Monday, May 20 2013 5:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:22:27 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:57:46 GMT
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning. According to Pascagoula Police Lt. James DeShannon Massey, motorists are asked to avoidMore >>
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:19 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:19:41 GMT
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, James Decker III, 32, of GeorgeMore >>
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
Driving down Eula Street you would never know someone called the woods home, but behind some trees a landscaped path leads to the area that Gary Rayburn used to call home.
"It's peaceful, it's tranquil, it's a pretty place or it was so it's been a place of retreat, we come out here decorate the place up," Rayburn said.
Saturday about ten volunteers helped Rayburn take apart the camp he worked so hard to create.
Linda Favre said, "He's put a lot heart and hard work into it and it was really beautiful but we are going to do as we were asked to do and take the camp down."
Rayburn turned people's trash into a unique home complete with decorations, carpet and even electricity. But his collection will not go to waste because he is giving everything to others who are homeless.
Bessie Murray said, "Human compassion is still alive and well, and think you are faced with the worst there is still an opportunity that life can get better and so I think again this is just the beginning of greater things."
"I'm going to tell you what this Gary character," laughing Favre said, "He's an awesome guy, he's got God in his heart and it shows. I mean he has taken everything from this and given it to him from others to those struggling."
Rayburn also used his place to help others through Linda Favre's organization Shepherd of the Gulf. People would drop off items and he would store them inside one of his tents and distribute them to others living in the woods.
Rayburn said, "I have a friend who is going to be homeless next month just because he lost a job and so it can happen to anyone. I have seen doctors and lawyers out here too so anybody is susceptible to being homeless and there are a lot of people out here that are."
Rayburn is staying with a friend for now, but he says he plans to continue volunteering. He also works part time and is writing a book.
If you would like to help him and Shepherd of the Gulf you call 228-229-8980.
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