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The Jones County Board of Supervisors had a special meeting Tuesday morning to discuss possible uses of federal COVID-19 funds. In May, Mississippi requested $2 billion in federal relief funds for local and state governments. Of those funds, $577 million is earmarked for Mississippi’s 82 cou…

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Three Northeast Jones High School football players and a woman who is seven months’ pregnant were uninjured after a head-on collision on Highway 15 near the intersection of Lower Myrick Road on Tuesday night. 

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The Jones County Board of Supervisors had a special meeting Tuesday morning to discuss possible uses of federal COVID-19 funds. In May, Mississippi requested $2 billion in federal relief funds for local and state governments. Of those funds, $577 million is earmarked for Mississippi’s 82 cou…

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Suspect caught breaking in South Jones HS for second time

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Downtown Laurel lost and gained a business this summer — Skin Deep Tattoo Studio is taking the place of the Pinehurst Rathskeller.

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JACKSON – The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation Human Trafficking/Special Victims Unit, a division of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, recently launched a newly designed website dedicated to combatting human trafficking.

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A pair of Laurel men who were greeted by gunfire when they knocked on the wrong door in the middle night were probably happy to get to the safety of the jail.

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The Hattiesburg Police Department, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, will sponsor the Remember My Name 5K run at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Kamper Park (107 S. 17th Ave. in Hattiesburg).

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In a case seemingly plucked from an episode of "Judge Judy," a 74-year-old Jasper County woman was arrested, accused of stalking after two victims filed affidavits in Jasper County Justice Court.

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A Petal man housed at the Forrest County Adult Detention Facility died Wednesday evening, Forrest County Sheriff’s Office reported.

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State highest in nation in COVID-19 deaths per capita

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The Laurel Police Department, in conjunction with Laurel Ford and the Mississippi State Department of Health, will host a car seat distribution, installation and education event on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Laurel Ford on Highway 15 North.

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A Laurel man suspected of shooting a teen at an Ellisville apartment complex surrendered to authorities after eluding them for a week.

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A month after a blockbuster deal was announced, a company that is in the process of purchasing Sanderson Farms has put its poultry-processing property in Laurel up for sale.

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A solar energy project in Covington County by Cooperative Energy, in conjunction with MS Solar 4, LLC, was approved in a Mississippi Public Service Commission’s Zoom meeting Tuesday, Chairman Dane Maxwell announced.

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Atmos Energy Corporation has announced a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross that will help provide disaster relief to communities affected by Hurricane Ida.

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Two Jones County employees who were arrested last summer for using public equipment for personal profit now face additional charges for the same thing.

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Before the fall semester began in August, Jones College officials announced a vaccine incentive offering students tuition credit for proof they received the COVID-19 vaccine. Each student received a $50 tuition credit, including the big winner of the incentive program, Samantha Bishop of Flo…

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A Laurel man surrendered himself to authorities Monday evening in connection to a shooting that occurred at a Mize Street apartment complex last week. 

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The Jones County Economic Development Authority will host the I-59 Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Sawmill Square Mall in the old JCPenney space.

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A Jones County man is facing serious charges after a “safety checkpoint” in the Calhoun Community yielded methamphetamine and a firearm.

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"Considering all of the evidence together ... the Court concludes that there is enough circumstantial evidence to take the Plaintiffs’ claims out of the realm of mere conjecture and plant them within the realm of reasonable inference.The Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment is hereby DENI…

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Organizations and agencies that receive large amounts of money from county coffers will be more accountable to the public under new requirements that are being implemented by the Jones County Board of Supervisors.

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With 5,362 students enrolled for the fall trimester, William Carey University has broken its all-time enrollment record again, with a 2 percent increase over last fall’s 5,260 students.

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West Jones High School art students had 10 works of art selected to display in USM’s George Hurst Gallery of Art and Design for the annual Make Your Mark Art Competition.

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With property values going up in Jones County, tax rates are going down. That was the report Chief Financial Officer Charles Miller made for the 2022 budget that was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting on Tuesday morning at the Jones County courthouse in…

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A Laurel man was arrested Monday evening for child abuse and aggravated domestic assault after reportedly causing serious injuries to a child under 14. 

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A Laurel man is accused of raping a child after the young accuser came forward to report ongoing abuse, Chief Tommy Cox of the Laurel Police Department said.

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With property values going up in Jones County, tax rates are going down. That was the report Chief Financial Officer Charles Miller made for the 2022 budget that was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting on Tuesday morning at the Jones County courthouse in…

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An Ellisville man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday evening after a vehicle crossed onto Highway 11 in front of his vehicle, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol reports.

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