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 >>
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -
The YMCA's plan for a major overhaul of its 35-year-old facility on Government Street in Ocean Springs is in a wait and see mode. Some initial renovation work was completed months ago. Now the Y would like to move forward with phase two. That can't happen until renovation money can be raised.
The YMCA is proud its indoor pool is where thousands of children have learned to swim. However, the condition of the pool and adjoining rooms is not something Y leaders are happy about.
"We need to really upgrade it," said YMCA spokesperson Caterina Johnson. "The locker rooms need changing. The decking around the pool definitely needs to be changed. The roof."
The Building Strength Campaign would take the Government Street facility to a whole new level. Not only would the existing buildings be renovated, but the Y would construct a new 8,700 square foot building. First the Y must raise $2.5 million.
"We've got the support of community leaders who are committed to this project," said Board Member Randall Doyle. "We've got the right purpose. YMCA promoting Christian values and helping the body, mind and spirit of the community. Without the money frankly none of it happens."
With 3,000 members at the Ocean Springs YMCA, officials said it's time to plan for the future.
"Especially in light of how much the Gulf Coast has grown, especially over the past 15 years," Board Member Roland Weeks said. "If we don't grow with it, if we don't provide the kind of services the Y provides, the community is not going to develop the way it should."
"This is right for the community," Doyle said. "This is something that is going to enable the YMCA to serve the community in a better way and it's going to be here for the next generation. So when the young people come to the Y seeking a place to come swim or for daycare, it's going to be a facility that is going to serve them well."
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