Former Columbia Police Officer Convicted

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.

Two homes in Lamar County struck by lightning

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.

Lamar County Man Dies From Lightning Strike

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.