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A Moselle man who said he was running an online sales business from his home may have been offering some unlisted items, too.

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A Stringer man who was caught by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department with an illegal machine gun, other illegal weapons and accessories and KKK paraphernalia pleaded guilty in federal court in Hattiesburg last week.

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South Jones High School marching band War Path competed on Saturday in the Rocket City Invitational at Neshoba Central in Philadelphia and was selected Overall Grand Champion. The band received first place in overall music performance, visual effect, general effect and percussion, plus it wa…

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Jones College’s 2018 Honor Alumni have contributed a lifetime of service to the institution and their communities in numerous ways.  Laurel’s Dennis Bohannon, Raleigh native Paul Culliver and Ellisville native Clyde Dease will be honored at the annual JCJC Alumni Luncheon on homecoming on Sa…

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Jones College’s Office of Student Affairs and Student Government Association, along with campus clubs, organizations and the city of Ellisville, will host the annual “Treats in the Streets” night of activities on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 5-7:30 p.m. The trick-or-treat trail event will be on th…

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Pediatric flu shots are now available at all Mississippi State Department of Health county clinics. Seasonal flu vaccination is recommended for anyone 6 months and older as a way to prevent the spread of flu and save lives, health officials say.

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Zias Perryman powered his way in the end zone from 10 yards on on Laurel’s first play in overtime as the Golden Tornadoes defeated West Jones 23-17 to take control of the Region 3-5A race.

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The Ellisville Garden Club selection for the Yard of the Month of October is the home of Noel and Jennifer Rogers, 103 North Calhoun St. in Ellisville. Older homes often have mature, over grown shrubs that benefit from drastic pruning. Noel carefully reshaped the mature azalea bushes and cam…

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Trackhoe operator arrested by MDWFP found not guilty

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On Saturday, the South Jones High School marching band, War Path, competed at the annual “Groovin in the Grove” marching band competition at Oak Grove High School. The competition consisted of 21 bands divided into four different classifications. South Jones had the highest score of all the …

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The top teams of Region 3-5A are set to do battle Friday night in what likely will be the de facto region championship game Between the Bricks when West Jones squares off against Laurel.

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The eighth annual PDI reunion is set for Saturday, so there will be shakes coming from the popular eatery and the “dance floor,” classic rides rolling in from all over, rockin’ on the stage and a whole lot of rattling from attendees talking about the good old days.

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A man who is no stranger to the local emergency-response community has been hired as the director of the Jones County Emergency Management Agency.

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Long-time Atlanta Braves scout Rod Gilbreath of Laurel has helped mold the current Braves into a playoff-caliber team at least a couple years ahead of what most baseball folks thought possible. The surprising Braves were set to play Game 4 of the National League Division Series on Monday nig…

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Laurel Main Street is celebrating the city’s heritage as a sawmill town with the 2018 Loblolly Festival in Downtown Laurel today (Saturday). The fun, food and festivity-filled streets open at 9 a.m. and it will all continue until 5 p.m. There is no entrance fee.

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West Jones pitched its third straight shutout — all in Region 3-5A games — with a 37-0 shellacking of North Pike at The Shoe in Soso on Friday night.

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I know a lot of people who have walked into our downtown office are surprised to find that we keep a baby here. Not just any baby, but a royal office baby — Sir Kirby Prince. Kirby joined the staff a few months ago when his mother Lakyn came off of maternity leave and I, for one, couldn’t be…

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I remember what I enjoy most about Southern living — cool fall evenings, morning coffee on the deck and clear blue skies all day!

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Over the past 30 years, I have met a lot of people in my line of work. A lot of them are foodies. Many tell me they have the “best recipe” for this, that or the other. In the 20-plus years I’ve been writing this column, I have received countless cookbooks, old family recipes and various cook…

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A Quitman man is the second person arrested in relation to the shooting death of an 18-year-old Laurel High student days before she was set to graduate with honors.

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Insurance rates for residents and businesses in the Powers Community are not going up and the district’s fire rating isn’t changing, fire officials said in response to rumors.

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Dr. John E. Holmes, a 1980 graduate of R.H. Watkins High School and native of Laurel, has been elected to the serve as Region 8 Director of the National Alternative Education Association. This region encompasses Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. The mis…

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JACKSON — The e-cigarette trend is now being called an “epidemic” by the Food and Drug Administration, and Attorney General Jim Hood announced he is taking specific actions to protect young people in particular against these addictive products.

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In ruling for Laurel in annexation case, specially appointed judge says Pendorff residents ‘in need of government services’

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The Pendorff annexation trial continued in Jones County Chancery Court on Friday, with Laurel officials testifying that they are prepared to handle services in the area along Highway 11, between Laurel and Ellisville.

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An investigator with the Jones County Sheriff’s Department shot and killed a dog that “lunged toward him” during a routine check of sex offenders last Monday in the Calhoun Community, according to a press release from JCSD spokeswoman Allyson Knotts.

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A south Jones County man and woman were arrested after his gun “went off” and hit a passing SUV, and she took off and hid the gun.

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Eight oak trees growing on the lawn of the Rogers Green House are now regis- tered with the Societe Des Arbres and will be known as the “Eastman Rogers Oaks.” Among one of the purposes of the organiza- tion (Society of Trees) is to preserve all species of trees that possess a living associat…