James Touchstone was denied bond Monday afternoon after he was charged with murder and kidnapping from a Saturday afternoon incident with sibling Mandy Touchstone and mother Phyllis Touchstone.
A Jones County Sheriff’s Department deputy sustained injuries during an overnight traffic stop that turned violent. The suspect of the vehicle involved, Demetrius Omar Nabors, 26 years old, is wanted for Aggravated Assault On An Officer.
A 21-year-old Hattiesburg man wanted as a fugitive was arrested Monday at the Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport by the Jones County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force.
In light of the current health crisis, the DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi has modified its annual Speakeasy event.
The Jones County Sheriff's Department has arrested James Touchstone on charges of Murder and Kidnapping after a shooting incident left an adult female deceased on Lawn Haven Church Road on Saturday afternoon.
A person who was accidentally wounded in a 6 p.m. Friday shooting in Hattiesburg was taken to a local hospital for treatment of the injury.
A 37-year-old Michigan pastor with local ties has been charged with 11 felony counts surrounding an accusation of him being involved in lewd sexual acts involving four minors.
Jennifer Lewis, Assistant Director of Compliance and Ethics at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been presented with the prestigious President’s Volunteer Service Award, an honor bestowed directly by the U.S. White House.
The Forrest County Sheriff’s Office has announced that 25-year-old Raegan Danielle Davis has been reported missing. Davis is described as a white female, about 5 feet, 4 inches tall, and 120 pounds.
SANDERSVILLE – Jones County officials said the location of a new retail travel stop will be a boost to the town of Sandersville and Jones County.
The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is currently offering a series of virtual learning options for professionals.
ELLISVILLE – Four Jones College graduates are currently participating in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program (MRPSP). The four students eligible to receive $30,000 per year in scholarships are Jones College May 2020 graduates, Layne Boykin of Way…
The Jones County Sheriff’s Department arrested and charged a pair for felony charges of conspiracy to commit a crime in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Week 3 of the college and high school football season begins soon. In our annual pick-em battle, Co-Editors James Pugh and Kevan Lindsey face off against Buzz and Brian Jack.
The Laurel School District will be releasing a weekly COVID-19 report. Today, they released a report showing stats for the public. Below is a statement and picture regarding the reports.
The Jones County School District has announced that all Jones County schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 due to inclement weather from Hurricane Sally.
Laurel, Mississippi (September 15, 2020) - Magnolia State Bank recently donated $10,000 to Restore Jones County (RJC), a long term disaster recovery endeavor of Glory House Global Outreach, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
The Lamar County School Board’s roster will be missing a District D representative after Terry Ingram resigned from the position at the group’s September meeting Monday night.
The Covington County School District was one of three counties in the Southern District in Mississippi to receive federal funding of $475,805 for school violence prevention programs.
The Jones County Sheriff's Department participated in the 2020 national enforcement mobilization "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over" campaign conducted August 21 - September 7, 2020. Operating under two overtime grants awarded by the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety, JCSD deputies utilizing…
A 26-year-old Hattiesburg woman was arrested by Hattiesburg Police Department officers about 2 a.m. Sunday after responding to a report of possible child neglect the 100 block of Hardwood Court Apartments around 2 a.m.
Two theatre students from The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Performing and Visual Arts were recently recognized with top honors at the 2020 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in recognition for their work on the Fall 2019 production of August Wilson’s …
All Jones College locations, including County Centers, will remain open Tuesday, September 15, until 4:00 p.m. at which time all Jones College classes will shift to a virtual online format. Classes will remain online through Wednesday, September 16. The dorms and dining hall on the main camp…
The Laurel School District will have early dismissal on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 due to the potential for tropical storm conditions. All after-school activities for Sept. 15, 2020 are canceled.
JACKSON — Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced that he is extending the social distancing measures under the Safe Return order with a few amendments relaxing restrictions as Mississippi flattens the curve on new COVID-19 cases.
ELLISVILLE – Jones College is hosting a community-wide blood drive on Tuesday, September 22, and Wednesday, September 23, in the D.O. Thoms P.E. Building located along Augusta Street in Ellisville. Vitalant strongly encourages blood donors to make and keep appointments to give blood between …
Ahead of hurricane Sally and any flooding it may bring, firefighters with Glade Fire & Rescue were participating in water rescue training on Sunday afternoon. Firefighters met at Bogue Homa Lake to train on the boat, designed specifically for water rescues.
JACKSON — Today, Governor Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency in preparation and response to Tropical Storm Sally, which is expected to make landfall on Tuesday of this week.
When the extent of the damage from Hurricane Laura began to become known, B&C Mobile Homes owner Bo Burroughs immediately started making phone calls. It was time to organize and conduct a relief supplies drive to get desperately needed supplies to Louisiana residents who were suffering.
Some Laurel residents want the city’s help in reducing speeding on their street while another resident wants to honor the memory of Police Chief Tyrone Stewart.
The Laurel City Council approved several documents this week that will pave the way for the city to begin its 2021 and 2022 Community Development Block Grant Process while also approving the purchase of seven new vehicles for the Laurel Police Department.
A 29-year-old Purvis man was arrested Friday after a search warrant from the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit turned up a table full of drugs and two weapons, including one stolen.
A swearing-in ceremony for newly elected State Representative Robin Robinson will be held Friday, September 18, at 10 a.m. at the Northeast Jones High School Performing Arts Center. Robinson was elected to serve in the Mississippi House of Representative, District 88 during a special electio…