Acknowledging that the Jones County Board of Supervisors cannot implement a mask mandate in the county although there has been an upsurge in the state’s COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, on Monday Board President Johnny Burnett suggested that the board recommend that people wear masks inside c…

Jones County Supervisor Travares Comegys and friends will present a Community Day and Backpack Giveaway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 7. The event which will feature free food, music, motivational speakers, space jumps, and voter registration will take place at Sandy T. Gavin Park in Laurel.

A 66-year-old man was found deceased on the side of I-59 after his body was discovered by motorcyclists Sunday evening.

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 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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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 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…

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…

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