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The South Jones High School Marching Band, War Path, recently competed in the 5A State Marching Championship and brought home the Bronze Medal. The competition was composed of the Top 13 qualifying bands throughout the state. All bands were judged in the areas of general effect, music perfor…

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Jones County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Division agents went to the Hebron Community with an arrest warrant for one suspected drug dealer, but wound up making seven arrests for drug-related offenses, a weapons violation and a burglary.

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A group of 50-plus volunteers showed up at Mason Park in Laurel on a bright Saturday morning, all with the same goal: To continue the tradition of keeping the park as a bright spot at night through the Christmas holiday season.

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A Laurel tradition dating back more than 60 years will take place on Saturday at two locations in downtown Laurel. The annual Kiwanis Club of Laurel Pancake Day will feature all-you-can-eat pancakes with butter and syrup, sausage, white and chocolate milk, Coca-Cola products and coffee.

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Robert Polson, 94, right, was honored Friday at the Laurel Train Depot as the oldest veteran at a special program for those who served in the armed forces. About two dozen veterans received an American flag pin and certificate thanking them for their service, and Polson was given a homemade …

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Woman who lived ‘high life’ after stealing reported $750K from employer makes deal to pay back only $50K — and family mortages house to do it

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OXFORD – A West Jones graduate is among eight students at the University of Mississippi’s Croft Institute for International Studies to receive one of this year’s distinguished Croft Scholarships.

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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. 30, from 5-7:30 p.m. The trick-or-treat trail event will be on th…

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The Ellisville Garden Club selection for the Yard of the Month of October is the home of Noel and Jennifer Rogers, 103 North Calhoun St. in Ellisville. Older homes often have mature, over grown shrubs that benefit from drastic pruning. Noel carefully reshaped the mature azalea bushes and cam…

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Trackhoe operator arrested by MDWFP found not guilty

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I remember what I enjoy most about Southern living — cool fall evenings, morning coffee on the deck and clear blue skies all day!

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JACKSON — The e-cigarette trend is now being called an “epidemic” by the Food and Drug Administration, and Attorney General Jim Hood announced he is taking specific actions to protect young people in particular against these addictive products.

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In ruling for Laurel in annexation case, specially appointed judge says Pendorff residents ‘in need of government services’

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The Pendorff annexation trial continued in Jones County Chancery Court on Friday, with Laurel officials testifying that they are prepared to handle services in the area along Highway 11, between Laurel and Ellisville.

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An investigator with the Jones County Sheriff’s Department shot and killed a dog that “lunged toward him” during a routine check of sex offenders last Monday in the Calhoun Community, according to a press release from JCSD spokeswoman Allyson Knotts.

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A south Jones County man and woman were arrested after his gun “went off” and hit a passing SUV, and she took off and hid the gun.

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Eight oak trees growing on the lawn of the Rogers Green House are now regis- tered with the Societe Des Arbres and will be known as the “Eastman Rogers Oaks.” Among one of the purposes of the organiza- tion (Society of Trees) is to preserve all species of trees that possess a living associat…

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Council will decide whether to regulate growing number of Airbnb properties in city

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The state fire marshal is investigating the scene of a fatal fire on Flynt Road on Tuesday afternoon, Jones County Fire Council spokeswoman Dana Bumgardner reported.

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Amberly Coleman’s nickname is “Tiny,” but she has a huge heart for animals. That’s why she showed up at the Animal Rescue League on Friday.

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Ex-murder suspect says weapon he fired into eatery wasn’t a rifle

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From left, Janet Kevryn (Community Service Award), Robbie Troyka (Good Citizenship chairwoman), Carolyn Jones (corresponding secretary), Marry Ann Hess (state recording secretary) and Margie Hauenstein (chaplain) of the Daughters of the American Revolution stand behind Laurel Mayor Johnny Ma…

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No injuries were reported, but a loaded concrete truck from Taylor Redi-Mix dug a new ditch as it slid off Township Road and overturned early Monday morning. The driver, identified as 25-year-old Howard Chapman, was reportedly OK and transported from the scene by company officials. Volunteer…

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Gov. Phil Bryant has announced his support for Circuit Judge Jeff Weill in his election campaign for the Mississippi Court of Appeals, the candidate told the Jones County Republican Women in a visit to their meeting on Wednesday.

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Union, Ovett and Moselle volunteer fire departments responded to a structure fire at 1016 Ovett-Moselle Road at 4:30 a.m. on Aug. 18.

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The lone suspect in the Easter 2015 slaying of a Laurel man was returned to Jones County and will now face murder charges here.

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A 21-year-old woman was killed Monday morning when she was ejected from her car after it flipped several times just north of the Hattiesburg-Laurel airport on Interstate 59. Moselle and Southwest volunteer fire departments responded to the wreck just after 8 a.m.The driver of the Fiesta was …

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Ovett and Runnelstownvolunteer fire departmentsresponded to a one-vehicle rollover with injuries near 509 Eastside Drive just before 11 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle had four occupants at the time of the rollover with one adult sustaining injuries. No identities were available. Jones and PerryCou…

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Sheriff asks for funding supervisors say they can’t provide without ballot measure

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A Hinds County man who had come to Jones County to visit his wife’s grave was killed in a traffic accident a few minutes after leaving the cemetery.

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Man Pickering called to help at fire charged, jailed overnight

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The pursuit of a Memphis man and his 2-year-old daughter ended in Soso, with the man being arrested and the toddler being taken to South Central Regional Medical Center, presumably in good condition, Covington County Sheriff Stann Smith said.