Wiggins

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,…

Developments in the City of Wiggins

The new year brings new developments in the City of Wiggins and the small city is continuously growing. Last year, the city celebrated the opening of a new and improved justice complex, a partnership with Memorial Hospital at Stone County,…

Tune in Monday for Wiggins Mayor Miles on Mayoral Monday

Wiggins Mayor Joel Miles will be live in our studio on Monday for next week's edition of Mayoral Monday. Get the latest updates on city plans and projects, as well as what's on the horizon for Stone County's (biggest) city!…

Wiggins shooting victim identified

The man who died yesterday after a shooting in Wiggins has been identified. Stone County Coroner Wayne Flurry says 25-year-old Martin Luther Atkinson Jr. was shot outside of Wiggins Apartments on McGregor Street just before 5 p.m. He died shortly…

Afternoon shooting leaves one dead in Wiggins

One man is dead and two people are in custody after a shooting incident in Wiggins this afternoon. The shooting happened just at 4:50 this afternoon at Wiggins Apartments on McGregor Street. According to Wiggins Police Chief Matt Barnett, one…

Wiggins Police Station dedication ceremony

It’s an exciting day for the City of Wiggins as the community hosts a dedication ceremony for the Wiggins Police Station. It’s National Police Week and the city is also honoring the memory of fallen Biloxi Officer Robert McKeithen. News…

Christmas Feast in Wiggins

Dozens of Stone County residents enjoyed a Christmas Feast at the Stone County Fairgrounds Christmas Day. People dug into holiday favorites and enjoyed each other’s company and embraced the holiday spirit. The Christmas Feast in Stone County started about ten…