Wiggins, MS

George Co. man arrested for burglary in progress: Sheriff

GEORGE COUNTY, Miss. (WKRG) – A George County man is in jail after allegedly burglarizing neighbors, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies responded to a call around noon Tuesday at the Pascagoula River Estates neighborhood in Benndale. The caller told deputies they had seen their neighbor Tyler Martin, 33, entering another neighbor’s unoccupied property. Deputies say […]
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Poplarville Board approves season pass price

During Monday’s Poplarville School Board of Trustees meeting, its members approved the pricing for an all sports season pass to be $60. This pass gives attendees access to every Hornets regular season competition played at home. These passes exclude all playoff and championship games since ticketing for those competitions is conducted by the MHSAA. Senior citizens ages 65 and older can purchase their season passes at the PHS office. Students can purchase their pass from to purchase a season pass. All single game tickets are now digital and can be purchased on as well.
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Volunteers sought by Pearl River County for Safe Room

Shawn Wise, the Director of the Pearl River County Office of Emergency Services has announced that Pearl River County is looking for volunteers to work the Poplarville Community Safe Room when it is being operated as a Red Cross managed shelter. The training required to volunteer is approximately 2 hours,...

Silver Alert issued for missing Stone County woman

STONE COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation (MBI) issued a Silver Alert for 53-year-old Marcia Marshell Taylor, of Wiggins. She is described as five feet three inches tall, weighs 200 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.  According to MBI, Taylor was last seen Tuesday, August 2, around 10:15 a.m. in the 800 block of Martin […]

UPDATE: Jackson County carjacking suspect arrested in Wiggins

JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - A reportedly armed and dangerous carjacking suspect was arrested in Wiggins Tuesday. Jackson County authorities were searching for 25-year-old Kevin Chau Bui in connection to a St. Martin carjacking. According to Wiggins Police Chief Jeff Thomas, someone who recognized the reported vehicle called Wiggins Police...
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Lady Hornets rally past Maroon Tide in season opener

Monday night was the first game of the 2022 volleyball season for the Poplarville Lady Hornets and the Picayune Lady Maroon Tide. The Poplarville Lady Hornets beat the Picayune Lady Maroon Tide in an exciting opening match that ended in four sets. In the opening set, the Lady Maroon Tide...

Players of the Pine Belt: FCAHS senior running back Keeghan Rodgers

BROOKLYN, Miss. (WDAM) - Larry Dolan knows what’s possible at Forrest County Agricultural High School. He remains the only head football coach to lead the Aggies to a state championship (2013). After eight seasons away from Brooklyn, Dolan is back. “Getting the kids to believe and the community to...

Missing Wiggins woman may be in Jacksonville, Fla.

WIGGINS, Miss. (WLOX) - The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued a Silver Alert for 53-year-old Marcia Marshell Taylor of Wiggins Monday. Wiggins Police now believe Taylor, who family members say suffers from a medical condition that may impair her judgement, got on a bus in Biloxi and may be in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Meet the Wildcats extravaganza set for Aug. 25

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Pearl River Community College is proud to announce an expanded Meet the Wildcats will be held Aug. 25 inside historic Dobie Holden Stadium. All the fun begins at 5:30 p.m. The free evening under the lights will feature introductions for all of PRCC’s teams, including volleyball,...

Show Cause Hearing set for August 26th in Poplarville

Circuit Judge Claiborne “Buddy” McDonald has provided this public notice for Show Cause Hearing on August 26 in the Old Courthouse in Poplarville on the 2nd floor at 9:00 a.m. Probationers, Post Release Offenders, and Non-Adjudicated Offenders, if you are behind on paying your fines, court costs, assessments,...

Silver Alert: Marcia Marshell Taylor of Wiggins

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 53-year-old Marcia Marshell Taylor of Wiggins, Stone County, Mississippi. She is described as a black female, five feet three inches tall, weighing 200 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen Tuesday, August 2, at about...
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Pearl River men finalize loaded 2022 signing class

POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Fresh off a third NJCAA Tournament berth, the Pearl River men’s basketball team has reloaded once again. Head coach Chris Oney recently announced his 2022 signing class which features four prep stars and five transfers. Included in this year’s signing class are high school standouts...

Gerald "Sonny" Breland

A memorial service will be held at a later date for Mr. Gerald "Sonny" Breland, age 79, of Beaumont. Mr. Breland passed from this life on August 9, 2022, at Forrest General Hospital. Mr. Breland worked in the petroleum industry for over 50 years. He worked for Beacon Equipment Service...

Wilburn Jerome Parker

Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at the First Pentecostal Church in McLain for Mr. Wilburn Jerome Parker, age 70, of McLain. Mr. Parker passed from this life on August 6, 2022, at Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg. Bro. Marc Rutland will officiate the service with burial to follow in Progress Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dakota Lockley, Jerome Parker, Travis Parker, Ryan Parker, Landon Parker, Jessie Ray Cowart, David Barrentine, and Kevin Cowart.
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Aldermen accept Chapel Hart banner donation

During Tuesday’s regular meeting the Poplarville Board of Alderman, the Board accepted a banner donated from Rudy Melancon and Micah Bounds-Melancon in honor of Chapel Hart. The banner is dedicated to the hometown country music group who recently received a Golden Buzzer on America’s Got Talent. The banner will be hung outside City Hall.

Players of the Pine Belt: Lumberton RB Da’Byron Conerly

LUMBERTON, Miss. (WDAM) - After going .500 last season, Lumberton enters 2022 hungrier than ever. “At a place like this, going 6-6 and getting put out in the second round is never really acceptable,” Lumberton head coach Jonathan Ladner said. Despite coming off of a subpar season, the expectation...
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Motorists reminded to stop for school buses or face fines, jail time

The Poplarville Police Department wants to remind motorists to keep an eye out for busses now that schools are starting a new year. As the 2022-23 school year approaches, the Poplarville Police Department urges all motorists to be aware when school busses stop to load and unload children. “The negligent...