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) -
The commission that oversees the Department of Marine Resources is
looking for a new permanent director to replace Dr Bill Walker, who was
fired last month. How long should that process take?
It will be
faster than many expected. Commissioners voted unanimously to set a
deadline of March 12th to accept applications for the job.
the governor eventually chooses, that choice has to be confirmed by the
state senate and time is running out, according to CMR Commissioner
"We'd be paying someone $100,000, or something
like that, to participate in a job and if the senate doesn't confirm
them, they are out of a job. So we would have wasted a lot of time and a
lot of money," Gollott said.
Some members of the audience were
critical of the move to speed up the process. One of them was Terese
Collins of the Gulf Islands Conservancy.
"This shows the public that we really can't trust you," Collins told the commissioners. "That
you're not looking for an open process. Let's just open it and slam the
door. Let's get this done, and I don't think that's what you really
They do want to get the word out about the search. Jimmy Taylor is another commission member.
the internet and the media, it's not like is was 20 years ago where you
have to publicize everything in the newspaper. Most of your people look
online for jobs," Taylor said.
With the agency under
investigation by state and federal officials, and headed up by an
interim director, stability is important, according to CMR Chairman Dr.
"We're trying to get out of the interim situation
as quickly as we can. We really feel like we need to move on beyond this
and we need to get a permanent director in there just as quickly as
possible," Asper said.
One of the concerns expressed at
Tuesday's meeting was would commissioners have enough time to go through
possibly hundreds of resumes that may come in between now and March the
12th? One commissioner had a simple answer for that.
going to have to make time, as I said in the meeting. And if we have to
increase the time we will," Taylor commented. "We want the best person
that we can get."
Also Tuesday, the commission voted to
establish three committees to look at ways of overseeing the activities
of the new executive director. In addition, new guidelines regulating
the executive director's actions in the future may be added to the DMR
handbook after getting input from DMR staff members and attorneys.
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