Stone County

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…

COVID-19 outbreak at Stone County Jail

The Stone County Jail has had an outbreak of COVID-19 cases, but they are doing everything they can to ensure safety of all faculty and inmates. The correctional facility is now dealing with the spread of these cases by enforcing…

George County teen dies in single-vehicle wreck

A George County teenager was killed Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle wreck in Stone County, the Mississippi Highway Patrol said in a press release. Troopers responded to a a wreck of a 2006 Nissan Maxima at 5:19 a.m. on Highway…

One dead in fatal accident in Stone County

A deadly head-on collision claimed the life of 29-year-old Joshua Higginbotham early Monday morning in Stone County. “If you knew him, you loved him. If you didn’t know him, you missed out on meeting a great person.” Joshua Higginbotham passed…

One dead in fatal accident in Stone County

A deadly head on-collision claimed the life of 29-year-old Joshua Higginbotham early Monday morning. The accident occurred in Stone County on Highway 26 and Walton Road. Higginbotham was a Lucedale resident. He leaves behind his wife, Alyssa, and four children.…

Stone High Class of 2020

  Here is the Class of 2020 for Stone High School. The valedictorian is Sylver Garcia. The salutatorian is Leanna Breland. The…

Pine Hill Festival canceled in Stone County

The Pine Hill Festival in Stone County has been canceled. The event was set for next weekend. Organizers hope they will be able to announce a rescheduled event this fall. The state has recommended that gatherings of more than 250…

Wanted fugitive Jessie Hughes captured in Stone County

After a three day manhunt, a fugitive wanted out of Georgia and Stone County is behind bars in South Mississippi. According to Stone County Criminal Investigator Ray Boggs, Jessie Hughes was captured and taken into custody around 1 this afternoon.…