Wiggins

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…

Teenager killed in Stone County

A teenager is dead after a shooting in a quiet Wiggins neighborhood Tuesday night. The victim is Jacoby Bolton, who was shot once in the 1300 block of Hope Avenue. Police,…

[UPDATE] Traffic Alert: Highway 49 near Wiggins reopened

WIGGINS, Miss.(WXXV) — Highway 49 has reopened after being shut down in Wiggins due to a fallen power line. Wiggins Police Chief Jeff Thomas tells WXXV that all four lanes of Highway 49, including northbound and southbound lanes, closed from…

Mayor of Wiggins Joel Miles passes away due to COVID-19 complications

WIGGINS, Miss. (WXXV) — Mayor of Wiggins Joel Miles has died due to complications from COVID-19. The City of Wiggins announced the Mayor's death on social media late Sunday night. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=2911561702279533&id=122137944555270 Miles spent two weeks in the hospital fighting the…

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…

Wiggins Police make arrest in Friday night deadly shooting

Wiggins Police made an arrest in the shooting that happened Friday night on Hope Avenue. Twenty-six year old Kayla Dennis of Wiggins is charged with manslaughter in the death of 20 year old Jalen Curtis of Wiggins. Police responded to…

New business coming to Wiggins

There is a new business headed to the Wiggins community. ‘Hair Fetish II Beauty Bar’ will be located on Frontage Road across the Walmart. The official grand opening is this weekend. Those who attend will enjoy free giveaways, door prizes,…