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 >>
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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.
After months of planning, the Top of the Hops Beer Festival ended better than expected. Organizers estimate they were able to sell about 3,400 tickets for 2013.
"We sold out. It's a great day. A great day for craft beer lovers. It's a great day for the event. It's a great day for Biloxi," Project Manager, Trevor Stranes said.
The proof of that greatness is in the numbers. Red Mountain Entertainment, the company that produced the festival, said this was one of the biggest beer festivals they've ever done.
"We expected it to be big. As far as selling out, you never want to say too much, but of course its what you always hope for. With the July 1 beer law passing new higher gravity beers, there's actually been a buzz since July," Stranes said.
There has also been a buzz around one of the highlights of this years festival. The Gulf Coast's own, Crooked Letter Brewing, located in Ocean Springs.
Many of the taste testers at the sold out showing were singing the costal companies praises. A reaction that Crooked Letter workers like John Myers appreciate.
It's the craziest thing ever. We had a feeling we'd be a little busy, but this has been like whoa! You work everyday as hard as you can and you put everything into it. To have someone come up to you and say, 'Your product is good. I really like this.' It means everything," Myers said.
For the people who may have tasted one too many, the mega event offered free breathalyzer checks. If they couldn't quite make the mark, no worries there. Event planners also partnered with Yellow Cab Taxi to provide free rides home.
"As a business owner it's our civic duty as corporate citizens to provide this service to our citizens that live here on the Gulf Coast. They're very important to us. So this is a way we can give back," Vice President of The Southern Taxi Group, Paige Coker said.
So with a successful year behind them, next for the event's planners is to do it all over again.
"For a long time Mississippi craft beer lovers haven't had the greatest variety to choose from. Now they're slowly expanding. Next year hopefully its even bigger," Stranes said.
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