70-year-old Lumberton man sentenced to 17 years in federal prison on drug charges

July 31, 2014 in News, The Buzz

HATTIESBURG, Mississippi (AP) — A 70-year-old Lumberton man has been sentenced in federal court on drug charges. The Hattiesburg American reports Warren Lewis was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 17 years in […]

Skydiving teacher from Fla. killed in tandem jump

August 8, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Funeral services for a skydiving instructor killed in a tandem jump this weekend will be held Thursday, Aug. 8 in Elberta, Ala. Fifty-six-year-old James ‘Jimmie’ Horak Jr. died Saturday in a swamp about a mile from the airport in Lumberton, Miss., when his equipment apparently malfunctioned, authorities said.

Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said a student was also injured, but he could not identify the student but believes the man was not from Mississippi.

Three other skydivers who jumped with them told investigators the equipment appeared to malfunction.