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 Laurel High School students made Christmas wishes come true for 19 families this year through its Fellowship of Christian Athletes Christmas party. In the gymnasium last Thursday evening, 50-70 students associated with Laurel High School sports wrapped presents for families in need. 

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 On Dec. 11, the Sharon Volunteer Fire Department hosted its sixth annual Shop With A Firefighter and was able to take 25 children from Jones County shopping at Walmart with al firefighter. 

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 We don’t want to put a damper on the holidays, but accidental injuries do occur between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Driving, cooking or even putting up decorations can be a source for trauma — especially involving the eyes. And, particularly for kids. According to the American Academy …

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West Jones High School Peer Council recently taught the Scrubby Bear lesson to kindergarteners and first-graders at West Jones Elementary and North Jones Elementary.

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No felony charges will be filed against a Laurel Middle School teacher who made a sexually-explicit proposal to an eighth-grader two days before his scheduled wedding day, but there will likely be a more practical punishment, officials said.

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South Jones’ marching band will be traveling to Jacksonville, Ala., on Saturday to compete in the premier high school marching championship program, Bands of America. There are 26 high school marching bands throughout the southeastern United States competing for the regional championship.

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SJHS students learn budgeting, costs of living in the ‘real world’

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Miss Jones County/Pine Belt competition will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the North-east Jones Performing Arts Center. It is the official preliminary competition for the Miss Mississippi Corporation for this area of the state.

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The Mississippi Department of Education released the state testing scores for each school district in Mississippi last week, noting significant learning loss due to the pandemic. Overall, scores across the state decreased by an average of 12.3 percent in math and 6.7 percent in English from …

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William Carey University has again been selected as a “Southeast Hidden Gem” by College Raptor, a college-planning platform that helps families discover the best colleges for the price.

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Plans are under way to make homecoming at Jones College a spectacular event involving reunions for the band, cheerleaders, 1970-71 JC 50-year class reunion, and the JCJC 2001 MACJC championship football team. All activities will incorporate the Homecoming theme, “Jones Family 2021” throughou…

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Northeast Jones Middle/High School will celebrate Homecoming 2021 on Friday, Oct. 8. The homecoming parade will begin at 6 p.m. with the ceremony following at 6:30 p.m.

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A woman who gave birth to a methamphetamine-positive baby is being sought by the Jones County Sheriff’s Department.

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For the second straight Monday, deputies were at West Jones High School just before classes were set to start. But this week, it wasn’t because of any students or parents of students.

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State highest in nation in COVID-19 deaths per capita

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The 160-member Maroon Typhoon Marching Band consists of Jones College students who are majoring in a wide variety of subjects who enjoy sharing their musical talents and support the Bobcat Athletics at various sporting events. Pictured in the front row is the feature twirler, Kaia Taylor-Col…

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Eight members of the Northeast Jones Tiger Pride Marching Band signed scholarships as future members of the Jones College Maroon Typhoon. Seated, from left, are Shannon McCardle (trombone), Luis Hernandez (trumpet), Alisha Hudson (color guard), Cambry Holifield (drum major), Ema Hudson (fron…

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Jones College has announced the 2021 spring 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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Twenty-eight Associate Degree Nursing graduates left Jones College ready to continue to face the daily challenges nurses successfully handle minute by minute. 

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4 students receive scholarships from councilman

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JC has special graduation ceremony for Laurel scholar

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Jones College hosted its annual “Retirement Tea” for 12 employees who retired in 2020 and the eight employees who are retiring this year. When combined, these 20 employees provided 459 1/2 years of service to JC, with some having additional years of service working at other educational insti…

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The 2020-21 Humanitarian and Shareholder Scholarship Award winners were announced by the Laurel Junior Auxiliary after an application and interview process. This year’s winners of the $1,500 Humanitarian scholarships are Bryce Harper and Jennifer Lechuga, both of Laurel High School. The $500…

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Surrounded by family and South Central Regional Medical Center Staff, Hannah Estes, 19, graduated from the hospital’s Project SEARCH program and received her high school diploma one year after her actual graduation date from Northeast Jones High School. 

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On April 23, third-grade students at Glade Elementary participated in a Multiplication Challenge. The students were given one minute to correctly solve as many multiplication problems as possible. From left, Alivia Upton, first place; Angel Sims, second place; and Lexi Brady, third place.

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Eight members of the Northeast Jones Tiger Pride Marching Band signed scholarships as future members of the Jones College Maroon Typhoon. Seated, from left, are Shannon McCardle (trombone), Luis Hernandez (trumpet), Alisha Hudson (color guard), Cambry Holifield (drum major), Ema Hudson (fron…

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Jones College has invited graduates from last year to join this year’s graduating class of 2021 to partake in commencement exercises on Saturday, May 22, at 8 p.m. on the north lawn of Jones Hall. About 715 students are expected to participate in the ceremony and will receive either an Assoc…

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On Friday, St. John’s Day School celebrated its 70th anniversary of May Day, presenting a musical program. The show paid homage to 1970s hits, from famous theme songs like “Popeye the Sailor Man” to “Grease” the musical. Students from K3 to sixth grade showcased their talents on the stage in…

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Cade Slaughter of Hattiesburg was one of 10 seniors at the University of Mississippi to be inducted into the university's 2020-21 Hall of Fame. He was also selected Mr. Ole Miss earlier this year.

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The University of Mississippi celebrated more than 5,000 candidates for graduation in the Class of 2021 during the university's 168th Commencement exercises April 29-May 2. The following local students were candidates for graduation:

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Sabine Horne of Laurel was among the more than 200 University of Mississippi students to be honored among the 2020-21 class of Who's Who at the University of Mississippi.

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