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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) -
A former Gautier businessman diagnosed with the same rare blood disease as Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts got some much needed financial help Sunday. Sander's church family held a big chili cook-off to raise money.
Chili lined the tables at First Baptist Church of Gautier as parishioners put their favorite recipes to the test.
"Everybody loves chili," Pastor David Aultman said.
"We got everything from traditional mild, spicy, super spicy, and we even got into some wildlife flavors of chili," Parishioner Ronney Blakeney said.
The fundraiser served as a way to lend a helping hand to Mike Sanders and his family because they are going through a rough time right now.
"On October 24, he was diagnosed with MDS and that is what Robin Roberts has," Kathy Sanders said.
"The only challenge with Mike is he doesn't have the ability because of physical problems to be able to do the bone marrow transplant. So his treatment would be a continuous life of transfusion and chemo," Blakeney said.
The delicious chili benefit brought in nearly $2,000, which is all going to Sanders for his mountain of medical expenses.
"I was overwhelmed when I saw how many were here. It is an awesome turnout," Mike Sanders said.
"They have been workers all their lives and they got some insurance, but it is going be a very difficult year ahead of them," Pastor Aultman said.
Pastor Aultman said the success of the fundraiser shows that the church cares about the Sanders.
"We want to share with them in this journey," Pastor Aultman said.
It's a journey the Sanders family knows will not be easy, but they are happy to know there is so much support along the way.
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