Thursday, May 23 2013 3:58 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:58:59 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 >>
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-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 >>
PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) -
There are few oyster boats heading in and out of the Pass Christian Harbor lately and the ones that do are small boats. That is because dredging season has already been closed meaning oystermen are now limited only to tonging.
Oysterman Mackenzie Travis said, "Dredging was fair until the end then it was scratchy and stuff, it's not much left on the dredge reef, but tonging reef is fair. I can't complain as long as we are working."
But Saturday is the last day Travis will be working for a while because the DMR is closing reefs for tonging too.
"It's just closing because the Pearl River is high and it's too much fresh water, but they are going to take water samples and stuff and put us back to work, as soon as they are good," Travis said.
He is hopeful he will be back to work in a week, so is Darlene Kimball with Kimball Seafood who said she is already struggling to meet the demands of her customers.
Kimball said, "There's a lot of people waiting in line for them, they call, but you really can't take an order for something you don't have yet."
Each boat is only allowed to bring back 12 sacks while tonging as opposed to 20 sacks for dredging.
"They are all coming in with their limit, but there is not a lot of the tongers working and so that hurts in the long run not having a lot of oysters," Kimball said.
Those in the oyster industry said they have come to understand the need to work with mother nature.
"I will take the tonging, something is better than nothing and I'm just happy to be here," Kimball said.
Travis said, "You just got to work everyday you can while it is open and save for days like that. It's the only way."
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