The City of Laurel’s is privatizing the city’s Public Works Department.
Eighty-one students from Jones College’s High School Equivalency program were eligible to participate in a graduation ceremony honoring the classes of 2020 and 2021 with most choosing to participate in the celebration. Held at the Advanced Technology Center in Ellisville, HSE graduates heard…
The Ellisville Police Department is continuing to search for personnel. Ellisville Police Chief Bruce Russell said his department currently has two open slots.
Two suspects were identified, along with the victim in the Thursday morning murder on North 17th Avenue. Both suspects, one of which was 13-years-old, were also charged with capital murder.
The United Way of the Pine Belt Region held their Pacesetter Luncheon Thursday, featuring guest speakers David Wolgamott, Director of the Good Shepherd Clinic, and Hope Staples, Co-founder/Director of The Glory House Global Outreach. Their theme this year is called, “Lighting the Way with th…
Trey Hilton of Pearl not only earned the Region III Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s (ITA) Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award, but the Jones College sophomore tennis player was also named the National winner representing all Junior College men while doing something he loves.
Sergeant Ma’Tika Johnson kept a secret as long as she could as she discovered she would be arriving back in the United States at the same time her brother’s Alabama Dixie Youth World Series team was in Laurel. Under the hot, July heat “Between the Bricks” at Laurel High School, Sgt. Johnson …
In what could be best described as something you would see in an action movie, a male suspect led the Jones County Sheriff’s Department on a 30-mile chase that ended close to Moselle Tuesday.
Morris Welch was recently inducted into the Dixie Boys Baseball Hall of Fame for his 20-plus years of service. Welch currently serves as president of the Dixie Pre-Majors and Dixie Majors and has served as the league’s president since the early 2000s.
Jones County deputies alongside U.S. Marshals captured a suspect Tuesday evening that was wanted for Sexual Battery in what Jones County Sheriff Joe Berlin stated 'even seasoned JCSD investigators cringed at what was revealed' regarding the case.
Most know Mariano Arellano in Hattiesburg as the owner of La Fiesta Brava asking on TV, “How about lunch?” Now the 54-year-old is asking, “How about a career?” After serving thousands over the last 26 years, the impact of COVID-19 forced Arellano to sell his restaurant. With more people stay…
Drivers that travel Highway 15 north from Bay Springs to Newton County on a regular basis have seen some congestion in the area lately, especially in Bay Springs, with road construction. They will continue to see traffic slow-downs over the next several weeks, but with that will come a new roadway.
Recently hired West Jasper School District Superintendent Dr. Kenitra Ezi is excited about the upcoming school year, and to kick things off she wants to meet as many people as she can in the district before the 2021-22 school year gets started and also give them the opportunity to meet her.
A tip from a citizen resulted in the arrest of a male suspect wanted for Sexual Battery involving a three-year-old by the Jones County Sheriff's Department.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation [MBI] is currently investigating an alleged inmate suicide attempt at the Jasper County Jail that a day later eventually resulted in the death of the inmate.
The Jones County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to grant the Economic Development Authority (EDA) of Jones County permission to draw up a resolution outlining the county’s intent to issue general obligation bonds for potential economic development projects.
Mississippi’s Largest House Party will have an addition this year with football flavor added to the 132th edition of the Neshoba County Fair. Mississippi State head coach Mike Leach, Southern Mississippi head coach Will Hall and Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin will be in attendance on Thursd…
Heidelberg High School has a new principal, and he is eager to get the 2021-22 school year started on a positive note with many students he has not even yet met
Another couple in Jones County is wanted for abuse of a child after what Jones County Sheriff Joe Berlin has described as "unspeakable crimes against their own children."
Pearl River Resort properties and Bok Homa Casino are temporarily reinstating a mandatory mask policy for all guests, effective immediately. Associates are also required to wear face coverings.
The City of Ellisville is receiving more and more request for activities, which are showing signs that the city is opening up more.
The narcotics force for the Jones County Sheriff's Department continues to put a dent into illegal drugs in Jones County as they arrested two on drug charges Wednesday, with another individual one arrested on a wanted charge.
The Jones County Board of Supervisors gave its seal of approval to several organizations that are improving the lives and meeting the needs of the citizens of Jones County.
The negligent payment of solid waste fees in the county from numerous residential owners has been a long-time problem for local county officials, which has created a large budget downfall in the county’s Solid Waste budget. Now, another measure of collection means has been initiated by the J…
Jasper County seems to be having an ongoing problem with its relatively new contracted ambulance service that is not going to be overlooked. Board of Supervisors President Doug Rogers of Beat 3 made clear Monday morning during a meeting with an area CareMed Emergency Medical Services manager…
A Jasper County man has been arrested by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department and has been charged with three counts of sexual battery.
A teary-eyed Priscilla Haynes sits on the sofa in the living room of her apartment on West Haven Drive angry, frustrated, and worried about what lies ahead for her and the other tenants of the 16-unit, eight duplex apartments in Ellisville.
College football season is just around the corner as all the various major conferences will begin Conference Media Days this week in earnest. The Big 12 rolled out their head coaches last week while the SEC, Big 10, ACC and Conference USA will begin this week. The SEC will begin on Monday in…
State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs held an interview Friday afternoon with multiple media outlets in Laurel, stressing the importance of COVID vaccinations and the availability of vaccinations in the Pine Belt.
A Jasper County man and a Jones County man have been arrested by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department on multiple counts of grand larceny and burglary.