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Mississippi Roads ‘goes wild’ in premiere episode of new season Jan. 24 on MPB Television
Mississippi Roads with host Walt Grayson will kick off a new season beginning Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting Television. Episodes will air Thursdays at 7 p.m. and repeat Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. with the season ending March 3.
Marion Co. man arrested on drug charges
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - One man is behind bars after a drug arrest in Marion County. According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Draper Scott Kelly was arrested for two counts of sale of transfer of a controlled substance or transfer of a controlled substance within 1500 feet o
Woman bags 2 deer in 1 shot at age 101
MORGANTOWN, Miss. (AP) - The hunter who bagged a deer in Mississippi just over a year ago at age 99 is still at it and achieving personal goals. The Clarion Ledger reports Bertha Vickers dropped two deer in one shot for the first time. It was her first successful hunt as a 101-year-old and a complet
Columbia mayor lays out city plans for 2019
COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - The mayor of Columbia said 2018 was a prosperous year for the city. “The things that have went on over the past 12 months have been setting the standard really high to achieve or overcome next year,” said Columbia Mayor Justin McKenzie.
Event raises thousands for wounded Mississippi veterans
COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - Organizers of a Marion County Veterans Day fundraising event have donated $4,000 to an organization that provides financial help to wounded Mississippi veterans.
Fatal crash in George County, Mississippi
GEORGE COUNTY, Miss., (WKRG) -- The Mississippi Highway patrol says a one-vehicle crash has claimed the life of one woman Thursday night. Authorites say Lisa Vess of Lucedale was driving east on Highway 612 near Red Creek Church Road. The Nissan Altima she was driving left the road and then crashed
3 kilos of cocaine seized during Lamar Co. traffic stop
LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Several kilograms of cocaine were discovered during a traffic stop in Lamar County on Thursday morning, according to Sheriff Danny Rigel. Rigel said deputies pulled over a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Salvador Lopez Guzman, of Collinsville, AL, on U.S. Highway 59 around 8:
Wood by stove caused blaze that killed would-be pet rescuer
MONTICELLO, Miss. (AP) — Investigators say firewood stacked too close to a wood-burning stove caused the blaze that killed a Mississippi woman who ran back into her burning home to try to save her two dogs.
Woman charged with 2nd-degree murder in Columbia shooting
COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) - A woman is charged with second-degree murder in connection to the Friday afternoon death of a Columbia man, according to Columbia Police Chief Michael Kelly.
Inmate hangs self at East Mississippi Correctional Facility
A inmate at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility was found hanging in his cell Thursday evening, authorities said. Guards found the 34-year-old man hanging and performed CPR before he was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:45 p.m, said Lauderdale County Coroner Clayto
More choices for Generation Z, many skipping college for careers
PURVIS, MS (WDAM) - For years it was conventional wisdom. If you did well in high school, you went on to college. For many young people—and their parents—that was unquestionable. You went to college for four years. But today, with college loan debt piling up past $1.5 trillion, and many trade jobs o
Former water association president released on bond after embezzlement charge
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Now out on a $20,000 bond, Marcus Hull was released from jail on Friday. The former president of the Mt. Gilead-Improve Water Association was arrested and charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from the water association.
Annual Breakfast to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Lawrence County Branch NAACP will host its Annual MLK Breakfast, Monday, January 21, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. It will be held at the National Guard Armory in Monticello. The association annually asks churches to purchase a minimum of 10 tickets per church.
Lamar County students to be recognized during MLK celebration
The Concerned Citizens of Lamar County will host the 32nd annual Martin Luther King celebration and parade beginning at noon Saturday, Jan. 19, with a memorial service at Spring Chapel Baptist Church of Purvis.
Missing man out of Mississippi Co., MO considered endangered
CHARLESTON, MO (KFVS) - A man well-loved by the community in Charleston, Missouri has gone missing. According to Cpt. Barry W. Morgan with the Mississippi County Sheriff’s Office, Lucas Conyers was last seen on Tuesday, Jan. 15 in Sikeston, Mo.
Deadline is Jan. 22 to take part in LCSD Job Fair
Those wishing to be part of the best teaching team in the state are invited to take part in a Job Fair, hosted by the Lamar County School District. The event will be held from 3-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the district office, Jefferson Todd, 424 Martin Luther King Dr., Purvis.
GCHS hoops set for huge matchup with Lawrence County on Friday
Lady Cats win three in a row as GCHS teams hit mid-point in region play. Greene County High School’s basketball teams have key region matchups this Friday at home when Lawrence County comes to town.
Wesson takes win from Jeff Davis
You could see it in the posture and body language of the Wesson Cobras as they emerged from their dressing room on Tuesday night — a weight had been lifted off their shoulders as they had just won their first Region 8-3A game of the season with a 65-55 victory over Jefferson Davis County.
LCSD board welcomes new member
The Lamar County School Board started off a new school semester by swearing in two board members and electing board officers. Terry Ingram, District D, and James Braswell, District B, were sworn in by Lamar County Circuit Clerk Martin Hankins.