Friday, May 17 2013 11:23 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:23:44 GMT
A Hattiesburg High School senior will soon be on his way to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Parker Krag has received an appointment to the academy. He got his acceptance packet Friday morning.More >>
A Hattiesburg High School senior will soon be on his way to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.More >>
Wednesday, May 15 2013 10:08 AM EDT2013-05-15 14:08:44 GMT
ORLANDO (WFTV/CNN) – Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names. The list alternates between boy and girl names. The list kicks off withMore >>
Hurricane season is almost here and the National Hurricane Center has released its annual list of storm names.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 >>
Friday, May 17 2013 4:04 PM EDT2013-05-17 20:04:23 GMT
Grant Matheny with Arinder Logging says, "Used to it was all cut down by saws and pulled up with cable skidders. It's changed a lot but its still easy to get hurt if you don't pay attention." No betterMore >>
No better start to Pinebelt Tough than its own namesake. Agriculture is the number one Mississippi industry and forestry brought in more than $1.3 billion to the state in 2012. Our story begins with the loggers.More >>
South Korea says North Korea has fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters. Pyongyang routinely test-launches such missiles.More >>
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy...More >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi is celebrating a huge milestone, but they are not about to rest on its laurels. In 2012, not a single healthy adopted animal was euthanized for lack of space. That's a first time accomplishment for the shelter.
Some potential dog and cat owners said it's important that new additions to a family come from an animal shelter.
Anna Cofer, a pet Owner, said, "There's so many out there that need to be adopted and these are animals that either people had to give up or were found on the street and just need somebody."
The Humane Society of South Mississippi spared the lives of all healthy adoptable animals last year by finding a lot of people that love animals.
"Now we have this great facility for years. It's beautiful. It's colorful. It's friendly," said Krystyna Szczechowski, shelter spokesperson. "But our live release rate back at the old shelter was 20 percent to 25 percent. What it means to us not to have euthanized any healthy adoptable pet is it's the first time we're living up to this beautiful facade that we have."
Along with getting adoptions numbers up another goal is to reduce the number of animals that end up at the shelter. Awareness campaigns encourage pet owners to tag and microchip their pets to easily reunite them if lost. The shelter also became more aggressive in its spay and neuter program, especially important to reducing kittens born to feral cats.
"Getting those cats fixed because every spring we will see what we call kitten season," said Szczechowski. "Kittens of the same age essentially flood the shelter, and it becomes the most frantic time of the year for us."
Now the Humane Society is focusing on its next priority, nursing sick animals back to health so they can be adopted.
Szczechowski said, "The missing piece is isolation space. So what we're trying to do is build a second chance ward because that hospital building will allow us to isolate and treat those animals who are not getting their second chances yet."
The Humane Society said their live release rate was 67 percent for 2012.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:25 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:25:19 GMT
Hundreds of students have received degrees from William Carey University during commencement ceremonies this weekend. Among them are four from China, who are the first to graduate as part of a recently-establishedMore >>
Hundreds of students have received degrees from William Carey University during commencement ceremonies this weekend.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:21 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:21:44 GMT
State Senator Chris McDaniel, who's been an outspoken critic of Obamacare, is reacting to the ongoing IRS scandal. He says an IRS official who once oversaw a unit which targeted Tea Party groups has noMore >>
State Senator Chris McDaniel, who's been an outspoken critic of Obamacare, is reacting to the ongoing IRS scandal.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:51 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:51:23 GMT
The soldiers and civilians at Camp Shelby are preparing for an annual Memorial Day service honoring America's fallen heros. Next Thursday at 10 a.m., the post will host the annual Laying of the WreathsMore >>
The soldiers and civilians at Camp Shelby are preparing for an annual Memorial Day service honoring America's fallen heros.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:00:02 GMT
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown. If confirmed, Brown would become the state's first black female district judge. Carl Tobias, aMore >>
Observers are predicting a speedy confirmation to the federal bench for Jackson attorney Debra M. Brown.More >>
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