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.