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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 >>
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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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Part of the coast is being invaded this week by termites. Millions swarmed across Harrison County Wednesday night.More >>
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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 >>
GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) -
It is the cornerstone of the new Town Center in the City of Gautier. A
ceremony was held Friday morning to dedicate the 42 foot tall sculpture
called "Nature's Playground."
Community leaders say the addition of this public art marks an important milestone for the city.
this work of art always be a reminder to us of our responsibility to
care for the natural beauty of our coast and the creatures which call it
home," the pastor prayed during the opening prayer at the dedication
The sculpture "Nature's Playground" will long be a
centerpiece in the City of Gautier. It is the cornerstone for the
development of a town green and a revitalized retail center at the
nearby Singing River Mall site.
"This has been 80 to 100 hours a
week for the better part of a year to make sure this thing came
together, increment by increment," said artist, Dean Mosher, who
designed the artwork.
Mosher created the sculpture, but was quick to credit his talented team of artisans, engineers and craftsmen.
"A lot of pinging and panging with a ball peen hammer," said Travis Chauvin.
He and Ernest Hendrix are the coppersmiths whose skills with a hammer brought the shiny metal to life.
on the alligator's skin and all that. That's sheets of copper. We cut
it out. First we made a pattern. Then we cut the pattern out. And then
we bing and put the texture of the skin into it," Chauvin explained.
I see the finished product? Accomplishment of a lifetime.
Accomplishment of a lifetime. That's something to be proud of. And the
City of Gautier has something to be proud of," said Ernest Hendrix.
The group Gautier Pride was a driving force behind this public art project.
is unbelievable. You know, we told people, you will not be able to
understand how great this thing is until you see it," said Billy Bray,
the president of Gautier Pride.
"The news media can go out and
proclaim it, they can declare it. It's the prettiest piece of art on the
coast. Period," said a proud Mayor Tommy Fortenberry.
Artist Dean Mosher says ownership now belongs to this community.
hope it will represent to you what it should. Which is the symbol of
hope and uplifting spirit and the best parts of what you can be," said
Funding for the sculpture came from a $6 million Katrina
grant from the Mississippi Development Authority. Along with the
artwork, it also financed the two-lane traffic circle, pedestrian
pathways, decorative lighting and landscaping. All are part of the
city's plans to develop the Town Center project.
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