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A 21-year-old woman was killed Monday morning when she was ejected from her car after it flipped several times just north of the Hattiesburg-Laurel airport on Interstate 59. Moselle and Southwest volunteer fire departments responded to the wreck just after 8 a.m.The driver of the Fiesta was …

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Ovett and Runnelstownvolunteer fire departmentsresponded to a one-vehicle rollover with injuries near 509 Eastside Drive just before 11 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle had four occupants at the time of the rollover with one adult sustaining injuries. No identities were available. Jones and PerryCou…

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Sheriff asks for funding supervisors say they can’t provide without ballot measure

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A Hinds County man who had come to Jones County to visit his wife’s grave was killed in a traffic accident a few minutes after leaving the cemetery.

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Man Pickering called to help at fire charged, jailed overnight

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The pursuit of a Memphis man and his 2-year-old daughter ended in Soso, with the man being arrested and the toddler being taken to South Central Regional Medical Center, presumably in good condition, Covington County Sheriff Stann Smith said.

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Lightning strike ignites County Line Baptist;40 vols battle blaze

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William McCoy used a knife to carve his name in his girlfriend’s thigh last summer.

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United Blood Services and South Central Regional Medical Center are teaming up for blood drives next week.

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Trial delayed to November, Parrish calling for MBI to take over cruelty investigation

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For Laurel Little Theatre 58th season opener, LLT has picked a “dooooozy” for its annual Southern comedy.“Rex’s Exes” will run for two weekends, Aug. 3-5 and Aug. 10-12, under the direction of Will Hodges.All Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinees start at …

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Former assistant DA calls Monday press conference; HSUS reveals condition report of animals

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A teen mother whose baby tested positive for methamphetamine picked up some additional charges after cursing the investigator who was working her case.

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JCPenney may be scaling back on its lingerie selection after an unwanted customer was trying on some bras in the Laurel store last Saturday.

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Mayor Johnny Magee hasn’t yet been out on 5th Avenue holding a detour sign, but if that’s what it takes, he might just do it.The massive $10 million paving project through the City of Laurel is in full swing with two of the city’s main arteries — 5th Avenue and 13th Avenue — getting a much-n…

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When four adults were arrested last month for neglecting five young children who were in their care, Capt. Tonya Madison of the Jones County Sheriff’s Department said there could be more charges.

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Nine days after 89 animals were seized from property in the Johnson Community, Sheriff Alex Hodge released photos of dogs that appeared to be malnourished, and he attacked the Leader-Call for “possible bias” because of the editor’s relationship with the accused.

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Girl, 8, tells interviewer relative ‘hurt’ herA Pendorff man who is confined to a wheelchair is in jail after being accused of inappropriately touching a young family member.Claude Creel, 55, is charged with sexual battery after an 8-year-old girl told authorities that he touched her “butt a…

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Hattiesburg officials tried to work with woman with menagerie in mansionA look into Mary Ellen Senne’s past shows that she has been in trouble before for having hoards of dogs and cats in her care 28 years ago.She was in violation of city code in Hattiesburg when she had “56 unadoptable and …

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Lauren Rogers Museum of Art has been awarded a $26,100 grant from the Mis- sissippi Arts Commission.This grant is a portion of the nearly $1.4 million in grants MAC will award in 2018-19 and will be used for general operating support. The grants are made pos- sible by continued funding from …

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Consuelo W. Walley has been appointed the new Drug Court Coordinator for the 18th Circuit Court District of Mississippi, Jones County Circuit Court Judge Dal Williamson announced.“Consuelo Walley brings to the Jones County Drug Court a unique combination of legal experience and a heartfelt c…

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Shad White of Sandersville was sworn into office as the 42nd State Auditor of Mississippi in the Old Mississippi Supreme Court Chamber in the Mississippi Capitol on Tuesday.The oath of office was administered by current Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William L. “Bill” Waller Jr. whi…

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The president of Southern Cross Animal Rescue denies claims that anyone from her organization tried to discourage Mary Ellen Senne from opening an animal shelter in Ellisville.“We have helped every other rescue that has formed since SCAR started,” Heather Williams of SCAR said, citing three …

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Records show Sennes spent $3,434 on food from Chewy.com since March 21; JCSD refused Wednesday food delivery

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Councilman George A. Carmichael has completed the Profes- sional Development Level of the Certified Municipal Official program from the Mississippi Municipal League.The MML’s CMO programhas three certification levels:Basic, which requires 60 hours of training focused on the basics of municip…

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If we can take one thing away from the animal-abuse raid on a Johnson Community home that led to the seizure of 89 dogs and cats, it’s that the need for even more adequate shelter and housing in Jones County for animals found, seized, surrendered or rescued should immediately become a focus. 

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Tony Thaxton was elected president of the Laurel City Council and Travares Comegys will serve as vice president of the seven-man council. 

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Five days after what several local, state and national officials called the worst case of animal abuse they have seen, criminal charges were filed against the owners of the property called “Wonderland.”

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Laurel Little Theatre has just announced the upcoming 2018-2019 season and begun its annual season ticket membership drive. This year, LLT will be presenting its mainstage productions for two weekends. 

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More than 400 runners beat the heat and several brought home trophies, but the big winner was the Mission At The Cross. The sixth annual Restoration Run raised more than $70,000 for the ministry that serves men who are suffering from addiction. 

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A 3-year-old African boy named Jimy will be able to keep his right arm, thanks to the actions of a Laurel man.

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A Perry County man was already facing a few charges when corrections officers found some tainted evidence of a more serious crime, and a Forrest County woman was arrested for being drunk and naked at a popular swimming hole.