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In the late 1800s, Joe Blankenship founded sawmills in the rich, timber-flooded hills of western Jasper County. Seeing the potential for more, Blankenship’s son-in-law, L.L. Denson, founded a village in those same hills. That village became known as Bay Springs, which totaled 173 acres.

Heidelberg High School has a talented roster. Monday evening, they introduced their new head coach to lead that roster, and it was someone the community has likely heard of.

Local artist Kevin Price has wanted to inspire and give hope to people for decades. In 2018, he was inspired at an event, leading him to write a song. After shelving it for five years, he was finally convinced to produce the song which was released Tuesday.

Jones County Sheriff’s Department narcotics agents, assisted by the JCSD Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions, executed a Narcotics Search Warrant at a residence on Red Hill Crossing Road in the Rustin community on Friday, February 24th.

Jones County Sheriff’s Department Reserve Division deputies Chad Anderson, Joey Davis, Kyle Howell, Russ Thompson, and Ryan Walters were in service on Friday night conducting safety checkpoints at various locations around Jones County.

Last week, Heidelberg head coach Broderick Hall stated how hungry the city and team were for a championship. Friday night, it looked as if the team was starving for it as they rallied back from an early deficit to take the victory over Velma Jackson.

The Lady Bulldogs continued their dominance in the 1A playoffs as they defeated the McEvans Lady Warriors handily and sealed their trip to the Big House with a 66-34 victory.

The Jones County Sheriff's Department, assisted by the Mississippi Highway Patrol and Laurel Police Department, captured a man overnight named in an Amber Alert issued by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation regarding a sixteen year old missing female believed to have been kidnapped.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department is warning Jones County residents about a new scam targeting family members of individuals incarcerated in the Jones County Adult Detention Facility, and presumably other correctional facilities as well.

Jasper, Smith & Covington County