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Sheriff wants ordinance with teeth to deal with loose dogs in county

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Sanderson Farms, Inc. has been recognized by News- week magazine as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies for 2022. The prestigious list is presented by Newsweek and Statista, Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

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Evan Davis, OD, of Eye Care Associates of Laurel is the 2021-22 president of the Mississippi Optometric Association. He succeeds Dr. Dax Eckard of Tupelo. The installation took place during MOA’s annual fall conference.

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The suspect in an auto theft on Thursday in the Sharon Community has been captured, the Jones County Sheriff’s Department reported.

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A Jasper County woman is in jail facing two felony charges after her baby and her toddler tested positive for methamphetamine, Investigator J.D,. Carter of the Jones County Sheriff’s Department reported.

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Soso is switching up its Christmas decor with a special contest. More than 48 hand-painted four-by-four plywood boards with Santa Claus, dogs in pickups and snow, nativity scenes and much more will be judged in Soso’s inaugural Christmas Card Contest with contestants ranging in ages from 6 to 18.

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A former member of the Jones County Fire Council was ordered to pay back more than $12,000 after the company he owns profited from selling a piece of equipment to the public body that he served on.

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Twinkling lights hang delicately in trees and across the expanse of Mason Park, transforming the park on 7th Avenue into a neon-covered winter landscape during the 24th consecutive year of the park’s massive light display.

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A Laurel man who may have been responsible for breaking into numerous vehicles at big industries in the city was chased down and arrested by Laurel police on Thursday.

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Starting Thursday, Laurelites and visitors alike can enjoy a plethora of holiday-themed events throughout the weekend. 

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A Laurel man is accused of attempted armed robbery after holding a victim at gunpoint, taking him to a bank in order to make a withdrawal and attempting to force him to purchase items at a local business Friday.

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Testimony reveals disappearance of more than 40 dogs

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For the 12th time this year, a member of the Jones County Sheriff’s Department saved an overdosing victim from almost certain death.

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Eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots has been expanded to all adults 18 and over, and appointments for boosters can now be made at all county health department clinics for those who qualify.

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A Laurel man who must have thought he had a better chance outrunning law on foot than in his vehicle wound up behind bars anyway on the night before Thanksgiving.

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Woman accused of dining at Waffle House while children were locked in U-Haul arrested for kidnapping her four children

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Laurel businesses emphasize importance of shopping local

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Movember participants are called “Mo Bros” – Growing a mustache and joining the movement qualifies one as a Mo Bro.

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Friends Randy Jackson and Tony Hamrick, both of Laurel, shared an unlikely journey when both were diagnosed with prostate cancer a year apart from each other, seeing the same doctors, having surgery at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and following similar treatment plans.

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The Kiwanis Club of Laurel isn’t waffling this year. Flapjacks will be served to the masses again on the first Saturday of December, and club members are fired up about being back at the big griddle after a one-year hiatus.

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Woman accused of dining at Waffle House while children were locked in U-Haul now suspect in kidnapping of her four children

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St. John’s students donate to Glory House

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A Collins man was struck and killed by an SUV driven by a Soso woman in Covington County early Saturday evening, according to a report from the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

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A 71-year-old Glade man is behind bars after being accused of touching a teenage family member inappropriately.

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Stranded in a drainage ditch for three days after crashing her 2017 Honda Accord off of Interstate 59, it’s nothing short of a miracle that one Petal woman survived after sustaining serious injuries.

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 A Jones County supervisor is in jail, facing a charge of embezzlement.

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A wagon with roots of Laurel’s historical relevance at the turn of the 20th century now resides with its namesakes’ lineage, sitting across from the very spot it was manufactured more than 100 years ago.

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A suspect is dead after getting into a shootout with officers who were responding to a call of a burglary in progress in Waynesboro early Wednesday afternoon, officials are reporting.

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Jones County has more than $2 million from the federal government for COVID-related “loss revenue,” and the Board of Supervisors has plenty of latitude for how to spend it.

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