Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
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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) -
USM's Center for Gulf Studies at Stennis has been named Mississippi's Research Center of Excellence. That announcement came Thursday afternoon from Governor Phil Bryant at a news conference at the USM Gulf Coast campus in Long Beach.
The designation means Mississippi will be ready when millions of oil spill research dollars start flowing through the RESTORE Act.
"The University of Southern Mississippi is extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to establish the RESTORE Research Center of Excellence for Mississippi," said USM President Dr. Rodney Bennett.
That designation means USM's Center for Gulf Studies, based at Stennis, will facilitate the distribution of millions of dollars in oil spill research funding.
"Working with dozens of university scientists across the state to examine the impact of the oil spill on the gulf eco system," said Dr. Bennett.
The center includes a consortium of scientists and researchers not just from USM, but also The University of Mississippi, Mississippi State and Jackson State University.
"Our research, our restore must go on for the next generation. Don't think we're just going to clean up the beaches and leave. We want to know that future generations have the opportunity to enjoy this Gulf Coast. It is a vibrant estuary for the future," said Governor Phil Bryant.
"This is a long term effort. And it's going to rise and fall on the quality of the science that supports it. The Center for Gulf Studies will become our partner in providing the science and research that will steer important work for the Gulf of Mexico," said DEQ Director Trudy Fisher.
These leaders noted that scientists from Mississippi were among the first to provide research information shortly after the 2010 oil spill.
"This body of water behind us is incredibly important. Not just to Mississippi, not just to the Southeast, but to the world. And so that's one of the reasons these four great research institutions have come together," said IHL Commissioner Dr. Hank Bounds.
The long term research work will include not only the impact of the oil spill, but also things like storms or anything else that might threaten the health of the Gulf of Mexico.
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