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Kiwanis Club of Laurel members, with a little help from community services and the Jones County Adult Detention Center inmates, set up shop Tuesday at the YWCO in preparation for its 64th consecutive all-you-can-eat pancake buffet.

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The Renaissance Holiday Tour of Homes will feature houses with history and houses that have new-found fame. The Laurel and Jones County Council of Garden Clubs is hosting the tour of four homes in historic downtown Laurel from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15.

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Curtis Lowery, founder and owner of the popular Halloween attraction “PsychoPath” in south Jones County, is on trial for sexual battery. Testimony began Wednesday afternoon and is expected to continue through today (Thursday). Lowery is accused of forcing a young former family member to perf…

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Home Instead Senior Care, serving the Pine Belt Area, is once again offering the community a chance to spread joy to local seniors. Through the Be a Santa to a Senior program, community members can give a senior a special holiday gift. Since the program’s inception in 2003, the Be a Santa to…

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Some residents of The Highlands subdivision, just outside of Ellisville, had reason to be nervous Sunday when a brush fire, fueled by high winds, threatened several homes in the area.  

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Court officials are aiming for a late June trial in a wrongful death lawsuit against Greg Burroughs, but his attorneys had some special requests when it came to telling the jury how the shooting of his girlfriend Katherine Sinclair occurred in June of 2017.

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The Mississippi State Golden Egg Tour made a pair of stops in the Free State area, first in Taylorsville, where Elle and Paul Sullivan of Taylorsville got photos taken, and then in Laurel. The Egg is presented to the winner of the annual football game between Mississippi State and Ole Miss. …

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A pair of accused thieves were arrested by Laurel police over a recent weekend.

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The Rotary Club of Hattiesburg-Sunrise will host its first “Gingerbread House Competition” fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Parkway Heights United Methodist Church. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be put back into the community through service projects, such as dictionaries to third-…

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Powers Fire and Rescue has teamed up with Dollar General on Eastview Drive to conduct a Christmas toy drive for children who may not otherwise receive any gifts at Christmas. Last year, the volunteer fire department was able to provide 26 families with new toys for Christmas, bringing joy to…

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Baby delivered at 7 months, mother in critical condition in ‘complicated case’

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From Arlo Guthrie, to the Pledge of Allegiance to a flask of hooch, LL-C staffers share their memories

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Police found the body of a Hispanic man on a boat ramp in Eastabuchie in Jones County on Sunday, and a suspect is in custody in an investigation led by the Forrest County Sheriff’s Department.

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Glade and Powers volunteer fire departments responded to a collision at Bush Road and Township in the Glade community at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. A motorist on Bush Road attempted to cross Township, but traveled into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Both vehciles sustained major damage. On…

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Powers Fire and Rescue has teamed up with Dollar General on Eastview Drive to conduct a Christmas toy drive for children who may not otherwise receive any gifts at Christmas. Last year, the volunteer fire department was able to provide 26 families with new toys for Christmas, bringing joy to…

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A former Laurel police officer who was fired after being accused of beating a man after a chase shot and killed a woman on his property in what’s being described as a case of self-defense. 

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A Laurel High School teacher who had a firearm on campus was escorted from school property on Monday, and district officials are now trying to determine if he broke any laws. 

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The Mississippi landscape boasts rolling hills, lush wildlife habitats and … thousands of cubic yards of garbage scattered along its interstates. 

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When Jones County Sheriff’s Department investigators went to the scene of a recent shooting in the Hoy Community, they didn’t have some of the material they needed to do their job. 

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Dr. Tommy King, president of William Carey University, hosted a recent luncheon to recognize members of the Wall of Honor, which recognizes people who have made substantial financial contributions to support the school. 

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When the new Board of Supervisors takes office in January, members will be getting a little more money. 

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The Laurel City Council agreed unanimously to increase funding for the Laurel-Jones County Library by $30,000 per year.

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Similar to a scene from the film "Tommy Boy," an unidentified woman said bees were responsible for her driving her Toyota Camry off of Hill Street and almost into a drainage ditch in Ellisville this week, police Chief Bruce Russell said. No charges were filed and no injuries were reported. I…

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“Donuts are the funnest food.” That’s what my friend, co-collaborator and business partner Wyatt Waters, says. 

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Siblings want justice; judge denies bond for accused killer

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What started as a call about a suspicious vehicle at a city employee’s house led to a call about a wrecked vehicle then the arrest of two men for breaking into a home near Heidelberg.