Stone County

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.…

Flooding on Highway 49 in Stone County

One major corridor linking South Mississippi to the rest of the state is open again this morning after flood waters forced all lanes of Highway 49 in Stone County near the Red Creek area to shut down for a few…

High speed chase leads to fatal shooting in Stone County

The man who was accused of leading authorities on a pursuit last night has been identified. According to Stone County Coroner Wayne Flurry, Miles Dylan Cooper of Gulfport was killed after being shot by law enforcement. Law enforcement is still…

Police chase leads to shootout in Stone County

One person is dead and two more were sent to the hospital after a high-speed chase turned into a shooting. This chase initially started a little after 5 p.m. in Harrison County after a traffic stop for what was believed…

STONE COUNTY MAN MISSING

The Stone County Sheriff's department needs your help locating 37-year-old Robert Bruce Hariel. He's been missing since January 11th. Hariel is 5 foot 9, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Police say he was last seen with another man in…

Judge Margaret Alfonso sworn-in

Back in late November, Judge Margaret Alfonso won the runoff election for chancery court judge serving Harrison, Stone, and Hancock counties. Today, at the Gulfport Courthouse, friends and family gathered as Judge Alfonso was sworn into her new chancery court…

Update in Stone County beating death

Stone County sheriff’s deputies are now treating the death of 41-year-old Andrew Lewis as a murder investigation. Lewis was found dead on the side of Thelma Andrews Road a short distance from New Hope Road in Stone County on July…

Body found on the side of the road in Stone County

The Stone County Sheriff’s Department is looking for leads after a man was found dead on the side of Thelma Andrews Road a short distance from New Hope Road in Stone County on Saturday morning. The sheriff’s department identified the…

Fatal wreck on Highway 49 in Stone County

One woman is dead following a fatal crash that occurred on Friday in Stone County. That woman has been identified as 53-year-old Nancy Sexton of McHenry. According to Mississippi Highway Patrol, the crash happened at 4:10 p.m. on Highway 49…

Two-story house fire under investigation in Stone County

This afternoon at about 5:35 p.m. a fire was reported at a two-story home in Stone County. South Central Fire District was the main department that responded to the scene with Wiggins, Big Level, Harrison County, and Gulfport also lending…

Homicide investigation in Stone County

Authorities are investigating the death of 51-year-old Sherry Johnson in Stone County as a homicide. Johnson was found dead in her home on Johnson Road Wednesday. Stone County investigator Ray Boggs tells News 25 it is premature to know how…

Stone County celebrates National Travel and Tourism Day

Wiggins and Stone County are all in a class of their own and they have no problem branding themselves this way. People, pickles, paper and pines all laid the groundwork for Stone County’s development nearly 102 years ago. Stone County…

Social media school shooting threat in Stone County

A Stone County 15-year-old boy was placed under arrest today after a social media threat was found about killing students at Stone Middle and High School. Concerned parents showed up to pick up their children. “I mean, they are teenagers,…

Fatal accident in Stone County

On 2-1-2018, The Mississippi Highway Patrol investigated a fatal crash in Stone County that occurred on Highway 15 northbound, near Wire Road, at approximately 4:15pm, which claimed the life of one man. Upon arriving it appeared an 86-year-old white male…

Stone County Christmas Lunch

If you or someone you know someone in need of a hot meal on Christmas day, you can head over to the Stone County Fair Building. Serving will begin at 11am in the morning on Sunday. Enjoy a plate lunch…

Fatal car crash in Stone County

A woman who died in a fatal accident in Stone County Sunday afternoon has been identified. Trooper Chase Elkins with Mississippi Highway Patrol says 50-year-old Judy Pounds of Moss Point is dead following the crash that happened around 2:15 p.m.…

No charges filed in Stone County shooting

No criminal charges have been filed after a neighbor was shot in a dispute over the weekend. According to Captain Ray Boggs with the Stone County Sheriff’s Department, the shooting happened around 8 p.m. Saturday on Diamond Radar Road. Captain…