Two Local Men Set Largemouth Bass Records

     The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau announced that two State Fishing Lake largemouth bass records have been broken.  Mr. Brandon Hughes of Prentiss caught an 11.6 pound bass on March 5, 2017 at Lake Jeff Davis, and Mr. Wesley Bass of Columbia caught a …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

Second Arrest Made in Marion County Murder

Doris Albea Bonilla, 27 was arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Officers on Wednesday afternoon in connection with the murder of Marcus Christopher, 50 of Columbia this past Saturday. Bonilla was charged with hindering prosecution and booked into the Marion County Jail after being questioned several times and after giving conflicting …Read More

The Band Perry to Headline First Mississippi Bicentennial Concert

JACKSON – GRAMMY Award® winners and Mississippi natives The Band Perry will headline the Governor’s Concert for the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration South. The free event kicks off celebrations around the state during 2017. “We are honored to celebrate the 200th anniversary of statehood with world-renowned musicians who make Mississippi’s music …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