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A March for Jesus will be in downtown Laurel on Saturday. Organizers are asking people to make banners that honor Jesus and to bring family and friends to Daphne Park and be ready to march beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. “It’s a party for Jesus and everyone is invited,” according to the invit…

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Local artist Adam Trest spoke to the Laurel Rotary Club at a recent meeting. Trest talked about his past, present and upcoming projects. From left, Tony Bounds, Trest and Stone Thames.

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United Missionary Baptist Church (1118 Hayes St., Laurel) is hosting a work retirement celebration for Rev. Larry K. Breland at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the church. After 45 years of employment at Howard Industries, Breland is “saying goodbye to the tension and hello to the pension,” org…

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The public is invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Jones County Rosin Heels, Camp 227, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at Los Primos restaurant next to Hardee’s on 16th Avenue in Laurel. 

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A father and son who were first charged with accessory to murder pleaded guilty to misdemeanors in Jones County Circuit Court after cooperating with investigators, the prosecutor told the judge.

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The Laurel City Council granted several special exceptions to zoning ordinances and appointed a couple of people to official positions during its most recent meeting.

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Local artist Adam Trest’s work is being featured at the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience in Meridian through Nov. 5.Trest, who illustrated “Home Town” co-host Erin Napier’s debut children’s novel “The Lantern House,” said it is his first solo exhibition in a museum.“We are reall…

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Convicted child molester Lindin Ellzey’s motion for a bond pending an appeal for his conviction was denied by Judge Dal Williamson.

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A former Jones County employee with a long history of criminal convictions now has a short future behind bars, but he could face a life sentence if he messes up again, the judge warned.

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Would-be burglar meets resident with rifle

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The group of leather-clad bearded men may have looked like they were ready to raise hell when the staff at the restaurant they were in was too swamped to take care of customers.

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Hop on the food wagon, the city of Ellisville is now allowing food trucks. Passed in July, the Board of Aldermen approved a new ordinance allowing mobile push- carts, mobile vendors and mobile food trucks. This came about because a group of citizens approached the board and asked about allow…

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A pinning and graduation ceremony for 21 students who recently finished Jones College’s Practical Nursing program celebrated their accomplishments while overcoming many obstacles.

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Brad Thompson is “uniquely qualified” to serve as District Attorney of Jones County, Gov. Tate Reeves told people gathered at a swearing-in ceremony for the newly appointed official in downtown Laurel.

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If it looks like Christmas from bygone days during the blazing-hot summer in the Free State next week, it’s not a mixup on the calendar or a time-travel mishap. It’s because a movie called “Mistletoe Flip” will be filming in Laurel and Ellisville.

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A Moselle man has been rooting around for a plan to stay away from methamphetamine and help others when he gets out of prison.

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Museum will be housed in former attorney's office

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All three suspects in the shooting and robbery at FastStop in Hebron Wednesday night have surrendered themselves to the Jones County Sheriff’s Department. 

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For the 2022-23 school year, the Jones County School District opted to do a traditional schedule, but officials will consider the modified calendar that Laurel School District adopted this year within the next few years, JCSD Superintendent Tommy Parker said.

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District Attorney Brad Thompson is new to his line of work — unlike the batch of defendants on the docket for the first day of his first term of Jones County Circuit Court as DA.

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Bond was denied for Carmelo Jackson, the suspected shooter in the Wednesday night armed robbery at FastStop in Hebron, during his initial court appearance. 

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One person is dead after a three-vehicle crash involving an SUV, garbage truck and 18-wheeler on Tuesday morning in Montrose near County Road 20 in Jasper County, according to Jameka Moore, Mississippi Highway Patrol public information officer.

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On Wednesday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported on the discovery of an uncommon bacteria that causes melioidosis, identified in the environment in the United States for the first time. Melioidosis is a rare disease caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei and can cause condition…

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After serving as a multi-term councilman and now multi-term mayor, Johnny Magee has learned about city government from every side. That experience makes him think of something a great world leader once said.

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A store clerk was shot multiple times at the FastStop in Hebron on Wednesday night and law enforcement officials are searching for two suspects, Jones County Sheriff’s Department investigators said.

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A Laurel woman is behind bars after giving birth to a baby that had methamphetamine and other illicit drugs in its system, the Jones County Sheriff’s Department reported.

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The Mississippi sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday until midnight Saturday. This year will mark the 13th year of the program. Sales tax will be waived on such items as clothing, footwear or school supplies if the sale price of a single item is less than $100. The holiday does …

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Cargill Inc., and newly formed poultry company Wayne-Sanderson Farms will pay $85 million to settle claims that they violated antitrust laws by sharing information about their workers’ wages, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Volunteers cut from extra COVID pay and want answers, state reps forced to cancel meeting after testing positive

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A Laurel man who was out on bond for a drug and gun charge a couple of months ago is facing another serious charge after being arrested with a large amount of crack cocaine on Tuesday night, the Jones County Sheriff’s Department reported.

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Homeless man ID’d as victim of hit-and-run; suspect believed to be driving ’90s blue SUV

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