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A motorcyclist was injured when the Harley-Davidson cycle he was operating collided with a tan Chevrolet Tahoe on Highway 84 West about two miles from the SportsPlex Friday afternoon. Dillon Gray was transported to South Central Regional Medical Center with what were initially reported as se…

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Judge tosses cases, postpones others for Laurel Gardens residents

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Pine Belt Mental Health helped almost 3,000 Jones Countians in Fiscal Year 2020, agency officials told the Board of Supervisors in their annual report at the most recent meeting.

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A group of 15 line workers and warehouse personnel left Dixie Electric on Thursday morning to travel to Baldwin Electric Membership Cooperative, which is located on the Alabama Gulf Coast. 

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Kittrell accused of pocketing cash donated for half-sister’s funeral

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The Jones County Sheriff's Department conducted overtime DUI and seatbelt enforcement details during the work period of July 4-31, utilizing 15 saturation patrols and one safety checkpoint. 

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Cotton Pickins Boutique will have a lemonade stand and bake sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and part of the proceeds will go to the Domestic Abuse Family Shelter in Laurel. Mr B’s Frozen Treats and Eddy’s Snowball House will also be set up at the shop at 3 Mays Dr., just off Lower Myrick R…

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As a second-semester freshman at Ole Miss in 1970, I earned a few hundred dollars working as a part-time census taker. My job was to count every male student on campus that spring – approximately 3,500 young men. The job proved more extensive and time-consuming than I had expected, and I can…

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While 2020 has been getting a bad reputation, one central Mississippian will always remember this as a fantastic year. A Kosciusko woman identified only as “Dominique R.” won $1,235,666.25 while playing the Wheel of Fortune slot machine at Golden Moon Casino.

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The Jones County School District will close its schools early today (Tuesday ) — elementary schools will release at 1:30 p.m. and grades 7-12 will release at 12:30 p.m. All after-school programs will be canceled. Updates will be sent out via the district’s emergency alert system. A decision …

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Paul Sheffield of the Jones County Emergency Operations Center said the incoming Hurricane Sally will likely be a “repeat of December 2018 (flash flooding) with more wind.”

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Family, friends gather to seek justice for young girl

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State Rep. Robin Robinson will take the oath of office at 10 a.m. Friday at the Performing Arts Center at Northeast Jones High School. Speaker of the House Philip Gunn will administer the oath.

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When the extent of the damage from Hurricane Laura began to become known, B&C Mobile Homes owner Bo Burroughs immediately started making phone calls. It was time to organize and conduct a drive to get desperately needed supplies to Louisiana residents who were suffering. 

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LPD, DA's office respond to girl’s drowning death; demonstration set for Monday morning at LPD

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United Way of the Pine Belt region will host its annual fundraiser and food drive campaign kickoff on Friday in conjunction with Wine Down Downtown as a come-and-go event at the Chisolm Center Auditorium.

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Woman admits to shooting at teens in park after reporting robbery

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A Jones County man is going to prison after admitting to stealing from the homes of two people he was familiar with.

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A Laurel woman who was seeing red wound up doing something yellow — pouring paint on another woman’s car, according to the Laurel Police Department’s report of the incident.

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The University of West Alabama is giving Jones College students extra incentives to become UWA Tigers upon completion of their associate degree at Jones. UWA’s new partnership with JC guarantees admission for Jones students who have a 2.0 GPA and 45 transferable credit hours or an associate …

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After being criticized for not stopping speeders on a busy Laurel street, police Chief Tommy Cox could have channeled popular college football commentator Lee Corso with his response: “Not so fast, my friend …”

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A Jones County Eagle Scout is dead after a crash on Highway 42 near the Perry County-Forrest County line Monday night.

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Five men, none of them students, were arrested Tuesday night when they were caught with illegal firearms and drugs on the Jones College campus, JC Executive Vice President Finée Ruffin said.

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Savannah DeLoach, a mother of three, was driving from one job to another when she collided head-on with another vehicle on Indian Springs Church Road in Ellisville on Tuesday. She now has a fractured spine and lacerations on her hand and arm — but she’s “grateful and blessed to be alive.”

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Five locations will remain open today (Tuesday) and Wednesday to accept donations for relief for victims of Hurricane Laura in Louisiana and Texas. Trucks will leave for the affected area on Thursday or Friday, organizers said.

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The Laurel Chapter of Southern Civitan International donated a wheelchair-accessible swing to the playground at the Sportsplex on Thursday. City officials and club members present included Ashlynn Arrington, Barbara and Buck Torske, Debbie Phillips, Barbara Holt, Kelli Holston (vice presiden…