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There’s an old saying that goes, “Put your money where your mouth is.” There’s another old saying that reads something like, “His mouth wrote a check that his butt couldn’t cash.” For too many times in my life I’ve opened my mouth when I probably shouldn’t have. Only time will tell if this i…

Canadian McKenzie Hughes won the 55th Sanderson Farms Golf Championship with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff at Jackson Country Club on Sunday. Hughes claimed $1.422 million for the first-place finish, as the tournament total purse was $7.9 million. Hayden Buckley of Tupelo and firs…

Calhoun Community--For the third time in just over 9 hours, Jones County firefighters responded to a structure fire. This third incident was on Gardner Road in the Calhoun community shortly after Noon. Hebron, Calhoun, Soso, Sharon, and Shady Grove volunteer fire departments responded and fo…

Preparedness always goes a long way. That statement holds true, no matter what you’re doing. In sports, usually the team that is better prepared is the team that wins. As our unlucky friends to the southeast are about to find out, those that are prepared for a hurricane usually come out bett…

Jones County—It was an early morning for several Jones County volunteer fire departments and has been a long day already. A structure fire at 2211 Highway 11 north had several departments out just before 3:00 am. A passerby activated 911 after witnessing a single family home ablaze.

Late last week, Union Volunteer Fire Department hosted Ellisville Cubscouts Pack 10 at the Union fire station. Six different dens were in attendance, for a total of 44 cub scouts. The children ranged in age from kindergarten to 5th grade. Each den has to visit a fire department as part of th…

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an early morning fire that destroyed a residence at 2211 Highway 11 North near Sandersville. In addition, investigators are seeking information on a stolen Kubota 4 seater side by side, camo in color, reported taken from the residence. I…

The Jones County Sheriff's Department is seeking information on the theft of a tractor and rotary cutter reported stolen from #15 Eucutta Road in northeastern Jones County late Friday afternoon.

The 55th Sanderson Farms Championship will be held at the Jackson Country Club beginning on Thursday. Last year’s winner Sam Burns hopes to defend his title in the 144-player field. Burns is ranked No. 12 in the Official World Golf Rankings. Mississippians expected to take part in this year’…

The Laurel Fire Department received a call from 911 dispatch at approximately 05:30AM this morning of a fully involved structure fire at 110 North 15 St. that has spreaded to a vacant adjacent structure. Battalion Chief Robby Mclaurin (ShiftCommander) dispatched three engine companies E-1, E…

A vehicle collision at 517 Moselle-Seminary Road led to South Jones and Southwest Jones volunteer fire departments responding this evening about 8:15 pm. Upon arrival, firefighters found two vehicles involved, a Dodge Ram and Chevy Equinox.

Governor Tate Reeves announced his appointments for Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, Executive Director of the Mississippi Public Utilities Staff, and District Attorney for the 17th Circuit Court District. 

It was homecoming night in The Jungle, and the Northeast Jones Tigers put on a show for the special game of the season as they defeated the East Marion Eagles.

With 5:56 remaining on the clock, Heidelberg head football coach Paul Burtnett told the Oilers offense he needed a drive that lasted the remaining minutes. What he got next was not what he wanted, but what the Oilers needed in a one-score game. Destin McCray took a bouncing kick 90 yards to …

The suspect in the shooting of a four year old girl at Lone Oak Apartments on Hoy Road this afternoon is IN CUSTODY in Livingston, Alabama. Agents and investigators with the 17th District - District Attorney’s Office in Alabama captured Brown during an intense manhunt that crossed state lines.

ELLISVILLE – Jones College is hosting a community-wide blood drive, Monday through Wednesday, September 19-21, in the D.O. Thoms Physical Education Building. Jones College students with classes in the Industrial Services Building were able to give blood on Monday with Vitalant’s Blood Mobile…

Mississippi State started fast in Death Valley Saturday against LSU, but in the end they fell to LSU, 31-16, in the opening Southeast Conference game for both teams. The Bulldogs were their own worst enemy in a second half melt down. The Mike Leach offense failed to convert three fourth-and-…

Jones County—Sharon and Shady Grove volunteer fire departments responded to a structure fire at 9 Bobby Foster Road at about 1:45 am this morning, September 17th. Upon arrival of the first responding fire apparatus, the home was already severely structurally compromised and firefighters imme…

MSAIS is the organization that sets the classifications for private schools that are predominantly in Mississippi and surrounding states. Over the past years, smaller private schools are struggling to keep football programs going. The solution to some schools with dwindling numbers is to dro…

Raleigh has proven over the past couple years it has the offensive prowess to grind out a game on the turf with its Wing-T offense installed by head coach Ryan Higdon. The Lions also have premier offensive skill players like running backs Suntarine “Get” Perkins, Javarious “Chocolate” Walker…

Jones College defensive back Ty Rawls (Wetumpka, Alabama) tackled Copiah-Lincoln wide receiver Antrelle Sims at the Bobcat 6-yard line as time expired to preserve a 23-17 victory here Thursday night at Stone Stadium.

In what was expected to be a showdown between two talented teams, Friday night’s contest between the Laurel Tornadoes and Mendenhall Tigers was exactly that, but ended in a bit of an upset as Mendenhall defeated Laurel 13-10.