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Veteran Ellisville cop accused of molesting young girl

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Three arrests have been made in an armed robbery from November 2019, according to the Ellisville Police Department.

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In his annual State of the City address to the City Council, Mayor Johnny Magee gave a comprehensive review of 2019 and outlook for 2020, assessing each department with a letter grade.

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South Central Regional Medical Center is changing its visitation policy in the wake of an executive order signed by Gov. Tate Reeves Tuesday.

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Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee on Thursday declared a state of emergency and the temporary shuttering of nonessential businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, per guidelines set by Gov. Tate Reeves, the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control.

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Six counties in the state have been declared as the primary natural disaster area. Producers in Jasper, Clarke, Lauderdale, Simpson, Attala and Yazoo counties who suffered physical damage and losses caused by tornadoes, excessive rainfall and flash flooding that occurred on Feb. 5 may be eli…

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Papa John’s franchise-owned restaurants in Hattiesburg, Laurel, Biloxi, Gulfport, Long Beach, Ocean Springs and D’iberville are hiring new restaurant team members to continue our commitment to delivering meals and offering carry out, meeting a valuable need during these challenging times.

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On Friday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 94 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi identified by testing from the state Public Health Laboratory and private testing providers. Two new deaths have also been confirmed, in Tippah and Harrison Counties. New counties reporting…

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As everyone adjusts to a new normal while trying to stay safe in the midst of COVID-19, University of Mississippi faculty are going above and beyond to provide uninterrupted coursework, but in an online format to keep students engaged and, above all, safe.

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An Ellisville Police Department officer is facing charges of child molestation. David Luna, 44, was booked into the Jones County Adult Detention just before 11 a.m. on two counts of molesting-touching a child for lustful purposes.

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The Jones County Board of Education met on Wednesday afternoon to formulate a plan for how to proceed for the next three weeks or so, while schools are ordered shut down by order of Gov. Tate Reeves to combat the spread of coronavirus. The board limited the meeting to 10 or fewer people, as …

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Most businesses are struggling to get by because of a decrease in customers, but several Laurel businesses had an unwanted visitor Monday night or early Tuesday morning.

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The Jones County Sheriff's Department is seeking information about thefts that occurred at T&T Distributors (Prairie Farms) on Melton Road in the Powers Community on March 11 and again on March 18. T&T Distributors is a locally owned distributor of milk products for Jones, Wayne, Smi…

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Three arrests have been made in relation to an armed robbery from November of last year, according to the Ellisville Police Department.

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The application deadline for the Practical Nursing program at Jones College has been postponed. One of the requirements for the program, the TEAS Test that was scheduled for Tuesday was canceled. Anyone scheduled to take the TEAS test on that date should contact ATI Client Care to request a …

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The Jones County Board of Supervisors is closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The board has adopted a resolution to follow the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the Mississippi Department of Health during the coronavirus pandemic. As such, the board urge…

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This morning MSDH is reporting 71 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, with first #coronavirus cases in Choctaw, Newton and Noxubee counties. The state total now stands at 320, with one death. One of those cases is in Jones County. More details of Mississippi cases, along with preventive st…

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 As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19, we are blessed that, as of (Monday), we have not seen an increased spread of the disease in Jones County. That fact could change overnight, therefore it is imperative for citizens to heed the recommended precautions of the Mississippi State …

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Laurel School District is feeding students and preparing to offer online education while classrooms are closed until April 17, by Gov. Tate Reeves’ order. St. John’s Day School is following suit. Laurel Christian School is out this week and taking a wait-and-see approach. And Jones County Sc…

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TEC is committed to keeping business and residential customers connected as we navigate challenges related to COVID-19. With many people unable to work, and even more people forced to become full-time parents, teachers, and caregivers, TEC’s leadership teams are diligently working to assist …

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South Central Regional Medical Center and its clinics are continuing to test patients for coronavirus, hospital officials said in a press release on Monday morning. A list of testing sites that was released by the state Department of Health on Sunday only included facilities that were doing …

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Grab and go meals will be available free for any child up to age 18 starting Monday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

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The Mississippi State Department of Health will now be keeping an active list of local COVID-19 testing sites throughout the state. The list has been provided to MSDH from local county emergency management agencies and local providers. It will be updated daily when positive cases are updated…

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 Dixie Electric Power Association continues to monitor the COVID-19 guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has already implemented proactive measures to assist co-op members during this time.

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The board and administration of Laurel Christian School continues to monitor recommendations from the Midsouth Association of Independent Schools and health-care authorities to make decisions regarding adjustments to the school calendar and the possible need for distance learning during the …

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Due to the communities’ overwhelming response to Friday’s emergency blood drive, Saturday’s blood drive has been moved to Lake Terrace Convention Center, and a Sunday date has been added. The emergency blood drives, coordinated by Forrest General Hospital and Vitalant, are scheduled for:

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An Ohio mother who is accused of killing her oldest son and leaving his body in a Laurel hotel room was mum with a reporter before making her initial appearance in Laurel Municipal Court on Thursday. 

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Mississippi public schools will remain closed for the next four weeks to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Tate Reeves announced Thursday. 

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Medical officials are asking healthy people to consider giving blood on Tuesday at The Cameron Center (710 N. 10th Ave., Laurel) from noon-6 p.m.

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This morning MSDH is reporting 30 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, in 21 counties, inluding Jones. Among the counties with their first #coronavirus cases are Adams, Franklin, Lee and Tippah. The state total now stands at 80, with one death. Full details of all Mississippi cases along wi…