Benndale, MS

Leakesville honors service members with Main St. banners

LEAKESVILLE, Miss. (WKRG) — Leakesville residents are being honored along Main Street on July 4th. Banners with the faces of military members line Main Street, honored or remembered by their friends and families. The banners are made by Military Tribute Banners, a company made up of mostly veterans who create banners and prints honoring people […]
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J.A. “Andy” Lammons

J.A. “Andy” Lammons, 97, formerly of Seminole went to be with the Lord on June 27, 2022, in Vancleave, Mississippi. He was born May 25, 1925, in Yazoo County, Mississippi to Charley Dalton “Doyle” Lammons and Carrie Lee Kinard Lammons. Andy enlisted on November 6, 1942, in the US Army at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Andy served on board the United States’ Ship Rocky Mount, Flagship of Commander Amphibious group six, U.S. Pacific fleet during bombardment and assault landings against Japanese held Leyte and Philippine Islands. For his heroic efforts, Andy was awarded nine battle stars before being discharged October 9, 1945, as C.P. Callan in California and ranked as a Technician 4th Grade. Andy married his first love, Ellouise Lammons on November 15, 1946. In 1953, Andy moved to West Texas where he worked for Enron Oil Company for over 20 years as an oilfield pumper. Andy began serving on the Seminole Volunteer Fire Department in 1963 and continued to be a vital member of the department for 51 years. Andy was appointed Fire Marshal on November 2, 1984 and retired from the fire department in 2014. He was a Boy Scout troop leader and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church. After the passing of Ellouise in 1993, Andy married Lela Faye, in Shreveport, Louisiana, on June 15, 1995. Andy was affectionately called Daddy, Dan-Dan, and Uncle Bud by those who loved him. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
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Moss Point, MS – Carrie Drounette Dies in Head-On Collision on MS-613

It was reported that 47-year-old Carrie Gwen Drounette of Wilmer Alabama was headed westbound on the highway in a motor vehicle. Drounette crashed into an eastbound car driven by 44-year-old Michael Urban. Drounette suffered fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead. No additional information has been provided. An ongoing investigation...

Four people injured in crash near Higgins Lake

ROSCOMMON COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- Multiple people were taken to area hospitals for injuries sustained after a two-vehicle crash on Thursday evening, according to Michigan State Police. The crash occurred at an interaction the North Old 27 Highway and North Harrison Road near County Road 104 in Lyon Township. A...

Mississippi crash claims the life of Wilmer resident

JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - The life of one woman was taken in a car crash Thursday morning. Carrie Gwen Drounette, who is 47 and from Wilmer, AL, received fatal injuries from the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. Drounette was traveling west on Highway 614 when her...

Four people hospitalized after crash near Higgins Lake

ROSCOMMON COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) - Four people were hospitalized after police say an SUV ran a stop sign near Higgins Lake and slammed into travelers from Mississippi. The crash was reported around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Old 27 North and County Road 104 west of Higgins Lake is Roscommon County.

Alabama woman dies in morning crash in Jackson County

An Alabama woman died Thursday in a two-vehicle crash in Jackson County, Mississippi Highway Patrol reports. About 7:30 a.m., troopers responded to a call about a fatal crash on Highway 614. A 2009 Chevy HHR driven by 47-year-old Carrie Gwen Drounette of Wilmer, Alabama, was traveling west on Highway 614...
Mississippi Press

News Briefs: Ocean Springs chamber director added to state board

OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi -- Cynthia Sutton, Executive Director of the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce/Main Street, has been named to the Mississippi Main Street Association’s Board of Directors, representing District 1. Sutton will serve as one of three district representatives, alongside Senatobia’s Jamie Sowell of District 2, and Booneville’s...
Up North Voice

Mississippi man runs stop sign; Causes serious accident

ROSCOMMON COUNTY, MI. On Thursday evening, June 30, 2022, at approximately 6:30 p.m. troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Houghton Lake Post responded to a two-vehicle crash on N Old 27 Highway/N Harrison Road near County Road 104 in Lyon Township that sent four people to the hospital. According...

Lucedale woman pleads guilty to smothering, burning child

LUCEDALE (WKRG) — A Lucedale woman will serve 10 years in prison after she pled guilty to three counts of child abuse Wednesday, June 28. Ava Keel, 34, pled guilty to the counts after a 10-year-old child was abused. Keel burned the child with a lit cigarette, smothered them with a pillow and held their head […]
Stone Country Enterprise

Budget Reports Delays Unnecessary

Several concerned citizens attended the Board of Aldermen meeting on Tuesday, June 21, with one resident and former board candidate calling for the City of Wiggins to complete an independent audit before proceeding with next year’s budget. Randy Williams, who ran for a board position in 2021, mentioned that...

Six MGCCC students win at national Phi Beta Lambda competitions

All the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students who attended the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Chicago, June 24-27, won an award, finishing in the top 10 in all but two categories in which they competed. The three top finishers also received cash prizes as part of their awards.

Giant watermelon on display at Girls Grown Watermelons in Perkinston

To catch the attention of customers driving down Highway 53 in Perkinston, a giant watermelon is sliced and on display. Vonnie and Ernest Ladner wanted to teach their grandkids about entrepreneurship so they decided to start growing watermelons. The grandkids came up with the name ‘Girls Grown Watermelons,’ and for the last four years, they have been set up selling the watermelons they have grown.