34th Annual Run for the Roses in Prentiss

The 34th annual Run for the Roses 5K race was Saturday, April the 8th and lots of folks from the local area and beyond were in attendance. Runners and walkers flocked into town on the crisp, cool Spring morning to take on the 5K challenge. The overall race winner was …Read More

School Delays for Monday, April 3rd

The following local area schools have been delayed today, Monday, April 3rd due to severe weather: Columbia and Marion County Schools are delayed 1 hour. Columbia Academy delayed until 10am. Prentiss Christian School delayed until 9am. Jefferson Davis County Schools are delayed 1 hour. Lawrence County Schools will continue with …Read More

State Record Catfish in Lawrence County

The record for the largest catfish caught in the state of Mississippi has been broken and a new record set. Richard Albritton of Bogue Chitto, MS, caught a 14.4 pound channel catfish this past Sunday at Lake Mary Crawford near Monticello. The fisherman will receive a certificate from the MS …Read More

Tri-County Final Municipal Candidates

These are the final qualified candidates running for mayor in the municipal elections in the Tri-County this summer. MARION COUNTY: Mayor: Justin McKenzie (R), Reed Houston (R), Harry Griffith (R), Scope Newsome (D), Glenn McKenzie (D) Alderman Ward 1: Wendell Hammond Alderman Ward 2: Jason Stringer, Tyler L. Berry, Robert …Read More

Town of Bassfield Loses Fire Chief

Bassfield Volunteer Fire Department Chief, Bill Matthews, lost his life in the line of duty due to a heart attack on Tuesday evening, February 14th. Matthews was on the scene of a brush fire with his fellow fire fighters and was found slumped over in the driver’s seat of his …Read More

Foxworth Murder Suspect

Kendarious Brister, 23 years old of Foxworth, was booked into the Marion County Jail several hours after the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to 108 Old Morgantown Road on Friday night, February 10th around 7 p.m. When the MCSO arrived on the scene Friday night, they found Calen Malek Shaw, …Read More

And the Winner Is…….

We are proud to announce that our winner of the 2016 WJDR Country Showdown, Bailey ‘Elsie’ Alford from Columbia, MS, has blown past the next step of the competition and will advance to the national final round in Nashville. She was named the winner of the Midsouth Semifinal competition at …Read More

Bond Denied for Murder Conspiracy

Three men were arrested in November of 2016 in Lamar County for conspiring to murder Marion County businessman and Mississippi IHL Board member, Tommy Duff. The three men who were arrested were Victor Mitchell, Howard Cameron and Glen Evans. It was revealed in court on Monday, December 12th, 2016 that …Read More