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 >>
(WMC-TV) - Funding for high speed Internet in North Mississippi has been thrown into question because of certain maps.
Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley said the federal map that shows high speed Internet coverage is wrong and unless its fixed - errors could pull the plug on hopes for federal funding for the thousands in DeSoto County without Internet.
"There is 40 percent of the land area in DeSoto County that does not have Internet service or does not have high speed Internet service," said District Four Supervisor Lee Caldwell.
Caldwell said the lack of high-speed Internet affects everything from kids ability to do homework after school to medical patients being able to order prescriptions online.
"One of the concerns from the very beginning were that these FCC maps were incorrect," she said.
FCC maps show coverage in Mississippi is adequate, including DeSoto County.
That's contrary to the results the county collected when supervisors surveyed 15,000 residents about their service.
"We can take this back to the providers, to the FCC and we can show them that their maps are incorrect and so we're hoping that not only will this help DeSoto County, but also the state of Mississippi,"
If you haven't filled out the Internet survey there's still time so the county can give feedback to the FCC.
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