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Columbia woman shares concerns after service dog, family denied entry to Pine Belt restaurantCOLUMBIA, Miss. (WDAM) - Many folks rely on service animals to live safer and more independent lives, but Carlyn White said she didn’t know this would stop her and her family from enjoying a meal at one local restaurant. White is legally blind and relies on her service dog,...

Columbia, MS13 days ago


The Prentiss HeadlightLocal graduates receive Run for the Roses scholarshipIn conjunction with the annual Run for the Roses 5K event held each spring, high school seniors had an opportunity to compete for scholarship funds to be applied to higher education expenses at the institution of their choice. Applicants must be a resident of Jefferson Davis County, a high school senior graduating in 2024 and […]The post Local graduates receive Run for the Roses scholarship appeared first on Prentiss Headlight.

Prentiss, MS11 days ago


The Prentiss HeadlightYoung author to be at Juneteenth event in BassfieldMembers of the Jefferson Davis NAACP and the Juneteenth Sub Committee are planning to host this year’s Juneteenth Celebration in Bassfield. The first Juneteenth Celebration was last year June 24 in Prentiss at the Longleaf Trace where the more than 200 people in attendance enjoyed 29 vendors and supporters’ booths. This year’s Juneteenth festivities are […]The post Young author to be at Juneteenth event in Bassfield appeared first on Prentiss Headlight.

Bassfield, MS11 days ago



City of Lumberton wrapping up water projectPINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - The city of Lumberton is wrapping up its water infrastructure project. Work began in December when city workers replaced more than 20,000 feet of old water lines. Throughout the project, neighbors have run into several water problems, causing the city to issue boil water notices.

Lumberton, MS11 days ago



Community raising money for Columbia family following ATV crashCOLUMBIA, Miss. (WDAM) - On May 24, three teenage boys on an ATV collided with a truck coming out of a driveway near the the intersection of Dyke’s Cutoff and Old Highway 24 in Marion County. One of the boys walked away with minor injuries. A second spent two...

Columbia, MS17 days ago



Miss Mississippi prepares to represent this state at Miss AmericaJACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Miss Mississippi 2024 Becky Williams says scholarship dollars have made all the difference in her college career. She holds a degree in Elementary Education from Mississippi State University and is in graduate school. Williams says she won’t stop there. She plans to get a doctorate and serve as the Superintendent of a school district.

Purvis, MS12 days ago



New mural completed at public library in SumrallSUMRALL, Miss. (WDAM) - The newest project funded by Sumrall Main Street’s Facade Grant Program has finally been completed. Painted on the side of the L.R. Boyer Memorial Library, the new mural features hundreds of books. Each book was painted by various members of the community of all ages.

Sumrall, MS12 days ago


WJTV 12‘He’s my best friend’: Mississippi teen severely injured in 4-wheeler accidentMARION COUNTY, Miss. (WHLT) – A 14-year-old in Marion County is fighting for his life after an 4-wheeler accident. The family of Brody Wages said he suffered a severe brain injury after the accident on May 24. “He broke both collarbones, punctured a lung, broke three ribs, has swelling on the brain and just fractures, […]

17 days ago


The Prentiss HeadlightThree-vehicle accident causing delays on Highway 13 southLaw enforcement officers and first responders are currently working a three-vehicle accident on Highway 13 south outside of Prentiss. The accident involved a car, a pick-up truck and an 18-wheeler in the Society Hill area. No life-threatening injuries have been reported. Please avoid that area at this time.The post Three-vehicle accident causing delays on Highway 13 south appeared first on Prentiss Headlight.

Prentiss, MS17 days ago



WDAM 7 Morning Commute for Wednesday, June 12 - Green Light AlertPINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - Road work continues around the Pine Belt. In Laurel, a new project is closing the intersection of West 4th Street and North 15th Avenue. The area will be closed for seven days. Other ongoing traffic alerts and road closures include:. Forrest County. ROAD WORK: I-59...

Laurel, MS11 days ago


The Daily LeaderThree is a lucky numberBROOKHAVEN — A trio of local winners took home cash prizes from the Mississippi Lottery Corporation. One of those winners was a Brookhaven resident. Mississippi Lottery Corporation reported on May 31 a New Hebron player in Lawrence County won $1,250 on a cash pop ticket. The winning ticket was purchased at the New Hebron Quick […]The post Three is a lucky number appeared first on Daily Leader.

Brookhaven, MS19 days ago



MDOT: Downed power line causes multiple signal outages on US-98HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - A downed power line knocked out power to multiple traffic signals along U.S. 98 in West Hattiesburg. The Mississippi Department of Transportation reported the outage affected signals and traffic cameras between the intersections of Hegewood Drive and MS Hwy 589. They said that law enforcement was on the scene directing traffic, and crewmen from MS Power repaired the line.

West Hattiesburg, MS16 days ago



Two arrested for exploitation of elderly Columbia man, stealing thousandsCOLUMBIA, Miss. (WDAM) - Two people are behind bars after exploiting an elderly man out of more than $6,000 in Columbia, MS. The Columbia Police Department said its Major Crimes Bureau opened an investigation on May 21, 2024, after they received a complaint about missing funds from the 82-year-old victim’s banking account. Detective David Thompson headed the investigation.

Columbia, MS24 days ago


The Daily LeaderOne Lake project ‘not justified,’ in Pearl River Flood Risk Mitigation reportMONTICELLO — United States Army Corps of Engineers released a 300 page report on the Pearl River Flood Risk Mitigation Plan Friday. In summary, the report deals a blow to proponents of a “One Lake,” project in Jackson while stating more planning is needed. Monticello will host a public comment meeting on July 11. The […]The post One Lake project ‘not justified,’ in Pearl River Flood Risk Mitigation report appeared first on Daily Leader.

Monticello, MS16 days ago



Nearly 50 men and women graduate from 15th Circuit Drug Intervention CourtCOLUMBIA, Miss. (WDAM) -Nearly 50 men and women graduated Friday from the 15th Circuit Court District Drug Intervention Court in Columbia. Family and friends stood in applause as the graduates took the next step toward a new life. “It’s one of the best things going in the criminal justice system,”...

Columbia, MS23 days ago


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