On Tuesday, the Marion County Sheriff's Office was notified about a vehicle pursuit coming from Lamar County on Highway 98. The car was being driven by Alicia Holifield, 33, of Summit who was test driving a car from Ryan Chevrolet in Hattiesburg when she headed... Read More.
Fifteenth Circuit Court District Attorney Hal Kittrell announces that Justin Codey Herrington, a former police officer with the Columbia Police Department, was convicted at a trial on the charge of Sexual Activity between Police Officers and Offenders Incarcerated in Correctional Facilities or on Correctional... Read More.
Tuesday evening brought thunderstorms to the area, as well as two separate fires caused by lightning. Just after 6pm, Lamar volunteer firefighters responded to a home on fire at 205 Burnt Bridge Road. A tree next to the home was struck and spread to... Read More.
A Lamar County man died Monday evening due to injuries from a lightning strike. Thomas Whorton III, 27 of Lumberton was pronounced dead at Forrest General Hospital. The incident occurred on Pine Burr Road about 4:30 Monday afternoon. Whorton along with another man was... Read More.