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A Laurel man who recently got out of federal prison is back behind bars after being accused of shooting another man a week ago, Chief Tommy Cox of the Laurel Police Department said.

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Powers volunteer firefighters were involved in close calls on two emergency scenes in two days, according to a Facebook post by firefighter Lance Chancellor, so he put out this reminder: “Please slow down, move over and pay attention in crash zones!”

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The Mississippi Public Transit Association is hosting a statewide “Mississippi Community Transportation Day” in unification with the American Public Transit Association National Dump the Pump Day today (Thursday) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sawmill Square Mall.

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South Central Regional Medical Center will host the South Central Diabetes Support Group on Tuesday, July 9, at 1 p.m. Danette Chancellor, PT, CLT-ALM, with South Central Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, will discuss living with diabetes and how to exercise properly. 

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The Jones County Genealogical and Historical Organization’s regular meeting will be at 10:15 a.m. Saturday in the upstairs meeting room at the Laurel-Jones County Library on Commerce Street.

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A man is dead and a Laurel woman is in jail after a vehicle hit a pedestrian on 16th Avenue , just before 9 p.m. Saturday, Chief Tommy Cox of the Laurel Police Department reported.

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Laurel Main Street’s Judi Holifield was selected Outstanding Main Street Director at Mississippi Main Street Association’s 30th annual awards luncheon in downtown Jackson.

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Brittney Darbonne and Patrick Little, both recent Northeast Jones graduates, were presented with $500 Mississippi Association of Supervisors scholarships at a recent Jones County Board of Supervisors meeting. They are with board President Jerome Wyatt. Little is the son of Lt. Robert Little …

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The Program of Research & Evaluation for Public Schools at William Carey University is now accepting applications from K-12 principals, teachers and superintendents for the 2019-20 CEO Leadership Academy. CEO stands for “Collaborating to Empower Others.”

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Sheriff candidate Davis hammers Hodge, Tedford in fiery speech

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The deadline for voters to register to participate in the party primaries is fast approaching, Jones County Circuit Clerk Concetta Brooks said.

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Dr. Ben Pace grew up in Laurel, attending First United Methodist Church and graduating from West Jones High School. Today, as an ophthalmologist with Hattiesburg Eye Clinic, he’s caring for the eyes of people he’s known since childhood.

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Laurel Councilman Travares Comegys is hosting Community Day at Sandy T. Gavin Park from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, June 29. There will be a voter registration drive, guest speakers, prizes, space jumps and food as the park’s improvements are showcased.

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Lauren Rogers Museum of Art will present “Wood & Whimsy: The Sculpture of Floyd Shaman,” an exhibition showcasing more than a dozen of Shaman’s witty and inventive works in laminated wood.

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Possible ‘payroll problem’ in department cited in State Auditor's probe

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The Laurel Police Department will host a Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Good Samaritan Center Soup Kitchen (540 Ellisville Blvd.)

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A Laurel man held a passport and checkbook hostage in hopes of getting some tires and a little spending money. His plan didn’t hold air, though. Instead, he will get to spend some more time in prison.

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Speed was believed to be a factor when a pickup crashed off of Highway 15 South and took out a utility pole and about 125 feet of fencing in front of Glade Elementary before crashing into a pine tree around 2 a.m. Saturday. Volunteer firefighters from Glade and Powers responded along with th…

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Joan Young of the downtown Laurel BancorpSouth was honored as a 2019 Fifty-Year Club Member of the Mississippi Bankers Association at the 131st annual Mississippi Bankers’ Association convention in Destin, Fla., last month. She attended the convention with Russ Griffin, president of the Laur…

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The Mississippi Public Service Commission and Secretary of State’s Office announced changes Monday to the Telephone Solicitation Act affecting registration requirements of charities. 

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A Jones County man who admitted to sexually molesting two young family members several times will spend the next decade in prison, according to a plea agreement that was reached in Jones County Circuit Court on Thursday.

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Last July, Cole and Taylor Avera of Stringer were looking forward to a joyous occasion that so many young couples do — they were expecting their first child.

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Alaina Rowzee of Laurel has been selected as a Hinds Community College President’s Scholar for the Spring 2019 semester. President’s Scholars have a cumulative 4.0 grade-point average.

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As nearly 2 million U.S. college students graduate this spring, Magnolia State Bank is emphasizing the importance of a sound financial lifestyle. Magnolia State Bank has highlighted six financial tips recent college graduates should consider to position themselves for financial success as th…

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Laurel Christian School graduate Trevor Chancellor is a recipient of a Benjamin J. Deen and Liquori Tate Memorial Scholarship, the Pinebelt Foundation announced. Named in honor of two Hattiesburg police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, the scholarships are awarded to full-t…

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The retrial for accused child-killer Justin Blakeney will be in Neshoba County starting Sept. 9, according to an order signed by Jones County Circuit Court Judge Dal Williamson.

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The Ward 1 mentoring program Brighter Tomorrows will launch its “Summer of Service” program on Friday. Young people show up to work on a project and are then rewarded with a kayaking or fishing trip.

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A case that was scheduled for retrial starting Monday has now been moved to September, according to an order that was signed by Jones County Circuit Court Judge Dal Williamson.

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A Picayune woman led multiple law enforcement agencies on a wild chase that went through the City of Laurel, parts of Jones County and ended in Forrest County on Saturday morning.