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With cooler weather on the horizon and the fall season upon us, it is time to bring out your pumpkin decor. There is no need to break your bank if you are needing to add new flair to your home this season. Here are some easy DIY projects that are sure to make you 'fall" in love!

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Since I made a “Summer Bucket List,” I thought it would only be fitting to share our “Fall Bucket List.” Now that fall is on the horizon, I cannot wait to experience some of my favorite traditions with KJ.

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The Northwood Garden Club announced that the September Yard of the Month was awarded to Mr. and Mrs. Mike Wilson of 2612 North 6th Ave. in Laurel. The yard is beautifully landscaped with box hedges surrounding the home along with a  beautiful Big Tooth Aspen Tree in the front yard. An Americ…

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Football season is here with some can't miss gameday recipes

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Mayor Johnny Magee was in Mason Park as The Jagged Edj dedicated a bench to honor Charlotte Ann Saik, an original member of “The EDJ Chicks.” She was the coordinator and cornerstone to the group from its beginning, when the group was formed at Jones Junior High in 1966, earning her the names…

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Laurel Little Theatre will kick off its 59th season with the presentation of Hello Dolly! Shows are Aug. 9-10 at 7:30 p.m., and  Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. For more information or to buy tickets, email LLTLaurelMS@aol.com or call 601-428-0140

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The Magnolia Cruisers made a donation of $9,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the proceeds from their annual car show in March. The Magnolia Cruiser, which have been in existence for more than 20 years, have sponsored 30 sick children and their families — primarily from Jones, Jasper, Covin…

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f you are like most people, you probably just realized that Independence Day is right around the corner. Just because you are a procrastinator doesn’t mean you can’t be the most festive party host or guest this year.  

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School is out, the temperature is rising and vacation is top of mind. It’s officially summertime, and a visit to Coastal Mississippi’s collection of vibrant communities along 62 miles of undisturbed, scenic shoreline should be at the top of your list. Under-the-radar enough to avoid the crow…

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Hog Heaven hosted a car show as a benefit for 6-year-old cancer patient Lane Smith and his parents and The Hunters Edge has been raising money for them, too, along with many businesses and organizations in the area. 

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There were plenty of frolicking kids in attendance, but this fun fundraiser wasn’t for the baby goats — it was for the homeless dogs and cats inside. The Animal Rescue League hosted two goat yoga classes in June to raise money for the work it does. “While this may not be the most meditative …

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When most people think of summertime, vacation is at the top of the list, but you don’t have to leave the Pine Belt to have fun this summer. 

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The Council of Garden Clubs of Laurel and Jones County recently installed officers for the 2019-2021 club years. Sydney Swartzfager conducted the installation of officers. Each officer was presented a rose and had to make a commitment in front of the membership to serve. A bouquet of roses w…

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Father's Day will be celebrated June 16. Make the most of it this year with these gifts that are perfect, no matter what your dad's interests.

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With school out for the summer, it is time to prepare yourself for the inevitable “I’m bored!” from your kids. To keep your sanity and savings account in tact, here are some budget- and kid-friendly summer activities to kick off their summer!