Talented R&B singer,Tucka will be performing live at Pearl River Resort. The Louisiana native will take the stage on Saturday, October 5 at 8:00 p.m. in the Silver Star Convention Center. Tickets are on sale now and range from $15 - $30.  

Jones County – Republican Senator Michael Watson, a candidate for the office of Mississippi Secretary of State, stopped by to speak to the Jones County Republican Women Wednesday, September 11 during their monthly meeting.  Watson will face Democratic candidate Johnny Dupree in November.

The sound of wheels squealing and metal crashing could be heard and the song, “I Can’t Drive 55,” played overhead in the banquet room of the Sanderson Farms Corporate Office Thursday morning, September 5, when United Way of the Pine Belt Region Executive Director Rhonda Gilbert, dressed in r…

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(Jones County) The severe weather that moved through the area Monday afternoon, September 9, led to numerous calls for service for the county's volunteer fire departments. Almost every volunteer fire department in Jones County responded to at least one of numerous calls for power lines and t…

Dr. Jeff Arrington, Pacific West District superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Tiffiney Weddle, principal at Humphreys Middle School, as “Principal of the Year” for South East Asia, including the country of Korea, where the Weddles reside. This coveted award is from the Un…

Laurel Police Department officers arrested Devante Malik Boyd (22 years of age) earlier today in connection with an alleged crime that took place over two weeks ago. Boyd stands charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of attempted armed robbery. Boyd will have his initial …

Associate Justice Dawn Beam of the Mississippi Supreme Court was guest speaker Sept. 4 at William Carey University’s weekly chapel service. She talked to a packed auditorium about the 19th Amendment granting women to right to vote as part of Hattiesburg’s celebration marking the amendment’s …

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A six-and-a-half year old charge was thrown out of Circuit Court Thursday in Jones County when the defendant’s lawyer, Leslie Roussell, revealed to Judge Dal Williamson that his client didn’t even know she had a charge against her until she tried to go on a cruise.

Firefighters with M & M, Glade and Powers volunteer fire departments had an early morning on Friday when a structure fire involving a single family brick home was reported shortly after 1:00 a.m. at 70 Shamrock Drive in the Dixie Hills subdivision.  

On Saturday, August 31 at approximately 10:30 a.m., Laurel Police Department officers responded to a “shots fired” call in the area of Masonite Drive and Elm Street. Witnesses reported that a male victim had been allegedly shot and forced into a vehicle. The victim was later released in Hatt…

Back in the spring of this year on April 26, the Laurel Police Department received a report of a credit card fraud where it was alleged that the suspect used a stolen credit card at several local businesses.

A collision on Highway 84 east delayed commuters Wednesday morning just after 8:00 a.m. Debris from the two car collision with rollover littered the right lane of westbound 84 just east of Magnolia Road.  The Cadillac involved in the rollover had stalled on the highway and was nearly stopped…

Several Jones County volunteer fire departments responded to a structure fire at 289 New Zion Road last night about 8:30 p.m.  Residents of the two story home were upstairs when smoke began filling the home.  Upon arrival of the first fire apparatus, firefighters quickly contained and exting…

The Jones County Board of Supervisors adopted a $50 million budget on Tuesday for the next fiscal year, which will begin October 1. Of the total amount, $29.9 million will be appropriated for county operations and funds, while $20.7 million is allocated for school purposes, including the Jon…

Jones County - It was a rough drive home for commuters on I-59 northbound yesterday evening.  Shortly before 5:00 p.m. the driver of a Toyota Corolla lost control of his vehicle at the 78-mile marker and was t-boned.  While there were no injuries in the incident, the left lane of I-59 northb…

State Attorney General Jim Hood, the Democratic candidate for governor, said Thursday in Hattiesburg the recent Republican runoff between Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and former state Chief Justice Bill Waller showed Mississippians believe it’s time for a change in government.

“Martha grew up in Laurel from the time she was four years old and thought she knew all there was to know about her home town, until she realized that she actually didn’t. It was when she discovered that Laurel had once had a resort lake and park that she began to research what else might ha…