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South Central Regional Medical Center will host a diabetes support group program Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. at South Central Place on Highway 15 North.

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A group of college students got a scare Sunday afternoon when the tour bus they were in caught on fire on exit 78 on Interstate 59. 

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Local law enforcement working together to combat rash of violence

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A crash at Friendship Road and Shady Grove Moss Road Sunday afternoon resulted in an extrication and one driver in the hospital, according to the Shady Grove Volunteer Fire Department.

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Grieving teacher, family thank well-wishers, react to suspect’s release

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Due to Saturday’s rainy forecast, the Did You Know Foundation has updated its Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend schedule.

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The Laurel Police Department responded to a crash Thursday at about 12:30 p.m. on Leontyne Price Boulevard near South Central Regional Medical Center. No injuries were reported in the two-vehicle collision. The incident held up traffic briefly before debris was cleared from the roadway. Laur…

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The Mississippi Patriot Coalition and a group of civil protection organizations will host a rally Monday in Jackson at the south steps of the State Capitol in support of the Second Amendment.

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Taylorsville man kills Laurel woman, then shoots self in Summerland

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Choices Clinic will celebrate Sanctity of Human Life Month at the Laurel Jones County courthouse on Friday at noon. Mayor Johnny Magee, Sheriff Joe Berlin, Choices Director Brittany Sherman and Pastor Luke Johnson will be speaking about the importance of this recognition in saving and changi…

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A fire ravaged the top portion of a home on Heatherwood Drive Tuesday afternoon with no injuries reported, according to first responders.

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Jones College has announced the 2019 fall 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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DA: Investigators had probable cause to enter home of woman accused of luring rapper to ambush

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Officers from other agencies to be deputized

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The Do You Know Foundation of Mississippi will kick off its 32nd Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend in Laurel starting Friday with a parade set for the following day.

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Anyone planning to grab some fried chicken from the Chantilly Street KFC this weekend will have to reconsider. A small fire broke out at the restaurant Thursday at about 3:30 p.m., causing a shutdown due to smoke damage. Laurel Fire Chief Mark Nichols said the department quickly contained th…

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At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Ellisville Board of Aldermen unanimously agreed to pay for vehicle damages sustained in a police-involved incident that resulted in an officer’s suspension.

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There are many ways to sum up a person’s personality and character. Attaching labels to them is a shortcut, but probably the most frequently used. I am called a restaurateur, columnist, author, tour leader and a few other choice — and sometimes unsavory — things. But of all of the titles or …

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A driver was uninjured after reportedly blacking out at the wheel of his Jeep on Lower Myrick Road Wednesday morning, first-responders said. The unidentified driver swerved off the roadway in what Powers Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Lance Chancellor called a “medical incident.” The car st…

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Swarm animal rescue shuttered; dozens of neglected animals sent to Hattiesburg shelter

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Teacher’s unborn baby killed, hit-and-run driver charged

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Sheriff ready to roll after finding keys left on desks, no talks with ousted Hodge

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Azaria McGill got a precious early birthday present — a newborn daughter on the first day of the new decade.

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Sertoma Club of Laurel officers serving in 2020 are, front from left: Phillip Sapienza, sergeant at arms; Chris Tullos, vice president; Chris Caves, treasurer; Ryan Mitchell, president; Steve Thrash, secretary; Randy Holland, programs chairman; back, Wayne Myrick, historian; Jason Hoffman, m…

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Each year, I compile a list of the Top 10 dining experiences I enjoyed throughout the previous year. The list is never about the most expensive meal or the finest atmosphere. This end-of-the-year list covers the meals that were most memorable to me

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Eight newcomers will be in office come Monday morning after being sworn in by local judges on Dec. 27. Supervisors Travares Comegys and Larry Dykes assumed their new duties at midnight Jan. 1, after special orders were signed by their predecessors, Jerome Wyatt and Danny Roy Spradley. The ne…

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STARKVILLE — Joe Moorhead’s tenure as Mississippi State’s head coach is over.

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Ward 6 City Councilman Travares Comegys was recognized in his final meeting of the council. He beat Councilman George Carmichael, right, in the race to fill the seat that had long been held by Beat 5 Supervisor Jerome Wyatt. Comegys was elected to two terms on the council. His brother Stacy …

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Sharon King of Laurel has earned the designation of Master Municipal Clerk, which is awarded by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Inc. She was congratulated by council members in their most recent meeting.

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Young Wayne County boy fighting cancer has dream day with Prescott, Cowboys