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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday - she lost.More >>
An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.More >>
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -
A man who makes a living helping those who need it most now needs help himself. Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy Mickey Powell and his wife Rhonda lost almost everything they owned in a weekend mobile home fire in the Hurley community. As Doug Walker reports, they are now working hard to try and pick up the pieces of their lives.
They barely got out alive, with Mickey carrying his wife to safety because she had recent knee surgery.
There's only one way to describe how they feel.
"Shock, hurt. I feel like I'm in a nightmare and I can't wake up," Rhonda said.
But Mickey said they also have something that can't be bought in a store.
"To have life, especially with the wife that you've been married to for 28 years. To be able to be here for my children and my grandchildren, that means everything in the world to me," Mickey said.
While the Powell's lost virtually everything they owned in the Saturday afternoon fire, the one thing they cherished the most--a photo album was found relatively unscathed.
Rhonda recalled that moment.
"Somebody brought the photo to me and said, 'Look, Miss Rhonda, here is your photo of your wedding,' and I just broke down and said thank-you Lord that that was salvaged," Rhonda said.
Friends and neighbors have come to the family's aid, helping to clean up the mess and salvage anything that might be saved. It's not much, in fact, it all fits into a car.
But the family is determined to start over again, making new and even better memories.
"We'll get back," Mickey said. "It's going to take some time, but we'll get there."
If you'd like to help out the family in their recovery efforts, an account has been set up under the Powell name at any First Federal Savings and Loan branch in Jackson County.
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