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 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 >>
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 >>
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
Each year an employer throughout the state is selected for the Pro Patria Award. This year, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd has been selected to receive the award for the public sector category on February 15.
The Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve gives the Pro Patria Award to employers who show extraordinary support for our national defense by adopting personnel policies that make it easier for employees to participate in the Guard and Reserve.
According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Byrd is the third person in the state to receive the award. It's considered the highest honor given by the Mississippi Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve organization.
The award is handed out in three categories: Public Sector, Large Private Sector and Small Private Sector.
"I am humbled and honored to receive such a pristine award," Byrd said. "I am extremely proud of our officers who serve their community while doubling as citizen soldiers who serve their nation and I will always find ways to support them. It's so important that we support them as they gain skills and leadership experience that's transferable and beneficial to our department."
Byrd will receive the award at ceremony in Jackson at the Old Capitol Inn.
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