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Local business owners are using their passion to make a difference

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A Laurel family of five lost everything in a house fire but escaped with their lives Tuesday morning.

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Virtual shower for Napiers’ 2nd child gives 650 items, $7,500 to clinic supporting new parents

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The annual salaries for all judges was raised recently by order of the state Supreme Court, according to a report by Mississippi Today.

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Councilman Jason Capers is accepting suggestions for an elderly or disabled person in Ward 1 who is in need of a wheelchair ramp, he announced.The project will be part of his “Summer of Service” program, in which participants work on community projects then are rewarded with a kayaking or fi…

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The Jones College staff and instructors were honored for their service — notably, two employees who had worked at the college for three decades.

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The Johnny Rawls Blues Band performed at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art on Friday night as concert-goers enjoyed barbecue, beverages and the blues from the front lawn at the annual Blues Bash fundraiser for the museum.

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An elderly couple that lives on Westerly Drive in the Windermere subdivision in northwest Laurel had a frightful morning involving a naked relative who beat them. 

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Mississippi Public Broadcasting will present Summer Learning Family Fun Days beginning at 10:30 a.m. daily June 21-23 online. This virtual event is designed to accelerate learning and stimulate minds of students ages 4-12 who are out of school for summer break. There will be lots of fun acti…

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Downtown Thursday is set for June 17, with the Laurel Farmers Market from 5-8 p.m., followed by a Downtown Movie Night from 8-10 p.m at The Backlot.

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Landrum served as FBI informant for four years to help take down White Knights

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Downtown Thursday is set for June 17, with the Laurel Farmers Market from 5-8 p.m., followed by a Downtown Movie Night from 8-10 p.m at The Backlot.

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Laurel police responded to several “open-door” auto burglaries in the North Laurel area just before 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Victims reported that small items and cash was taken from the vehicles. In the course of the investigation, 21-year-old DeAundre Shannon was de-

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On the lawn of Laurel Mercantile Co. there will be a Porch Party to rewatch some fan-favorite episodes of “Home Town” and listen to stories from homeowners from seasons past.

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Jones College is hosting a community-wide blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, in the Student Union behind the A.B. Howard Gymnasium.  Scheduling appointments can be online or through the attached QR code. 

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An Ovett sex offender who was convicted in Alaska has been captured in Arizona after failing to register in Jones County, and now he’s facing time in federal prison.

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A Laurel home was destroyed, but no injuries were reported in a devastating fire on Tuesday night.

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Lauren Rogers Museum of Art’s annual Blues Bash will be Friday from 6:30-10 p.m. on the museum’s front lawn. The event features the music of internationally acclaimed soul blues icon Johnny Rawls.

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Dr. Teresa Camp-Rogers, left, was a guest speaker at the Laurel Rotary Club at a recent meeting. She gave an update on South Central Regional Medical Center’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is pictured with program chairwoman Jennifer Jenkins. The Laurel Rotary meets each Tuesday at …

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Mother recalls night her boyfriend shot her, killed her son; shooter gets 54 years

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Body-cam footage of a teenager’s run-in with Laurel police on Sunday showed that he fell hard and “face-planted” after being tased, but that didn’t stop Black Lives Matter protesters from picketing in front of the LPD on Tuesday.

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Dr. Teresa Camp-Rogers, left, was a guest speaker at the Laurel Rotary Club at a recent meeting. She gave an update on South Central Regional Medical Center’s response to the COVID-19  pandemic. She is pictured with program chairwoman Jennifer Jenkins. The Laurel Rotary meets each Tuesday at…

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Big Creek Water Park shuttered its campsite and more than 200-acre lake due to damage sustained by a tornado that hit Easter 2020. For Memorial Day weekend after more than a year being closed, the park hosted a grand reopening celebration, booking all 57 campsites and gathering families to e…

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The Veterans Memorial Museum in Laurel hosted a Memorial Day ceremony May 31 to honor those who served in the armed forces. A crowd of people attended the ceremony to pay their respects to soldiers who lost their lives while on duty. 

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The Deason Home (410 Season St. in Ellisville), the oldest home in Jones County, will have an open house on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Admission is $5.

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Firefighters Mason Roberts and Jarrett Stephens of the Laurel Fire Department graduated Thursday from the National Fire Protection Association 1001 Firefighter I-II course at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson.

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The Veterans Memorial Museum in Laurel and Mr. Jimmy Bass, who is accurately described as “the driving force” behind the museum, are featured in a massive, 10-page spread in the May edition of “Firearms News.”

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There will be a car, truck and bike show to benefit the Southeast Mississippi Fellowship of Christian Athletes 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today (Saturday) at the Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center. The top 3 entries in 10 classes will win awards. Proceeds from entry fees will go to FCA. For more, go to…

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Caidyn Crowder gets a handshake from Ellisville Mayor Lynn Buckhaults after being presented with a proclamation congratulating her for winning the title of Miss Jones County, Jones County Distinguished Young Woman and her platform of Aid 4 First Aid at the Ellisville Board of Aldermen meetin…

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The U.S. Postal Service is asking all homeowners to inspect and repair their mailboxes during Mailbox Improvement Week, which lasts until Saturday.

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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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Several Pine Belt counties have been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food & Shelter Program. The money has to be used to help support and expand the capacity of food and shelter pro…

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