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 >>
WOOLMARKET, MS (WLOX) -
Schools across South Mississippi are trying to come up with new and
creative ways to encourage students to get up and move. Every
Mississippi school has adopted its own Wellness Policy that includes a
fitness program, nutrition education, and healthier lunches and
One Harrison County school is making some changes this year to fight obesity in the cafeteria and in the gym.
Wednesday, the cafeteria staff at North Woolmarket Elementary and
Middle School pulled out a tray of fries. They were hot and fresh out of
the oven. But can the baked fries please the palates of the young food
When asked if she noticed a difference, third grader Ryleigh Aaron replied, "Not really. It tastes good."
Her friend Anna Hokamp said the fries actually tasted better.
year, North Woolmarket removed the fryers in the kitchen and installed
two Combi-Ovens. The large ovens can bake, broil, steam, and poach.
food's healthier and they don't even realize it," said Wanda Salley,
Child Nutrition Director for the Harrison County School District.
said there is another change this year that affects cafeterias across
the country. Students are required to pick-up at least half a cup of a
fruit or vegetable with their meals.
"Now, the state of
Mississippi and the whole country and our president's wife, Michelle
Obama, they're all interested in helping the kids to be healthier and
learn better," said Salley.
Third grader Blake Gollott ate all of the broccoli on his tray.
"Because it makes me healthy and strong, so I could lift weights up when I grow up," Blake said.
Woolmarket students are also stepping it up to burn calories while
building muscle strength. They are encouraged to get between 200-250
minutes of movement every week. That is well above the federal minimum
requirement of 150-minutes.
Along with an aerobics routine, the
school offers a variety of activities, like archery, to get students
interested in exercising. Even school fund raisers, like Hoops for
Heart, include some type of physical activity.
"We've got to show
them nutrition. We've got to get them physically active. And the more
they're introduced to it, the more, hopefully, it'll affect them and
they'll have a better lifestyle," said Salley.
County School District is also trying to encourage teachers and
principals to incorporate more physical activity into their classrooms
on a daily basis, and to hire more certified PE teachers.
North Woolmarket, they're going above and beyond and they actually have
three certified PE teachers here in this school," said Salley. "They've
got a really good program in their PE department and we're really proud
of them for that."
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