Greene County’s Dariyel Johnson claimed the “Most Beautiful” title at the annual Jones College “Most Beautiful” competition. The freshman marketing major competed against 24 contestants to win the crown. Winning the title of “Miss Congeniality” was Petal’s Madelyn Pace with Ellisville’s Caid…

The Laurel Police Department is seeking information as to the whereabouts of the following two individuals: John Colten Landrum (while/male, 22 years of age) and Corey Donald (white/male, 28 years of age).

OXFORD, Miss. – A nationally recognized fundraiser who has worked alongside some of the biggest names in college athletics, Keith Carter will take the reins of the University of Mississippi athletics department 20 years after leading its men’s basketball program to the top of the Southeaster…

Drs. Shahjahan Sultan of Madison and Thomas Edward Sturdavant of Kingsport, Tenn., pleaded guilty Thursday in Hattiesburg before Senior U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to conspiring to commit health care fraud.

A 25-year-old Hattiesburg man has been charged Thursday with discharging a firearm in the 1000 block of Turtle Creek Drive on Nov. 16.

Jones County – On Tuesday, November 19 at almost 10:00 p.m., several Jones County volunteer fire departments responded to the report of a motor vehicle collision at Highway 84 East at Masonite Lake Road. Glade, M & M, and Powers volunteer fire departments responded to the scene and found…

Choral Activities at Forrest County Agricultural High School recently spent a Saturday on the road in competition. On November 9th, six groups from the high school, under the direction of Andrew T. Smigielski, competed in the Riverland Choral Festival at Pearl High School. There were upwards…

Heading into the holiday season, Vitalant is asking donors to donate now to ensure blood is ready to serve patients when it is needed. This time of year, blood donations decrease by over 20 percent while blood usage goes up due to increased travel and other accidents. Vitalant relies on dono…

Jasper County law enforcement authorities have confirmed that one person was killed in a shooting on Highway 528 on Wednesday morning, November 20, shortly before 5:00. The incident happened about a mile west of the old Stockman's Grocery location near the intersection of CR 29 and 528.

Jones County District Attorney Tony Buckley told jurors at the beginning of a trial Tuesday that he would present evidence like pieces of a puzzle so that they could see enough of a picture to convict Kasey Rogers on the charge of “possession of a firearm by a felon.” Near the end of the tri…

There is a little more traffic on Sandy Lane in Laurel these days . . . well, actually there is a lot more traffic on Sandy Lane these days! There is a good reason for that – Champs Club.

Powers Fire & Rescue in Jones County has been awarded a 2019 Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Program grant by the Mississippi Forestry Commission. The $4,420.00 grant will allow the department to purchase four new 1.5” select gallonage firefighting nozzles with pistol grips and four new …

The Laurel Police Department arrested two men over the weekend, one for armed robbery and another for burglary. Daniel Grayson, age 26, was charged with one count of armed robbery. The charge was in connection to a report filed at LPD back on June 20 for an alleged crime committed near Thame…

Johnson, Ovett, and Glade volunteer fire departments responded to 35 Dogwood Road in the Johnson Community for a structure fire Friday about 1:00 p.m.  Several residents were home at the time of the incident and barely escaped the single wide mobile home when it quickly became engulfed in fl…

Commuters on Highway 11 in Moselle had a slow ride on their way home Thursday evening, November 14. Moselle, South Jones, Southwest Jones and Union volunteer fire departments were called to Highway 11 and Moselle Bounds Road shortly after 6:00 p.m. for a two vehicle collision with complete r…

Hattiesburg police are hoping someone can identify a suspect in an ongoing grand larceny case. The suspect, with a white Cadillac Escalade, with black rear and front bumper and a black grill, was involved in the grand larceny in the 7300 block of Highway 49, on Thursday, Nov. 7.

William K. “Bill” Ray knows plenty about the meaning of “service,” military, and otherwise. Ray was recently named the Hub City's Veteran of the Year.

After five weeks of securing the first-place ranking going into the Jones College Bobcat Math League championship finals, Presbyterian Christian High School’s team managed to fend off newcomers to the competition and the second-seeded team, Petal High School, to become the 2019 Jones College…

Justice Court Judge Billie J. Graham denied bond to murder suspect Jose Angel Melendez-Davila Tuesday afternoon. Speaking through a translator, the judge read the suspect his rights and then asked him a number of questions before making her decision on his bond status.

The weather was beautiful for the annual Veterans Day Service at the Veterans Memorial Museum in Laurel Monday morning, November 11. Veterans, families, and friends gathered in front of the museum to celebrate and remember those who serve our great country. 

Emerge Events is excited to present the 8th Annual Pine Belt Holiday Expo & Christmas Market taking place this Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 10AM-3PM at the Historic Train Depot in Downtown Hattiesburg. Partnering with Downtown Hattiesburg, Visit Hattiesburg, and other supporters and…

UPDATE (November 10, 2019):  Jose Angel Melendez-Davila is now back in Jones County. Major Jamie Tedford of the Jones County Sheriff's Department confirmed this afternoon that Jones County authorities had traveled to Morgan City, Louisiana, on Sunday to pick up the murder suspect and haul hi…

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss announced Friday the members of the 2019 M-Club Hall of Fame, which includes Ron Cheatham (football), Brian Dozier (baseball), Damion Fletcher (football), Kenya Peters (softball), George Tillman (football), V.J. Trolio (golf) and Glen Whisby (men’s basketball).

Gov. Phil Bryant along with U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and U.S. Congressman Steven Palazzo, in conjunction with the Mississippi State Port Authority (MSPA) and The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), celebrated the groundbreaking of the Roger F. Wicker Center for Ocean Enterprise locate…