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 >>
OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -
Good news for those who travel Ocean Springs Road. Jackson County officials have now repaired and reopened the road after months of delays. The folks in Jackson County said the improvements are long overdue.
"Our fire trucks, police cars, and every emergency vehicle that you can think of was impacted by the road closing," Ocean Springs Public Works Director Andre' Kaufman said.
Ocean Springs resident Mike Barnett said the road repairs were critical.
"My wife was just rear ended just down the road right there," Barnett said.
Fixing drainage in the area was also a must.
"It became most evident in Hurricane Georges in 1998 when the water upstream topped this road. The drainage culverts under the road were sized too small for the amount of water," Kaufman said.
"There were some drainage issues that expanded on people's property," Barnett said.
Jackson County officials spent more than $300,000 on repairs, which included building large concrete tunnels.
"You can imagine if we have another Isaac, Katrina or something like that the water is going to five times this much. So, with the new box culverts, it should get the water out and stop future flooding."
The heavily traveled road is also wider.
"As you can see we have shoulders built up, so hopefully in a short period of time we will be able to come in and put some turn-bays. We are working with Gulf Regional Planning to hopefully one day to three lane the road way out to Highway 57 from Highway 90 because this area is beginning to develop," McKay said.
While a portion of the thoroughfare still needs some final touches.
"It is not striped yet, that will take place next week," said Kaufman.
Folks here are happy the road finally got the facelift it needed.
"We hope everybody not only enjoys the ability to come through here, but let's be safe," Kaufman said.
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