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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 >>
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The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
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Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.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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