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A Sandersville police officer was shot in the line of duty and the suspect is in custody, local law enforcement officials are reporting. Officer Miguel Grimaldo, who is a part-time officer for the SPD and a reserve deputy with the Jones County Sheriff’s Department, reportedly approached a ma…

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A recently vacated mobile home on Pavilion Road caught on fire Tuesday morning. Flames were coming through the windows when a passerby called 911 and when volunteers from M&M arrived on the scene at 9:25 a.m. Neighbors reported hearing a loud boom and their power failing at the time the …

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U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., marked the award of $15,567,034 in grants to make improvements at 22 Mississippi airports, including $461,313 to improve airport buildings and reconfigure the existing taxiway at Waynesboro Municipal Airport.

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Leo Brown is sworn in as chief of the Laurel Fire Department as son Landyon Brown and grandson Briecion Ellis (holding Bible) stand by and Mayor Johnny Magee administers the oath of office. (Photo submitted)

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The Laurel Police Department’s food drive took on a dual meaning — because someone had to drive the truck away three times to make room for more donations to the Good Samaritan Center. The Fill-A-Truck event at Walmart yielded three truckloads of non-perishable food donations and $722 in cas…

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The Family Health Center Mobile Unit will provide free COVID-19 testing at K.C. Park from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Councilman Stacy Comegys announced. No appointment is necessary and those who wish to be tested can walk or drive to the location.

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More than a dozen people had to be rescued from the Leaf River after rising water and a rough current caused the boats and flotation devices they were on to capsize on Saturday afternoon.

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During July, Dr. Lake Garner and Garner Dental Group will match all donations to Hub City Humane Society and Laurel Jones County Animal Rescue League, up to $5,000. Both shelters, as do many other rescue organizations, see high number of animal intakes during the summer months. To help with …

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Two young men were injured in a crash just before noon on Saturday, the Fourth of July. Jakeb Hosey, 20, of Laurel was in a Toyota Tacoma, attempting to cross Highway 84 East to Jeff Byrd Road when he was struck by a westbound Toyota Highlander driven by Braxton Pitts, 16, of Waynesboro, who…

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The City of Laurel and Sawmill Square Mall hosted their annual Fourth of July fireworks show in the parking lot of the mall on Friday. At 9 p.m., the community gathered by the hundreds, parking their cars and (mostly) maintaining acceptable distances in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rural broadband expansion and K-12 distance-learning initiatives will receive almost a fourth of the Coronavirus Relief Fund, under a package appropriated by the Mississippi Legislature. Mississippi received $1.25 billion in unallocated federal aid to soften the pandemic’s health and economi…

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Lawmakers at the Capitol have had an extremely busy last two weeks. After many hours of working in conference committees to finalize the state budget and other bills, legislators completed most regular-session work on Thursday, July 1. The Legislature could come back in October or before if …

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Jones man sold 5 pounds of meth, heroin with illegal alien co-conspirator near children’s hospitalMatthew Williams, 33, of Jones County was sentenced to serve 146 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate for conspiracy to d…

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The Jones County Sheriff’s Department thanked the Cochran family of Ovett for the generous donation of watermelons for JCSD employees and their families. “The special note from Tristan was even sweeter than the watermelons!” Sheriff Joe Berlin posted on Facebook.

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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals with orthopedic conditions — including knee pain, hip pain, shoulder pain and other acute conditions — have postponed care because of uncertainty of available services. Some are afraid to venture out because of COVID-19. Dr. Richard O’Keeffe …

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A Heidelberg man who is accused of beating an ex-girlfriend with a gun, shooting at her, burning her and dragging her is facing felony charges in Jasper County and Jones County. Jackie Wayne White, 57, was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated domestic violence and shooting into a dwel…

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A Bay Springs man broke into a house and terrorized a Laurel family before being quickly apprehended on Monday night, Chief Tommy Cox of the Laurel Police Department reported.Derek McAdoo, 27, was accused of breaking in the front door of a home along Highway 84 West, breaking in several door…

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The Laurel Police Department is hosting a Summer Food Drive 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday at Walmart to benefit The Good Samaritan Center’s Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen. 

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Treasurer David McRae presented the state Department of Health with a check for $124,620 after the State Treasury found unclaimed property in the department’s name. This adds to the $7 million found and returned since McRae took office in January, $1.7 million of which was returned during th…

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Three teens were on an ATV that crashed with a car in Hebron on Friday afternoon, and two of them were hospitalized after being airlifted, first-responders said. 

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U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde- Smith (R-Miss.) decried Democrats’ decision to deny Senate debate on significant police reform legislation, asserting that blocking the bill leaves the nation with “irresponsible demands to defund the police, destruction of public property and violence.” 

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The home of an accused child molester went up in flames early Friday, a week after Jones County Sheriff’s Department officials found a little methamphetamine and a lot of filth inside.

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An Alabama escapee led law enforcement on a multi-state, multi-agency high-speed chase before crashing and being captured near Meridian on Thursday afternoon, Wayne County Sheriff Jody Ashley reported.

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Mayor's order removes symbol from city buildings

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Accused burglar found napping in storm victim’s under-repair residence

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The Mississippi State Treasury has returned $7 million in unclaimed property since Treasurer David McRae took office in January, he announced Tuesday. That amount includes $1.7 million that was distributed during the COVID-19 shutdown.

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Today, the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) is releasing polling data from a recent survey showing for the first time a majority of Mississippians favor changing the state flag. In 18 months, Mississippi voters have had a historic shift in opinion on changing the state flag, from unfavorab…

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Dixie Electric is getting more than $44 million as part of a $1.6 billion investment by the United States Department of Agriculture to build or improve rural electric infrastructure in 21 states, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced.