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UPDATED, FEB. 18, 10:53 A.M. -- The Toyota Camry belonging to murder victim Betty Dickerson, 82, was located passing through Georgia early this morning. Law enforcement officials do not have the car or driver in custody. Check back here and at www.leader-call.com for more updates as they bec…

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An elderly woman was found dead in her home in the Shady Grove Community early Monday afternoon. Family members and the Jones County Sheriff’s Department are identifying the victim as 81-year-old Betty Dickerson.

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K9 with special assignment brings smiles to the community

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2 arrested after getting caught in back seat with drugs, no clothes

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A body was found in a home on Shady Lane early Monday afternoon, Capt. Vince Williams of the Jones County Sheriff’s Department confirmed, and it is being investigated as a homicide, he said. Williams is show talking with a man who identified himself as Woodrow Scottie Dickerson. JCSD deputie…

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Moselle and Union volunteer fire departments responded to a structure fire at 25 Moselle-Bounds Road early on the morning of Feb. 7. The single-story wood structure was owned by Chris and James Bounds. Chris Bounds and his wife Samantha resided at the home but were not present at the time of…

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(Last week) was the sixth week of the 2020 Legislative Session. House members had a busy week full of committee meetings and hearings. The deadline for the introduction of general bills and constitutional amendments was Monday, so members will remain busy over the next few weeks deciding whi…

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Representatives from Dollar General’s Human Resources and Store Operations teams are planning to host a career event in Laurel on Wednesday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Audubon Drive store in North Laurel. 

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There is a heavy law enforcement presence at a residence on Shady Lane where it's been reported that a body has been discovered inside. Officials have confirmed this is being investigated as a homicide. Updates will come as we receive them. 

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An Hebron man who was out on felony bond is back behind bars after narcotics officers from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department and the Laurel Police Department worked together to arrest him for selling drugs.

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Several years ago, country music icon and noted Mississippian Marty Stuart and I were on the dais of a radio show. While we were each waiting our turn to go on the air, we struck up a conversation about one of my favorite subjects —  and most certainly one of his — our home state of Mississippi.

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A Laurel man who was found guilty of beating his girlfriend with a stick went to jail for Valentine’s Day — and the next several years.

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Two men got in a fight, one pulled a gun and a bystander took a bullet. That’s what happened at South Park Village in Laurel on Sunday afternoon, Chief Tommy Cox of the Laurel Police Department said.

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Do you ever think about the food you eat? Do you realize that one of Jones County’s largest and most well-known companies is international in scope and sales and is headquartered right here in Laurel?

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Wade Services rises from rubble to keep building tough trailers

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Report shows Jones, other community colleges have huge economic impact in Mississippi

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In a county famous for its pines, 40-year-old Morgan Bros. makes most of ever-changing industry

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Leader-Call Creative Director Kassie Rowell and the paper won a total of 15 honors, including five first-place awards, in the Mississippi Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest for Advertising at MPA’s Mid-Winter Conference in Jackson on Saturday.

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A new father who can’t seem to break old habits is going back to prison for trying to sell drugs shortly after he was released by the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

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The University of South Alabama’s “Pathway USA” partnership with Jones College has established more ways for Jones students to earn a bachelor’s degree. South Alabama President Dr. Tony Waldrop said the partnership benefits everyone involved but, most importantly, it's expanding access to fo…

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Last week was the fifth week of the 2020 Legislative Session. Floor action has been light because the deadline to file general bills is still over a week away. Bills must be filed and then passed out of committee before they are considered by the entire House. The deadline for the introducti…

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Just a little over 32 years ago, I was a few weeks into the honeymoon phase of my first restaurant opening. There have been 17 other openings since then. They have all been stressful and hectic, but there is something about the first one that holds such a special place in my heart.

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Two Jones County convicts who were wanted for failing to comply with court orders are back behind bars and will have to face the judge again.