Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:30:46 GMT
A recently suspended employee of the Forrest County Sheriff's Department has taken action by filing a lawsuit against several high ranking officers with the department. Rhonda Diane Lott who was suspendedMore >>
A recently suspended employee of the Forrest County Sheriff's Department has taken action by filing a lawsuit against several high ranking officers with the department.
Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:24:45 GMT
This is a news release from the office of Judge Hollis McGehee Special Judge Hollis McGehee has scheduled a status conference and hearing for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, in the Circuit Court CourtroomMore >>
Special appointed Judge Hollis McGehee said he will file a scheduling order for the Chris McDaniel vs. Thad Cochran trial by the end of this week. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:09:43 GMT
A Covington County woman is out of jail after posting a $5,000 bond Tuesday.According to the Jones County Sheriff's Department, Rachael Girault is charged with shooting into a dwelling home. InvestigatorsMore >>
Rachael Girault, 25, was arrested Monday and charged with shooting into a dwelling home. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:49:04 GMT
The shooting of an 18 year old boy in Ferguson, Missouri has made international news, raising questions of race relations as well as police accountability. Several local individuals have made their voicesMore >>
The shooting of an 18 year old boy in Ferguson, Missouri has made international news, raising questions of race relations as well as police accountability. Several local individuals have made their voices be known, by use of social media, as well as even taking it upon themselves to travel to Ferguson.More >>
To prepare for a hurricane, you should take the following measures:
Make plans to secure your property. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8" marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking.
Install straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure. This will reduce roof damage.
Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed.
Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
Determine how and where to secure your boat.
Consider building a safe room.
During a Hurricane
If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should:
Listen to the radio or TV for information.
Secure your home, close storm shutters, and secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors.
Turn off utilities if instructed to do so. Otherwise, turn the refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and keep its doors closed.
Turn off propane tanks.· Avoid using the phone, except for serious emergencies.
Moor your boat if time permits.
Ensure a supply of water for sanitary purposes such as cleaning and flushing toilets. Fill the bathtub and other large containers with water.
You should evacuate under the following conditions:
If you are directed by local authorities to do so. Be sure to follow their instructions.
If you live in a mobile home or temporary structure—such shelters are particularly hazardous during hurricanes no matter how well fastened to the ground.
If you live in a high-rise building—hurricane winds are stronger at higher elevations.
If you live on the coast, on a floodplain, near a river, or on an inland waterway.
If you feel you are in danger.
If you are unable to evacuate, go to your wind-safe room. If you do not have one, follow these guidelines:
Stay indoors during the hurricane and away from windows and glass doors.
Close all interior doors—secure and brace external doors.
Keep curtains and blinds closed. Do not be fooled if there is a lull; it could be the eye of the storm - winds will pick up again.
Take refuge in a small interior room, closet, or hallway on the lowest level.
Lie on the floor under a table or another sturdy object.