James Vanlaningham Jr

Jackson County murder suspect faces preliminary hearing

Today in Jackson County, murder suspect James Vanlaningham Jr. had a preliminary hearing for the charge of first degree murder of his girlfriend Amanda Hicks. The judge ruled there was enough evidence to send the case to a Jackson County…

Boyfriend under arrest in Gautier murder

On Wednesday, February 8, Amanda Hicks went missing from Gautier. She was last seen with her boyfriend and father of her 15-year-old son, James Vanlaningham Jr. The camper trailer that the couple lived in at Santa Maria RV Park was…