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One of the largest sectors of Jones County’s economy is manufacturing, just as manufacturing is one of the larger sectors of our state’s economy. Manufacturing in Mississippi accounts for 16.18 percent of total output and employs 12.54 percent (145,000) of our state’s workforce.

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The Ellisville State School Direct Support Employee of the Month winners for January are, from left, Laura Wedgeworth of Hebron, Renet Cline of Hattiesburg, Pattie Jenkins of Toomsuba and Nicole White of Hattiesburg.

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Two Laurel companies were awarded  contracts for maintenance work at the Mississippi Transportation Commission’s Feb. 11 meeting. The Mississippi Department of Transportation will oversee the 17 projects, which will maintain and enhance transportation infrastructure of the state.

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Representatives from Dollar General’s Human Resources and Store Operations teams are planning to host a career event in Laurel on Wednesday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Audubon Drive store in North Laurel. 

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Do you ever think about the food you eat? Do you realize that one of Jones County’s largest and most well-known companies is international in scope and sales and is headquartered right here in Laurel?

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The Direct Support Employee of the Month winners for December were recently announced at Ellisville State School. Winners for the month were, from left, Tisha Philley of Ellisville, Martha McDaniel of Laurel, Kaneesha Flowers of Ellisville and Curtis Trotter of Heidelberg.

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Jones County’s history is steeped in our natural resources, with timber as the earliest asset that took us on the road toward progress.

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Dixie Electric Power Association made a donation of several dozen new stuffed toys to Powers Fire & Rescue’ toy drive. Powers volunteer firefighters and emergency medical responders use the stuffed toys to give to children who are involved in emergency incidents. From left, Dixie Electri…

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For the third time in four years, Southern Pipe & Supply has been selected to the “Top 100 Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work for in America” list by Fortune magazine. The Meridian-based company’s national honor comes on the heels of being recognized as “The Best Place to Work in Missis…

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During the Mississippi Realtors annual convention in Biloxi, the Laurel Board of Realtors member Debbie West of RE/MAX Town & Country was honored by the association’s local board as its Realtors member Realtor of the Year. Local Board Realtor of the Year is awarded annually to the agent …

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Chancellor, Inc. hosted an Ideal Electrical National Championship qualifying round in Laurel in September, when Timmy White accomplished the best time in the state by being the fastest using Ideal tools to complete various electrician tasks. 

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BancorpSouth presented members of Southern Civitan a check for $500 to assist the local civic club with its project of providing wheelchair swings for city parks in Laurel. A dedication of the first swing installed at the Laurel SportsPlex will be scheduled soon. “We are pleased to help with…

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TEC, based in Bay Springs, aquired FailSafe Security from Fail Telecommunications Corporation effective Nov. 1. TEC will acquire all FailSafe Security assets and customer contracts, and the merged business will continue to operate under the TEC Security brand. 

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Ellisville State School recently honored employees with five year increments of service at the Employee Appreciation Program. Employees received certificates and gifts of appreciation. A total of 119 employees were recognized, with 18 being commended for 25 or more consecutive years of service.

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SouthGroup Insurance & Financial Services was recently listed as a Best Practices Agency by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. This distinction makes SouthGroup part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States.  

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United Way of the Pine Belt Region’s 2019 campaign kickoff is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 5. The breakfast celebration will be at 127 Flynt Road in Laurel. Registration is $12 per person. 

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Educators and student representatives from the Laurel and Jones County school districts will participate in the second annual Education In Industry tour and discussion on Oct. 1.

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The Jones County Job Fair will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday. Oct. 8 at Sawmill Square Mall Center Court. Entry for job seekers is free and any business may set up a booth for $75.  

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Summer in Mississippi for hundreds of children and students across the state means summer camp. At the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation’s Safety Camp, 53 seventh- to 12th-grade students camp with a purpose thanks to the MFBF’s Safety Department.

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The First Bancshares, Inc., holding company for The First, announced the signing of an agreement and Plan of Merger with First Florida Bancorp, Inc., parent company of First Florida Bank, pursuant to which First Bancshares has agreed to acquire FFB. 

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The Jones County Chamber of Commerce is launching a new program for emerging professionals in Jones County to connect called Jones CO.nnect!

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Kiwanis Club of Laurel members heard an informative presentation on the history of Masonite of Laurel and the products currently produced at Wednesday’s regular club meeting. 

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Joan Young of the downtown Laurel BancorpSouth was honored as a 2019 Fifty-Year Club Member of the Mississippi Bankers Association at the 131st annual Mississippi Bankers’ Association convention in Destin, Fla., last month. She attended the convention with Russ Griffin, president of the Laur…

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The Mississippi Public Service Commission and Secretary of State’s Office announced changes Monday to the Telephone Solicitation Act affecting registration requirements of charities. 

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As nearly 2 million U.S. college students graduate this spring, Magnolia State Bank is emphasizing the importance of a sound financial lifestyle. Magnolia State Bank has highlighted six financial tips recent college graduates should consider to position themselves for financial success as th…

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Every year, the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi selects two “Women of Excellence” to honor at the Ultimate Fashion Show. The honorees are known for blazing a trail in their career paths and passionately pursuing the betterment of their communities. One of the recipients this year is Robin…

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Dunn Roadbuilders won a statewide award for Best Municipal Overlay for the paving of a parking lot along Front Street in downtown Laurel. The Mississippi Asphalt Producers Association presented the company with the award and Dunn representatives presented an aerial photo and duplicate plaque…

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Prince spruces up community with hand-painted signs, gold-leaf gilding

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Woodworking wasn't Ben Napier's first love, but his true love led him to it. 

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Have you ever had one of those months? The water heater stops heating, the dishwasher stops washing and your family ends up on a first-name basis with the nurse at urgent care. Then, as you’re driving to work, giving yourself your best “You can make it!” pep talk, you see smoke seeping out f…

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When you marry or simply share a household with someone, your financial life changes — and your approach to managing your money may change as well. To succeed as a couple, you may also have to succeed financially. The good news is that is usually not so difficult.

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Jerry Ford of Jerry Ford Real Estate celebrated 10 years of business with a surprise party on Jan. 25 at his office. He was joined by coworkers and business associates. An avid baseball fan, his agents and staff gave him Cubs tickets for the upcoming season and also a photo album with years …