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 prison by U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starrett. Starrett also put Lewis on three years of supervised release. Lewis had pleaded guilty to possession of […]
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.