones credits the good Lord for guiding his son and family to his home to take shelter.
"We got inside a small bathroom, hunkered down." Tony paused and a few tears fell as he said, "We started praying and the Lord was with us."
Tony's roof is almost completely off the house, parts of the ceiling hang inside, but the strong winds never touched the ceiling above the bathroom.
Jeremy said, "Thankfully everyone is alright. The things we can replace."
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