Poplarville/Waveland - New members of Pearl River Community College’s Iota Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, which serves the Poplarville and Waveland campuses, were inducted March 18 on the Poplarville Campus. 

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On Thursday, March 21 Jones County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics investigators executed a search warrant at ‪81 Ovett-Moselle Road in south Jones County.  Several suspects, including Joseph “Kid Rock” Stringer, were detained as investigators conducted a search of the property.  Investigators re…

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Glade and Union volunteer fire departments responded to a large brush fire endangering a residence in Ovett today at 82 Monarch Road.  A crew was working at the address, getting a platform ready for a mobile home, when one of the crew threw a cigarette butt down on the ground, according to M…

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Sales & Marketing Professionals-Pine Belt (SMP) has announced the winners from among the 24 regional finalists for the 2019 Pinnacle Awards. The awards gala was held Tuesday evening, March 19 in Hattiesburg. The annual awards recognize, promote and honor excellence, professionalism and o…

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Laurel Board of REALTORS® Realtor of the Year program is designed to recognize a Realtor member of the LBR who has provided outstanding service to the local, state and national Realtor associations, the real estate profession and the Realtor’s community during his or her period of membership…

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The Laurel Police Department would like to warn the public of a scam currently being attempted in our area. LPD has received reports of a scam where the scammer initiates telephone contact with a citizen and informs them that they are about to be arrested for a warrant by LPD. The citizen is…

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Brant Blaylock’s double tied the score and Cole Donaldson’s sacrifice fly brought in the game-winning run as Southern Miss scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday night to take a 5-4 victory over ULM at Pete Taylor Park.

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Local law enforcement officials are asking for the public's help in identifying a bank robber. Just after noon on Monday, March 18, an armed robbery occurred at Bancorp South on Hill Street in Ellisville.

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Jones County, MS -- Several volunteer fire departments responded to 412 Pecan Grove Road for an early morning structure fire.  The homeowner woke up to make coffee this morning about 5:15 a.m.  When she awakened, she noticed smoke in the home but did not see any fire.  By the time the first …

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OXFORD, Miss. – For just the ninth time in 109 seasons, the Ole Miss men's basketball team is heading to the NCAA Tournament. The Rebels, gathering with a large group of fans at The Pavilion, heard their names called during the March Madness Selection Show on Sunday evening.

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As severe weather continues to beat up much of the country, U.S. blood centers are struggling to maintain adequate supplies. Wednesday’s historic bomb cyclone in Colorado, which reached as far south as New Mexico and Texas, caused sustained hurricane-force winds and blizzard conditions. Vita…

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NASHVILLE – It was a tale of two halves Thursday night, as the Ole Miss men's basketball team jumped out to a 14-point lead at the break. However, Alabama used second chance points and control of the glass to upset the Rebels (20-12, 10-8 SEC) 62-57 at Bridgestone Arena.

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Facing the same opponent in less than a week for the second straight season to start the SEC Tournament, Mississippi State excelled on both ends of the floor en route to an 80-54 rout of Texas A&M during Thursday’s second round action at Bridgestone Arena.

Hundreds of students from across Mississippi showed off their innovative skills during the VEX Robotics State Championship held March 1-2 at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Payne Center on the Hattiesburg campus. This marked the second straight year that USM hosted the event.

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Sales & Marketing Professionals-Pine Belt (SMP) has announced 24 regional finalists for the 2019 Pinnacle Awards. The annual awards recognize, promote and honor excellence, professionalism and outstanding achievement in sales and marketing in The Pine Belt.

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ELLISVILLE –Ten Jones College sophomore music students are inviting the public to hear their last solo performances before graduation.  Sophomores expected to perform are Sydnee Yates of Brandon, Matthew Haight of Mobile, Ryan Nowell of Ellisville, Scarlett Sandifer of Laurel, Addison Nelms …

West Jones breezed through opening night in Region 5-5A baseball. Behind Kris Riley’s performance on the mound and a big offensive night by Dustin Dickerson, West Jones shutout 5-5A rival Laurel 12-0 Thursday night in a shortened five-inning mercy-rule contest.

Edward Allegretti, president of the Pendorff Community Association, recently met with Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge at the JCSO and presented Hodge with a Community Service Award. 

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Impending storms threatened to derail The Children’s Center’s 5th annual race this past weekend. But, in true Mississippi fashion, a last-minute shift in the forecast brought about a surprise – this time of the pleasant kind.

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(Laurel) The candidates for local, district and statewide offices had to make their decisions to run for office by Friday, March 1. They did, so their attention now turns to wooing voters. Pine Belt residents will be able to vote in the August 6 Primary Election, if they have registered by t…

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Jones County -- Johnson, Ovett and Union volunteer fire departments responded to 36 Maudie Robinson Road to a structure fire before 5:30 a.m. this morning, according to Dana Bumgardner of the Jones County Fire Council. 

Laurel-Jones County household hazardous waste will be accepted Saturday, April 6 from 8:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. at the Laurel Fairgrounds parking lot main entrance – Doncurt Road.

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The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) chapter of the Association of Office Professionals (AOP) is collecting donations of wet and dry pet food for homeless, neglected and abused animals served by Hub City Humane Society. Donors are asked to drop off donations at one of the following c…