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A group of college students got a scare Sunday afternoon when the tour bus they were in caught on fire on exit 78 on Interstate 59. 

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A crash at Friendship Road and Shady Grove Moss Road Sunday afternoon resulted in an extrication and one driver in the hospital, according to the Shady Grove Volunteer Fire Department.

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Grieving teacher, family thank well-wishers, react to suspect’s release

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Due to Saturday’s rainy forecast, the Did You Know Foundation has updated its Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend schedule.

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The Laurel Police Department responded to a crash Thursday at about 12:30 p.m. on Leontyne Price Boulevard near South Central Regional Medical Center. No injuries were reported in the two-vehicle collision. The incident held up traffic briefly before debris was cleared from the roadway. Laur…

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The Mississippi Patriot Coalition and a group of civil protection organizations will host a rally Monday in Jackson at the south steps of the State Capitol in support of the Second Amendment.

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Taylorsville man kills Laurel woman, then shoots self in Summerland

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Choices Clinic will celebrate Sanctity of Human Life Month at the Laurel Jones County courthouse on Friday at noon. Mayor Johnny Magee, Sheriff Joe Berlin, Choices Director Brittany Sherman and Pastor Luke Johnson will be speaking about the importance of this recognition in saving and changi…

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DA: Investigators had probable cause to enter home of woman accused of luring rapper to ambush

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Officers from other agencies to be deputized

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The Do You Know Foundation of Mississippi will kick off its 32nd Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend in Laurel starting Friday with a parade set for the following day.

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Anyone planning to grab some fried chicken from the Chantilly Street KFC this weekend will have to reconsider. A small fire broke out at the restaurant Thursday at about 3:30 p.m., causing a shutdown due to smoke damage. Laurel Fire Chief Mark Nichols said the department quickly contained th…

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At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Ellisville Board of Aldermen unanimously agreed to pay for vehicle damages sustained in a police-involved incident that resulted in an officer’s suspension.

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There are many ways to sum up a person’s personality and character. Attaching labels to them is a shortcut, but probably the most frequently used. I am called a restaurateur, columnist, author, tour leader and a few other choice — and sometimes unsavory — things. But of all of the titles or …

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A driver was uninjured after reportedly blacking out at the wheel of his Jeep on Lower Myrick Road Wednesday morning, first-responders said. The unidentified driver swerved off the roadway in what Powers Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Lance Chancellor called a “medical incident.” The car st…

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Swarm animal rescue shuttered; dozens of neglected animals sent to Hattiesburg shelter

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Teacher’s unborn baby killed, hit-and-run driver charged

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Sheriff ready to roll after finding keys left on desks, no talks with ousted Hodge

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Azaria McGill got a precious early birthday present — a newborn daughter on the first day of the new decade.

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Sertoma Club of Laurel officers serving in 2020 are, front from left: Phillip Sapienza, sergeant at arms; Chris Tullos, vice president; Chris Caves, treasurer; Ryan Mitchell, president; Steve Thrash, secretary; Randy Holland, programs chairman; back, Wayne Myrick, historian; Jason Hoffman, m…

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Each year, I compile a list of the Top 10 dining experiences I enjoyed throughout the previous year. The list is never about the most expensive meal or the finest atmosphere. This end-of-the-year list covers the meals that were most memorable to me

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Eight newcomers will be in office come Monday morning after being sworn in by local judges on Dec. 27. Supervisors Travares Comegys and Larry Dykes assumed their new duties at midnight Jan. 1, after special orders were signed by their predecessors, Jerome Wyatt and Danny Roy Spradley. The ne…

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Ward 6 City Councilman Travares Comegys was recognized in his final meeting of the council. He beat Councilman George Carmichael, right, in the race to fill the seat that had long been held by Beat 5 Supervisor Jerome Wyatt. Comegys was elected to two terms on the council. His brother Stacy …

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Sharon King of Laurel has earned the designation of Master Municipal Clerk, which is awarded by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Inc. She was congratulated by council members in their most recent meeting.

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Young Wayne County boy fighting cancer has dream day with Prescott, Cowboys

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When last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting came to an end, it was the final official gathering for three men who had, collectively, served almost 70 years on the board.

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Official after official took their solemn oath of office, followed by hugs and handshakes, but after newly elected Sheriff Joe Berlin was sworn in by Judge Dal Williamson, the response was anything but solemn. The standing-room-only crowd in the Jones County circuit courtroom in Laurel erupt…

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Laurel businesses that were damaged by the tornado last Monday night may not be restricted by all of the city’s ordinances and guidelines as they work to get up and running again, city officials said in their most recent meeting.

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Laurel’s Christmas parade was on a weeknight in 1966. It was cold and starless, but the City Beautiful sparkled. Lights criss-crossed the streets above us in a few places and most of the light poles were adorned with glittering angels heralding joy, or candy canes in neon. The downtown store…

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Powers Fire & Rescue delivered dozens of new, donated toys and non-perishable food items to Sandersville Fire & Rescue on Saturday afternoon. These donations will be used to assist tornado victims. Sandersville firefighters were accepting donations of cash, checks, non-perishable foo…

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Hellfighters USA in Laurel conducted a toy drive in tandem with Powers Fire & Rescue. All the toys that were collected will help Santa provided Christmas gifts to underprivileged children in the Powers community and surrounding areas. Hellfighters USA staff members, from left, are Ben Ga…

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Kim Dearmon, left, and Kelley Faye Parker served as the Santa Christmas Express for Powers Fire & Rescue over the weekend. They made special deliveries to make sure at least 34 children in their community get Christmas presents, thanks to all the donors, including Hellfighters USA. They …

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Lt. Mark Evans, left, of the Laurel Police Department received a commendation honoring him and his shift for the job they did to stabilize a situation involving an unstable man with a gun at a hotel earlier this month. Mayor Johnny Magee presented him with a plaque and read the certificate o…