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 >>
PASS CHRISTIAN, MS (WLOX) -
It's the beginning of a new chapter for Pass Christian Boy Scout troop 316. Several volunteers came out on Sunday to help build the hut.
"Joy! I just didn't know they were coming yesterday and today so there's been so much progress," said charter representative of Pass Christian Rotary Club Trey Campbell.
Campbell said he didn't think this day would come.
"We're just kind of taking a leap of faith. We have an awful lot of fund raising to be done, but we just couldn't wait any longer," said Campbell.
The Rotary Club has been sponsoring troop 316 since the 1930s.
Hurricane Katrina destroyed the troop's hut more than seven years ago, forcing them to meet in a FEMA trailer. Now, there's light at the end of the tunnel thanks to a number of people.
Matt McBride is the contractor overseeing the project.
"I've done a lot of work with some of the people on the rotary club and they asked me if I would," said McBride.
His daughter Leah Watters is the architect.
"We've got a 1,200 square foot building that will be able to handle all the boy scouts," said Watters.
The hands behind the bull work are Seabees who are volunteering their help.
"We're always willing to help out the community in anyway we possibly can," said Seabee Michael Troup.
Despite their giving hearts, the funding isn't all there.
"We really need as much help as we can get," said Campbell.
"It could be done in two or three months, but it's entirely dependent on the volunteers. We're hoping that by the end of the Summer these scouts will have a new home," said Watters.
It's a hope that is looking bright thanks to the selfless work of these men who have just one message.
"I hope they enjoy it and I hope they get the most out of it. They're our future leaders. So I hope they really get the most out of it," said Troup.
That makes one man truly grateful.
"We just couldn't do it without them," said Campbell.
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