Silver Alert issued for 86-year-old Sumrall man

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued a Silver Alert for a missing 86-year-old Sumrall man on Monday night.

Search continues for nonverbal 6-year-old who vanished from Gastonia park

According to the Gastonia Police Department, officials are searching for 6-year-old Maddox Ritch at Rankin Lake Park off of Highway 321.

Hattiesburg man pleads guilty to second-degree murder

A Hattiesburg man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2016 shooting death of 64-year-old Frank Jenkins.

Jones Co. investigator shoots, kills “threatening” pitbull

An investigator with the Jones County Sheriff’s Department shot and killed a pitbull Monday after the dog reportedly acted aggressively and lunged at the investigator.

South Mississippi counts down to Cruisin’ the Coast

This is the final countdown to putting all the pieces together for Cruisin' the Coast.

Voter registration drives to be held on MS college campuses

Student leaders at Mississippi’s eight public universities are holding voter registration drives in the coming days to encourage their fellow students to get out and vote.

Brandon vet posts warning after operating on dog who ate gorilla glue

The Brandon Animal Hospital said they performed surgery on a Jack Russell terrier that came in after it had chewed up a bottle of the popular glue.

Deported Ohio mother of 4 reunited with family

A Fairfield mother of four who was deported to Mexico in April 2017 is now back home with her family, attorneys say.

Spiced Pumpkin Pecan ice cream is now a thing and we’re here for it

Blue Bell is the latest to hop on board with the release of its newest flavor, Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Ice Cream. It's pumpkins-meets-pralines.

Jury selected in Jessica Chambers retrial

Jury selection started Monday in the retrial of Quinton Tellis -- the man accused of killing and burning Jessica Chambers in Panola County.

Hattiesburg man killed in early morning shooting

Police are investigating a deadly early morning shooting in Hattiesburg.

  Laurel School District to make improvements after ‘F’ rating

The Laurel School District looks to make improvements after receiving an 'F' rating.

Clinton High School student gets perfect score on ACT...TWICE

Senior Clark Hensley made a perfect score on the ACT test not once, but TWICE. After utilizing the school’s ACT prep course and studying on his own, he decided to take a stab at the ACT. He made a perfect score of 36 on his first attempt last year.

AERIAL VIDEO: Ag Commissioner catches wild hogs destroying rice field

Gipson took off from Yazoo County airport yesterday to fly over the Panther Swamp area and surrounding farmland. He says the purpose of the aerial tour was to find wild hog’s hideouts and crop destruction.

Armed robbery lands Lamar Co. man in prison for 30 years

On Sept. 21, Judge Tony Mozingo sentenced William Cox who was convicted of armed robbery.

HPD: Man’s body found in creek along U.S. Hwy. 49

Just after 10 a.m. on Sept. 21, the Hattiesburg Police Department responded to the scene of U.S. Hwy. 49 for a report of a dead male. Upon arrival, they found a body in the creek alongside Service Drive.

Good News: Laurel cheer team rallies around teammate with Alopecia

The teams at Laurel Gymnastics and Cheer tumble into a time of love and support as one of their own loses her hair because of Alopecia. September is National Alopecia Awareness Month.

Jones Co. man wanted for commercial burglary

The Laurel Police Department has entered a man into the National Crime Information Center database following a commercial burglary.

Laurel School District making changes to improve accountability score

The Mississippi Department of Education released unofficial accountability scores for school districts across the state Thursday.

MAAP results are in for Hattiesburg High School

Tests scores are in. Hattiesburg High School sent home test results from the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program. Just over 200 students were sent home with a score of 4 or 5.

Court turns away Hattiesburg woman’s appeal

A Hattiesburg woman had her appeal to overturn murder and aggravated assault convictions denied by the Mississippi Court of Appeals.

  Teacher shortages an ongoing problem in MS

Teacher shortages have been an issue that the State of Mississippi has been dealing with for years, according to the state department of education.

McDaniel stands behind controversial MSNBC comments

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel is standing behind a controversial comment he made on MSNBC.

USM hosts annual volunteer fair

A volunteer fair at the R.C. Cook Union gave students a chance to check out volunteer opportunities in the Hub City area on Thursday.

Collins will soon begin highway lighting project

The City of Collins has moved one step closer to beginning a new lighting project, which will cost around $700,000.

Columbia-Marion County Animal Shelter calling for volunteers

The Columbia-Marion County Animal Shelter is in need of volunteers.

Dean of Ole Miss' Meek Journalism School releases statement on namesake’s Facebook post

Reaction is poring in after The University of Mississippi’s School of Journalism’s namesake received backlash after a social media post.

MISSISSIPPI STRONG: Betty Ferguson

MISSISSIPPI STRONG: Betty Ferguson

No. 13 Lady Bobcats log 5th shutout of season

The Jones College women's soccer team remained unbeaten after its fifth shutout in six game.

Bus carrying children involved in crash in Lamar Co.

A bus carrying 14 Oak Grove Primary School students was involved in a crash with an SUV at Old Highway 24 and Parker Road shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday.

Mississippi Power restores electricity in employee’s Puerto Rico hometown

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico one year ago. One woman’s connection to a Mississippi company gave her the opportunity to help her hometown on the island after the storm.

Ellisville PD: Suspects wanted for questioning in connection to shoplifting

The Ellisville Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify three people wanted for questioning related to shoplifting.

Two Pine Belt schools districts receive ‘A’ accountability score

The Mississippi Department of Education releases statewide accountability results, giving letter grades to districts and schools.

TRAFFIC ALERT: MHP investigating two vehicle crash on US 11 past Eastabutchie Rd.

Just after 7 a.m., emergency crews responded to a two-vehicle crash on US 11 past Eastabutchie Road in Jones County.

MS farms affected by tariffs

One farmer in Collins says something has changed when it comes to his goods and the money in his pockets.

USM hosts first Transition Camp for high school students with disabilities

Dozens of area high school students with disabilities are at the University of Southern Mississippi this week, learning about job hunting, financial planning and other career skills.

USM students attend law school fair

University of Southern Mississippi students who are interested in law careers after graduation met with representatives of nearly a dozen regional law schools on the USM campus Wednesday.

Lamar County doctor offers insight to fibromyalgia

There are more than three million people in the United States dealing with pain throughout their body, muscle tenderness and constant fatigue with no cure in sight.

Businesses growing in the Midtown District

Business owners in the Midtown District of Hattiesburg have great things to say about the developments over the last few months.

Local group hosting charity event for hurricane victims in Columbia, SC

A day of hope and giving to help those affected by Hurricane Florence will be held this Saturday at the Marion County Courthouse.

Former PGA president James Ray Carpenter dies at 91

James Ray Carpenter, a Runnelstown native and 25th president of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America, died Wednesday in Hattiesburg. He was 91.