As part of continued efforts to reduce overdose deaths, the Mississippi State Department of Health has extended and expanded the statewide naloxone standing order that permits pharmacists to dispense the opioid-reversal medication without a prescription from doctors or other medical practitioners.
WASHINGTON – The Justice Department concluded that there is reasonable cause to believe conditions and practices at Parchman — the Mississippi State Penitentiary — violate the 8th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
Gov. Tate Reeves has signed Parker’s Law, legislation that enhances the penalty for any individual who knowingly sells or profits from the unlawful sale of fentanyl that results in the death of another person.
WASHINGTON – Mississippi’s Republican U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith joined colleagues in seeking a probe into multiple coordinated efforts by the Biden Administration, the National School Boards Association and the National Education Association to silence parents protesting s…
Laurel will be home to the newest endeavor for the stars of “Home Town.” The town made famous on the hit HGTV series will be home to the new Scotsman Manufacturing Company. The company, based in downtown Laurel, will employ 85 people.
The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is responsible for all recent cases in Mississippi, with no cases of Delta among samples, state Department of Health officials announced Tuesday.
A retired brigadier general from Laurel who did tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq will be the keynote speaker at a Veterans Day celebration at the Veterans Memorial Museum.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi announced they have joined a Congressional Review Act challenge to stop President Joe Biden’s mandate requiring private businesses to require COVID-19 vaccines for their employees.
Three teens held a Laurel native and anchor for WAPT TV news station in Jackson and her family at gunpoint Halloween night just after the family had finished trick-or-treating in the Belhaven neighborhood in Jackson.
Teresa Mackey took broken pieces of jewelry that she found around her house and turned them into beautiful pieces of art. That’s symbolic of the path her life took in recent years. What seemed shattered now shines.
The Laurel Housing Authority hosted Turning Up the Pink in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a parade Thursday afternoon.
The most common form of cancer in women is breast cancer, besides skin cancers. There’s a one-in-eight chance that a person will develop breast cancer in the U.S. In 2020, nearly 282,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer. The Laurel Housing Authority brings awareness to breast cancer b…
The South Jones Band of Braves took the Bands of America competition by storm, winning the overall award for Class 1A and scoring high enough to make it to the finals.
As legislative leaders wait to see if Gov. Tate Reeves will call lawmakers into special session to vote on a medical marijuana proposal, groups opposed to legalized cannabis — who typically have the governor’s ear — are making a push against it.
Christa Alexander of Laurel was appointed to the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services Board by Gov. Tate Reeves, according to a press release from the governor’s office.
Friday night Miss Jones County Caidyn Crowder did it again with another preliminary win before the Miss Mississippi finale competition Saturday.
Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch confirmed to the Laurel Leader-Call that the state will join a lawsuit that was filed to block battleground states from casting “unlawful and constitutionally tainted votes” in the Electoral College. Texas AG Ken Paxton filed the lawsuit against four b…
The Mississippi Access to Justice Commission and the Mississippi Bar have been honored by the American Bar Association for their efforts to provide free civil legal assistance to poor people.
Legislators voted on Sunday to remove the Mississippi state flag, the last in the nation featuring the Confederate battle emblem, more than 126 years after it was adopted.The House and Senate passed a bill on Sunday that will immediately remove the state flag, and Gov. Tate Reeves said he wo…
A Petal woman is in jail facing charges for going on social media and posting racist messages she alleges were sent by her father, including his phone number and address.