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Repeat offender given $1 million bond

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The Laurel Police Department will host its annual “Fill-a-Truck” food drive at Walmart on Highway 15 on Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2, to benefit The Good Samaritan Center’s Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen. 

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Woman accused of embezzling from ex-fire chief’s  elderly mother won’t pay because of 7-year delay

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Leader-Call readers responded to our request to donate canned goods and owner/publisher Jim Cegielski delivered our first load of food to Maj. Crystal Pruitt at The Salvation Army this week. The Leader-Call, at 318 North Magnolia St. in downtown Laurel, will continue to collect canned goods …

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The Kiwanis Club of Laurel Pancake Day 2019 has been set for Saturday, Dec. 7 from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. As in years past, Kiwanis members will be cooking and serving all-you-can-eat pancakes with butter and syrup, sausage, coffee, milk and Coca-Cola products at the YWCO (428 West Oak St.) and at Fi…

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Girls ages 8-13 are invited to attend the upcoming session of “Girl Talk,” presented by Forrest General’s Spirit of Women, to learn about the physical and emotional changes that happen during adolescence.

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Kiwanis Club of Laurel members heard an informative program on eye health and eye care from Dr. Tiffany McElroy and Dr. Justin McElroy with Eye Care Associates at their regular meeting Wednesday at the Laurel Country Club. The doctors, who are married to each other and have a 3-year-old son …

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NAPLES, Italy — Wyatt Waters and I have just finished leading two tour groups through Rome, The Amalfi Coast and Naples. In addition to filming Season 5 of our television program “Palate to Palette,” Waters and I are also completing our fifth book, and the final paintings for that project ha…

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Laurel folks of a certain age will get together Saturday night to relive the days of fast food, fast cars and fast … err … nice girls at the ninth annual PDI reunion.

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Two men were arrested last week in separate cases after investigators discovered suspicious online activity and child pornography, Attorney General Jim Hood announced.

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On Saturday, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to noon, the Laurel Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration, will host its 11th prescription drug take-back event.

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Bayless’ breakout season inspired by Anderson’s fight with breast cancer

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Hannah Green is only 26 years old and living her dream as a flight attendant for American Airlines. She has more appreciation for the life she’s living than most people because she is a rarity — a millennial who is already a breast cancer survivor.

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The teenage driver of a pickup that crashed off Highway 15 South on Saturday morning died of his injuries the next day, according to reports.

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The open enrollment period for Medicare starts today (Oct. 15) and continues through Dec. 7, at which time current recipients may change their health or prescription coverage for 2020.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Laurel, Jones County

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The Laurel Housing Authority is “Turning Up The Pink” in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The LHA will  conduct its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Program at 10 a.m. Thursday at Brown Circle Homes’ basketball court (50 Brown Circle, Laurel).

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The Laurel Police Department is warning the public of a scam that’s being attempted in our area. The LPD has received complaints regarding a Secret Shopper/Mystery Shopping scam, Chief Tommy Cox said in a press release. 

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First Roy Dry’s nephew broke down, then the system did … and now he’s in ICU

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Jones College’s Office of Student Affairs and Student Government Association along with campus clubs, organizations, and the city of Ellisville will host the annual “Treats in the Streets” night of activities on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, from 5-7:30 p.m. The trick-or-treat trail event will be …

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Hodge and HSUS pay Sennes $5,000, dismiss criminal charges, disclose fate of 5 pets

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National Fire Prevention Week is this week (Oct. 6-12), and the American Red Cross Mississippi Region urges everyone to practice their home fire-escape plan and test their smoke alarms.

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A retired captain from the Laurel Fire Department was killed in a crash on Interstate 59 in Jasper County just after noon on Saturday, according to a Mississippi Highway Patrol report.

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Residents on Little Sawmill Road lost power Saturday evening after a single-vehicle wreck in which an SUV took down a utility pole. The wreck occurred near the intersection of Little Sawmill and Highway 29 after the unidentified driver swerved to avoid hitting a deer and ran into the pole. T…

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A Laurel man who shot at a woman and tried to use a stolen credit card was ordered to spend the next decade in prison.

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As the seasons slowly change into autumn, the days get shorter and deer become more active and visible on Mississippi roadways. The Mississippi Department of Transportation reminds motorists to take precautions to avoid collisions with deer.

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A display on Sesame … oops, North Magnolia Street won this year’s Scarecrow Harvest contest. At right, Shugs Cookie Dough & Candy Bar, with, from left, Amanda Mathews, Judi Holifield and Alise Mathews, won first place. Second place went to Magnolia State Bank, below left, and third place…

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Four siblings were arrested for dealing drugs and having illegal weapons in their home, Sgt. Jake Driskell of the Laurel Police Department’s Narcotics Division reported.

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OXFORD — The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning has voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Glenn Boyce as chancellor of the University of Mississippi.

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PRAIANO, AMALFI COAST, Italy — “I believe that God lives on the beach, but only at sunrise. In the heat of the day, when the sun is high, I think he hangs out in the cool of the forest. But he always comes back to the seashore at sunset.” Those are words I wrote for the foreword to a friend’…

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The Mississippi Business Journal has selected Jones College as the “Best Two-Year College” in Mississippi.  Ranked first in the state among the two-year colleges, the publication honored college representatives, Executive Vice President of Chief Enrollment Management, Information Technology,…