Thursday Jul 24
Former firefighter pleads guilty to arson
A former volunteer firefighter in Lamar County has pleaded guilty to charges he set fire to a home in 2013.
Thursday Jul 24
Ex-cop charged in murder-for-hire scheme
Authorities say a former law enforcement officer already jailed without bond on a forcible rape charge has been charged with two counts of attempted capital murder in a murder-for-hire scheme he allegedly tried to orchestrate from his cell.
Lamar County escaped inmate captured in Vicksburg
A Lamar County inmate was caught Friday in Vicksburg, three days after escaping by stealing a transport van while working as part of a road crew.
Armed Robbery Suspect in Custody
June 30th at 2 AM one convenience store in Russell was the scene of an armed robbery where a man entered the store in a bandana and attempted to rob it.
July 8 is 125th anniversary of famed Sullivan-Kilrain fight
This week marks the quasquicentennial, or 125th annivesary, of one of the greatest moments in boxing history and it happened right here in the Pine Belt.
Two Lamar County residents plead guilty to child exploitation
Hunter Richardson Howell, 31, of Hattiesburg, and Robert Shawn Sumrall, 29, of Purvis, each pled guilty to one count of child exploitation before special circuit Judge William E. Andrews, III in Lamar County on Monday.
Lamar County breaks ground for new dispatch wing
The recently-relocated Lamar County Emergency Operations Center will soon have a new dispatch wing.
Lamar Co. men sentenced for child exploitation
The Hattiesburg American reports 31-year-old Hunter Richardson Howell, of Hattiesburg, and 29-year-old Robert Shawn Sumrall, of Purvis, each pleaded guilty to one count of child exploitation before special circuit Judge William E. Andrews III, in Lamar County on Monday.
Roads open after train derailment
Twisted metal and toppled rail cars are out of the way and traffic is back to normal in the city of Lumberton after a Wednesday train derailment.