Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 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 were 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 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
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 >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
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 >>
LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) -
The mayor of Long Beach is pleased with the progress his city made over the past year. Mayor Billy Skellie delivered his annual State of the City speech on Wednesday.
"We get great feedback. Everybody is excited about the street, excited about the town green. We see great things happening there, continuing to happen to generate activity downtown," said Mayor Skellie, as he surveyed the downtown from the front steps of city hall.
He likes what he sees in downtown Long Beach. The project to widen and beautify Jeff Davis Avenue was the catalyst that attracted new development. The latest is a work-in-progress right across from city hall.
"We have commercial development downstairs and apartments on top. It's exactly the type of thing we want for this main street to build back. It's exactly what we want," he said.
New projects are scattered throughout the city, including a storm shelter behind the police station.
"We put in a 1.3 mile walking track, walking bike track out by our senior center off Daughtery Road. A new bridge on Pineville Road, one of our main arteries. And it was about a 60-year-old bridge, so we were happy to change it out," the mayor explained.
This summer, look for big changes at the Long Beach Harbor.
"Engineering plans for reconstruction are being drawn right now and being prepared for bid. I'm afraid it's going to interfere with a lot of the boating and summer activities as far as fishing piers, probably won't be finished," said Mayor Skellie.
The mayor says he'd like to see more development in 2013, especially in the downtown area. But, the mayor admits, that will depend largely on the ongoing recovery of the national economy.
"We're not exempt from what the whole nation feels. And I think if the national economy changes, certainly there will be more activity," he said.
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