Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:04 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:04:51 GMT
A Tylertown man is charged with animal cruelty in connection to that suspected puppy mill in Walthall Co. More than 100 of the rescued animals are now at the Humane Society of South MS.More >>
A Tylertown man is charged with animal cruelty in connection to that suspected puppy mill in Walthall County. Sheriff's officials say James Thornhill, 72, turned himself in Tuesday and was released on his own recognizance. Meanwhile, 102 of the animals rescued Monday are now getting a lot of TLC at the Humane Society of South Mississippi.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:54 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:54:17 GMT
In the wake of Monday's puppy mill bust in Walthal County may Mississippi animal advocates are calling for tougher animal cruelty laws in the state. Advocates believe stiffer penalties would go a longMore >>
In the wake of Monday's puppy mill bust in Walthal County many Mississippi animal advocates are calling for tougher animal cruelty laws in the state.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 10:28 AM EDT2013-05-22 14:28:08 GMT
Everyone knows when Jimmy Dunkle comes to the plate at Petal's Optimist Park. The stands are packed with fans cheering and chanting his name.Jimmy plays in the 9-10 year old little league in Petal, andMore >>
Everyone knows when Jimmy Dunkle comes to the plate at Petal's Optimist Park. The stands are packed with fans cheering and chanting his name.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:50 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:50:04 GMT
Laurel businessman and former firefighter, Ken Keyes, opened his mayoral campaign office on Wednesday. The Independent candidate's office is located on Sawmill Rd. across from the city's post office. KeyesMore >>
Laurel businessman and former firefighter Ken Keys opened his mayoral campaign office on Wednesday.
Studio apartments can be cozy and easy on the budget, but there is no question that they pose a certain organizational challenge. There is a need for division of space and use, while maintaining flexibility and a sense of openness. And, if you’re a renter, you are likely unable to make permanent structural changes to your space either. Here is a roundup of five brilliant room divider ideas that are functional, attractive and can be managed at many budget levels.
Rooms have been divided by curtains, or tapestries, for eons. Large swaths of fabric hung on simple rods can be dramatic and romantic and are easy to open and close. Best of all, while these do take yards and yards of fabric, the fabric itself doesn’t need to be high-cost. Simple muslin or painter's cloth comes in large sizes and cost a few dollars per yard. Finish the panels with simple seaming and hang off rods with clip rings for easy installation and movement. But you can also create a simple pocket across the top and run the rod through for a gathered treatment. This style is a little harder to open and close so make sure you make deep pocket for ease of movement.
Bookcases make excellent room dividers for a more architectural look that also provides great storage. Open bookcases (those with no backs) are light and airy in feel, but standard cases will provide a level of privacy and are a great idea for blocking off a bedroom area. It’s very important that these cases be bolted or otherwise stabilized so that they can’t be pushed over.
For a lighter look and more flexibility than book case dividers, room screens provide a more solid look than curtain dividers, but are movable and highly decorative. Shoji screens offer a clean yet exotic look that can sit on the floor or be hung from the ceiling. Paneled screens can be painted, mirrored or dressed with photographs, small paintings or fabric. These traditional room dividers are the most personalized and decorative of the category.
For a more expensive option, panel track systems usually used on windows can also be used as room dividers. These offer a modern, high-tech look that is attractive and functional. Cover up a kitchen wall or the bedroom area. Panels are modern looking yet provide a great deal of privacy without totally blocking the light. This is an excellent option for those looking for a clean look in their space. Installing the tracks that the panels hang from could require the help of a handyman; check with your landlord before installing the panels to ensure that you will get your security deposit back.
Free standing walls
Interior designer Vicente Wolf lives in a loft apartment in the Garment District in New York City. Large open spaces can be even more of a challenge than small spaces when it comes to dividing up the space. In order to create a sense of privacy for the bedroom area of his space, and to add additional storage, Wolf built a three-sided standing wall that backs up to his bed. A very theatrical, yet practical solution. One side of the wall is bedroom, the other side could be for display, covered storage or whatever is needed.