Seventeen Jones College faculty and staff members were recently honored for their accomplishments in the workplace over the previous year. The Employee Appreciation Awards began in 2004 with funds contributed by retired JCJC President, Dr. Ronald Whitehead, and the college’s Foundation, Inc.…
A new era of Heidelberg basketball is in place as Broderick Hall was introduced as girl’s head basketball coach Tuesday evening alongside Curtis “Champ” Russell who was introduced as boy’s head basketball coach.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, two residents have attempted their best imitation of Bonnie and Clyde, leading the Jones County Sheriff’s Department and other departments in pursuit of them for several days. However, the Jones County Sheriff’s Department nabbed the alleged su…
Just before graduating from Jones College in May, Matt Burke of Brandon earned a spot in the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. As a member of the back-to-back State Championship Bobcat soccer team, Burke played in the first game…
On Thursday, June 10, 2021, the Laurel Housing Authority (LHA) announced its plans to redevelop the Old Charity Hospital, a 34-acre site, into a mixed-income residential community. The proposed development will include affordable multifamily, single family, some commercial and retail space.
A Rose Hill area man has been arrested by the Jasper County Sheriff’s department for allegedly beating his wife with a tool while driving down the road.
The West Jasper School District Board of Trustees has made a decision on the district’s next Superintendent of Education. This evening, the board approved, in a four-to-one vote, the hire of Dr. Kenitra Ezi.
Heidelberg High School introduced their newest head football coach Monday evening as Jim Nowell is set to take over the reins of the Oilers.
A Monday afternoon vehicle pursuit of a subject wanted by the Jones County Sheriff’s Department on a Bench Warrant led to the arrest of the fleeing driver, according to the department.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs edged past the Texas Longhorns in their 2021 World Series opener on Sunday night. MSU starter Will Bednar hurled six shutout innings as he allowed only one hit and fanned 15 batters in leading the Bulldogs past Texas, 2-1, at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. Landon…
Two Jones College students earned individual honors through the International Honor Society for two-year colleges, Phi Theta Kappa. Sophomore pharmacy major from Laurel, Faith Houston was selected to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s All-Mississippi Academic First Team. Biological Sciences maj…
The Jones County Board of Supervisors voted on Monday to approve Sheriff Joe Berlin’s request to hire a company to manage food service at both the Jones County Adult and Youth Detention Centers. In making the request, Berlin told supervisors bringing in an agency to handle food preparation a…
Country music icon Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is coming to Jones County. On Thursday, June 24, a newly organized nonprofit organization called Nurture our Future (NoF) will launch the program in the area.
Downtown Hattiesburg earned three state honors at Mississippi Main Street Association’s annual awards luncheon in downtown Jackson last week.
Amber Travis, a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, found herself in a unique position. The granddaughter of a U.S. military veteran, she found herself wanting to do more for the elderly and veteran community. After much hard work, Grace’s Home of Heroes was born in June of 2019.
Downtown Thursdays sponsored by Sunbelt Federal Credit Union kicked off with a strong start as fireworks, food, and fun Thursday evening as the event was enjoyed by many.
According to Dana Bumgardner with the Jones County Fire Council, multiple Jones County Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 733 Pecan Grove Road shortly before 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning to the report of a structure fire.
Ellisville’s incumbents were successful in their re-election bids during the June 8th Municipal General Election and they wasted no time taking their oaths of offices for another four years of service together.
Jones County Sheriff's Department personnel are participating this week in firearms qualifications at the Bar 3 Range in Jones County, according to the department.
A “suspicious vehicles” call landed three people in jail last week in Bay Springs, and led the Bay Springs Police Department to the seizure of a sizeable amount of illegal drugs.
A Jasper County man arrested just over two weeks ago on several counts of aggravated assault and other charges has landed back in the Jasper County Jail on similar charges.
Municipal elections were held in Jasper County last Tuesday, and three new mayors have been elected in municipalities of the county - Bay Springs, Heidelberg, and Montrose.
Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee invited military members Monday from around the area to take part in a proclamation ceremony as representatives of the United States Army to celebrate the branch’s birthday.
The College Football Playoff committee has a proposal that would be in play no later than the 2025 season to present to the league commissioners this week in Chicago to add eight teams to the present four-team CFP. Under the proposal the six highest-ranked conference champions and the six re…
On Sunday, tennis fans were on their feet in Paris as Novak Djokovic rallied from two sets down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in a thrilling French Open final.
The City of Laurel’s Inspection Department is working to make residents and property owners aware of the city’s codes and ordinances.
The Jones County Sheriff’s Department sought, and found later, a suspect who was wanted for questioning regarding a stolen vehicle.
Southeastern Baptist College Art Professor Sharon Howard held a reception last Thursday to showcase her artwork to the general public. Her work will continue to be on display inside the Southeastern Baptist College’s library till Friday, June 18.
The Jones County Sheriff’s Department assisted the U.S. Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents with apprehending a wanted subject Wednesday, according to the department.
According to Laurel Police Chief Tommy Cox, a 39-year-old male who allegedly assaulted an older couple caused a stir in the Windermere community at approximately 9 a.m. this morning before being tased while naked.
The Jones County Sheriff's Department put smiles on many faces as they visited the children at the Children's Depot on Lower Myrick Road Wednesday morning.
Jones College is hosting a community-wide blood drive on Tuesday, June 15, in the Student Union, behind the A.B. Howard Gymnasium. Vitalant strongly encourages blood donors to make and keep appointments to give blood between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Scheduling appointments can be made through this …
A string of auto burglaries had been terrorizing the North Laurel area, but the Laurel Police Department is on the case to put those to a stop, starting with one arrest Wednesday morning.
The West Jasper School District Board has contracted with the Mississippi School Board Association to assist in searching for West Jasper School District's new superintendent.
A suspect in the Northeast Jones High School golf cart theft has been apprehended by the Jones County Sheriff's Department.
Jones College has announced the 2021 spring semester honor roll scholars. Full-Time students with 15 hours or more and who maintain the following grade-point averages made the honor roll: President’s List-4.0; Dean’s List-3.99-3.5: Faculty List-3.49-3.0.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Landon Sims struck out four in three innings of scoreless relief for his ninth save, and No. 7 overall seed Mississippi State clinched its fifth straight trip to the super regionals with a 6-5 victory over Campbell on Monday.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Tim Elko hit his second grand slam of the Oxford Regional and Mississippi beat Southern Miss 12-9 on Monday to advance to the super regionals.
Even though the Laurel City Council’s usually meetings are the first and third Tuesday of each month, a change has been made for the upcoming assembly.
On Monday, the Jones County Board of Supervisors voted to close out a “Tornado Fund” that was created in 2020 on the recommendation of the board’s Chief Financial Officer Charles Miller.