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A Laurel man who recently got out of federal prison is back behind bars after being accused of shooting another man a week ago, Chief Tommy Cox of the Laurel Police Department said.

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Powers volunteer firefighters were involved in close calls on two emergency scenes in two days, according to a Facebook post by firefighter Lance Chancellor, so he put out this reminder: “Please slow down, move over and pay attention in crash zones!”

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The Mississippi Public Transit Association is hosting a statewide “Mississippi Community Transportation Day” in unification with the American Public Transit Association National Dump the Pump Day today (Thursday) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sawmill Square Mall.

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South Central Regional Medical Center will host the South Central Diabetes Support Group on Tuesday, July 9, at 1 p.m. Danette Chancellor, PT, CLT-ALM, with South Central Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, will discuss living with diabetes and how to exercise properly. 

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The Jones County Genealogical and Historical Organization’s regular meeting will be at 10:15 a.m. Saturday in the upstairs meeting room at the Laurel-Jones County Library on Commerce Street.

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A man is dead and a Laurel woman is in jail after a vehicle hit a pedestrian on 16th Avenue , just before 9 p.m. Saturday, Chief Tommy Cox of the Laurel Police Department reported.

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Laurel Main Street’s Judi Holifield was selected Outstanding Main Street Director at Mississippi Main Street Association’s 30th annual awards luncheon in downtown Jackson.

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Sheriff candidate Davis hammers Hodge, Tedford in fiery speech

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The deadline for voters to register to participate in the party primaries is fast approaching, Jones County Circuit Clerk Concetta Brooks said.

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Dr. Ben Pace grew up in Laurel, attending First United Methodist Church and graduating from West Jones High School. Today, as an ophthalmologist with Hattiesburg Eye Clinic, he’s caring for the eyes of people he’s known since childhood.

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Laurel Councilman Travares Comegys is hosting Community Day at Sandy T. Gavin Park from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, June 29. There will be a voter registration drive, guest speakers, prizes, space jumps and food as the park’s improvements are showcased.

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Lauren Rogers Museum of Art will present “Wood & Whimsy: The Sculpture of Floyd Shaman,” an exhibition showcasing more than a dozen of Shaman’s witty and inventive works in laminated wood.

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Possible ‘payroll problem’ in department cited in State Auditor's probe

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The Laurel Police Department will host a Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Good Samaritan Center Soup Kitchen (540 Ellisville Blvd.)

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A Laurel man held a passport and checkbook hostage in hopes of getting some tires and a little spending money. His plan didn’t hold air, though. Instead, he will get to spend some more time in prison.

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Speed was believed to be a factor when a pickup crashed off of Highway 15 South and took out a utility pole and about 125 feet of fencing in front of Glade Elementary before crashing into a pine tree around 2 a.m. Saturday. Volunteer firefighters from Glade and Powers responded along with th…

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A Jones County man who admitted to sexually molesting two young family members several times will spend the next decade in prison, according to a plea agreement that was reached in Jones County Circuit Court on Thursday.

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Last July, Cole and Taylor Avera of Stringer were looking forward to a joyous occasion that so many young couples do — they were expecting their first child.

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Laurel Christian School graduate Trevor Chancellor is a recipient of a Benjamin J. Deen and Liquori Tate Memorial Scholarship, the Pinebelt Foundation announced. Named in honor of two Hattiesburg police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, the scholarships are awarded to full-t…

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The Ward 1 mentoring program Brighter Tomorrows will launch its “Summer of Service” program on Friday. Young people show up to work on a project and are then rewarded with a kayaking or fishing trip.

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Firefighter Gabriel B. Sylvester of the Ellisville Fire Department graduated May 23 from the National Fire Protection Association 1001 Firefighter I-II course at the Mississippi State Fire Academy in Jackson.

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‘Strong Families Initiative’ celebration Thursday at depot

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The following people applied for marriage licenses in Jones County Circuit Court

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As I look at important calendar dates throughout the year — Christmas, Easter, my anniversary, my wife’s birthday, my kid’s birthdays and home football games — there is one date that I take just as seriously as those, but it never falls on a set day of the week during a specific month. I can…

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Kiwanis Club of Laurel members were updated on events and business happenings all across Jones County by Amanda Roll, who serves as the Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Director with the Jones County Chamber of Commerce. 

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The City of Laurel Public Works Department will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. The Monday garbage route will run on Tuesday and the Tuesday garbage route will run on Wednesday. The regular schedule will resume June 3.

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The Laurel Housing Authority will participate in its 14th year of the Summer Food Service Program, which is partnered through the Mississippi Department of Education’s Office of Child Nutrition.

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The March for Jesus Jones County is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Daphne Park in Laurel. Mayor Johnny Magee signed a proclamation in support of the event along with, from left, organizer Retha Clements, Pastor Jimmie Bunch of Mount Zion and Enterprise Baptist churches, Pastor Gary Smith of Sal…

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Taylor Norris, 3, of Laurel recently won the title of Teeny Miss Laurel. Norris will be representing the City of Laurel at the Little Miss and Mr. Magnolia State Pageant finals in Vicksburg on July 20-21. 

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Family Nurse Practitioner Jane Johnson received special recognition with the 2019 Community Service Award  at the last meeting of the year for the Nahoula Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Kiwanis Club of Laurel members heard an informative presentation by Lt. Robert Little of the Jones County Sheriff’s Office at Wednesday’s regular meeting at the Laurel Country Club.