Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:01 AM EDT2013-05-21 06:01:07 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
At least 51 have died in a storm the National Weather Service described as large and violent.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.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 >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
More than three quarters of Americans will be putting less money in their pockets with every paycheck because Congress did not extend the payroll tax holiday.
Instead of waiting to see if your next paycheck is less than you are used to making, Community Bank Chief Executive Officer David Hughes recommends planning ahead.
"Talk to whomever handles your payroll at your company and find out how much that really impacts your take home pay," Hughes said. "Then you can look at your personal budget because you know whether it is $50 or $500 a month, it is going to have some kind of impact on your personal budget."
The payroll administrator should also be able to help you explore options, so maybe you won't have to take as big of a pay cut.
"You might look at altering your deductions somewhat. If you get a large tax refund every year you might change deductions. You wouldn't get as large of increase, but you also would not lose as much increase pay in your taxes."
For those making between $40,000 and $50,000 a year, they will see an average increase of $579, according to the tax policy center. And the US Census Bureau shows most South Mississippians fit into that category. The median income in Harrison County is $44,550, Hancock County is $42,591 and Jackson County is $49,620.
"Determine from your family budget what adjustments you will have to make, whether it's taking your lunch to work or carpooling or looking at those entertainment items that are discretionary. It's going to affect everyone's discretionary income," Hughes said.
The key is to plan ahead before you continue on with your normal spending habits. If you need help adjusting your personal budget, Hughes recommends going to your financial institution.
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