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 >>
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
Governor Phil Bryant enthused the crowd at the Biloxi Visitors Center when he revealed that a major business conference will be held on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This will be the first time event of its kind will be held in Mississippi.
"We're happy to announce that of all the cites would could have brought SEUS Japan in 2013, I'm proud to announce that Biloxi, the state of Mississippi MDA will be the host for the 2013 SEUS Japan meeting. Right here on our beautiful Gulf Coast," Bryant said.
The Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast US, or SEUS-Japan, was started in 1975. It brings businessmen and women together. Promoting trade and establishing international bonds. The plan is to ultimately spark major investments and economic growth for everyone involved.
"Our colleges in Japan and several states in the Southeast have come together each year and met to discuss economic development issues. Talking about what those issues might be, trade, general commerce and at the end of the day to develop friendships," SEUS-Japan Co-Chair William Yates said.
Those friendships between regions can then become the foundation of profitable investments. A major move for Mississippi, as the state as a whole is working towards a bigger and brighter future.
"We were competing with cities such as Miami, Houston and Nashville. All of those could have hosted this and we were fortunate enough to convince leadership of SEUS-Japan to come to Biloxi, Mississippi," Bryant said.
"I think it says that internationally our reputation is established. They understand where we are in the aerospace industry, they understand they we build ships here. They understand that we build Nissans and Toyotas. As we look around the world, the position of Mississippi is strong and that's why we're able to hold international meetings such as this," Bryant said.
Chief Marketing Officer of the Mississippi Development Authority, Marlo Dorsey is confident this conference will find Mississippi leaving a lasting impression on investors.
"We will visit with our neighbors in Japan as well as our sister states. We will be coming together to talk about how we can promote innovation. How we can find ways to partner to bring our communities forward, through investment and through friendship," Dorsey said. "This is a wonderful time to show everyone in the word that Mississippi is open for business and we'd love to have them come be a part of our communities."
"It's so exciting to show Japan, who is one of our major trading partners, what we have in Mississippi. The opportunity for them to invest here, that's what this is all about. (It's about) the Southeastern United states, southern states and Japan. Businessmen and women coming together to network. I think there's potential for us to get major investments out of this," Bryant said.
The conference will be November 17-19 at the Beau Rivage Casino Resort.
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