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 >>
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -
"I was in the Army Air Corps during World War II" said Dorothy Malone.
"I was in the Navy, I joined in 1967," said Heather Baird.
"I was in the Navy, enlisted in '42," said Bettylu Dennis.
"I joined the military in 1982," said Diana Dopp.
In one room sat four female veterans, all sisters in military service. So when Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the US military will lift its ban on women serving in combat roles, these women had conflicting views.
"I'm definitely opposed," said Dennis.
Dennis is almost 90 years old. She was recruiter in the Navy for decades.
"I do not think that women are physically and mentally adjusted to serve in combat," said Dennis.
"I think it's the best thing he's ever done. Women have been in combat since the Civil War. We had women dressing up like men during the Civil War to go out and fight," said Diana Dopp.
Dopp is 63 years old and did joint service with the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
"You just hear about the men and its macho thing to be a prisoner of war and survive, but the women were prisoners of war and they survived," said Dopp.
"All it does is allow them to get the recognition they need that they've had since the Civil War," said Dopp.
At 90, Dorothy Malone says some of her friends could have easily been on the front line during World War II.
"A few that I know would have been capable of it, but not me," said Malone.
Heather Baird said this move is long overdue.
"Oh they could have lifted this ban in the 70s and 80s," said Baird.
There were disagreements.
"If you're in a fox hole with a man, he's going to want to protect you," said Dennis.
"That's not, we don't have fox holes anymore," responded Dopp.
But in the end, they agreed to disagree because beneath the details are courageous hearts fighting for the same thing.
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