The Mississippi Department of Transportation will be closing the rail crossing on Highway 27 in Northern Lawrence County near Wanilla. The area is located about five miles north of Monticello. The crossing will be closing on March 28th from 7:00am to 5:00pm. No traffic will be allowed to pass... Read More.
The Lawrence County girls basketball team claimed the MHSAA 4A state championship victory at 38 to 34 over Byhalia on Thursday night. This is the first state title the Lawrence County girl’s basketball program has won since the consolidation of Lawrence County schools in 1987. It was a tight... Read More.
A bear is suspected of mauling a car in Lawrence County in the Sontag area on Feb. 23rd. A woman noticed the damage to the vehicle around 7:30am when she went out that morning. There were chew marks and claw marks on various places on the vehicle near the... Read More.
The Lawrence County School District and local law enforcement responded to a bomb threat that was called into Lawrence County High School around lunchtime on Thursday afternoon. School officials reported that someone called the high school’s office requesting the address of the school and saying they were coming to... Read More.
Ferguson Federal Credit Union is starting 2018 with a celebration for its 50th year serving as the local community based credit union for Southwest Mississippi. The previous year brought about big changes for Ferguson FCU when they extended their services to a larger area. They started a new additional... Read More.
The manhunt for Lawrence County resident, Tony Wilson, ended when authorities found him dead around 8:45pm on Monday night in the Frog Ridge area of Southwest Lawrence County. According to Sheriff Lessie Butler, it appears he died of a self inflicted gunshot wound. Wilson had been wanted since December... Read More.
Gentry Terrell is the 5 year-old daughter of Brydon and Amy Terrell of Columbia, MS. Gentry has recently been diagnosed with a rare Stage IV Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas brain tumor. Surgery is not an option and gentry will begin radiation therapy at Oschner’s in New Orlean on January 4th.... Read More.
The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department, Mississippi Highway Patrol and other state and local law officers, are on a manhunt for Lawrence County resident, Tony Wilson. Wilson, 56, is believed to have shot and killed his neighbor, Henry Peavey, Tuesday afternoon. Wilson is also believed to have set fire to... Read More.