While businesses and individuals donated meals and snacks to Forrest General healthcare professionals and others during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a Hattiesburg woman, Coty Scott, making special donations of her own.

Two Hattiesburg women were each charged with one count of drive-by shooting about 7 p.m. Thursday after police responded to a shooting report on McCall Street.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has vetoed two criminal justice bills, one of which would have given thousands of offenders the chance at parole from the crowded prison system.

United Ways across Mississippi are launching a statewide survey today to assess the economic impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on Mississippi families. All Mississippi families are invited to complete the United Way COVID-19 survey here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UWMSCOVID19. Individual…

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A Jones County Sheriff's Deputy, Miguel Grimaldo, was shot this morning around 2:00 a.m. while working his part-time job as a police officer with the Sandersville Police Department. That's according to information released by the JCSD today. 

After missing the final quarter of the 2019-20 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, West Jasper School District students and parents will see a lot of changes for the upcoming school year that is set to begin for pupils on Thursday, August 6. 

Residents of Copiah, Marshall, Kemper, Madison, Jones and Winston counties and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 next week as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health continue efforts to stem virus transmission by setting up one…

M & M Volunteer Fire Department responded to the report of a structure fire at 9:25 this morning.  A neighbor passing the residence activated 911 after passing the home and seeing heavy smoke and flames from the windows.  Upon arrival, firefighters found the older model single wide mobil…

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The Jones County Board of Supervisors moved forward in their first monthly meeting of July to modify the rule book pertaining to the county’s community centers. The shift came after a passionate presentation at the supervisors meeting at the Ellisville Courthouse by Kathy Harrison, the presi…

(Laurel) - Fifteen Jones County volunteer fire departments responded to assist the Laurel Fire Department Saturday shortly before midnight.  LFD was called to a massive structure fire at 1125 North 5th Avenue just after 11:00 p.m. at Jones Middle School in Laurel. The structure was fully inv…

Once again Jamey Cooley and Team JDQ fired up the grill for a good cause.  On Friday and Saturday, July 3 and July 4, Cooley cooked baby back ribs slabs and Boston butts to raise money for two-and-a-half-year-old John Knox Gilliland, who was diagnosed at 16 months with non-verbal autism. The…

Charles Fairley – a Collins High School graduate who lives in Shady Oak – was unanimously appointed to the Covington County Board of Education as District 5 member at a special called meeting on Tuesday, June 30 in the Collins High School cafeteria.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting enhanced enforcement of seat belt, child safety seat, and impaired driving laws over the July 4th holiday weekend. Overtime details utilizing grant funding from the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety will provide for saturation patro…

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a law Wednesday that bans abortion based on the race, sex or genetic anomalies of a fetus, adding new limits in a state that already has some of the strictest abortion laws in the U.S.

A 35-year-old Hattiesburg man was arrested Tuesday in the June 23 shooting and armed robbery of the Family Quick Shop on 1107 Franklin St.

Next door to the soon coming Texas Pitmaster BBQ in Laurel is a small rusty red building that served as a TV repair shop many years ago. Three years in the making and the 320 Fifth Street will open in late July to offer a place to enjoy music, good food, and fellowship for the entire family.

A deceased male was discovered on McCall Street on Monday night after a shooting report was made to Hattiesburg police officers at about 7:15 p.m.

A 33-year-old Jones County man who worked with an illegal Mexican alien to sell drugs was sentenced in federal court Monday in Jackson on massive drug charges. The charges earned him 146 months in federal prison, along with five years of supervised release.