Stone County

Stone County man convicted of sex crime against minor

A Stone County jury deliberated just 35 minutes before finding a man guilty of a sex crime against a child. 67-year-old Michael Alexander was convicted of touching a child for lustful purposes. The victim testified that Alexander, a family friend,…

Wiggins murder suspect turns himself in

A murder suspect wanted in Wiggins has turned himself in to authorities. Zavago Wilson, 23, is a suspect in the death of 22-year-old Kayla Cooper early Saturday morning. A family member found Early at her home. Police identified Early as…

Fatal car accident in Stone County

On Thursday, December 16, 2021, at approximately 8:00 AM, the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash on Highway 49 in Stone County. A 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 64-year-old Susan McKeithan of Laurel, MS, traveled South on Highway…

Fatal car crash in Stone County

On Tuesday, March 30th, 2021, at approximately 5:17 p.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash on US-49 in Stone County. A 2006 Pontiac G6 driven by Michael Simon Jr., 43, of Biloxi, MS, was traveling south on…

Missing Stone County man Johnny Hall Sr. found dead

Missing man 94-year-old Johnny Hall Sr. from Stone County was found deceased today. Stone County Sheriff’s Department Captain Ray Boggs confirms Johnny Hall Sr. was found Thursday, almost two weeks after he was last seen on September 19th. Captain Boggs…

CASA expands into Stone County

Court Appointed Special Advocates, also known as CASA, have advocated for more than 2,000 children in 659 cases in Harrison County since the first case was handled by the group back in 2011. Now CASA’s scope of influence will be…

New industry headed to Stone County

A new company and the potential for new jobs is now set to head to Stone County as early as next month. The future of rocket fuel and national defense will, in part, go through Stone County. Board of Supervisors…

Wiggins Police Department monitoring school zones

Today, the Wiggins Police Department was outside of school zones reminding drivers to slow down as Stone County schools return next week. With school back in session next week for Stone County, the Wiggins Police Department is helping to remind…

Community growth in Wiggins

COVID-19 has caused many challenges for South Mississippi cities in 2020, but the City of Wiggins has also seen many positive changes this year. Despite the presence of COVID-19, Wiggins Mayor Joel Miles is encouraged by his city’s handling of…