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Kiwanis Club of Laurel members, with a little help from community services and the Jones County Adult Detention Center inmates, set up shop Tuesday at the YWCO in preparation for its 64th consecutive all-you-can-eat pancake buffet.

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The Renaissance Holiday Tour of Homes will feature houses with history and houses that have new-found fame. The Laurel and Jones County Council of Garden Clubs is hosting the tour of four homes in historic downtown Laurel from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15.

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Curtis Lowery, founder and owner of the popular Halloween attraction “PsychoPath” in south Jones County, is on trial for sexual battery. Testimony began Wednesday afternoon and is expected to continue through today (Thursday). Lowery is accused of forcing a young former family member to perf…

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Home Instead Senior Care, serving the Pine Belt Area, is once again offering the community a chance to spread joy to local seniors. Through the Be a Santa to a Senior program, community members can give a senior a special holiday gift. Since the program’s inception in 2003, the Be a Santa to…

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Some residents of The Highlands subdivision, just outside of Ellisville, had reason to be nervous Sunday when a brush fire, fueled by high winds, threatened several homes in the area.  

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Court officials are aiming for a late June trial in a wrongful death lawsuit against Greg Burroughs, but his attorneys had some special requests when it came to telling the jury how the shooting of his girlfriend Katherine Sinclair occurred in June of 2017.

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The Mississippi State Golden Egg Tour made a pair of stops in the Free State area, first in Taylorsville, where Elle and Paul Sullivan of Taylorsville got photos taken, and then in Laurel. The Egg is presented to the winner of the annual football game between Mississippi State and Ole Miss. …

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A pair of accused thieves were arrested by Laurel police over a recent weekend.

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The Rotary Club of Hattiesburg-Sunrise will host its first “Gingerbread House Competition” fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Parkway Heights United Methodist Church. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be put back into the community through service projects, such as dictionaries to third-…

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Powers Fire and Rescue has teamed up with Dollar General on Eastview Drive to conduct a Christmas toy drive for children who may not otherwise receive any gifts at Christmas. Last year, the volunteer fire department was able to provide 26 families with new toys for Christmas, bringing joy to…

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Football season is nearing the fourth quarter with some big rivalry games coming up. The Mississippi Department of Transportation reminds motorists to have a game plan to make sure everyone reaches their game day destination safely before kickoff.

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Baby delivered at 7 months, mother in critical condition in ‘complicated case’

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From Arlo Guthrie, to the Pledge of Allegiance to a flask of hooch, LL-C staffers share their memories

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Police found the body of a Hispanic man on a boat ramp in Eastabuchie in Jones County on Sunday, and a suspect is in custody in an investigation led by the Forrest County Sheriff’s Department.

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Last of the 5A unbeatens West Jones, Picayune set for showdown in Soso

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Dixie Electric Power Association made a donation of several dozen new stuffed toys to Powers Fire & Rescue’ toy drive. Powers volunteer firefighters and emergency medical responders use the stuffed toys to give to children who are involved in emergency incidents. From left, Dixie Electri…

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For the third time in four years, Southern Pipe & Supply has been selected to the “Top 100 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in America” list by Fortune magazine. The Meridian-based company’s national honor comes on the heels of being recognized as “The Best Place to Work in Missis…

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During the Mississippi Realtors annual convention in Biloxi, the Laurel Board of Realtors member Debbie West of RE/MAX Town & Country was honored by the association’s local board as its Realtors member Realtor of the Year. Local Board Realtor of the Year is awarded annually to the agent …

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 A pregnant woman was caught in the crossfire when two men got into a shootout in the parking lot of Southern Hens in Moselle on Friday evening, sources with knowledge of the incident reported.

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The body of a Hispanic man was found on a boat ramp in Eastabuchie in Jones County on Sunday morning and a suspect is in custody in an investigation that has been turned over to the Forrest County Sheriff’s Department. 

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Glade and Powers volunteer fire departments responded to a collision at Bush Road and Township in the Glade community at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. A motorist on Bush Road attempted to cross Township, but traveled into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Both vehciles sustained major damage. On…

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Powers Fire and Rescue has teamed up with Dollar General on Eastview Drive to conduct a Christmas toy drive for children who may not otherwise receive any gifts at Christmas. Last year, the volunteer fire department was able to provide 26 families with new toys for Christmas, bringing joy to…

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As the Mississippi lottery looms, local vendors are arming themselves with lotto kiosks and nerves of steel. 

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It took 12 minutes for 12 jurors to decide that Kasey Chance Rogers was guilty of possessing a 12-gauge shotgun illegally. It likely would have taken even less time if they’d heard his rant to the judge before his sentencing in Jones County Circuit Court. 

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James Barnett, the man suing the City of Laurel and two police officers for brutality, announced to the U.S. Southern District Court in Hattiesburg on Nov. 15 that he and the defendants had reached a settlement outside the courtroom, according to court filings. 

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A former Laurel police officer who was fired after being accused of beating a man after a chase shot and killed a woman on his property in what’s being described as a case of self-defense. 

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Work began Tuesday on the replacement of the Dry Swamp Creek bridge on Highway 184, which was put out of commission by floodwater-damage just after last Christmas. The shutdown has caused traffic to Northeast Jones Middle/High School and East Jones Elementary to be diverted, and it’s been an…

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Powers Fire & Rescue in Jones County has been awarded a 2019 Volunteer Fire Assistance Program grant by the Mississippi Forestry Commission. The $4,420 grant will allow the department to purchase four new 1-1/2-inch select gallonage firefighting nozzles with pistol grips and four new dig…

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A Laurel High School teacher who had a firearm on campus was escorted from school property on Monday, and district officials are now trying to determine if he broke any laws. 

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The Ellisville Board of Aldermen approved the hiring of a new certified police officer at its Tuesday regular meeting after a period of being unable to do so. 

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The Mississippi landscape boasts rolling hills, lush wildlife habitats and … thousands of cubic yards of garbage scattered along its interstates. 

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When Jones County Sheriff’s Department investigators went to the scene of a recent shooting in the Hoy Community, they didn’t have some of the material they needed to do their job. 

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Dr. Tommy King, president of William Carey University, hosted a recent luncheon to recognize members of the Wall of Honor, which recognizes people who have made substantial financial contributions to support the school. 

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An electrical problem is believed to be the cause of a fire that destroyed a home and killed a family’s cat in the Johnson Community, just outside of Ellisville. 

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Laurel High School students, from left, Wade Parker, Destiny Lewis and Jaymar Jackson II were selected to serve on the Mississippi Department of Education State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council alongside other students from across Mississippi. On Friday, the students attended their …