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 >>
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 >>
PEARL RIVER COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
The gymnasium at Pearl River Upper Elementary School is filled with clothing, household goods and a variety of donated merchandise. It's the site of a countywide "garage sale" to help the victims of the Christmas Day tornadoes. And it's just the latest example of community support for those who lost everything.
Shoppers browse through the bargains in a gymnasium filled with donations.
"Countywide garage sale. It's fill a bag for five dollars. And all the donations go to the tornado victims," said volunteer Nicole Speir.
"People are pitching in. We've had volunteers that are just amazing people. I've met some great people. And we've just been blessed around here," she said.
Jim and Betty Glydewell of Picayune are happy to help. They bought some toys for their grandson Jonah, while also reaching out to neighbors in need.
"We just thought we'd come by for a donation and see what they had," said Mrs. Glydewell.
"Fire station got so many donations they had to start turning people away. And a lot of people are really kind hearted," added her husband.
Principal Darlene Hall sees the evidence of those kind hearted neighbors.
"Unreal the amount of outpouring. Monetary and physical donations," she said.
Less than a mile from this school, the storm scars are still fresh.
"If you ride down the road, it's really scary to see the devastation that happened to our community. Many, many of our residents lost their homes. And we're trying to do what we can to help 'em," said the principal.
Toys and clothes and goods covering the gym floor offer the latest opportunity to reach out and help. Shoppers buy and donate, while an abundant supply of volunteers help organize.
"Lots of people have come in and donated an hour or two hours. And helped sort clothes. As you can see, there's quite a bit of donations here, so it's been a great outpouring," said Amy Esslinger.
The sale and fund raising continues Friday morning. Volunteers in Pearl River County say along with helping their immediate neighbors, they've also been able to assist some of the tornado victims in Stone County as well.
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