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Wardrobe malfunction tips off  deputies, Bond gets 5 more years in clink

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The statues that local sculptor Jason Kimes made and put on temporary display in downtown Laurel are now headed to their permanent home in South Carolina. A crane was used to lift them onto a heavy-duty trailer for transport to the Palmetto State earlier this week. The statues were made to h…

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Sgt. J.D. Carter of the Jones County Sheriff’s Department spoke to Kiwanis Club of Laurel this week about gangs that are operating in Jones County. His presentation was followed by a large number of questions from Kiwanis members who were meeting at the Laurel Country Club. From left, progra…

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The City of Laurel has declared April as National Donate Life Month. Every year, Donate Life America leads the celebration of National Donate Life Month to focus national attention on organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation. South Central Regional Medical Center, Mississippi Organ…

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I try to stay off social media as much as I possibly can. Outside of keeping up with old friends and making sure your kids are staying out of trouble, it’s a big waste of time — unless, of course, your only hobby consists of getting into pointless political arguments with strangers who aren’…

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The Pleasant Ridge School reunion will start at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the West Jones Elementary School gymnasium, which is on the south side of Highway 84 West, between Calhoun and Buttermilk Crossing at Highway 29.

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BARBERINO VAL D’ELSA, Tuscany — There have probably been times in my life that I thought I understood “sacrifice.” There might have been times I even though I made sacrifices. Those times probably had to do with the loss of certain creature comforts or — more than likely — a lack of material…

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Three West Jones students had to be extricated from a wrecked SUV and one was airlifted after a crash on Trace Road early Monday evening.

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South Jones Indoor Winds Group captures gold in Ohio

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On Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Laurel Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will host its 11th prescription drug take-back event.

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One recent Saturday morning, I found myself weeping, sitting in the grass in my yard, just weeping. I was sad, angry and maybe feeling a little sorry for myself. I was mad at myself because I have been neglecting my yardwork over the past couple of years, simply because I haven’t had a lot o…

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An Ellisville woman is facing felony charges after the baby she gave birth to tested positive for methamphetamine, according to a Facebook post from the Jones County Sheriff’s Department.

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The Jones County Genealogical and Historical Organization will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 27 in the upstairs meeting room at the Laurel-Jones County Library on Commerce Street.  

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A Covington County man has pleaded guilty to federal hate-crime charges by burning a cross in a predominately black residential area of Seminary to intimidate the people who live there, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.

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The Jones County Board of Supervisors crossed another hurdle in securing bond money for road and bridge work across the county.

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JCSD Narcotics takes down complex ‘grow house,’ high-grade marijuana all worth more than $250K

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Beginning today (Thursday), a portion of Lower Myrick Road will be closed for the replacement of a bridge in Beat 3. The bridge is the west relief bridge for Bogue Homa Creek and is located just east of David’s Grocery and Orange Drive. 

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Second man accused of song-related shooting nabbed by Marshals, LPD

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Crime victims and several agencies that assist them were at Laurel City Hall last Tuesday as Mayor Johnny Magee signed a proclamation to observe April 7-13 as Crime Victims’ Rights Week. 

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The City of Laurel has joined other cities across the nation in recognizing the role volunteers play in the community. Mayor Johnny Magee expressed his gratitude to the dedicated citizens by declaring April 7 – 13 as National Volunteer Week. He signed the proclamation for South Central Regio…

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Howard remembered as contributor to community, family and business

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To most of the juniors and seniors gathered in Northeast Jones’ football stadium on Friday morning, the scene before them was just an act. There was blood and chaos and crying over a dead student’s body after a crash.

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Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee signed a proclamation declaring April as Limb Loss Awareness Month and April 7 as Limb Loss Awareness Day as Mary Armbrust, right, and Martha-Kay Holifield, left, of Help For Amputees and Families looked on. Armbrust, whose late husband was an amputee, travels the U…

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The Junior Auxiliary of Laurel will celebrate National JA week, April 7-13. On April 1, Mayor Johnny Magee signed an honorary proclamation designating the week as Junior Auxiliary week in Laurel.  This annual celebration is a time to pause and thank the community, sponsors and volunteer memb…

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Continuing an 18-year tradition, Jones College’s Jazz Band along with vocal ensembles JC Voices and The Bridge, will present “Java and Jazz” on Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m. on the M.P. Bush Fine Arts Auditorium stage. The Java and Jazz concert will feature a variety of great music and is fr…