Occupied Mississippi school bus hit by 18-wheeler
A Jefferson Davis County school bus carrying students in the after-school program was hit by an 18-wheeler Tuesday afternoon. The bus was traveling down Shivers Booth Road when it crossed in front of the path of the tractor-trailer driven by Denelius Dampier on Old Hebron Road. Dampier drives for Heartland...
Columbia announces Friendship Park playground project
COLUMBIA, Miss. (WHLT) – Leaders in Columbia announced the new Friendship Park playground project. According to officials, the project will be possible through grant money, a portion of the tourism tax and donations. The Patrick F. Taylor Foundation has pledged a $300,000 grant, and $170,000 of that grant is a dollar-for-dollar match. To donation, you […]
Grant helps Columbia High School perform ‘Footloose The Musical’
COLUMBIA, Miss. (WDAM) - Fans of the 80s movie, “Footloose” are in for a treat over the next couple of days, as students at Columbia High School will present their own version of that classic film, live on stage. It’s all part of “Footloose The Musical,” which will...
JDCSD conducts active shooter drills on all campuses
The Jefferson Davis County School District recently participated in an active shooter drill at each of its campuses. JDCSD Chief of Police Anthony Sims partnered with local agencies, including Emergency Management, law enforcement officials, fire departments and the JDC hospital to conduct the drills mandated through the Mississippi Department of Education. The group conducted tabletop […] The post JDCSD conducts active shooter drills on all campuses appeared first on Prentiss Headlight.
Lawrence County senior wins Comeback Player award
BROOKHAVEN — Lawrence County Senior Kapresha Courtney was named the King’s Daughter Medical Center Comeback Player by Capital Ortho Wednesday. Courtney suffered a knee injury during volleyball season but rebounded quickly. Courtney said she is not exactly sure when she tore her MCL but she discovered it was torn in August. She had knee pain […] The post Lawrence County senior wins Comeback Player award appeared first on Daily Leader.
Columbia mayor leads healthy walk at Friendship Park
COLUMBIA, Miss. (WDAM) - Columbia Mayor Justin McKenzie wants to see residents get in shape, so he invited them to go on a walk around the park on Tuesday. McKenzie and several dozen residents participated in an event called, “Walk a Mile with the Mayor.“. It took place at...
LIVE: Columbia Friendship Park Announcement
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Lumberton community voices concerns about possibility of school bond referendum
LUMBERTON, Miss. (WDAM) - Lamar County School District leaders continued to share information related to a possible bond vote that would pave the way for several new facilities in the district. Thursday night, the final community meeting was held at Lumberton High School. School district leaders say that the money...
These Tylertown, MS based Puppies are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near tylertown.
Today the gas price is close to $2.79 in Columbia as of 2024-02-22. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.270, a week ago the price is $3.278 , according to AAA.
Change in route for this year’s Run for the Roses
For the first time since the inception of the Run for the Roses in Prentiss, there has been a change in the 5K run/walk route. The change provides a smoother route surface and will provide increased safety for the participants. The route will begin in the Regions Bank area and proceed down Columbia Avenue, make […] The post Change in route for this year’s Run for the Roses appeared first on Prentiss Headlight.
Lengthy closure scheduled for Highway 184 at Granby Road
The Jefferson Davis Board of Supervisors met Tuesday morning for the second February meeting. District 3 Supervisor Demarrio Booth offered prayer before the meeting was called to order and the agenda was approved. LaTonya Ramsey-Chandler of the MSU Extension Office gave an office update and announced to the board that she has been named the […] The post Lengthy closure scheduled for Highway 184 at Granby Road appeared first on Prentiss Headlight.
Supervisors set March as county clean-up month
During their second February meeting, the Jefferson Davis County Board of Supervisors deemed March as Clean-Up Awareness Month for Jefferson Davis County. The Board suggests that every neighborhood in the county take the initiative to pick up trash, move non-running vehicles and fix up neighborhoods. “We pick up trash constantly, and it is back in […] The post Supervisors set March as county clean-up month appeared first on Prentiss Headlight.
Silver Creek man gets max sentence in shooting case
A 55-year-old Silver Creek man has received the maximum prison sentence after being convicted of aggravated assault domestic violence with a deadly weapon. On Feb. 7, James Stanley Roberts was convicted in Lawrence County Circuit Court before Judge Prentis Harrell. Roberts was charged with shooting his girlfriend in the back from less than 20 feet […] The post Silver Creek man gets max sentence in shooting case appeared first on Daily Leader.
Lumberton leaders approve medical marijuana ordinance
LUMBERTON, Miss. (WHLT) – The Lumberton Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance dealing with regulations on medical marijuana. Pine Belt News reported the board accepted the ordinance during their meeting on February 6. The ordinance requires an owner or operator of a medical cannabis establishment to apply for and be issued a county permit for […]
Lamar County School District wants to build 3 new schools
2 suspects wanted in attempted murder investigation, FCSO says
FORREST COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - The Forrest County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects in an attempted murder investigation. According to the sheriff’s office, the attempted murder happened on January 11, 2024, along US Hwy 49 in Hattiesburg. The first suspect is Robert Pittman, Jr. of Lamar...
Coroner presented with gift of appreciation
Rho Iota Zeta Chapter of Mendenhall participated in Random Acts of Kindness Day on Feb. 16. The Jefferson Davis County Chancery Clerk’s Office recognized Jefferson Davis County Coroner Dedra M. Johnson and presented her with a gift. “We wanted to thank Dedra for her dedication and hard work throughout Jefferson Davis County and to know […] The post Coroner presented with gift of appreciation appeared first on Prentiss Headlight.
Marion County deputies assist in arrest of Louisiana man
MARION COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Marion County deputies assisted Louisiana authorities in the arrest of an attempted murder and arson suspect. Louisiana State Fire Marshal (SFM) deputies arrested a Bogalusa man for setting fire to an apartment unit with two people inside. Officials said Christopher Conerly, Sr., 29, was booked into the Washington Parish Jail […]
City of Sumrall project updates
SUMRALL, Miss. (WDAM) - Leaders say the City of Sumrall’s numbers have been steadily increasing. “We have a large influx of individuals,” said Sumrall Mayor Joel Lofton. “We’re one of the fastest-growing towns in one of the fastest-growing counties in the state.”. Lofton said it was...