One killed in crash on Highway 98 in Walthall County
WATHALL COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – One person was killed during a crash in Walthall County. The crash happened on Highway 98 just before 5:30 p.m. on Monday, February 26. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP), a 2019 Honda Accord was traveling south on Dillon Hill Road when it collided with a 2007 Western Star […]
Sunday wreck claims life of Walthall man
At approximately 3:47 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop M responded to a crash on Hwy. 48 in Walthall County, according to Cpl. Craig James. A 2022 Dodge Challenger, driven by 24-year-old Jehdiel Harrell of Tylertown, was traveling east on Hwy. 48 when it left the roadway, colliding with a guardrail and a […] The post Sunday wreck claims life of Walthall man appeared first on Daily Leader.
Lamar Co. bus involved in accident on MS-589; No injuries reported
LAMAR COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A Lamar County school bus was involved in an accident on Tuesday afternoon around Sumrall. The incident happened on Mississippi Highway 589 and involved three vehicles, including the school bus. According to an official with the Lamar County School District, all the students are safe,...
Troopers respond to three fatal crashes in Mississippi
LINCOLN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) is investigating three fatal crashes that occurred in Lincoln and Walthall counties. The most recent happened just after 6:15 a.m. on Monday, February 26 on Interstate 55 in Lincoln County. Troopers said an unknown vehicle was traveling south on the interstate and hit a pedestrian. […]
Focused on Mississippi: First signs of Spring
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The daffodils started blooming a week ago, maybe more, out in our yard. Daffodils come in all sizes and all sorts of color arrangements. They are one of the first signs of spring. They can tell where an old home place used to be. Daffodils have the tendency to spread all […]
Mississippi wildfire 50 percent contained, officials say
JEFFERSON DAVIS, Miss. (WLBT) - A major wildfire in Jefferson Davis County is about 50 percent contained, so say state forestry officials. Even so, the blaze had grown to more than 1,500 acres by Monday afternoon, the Mississippi Forestry Commission reported on social media. Firefighters have been battling the fire...
JDC firefighters exhausted after battling 800 acre blaze
Firefighters throughout the county have been battling multiple fires for two days. Over 800 acres have burned in the southern portion of Jefferson Davis County since yesterday. Firefighters from Prentiss, Clem, Highway 84 West and Tri-Community assisted the Oakvale Fire Department with the battle on Bournham and Palestine Roads just off Highway 13 south. The […] The post JDC firefighters exhausted after battling 800 acre blaze appeared first on Prentiss Headlight.
Winds cause fires to spread throughout Pine Belt
JONES COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – Emergency crews in the Pine Belt have been busy fighting brush and wildfires. Officials with the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) said they responded to nearly 150 fires in the state since Friday, February 23. One of those fires was a large wildfire in Jefferson Davis County. Officials said the fire […]
VFDs, Forestry units fighting large wildfire in Jefferson Davis County
JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - A large wildfire off Mississippi 13 in Jefferson Davis County’s Oakvale community has firefighters battling to keep up Saturday afternoon. Drivers are being asked to avoid the area, including the vicinity near Burnham Road, where the fire has spread over an estimated 300...
Lawrence County cowboys honored for Canadian trick riding
Two famous Lawrence County cowboys have been selected and honored as pioneers of the rodeo performance event of trick and fancy riding, and inducted into the Canadian Trick Riding Hall of Fame. Honored as trick riding pioneers, Earl and Weldon Bascom lived in Canada before moving to Mississippi in the...
Highschool Baseball | 26 February Perry Central Boys Game Notice
The Perry Central Boys Baseball team will have a Non-conference game with Sumrall(Sumrall, MS) on 26 February, 2024, 7 PM. As of now, Bulldogs has won 0 games and lost 5 games, and the winning rate is 0.
Patrick's Friday PM Forecast 2/23
Experience the serene beauty of South Mississippi's clear skies and perfect temperatures! With the moon rising over Pedal and painted sunsets in Columbia, enjoy a light-jacket evening as temps dip into the 50s. Look forward to a sunny weekend with highs in the 70s before a warm-up and showers next week.
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 […]
Town’s Easter parade, egg hunt part of Boucherie weekend
Tylertown’s annual Easter parade and egg hunt and the South Mississippi Boucherie all take place the same weekend this year. Both the parade and hunt are open to children 10 and under. Organizers say both Chamber events are family activities and should complement one another. The parade begins Saturday,...
Preps: FACS 53, Columbia Academy
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Crusaders survive with one point win over Columbia Academy
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...
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...
THS out in quarterfinals, Lady Wildcats fall in 1st
Tylertown’s boys and girls basketball teams made it to the quarterfinals of the state 3A playoffs before being eliminated. The Chiefs defeated Jeff Davis 59-51 in the first round and eliminated Noxubee County 58-54 in the second round, before losing to Port Gibson 58-54. The Lady Chiefs defeated Hazlehurst 45-20 in the first round; won over Southeast Lauderdale 54-37 in the second round; and were defeated by Jeff Davis 51-27 in the quarterfinals.
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...
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...