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Local business owners are using their passion to make a difference

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A Laurel family of five lost everything in a house fire but escaped with their lives Tuesday morning.

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Virtual shower for Napiers’ 2nd child gives 650 items, $7,500 to clinic supporting new parents

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The annual salaries for all judges was raised recently by order of the state Supreme Court, according to a report by Mississippi Today.

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Councilman Jason Capers is accepting suggestions for an elderly or disabled person in Ward 1 who is in need of a wheelchair ramp, he announced.The project will be part of his “Summer of Service” program, in which participants work on community projects then are rewarded with a kayaking or fi…

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The Jones College staff and instructors were honored for their service — notably, two employees who had worked at the college for three decades.

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The Johnny Rawls Blues Band performed at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art on Friday night as concert-goers enjoyed barbecue, beverages and the blues from the front lawn at the annual Blues Bash fundraiser for the museum.

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An overview of the National Register and details of the Laurel Central Historic District Amendment No. 3 will be presented at a public meeting at Laurel City Hall, 401 North 5th Ave., today (Tuesday) at 4:30 p.m. Staff from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will be on hand t…

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An elderly couple that lives on Westerly Drive in the Windermere subdivision in northwest Laurel had a frightful morning involving a naked relative who beat them. 

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A suspect in the theft of a golf cart from Northeast Jones High School is in custody and the cart has been recovered, according to a press release from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department.

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Mississippi Public Broadcasting will present Summer Learning Family Fun Days beginning at 10:30 a.m. daily June 21-23 online. This virtual event is designed to accelerate learning and stimulate minds of students ages 4-12 who are out of school for summer break. There will be lots of fun acti…

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Downtown Thursday is set for June 17, with the Laurel Farmers Market from 5-8 p.m., followed by a Downtown Movie Night from 8-10 p.m at The Backlot.

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Landrum served as FBI informant for four years to help take down White Knights

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Downtown Thursday is set for June 17, with the Laurel Farmers Market from 5-8 p.m., followed by a Downtown Movie Night from 8-10 p.m at The Backlot.

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Laurel police responded to several “open-door” auto burglaries in the North Laurel area just before 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Victims reported that small items and cash was taken from the vehicles. In the course of the investigation, 21-year-old DeAundre Shannon was de-

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On the lawn of Laurel Mercantile Co. there will be a Porch Party to rewatch some fan-favorite episodes of “Home Town” and listen to stories from homeowners from seasons past.

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Jones College is hosting a community-wide blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, in the Student Union behind the A.B. Howard Gymnasium.  Scheduling appointments can be online or through the attached QR code. 

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An Ovett sex offender who was convicted in Alaska has been captured in Arizona after failing to register in Jones County, and now he’s facing time in federal prison.

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A Laurel home was destroyed, but no injuries were reported in a devastating fire on Tuesday night.

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Lauren Rogers Museum of Art’s annual Blues Bash will be Friday from 6:30-10 p.m. on the museum’s front lawn. The event features the music of internationally acclaimed soul blues icon Johnny Rawls.

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Dr. Teresa Camp-Rogers, left, was a guest speaker at the Laurel Rotary Club at a recent meeting. She gave an update on South Central Regional Medical Center’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is pictured with program chairwoman Jennifer Jenkins. The Laurel Rotary meets each Tuesday at …

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Mother recalls night her boyfriend shot her, killed her son; shooter gets 54 years

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Body-cam footage of a teenager’s run-in with Laurel police on Sunday showed that he fell hard and “face-planted” after being tased, but that didn’t stop Black Lives Matter protesters from picketing in front of the LPD on Tuesday.

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Eight members of the Northeast Jones Tiger Pride Marching Band signed scholarships as future members of the Jones College Maroon Typhoon. Seated, from left, are Shannon McCardle (trombone), Luis Hernandez (trumpet), Alisha Hudson (color guard), Cambry Holifield (drum major), Ema Hudson (fron…

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Lauren Rogers Museum of Art’s annual Blues Bash will be Friday from 6:30-10 p.m. on the museum’s front lawn. The event features the music of internationally acclaimed soul blues icon Johnny Rawls.

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Dr. Teresa Camp-Rogers, left, was a guest speaker at the Laurel Rotary Club at a recent meeting. She gave an update on South Central Regional Medical Center’s response to the COVID-19  pandemic. She is pictured with program chairwoman Jennifer Jenkins. The Laurel Rotary meets each Tuesday at…

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Two-term incumbent Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee defeated challenger Miranda Beard, 1,836 votes to 1,324 votes, (unofficial) to win four more years in the mayor's office. Kim Page finished third and Anthony Hudson finished fourth.

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Jones College has announced the 2021 spring semester honor roll scholars. Full-Time students with 15 hours or more and who maintain the following grade-point averages will make the honor roll: President’s List--4.0; Dean’s List--3.99-3.5: Faculty List--3.49-3.0.  

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A Laurel teenager who injured an officer during a run-in last month was injured while being arrested Sunday night, but he wasn’t beaten by officers, as some people are claiming, Chief Tommy Cox of the Laurel Police Department said.

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Jose Melendez was found guilty of second-degree murder of Dalton White and aggravated assault of his ex-girlfriend Tasha Fuentes, White's mother, from a November 2019 shooting. He was sentenced to a total of 54 years in prison.

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This week’s Laurel City Council meeting has been moved to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday because of the municipal election that is taking place today (Tuesday).

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La. grandmother, grandson killed in crash near Moselle

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People lined up to view the body of former Mayor Melvin Mack in the rotunda of Laurel City Hall on Friday afternoon. Mack, the first Black mayor in Laurel and who served two terms, died on May 28. He was 72 years old. Above, members of the Laurel Fire Department and Laurel Police Department …

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Twenty-eight Associate Degree Nursing graduates left Jones College ready to continue to face the daily challenges nurses successfully handle minute by minute. 

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4-time felon accused of molesting young girls gets agitated during hearing, calls reporter ‘clown’

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