Jones County area boaters and fishermen are going to be high and dry for the next couple of years as the state plans to drain Lake Bogue Homa.
Officials with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks say they plan to lower the lake by at least five feet in order to make repairs to the decades-old levee.
The levee is overgrown and partially covered by downed trees from Katrina, and the lake suffered a major fish kill as a result of the hurricane.
The nearly thousand-acre lake is a favorite for fishermen and boaters, but officials say no one will be able to fish in the lake for nearly three years while the lake is being restocked.
Officials say the dam, built in 1939, is not in danger of collapsing. The state plans to spend over $800,000 repairing it.
Sumrall police and Lamar County Sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a crash involving a school bus just south of Sumrall on state Route 589.More >>
16 top seniors across Mississippi are making strides, going home with a prestigious award. WDAM was able to speak with one of this years Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete award winners from Laurel High School. Todd Breland said, "I think it's awesome. The way Kimberton, not only his contributions to the athletic portion at Laurel High School, but the way he conducts himself at school everyday. He's always in a good mood. He's tremendous in the classroom. He's just an outstanding yo...More >>
The Carterville Baptist Church delayed their mission trip to Nicaragua after receiving an urgent phone call that the destination was no longer safe due to an unrest in the country. Pastor of Carterville Baptist Church and mission team lead Ben Skipper says the call came while members were waiting in line at the airport to receive their plane tickets.More >>
Petal police are investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday night. According the authorities, the shooting happened around 8 o'clock at an apartment complex. Detectives tell us the incident involved a man and three brothers. Detectives believe the shooting stemmed in a dispute involving a female. The fourth man involved, the victim, was shot once and was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The victim has since ...More >>