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Jones County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded on Tuesday morning to a report of an unresponsive adult female found laying on a sandbar at Eastabuchie Park in Eastabuchie. Boaters on the Leaf River discovered the individual and called 911.

We’ve always tried to take a summer vacation in late June. Last year we went to the mountains. The year before that everything was pretty much shut down due to Covid. In 2019, Amy was pregnant with our third daughter and had zero desire to venture very far from the house during June (Allie w…

At 2:31 p.m. on the afternoon of June 26, 2022 M & M Volunteer Fire Department received a call for a structure fire at 12 Blackledge Circle. Upon arrival of the first fire apparatus, firefighters found the two story brick home fully engulfed with flames visible through the roof.

It’s hot. I could finish the column with just that statement and it would be the most accurate thing I’ve ever written. With baseball camps in full swing, I tried to imagine shivering in a deer stand on a cold December day to get through the day. It didn’t work. Sweat continued to pour out o…

Laurel, MS – Laurel Main Street has been designated as an Accredited Main Street AmericaTM program for meeting rigorous performance standards. Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of Accredited programs to recognize their exceptional commitment to preservation-ba…

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department received a donation from Farm Systems Inc. on Monday to purchase safety equipment for JCSD deputies.

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security hosted its annual I-59 Job Fair in Laurel on Thursday at Sawmill Square Mall. Over 40 local businesses participated in the one-day event as part of the Governor’s Job Fair Network of Mississippi.

ELLISVILLE- Jones College Executive Vice President, Chief Enrollment Management, Information Technology and Marketing Officer, Dr. Finee' Ruffin was selected to receive the Advocacy Award Fellow after completing the Mississippi Community College Policy Fellowship Program. She was part of a 2…

ELLISVILLE- Participants of the Jones College Adult Education program should benefit from a $7,500 Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant. The grant money will be used to purchase books for the students to check out according to the Director of JC’s Integrated Pathways, Wendy Evans. She ex…

The Powers Fire & Rescue is hosting a Blood Drive by Vitalant on Saturday, June 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the department station located at 1975 Highway 184, Laurel, MS.

My ears rejoiced at the sound of the water slapping the sides of my boat as it crept upstream. I open the throttle up and the sound of the engine drowns everything out. The warm air hits so hard that I have to turn my cap around to keep from losing it. The sun is setting behind the trees, ca…

Jones County Sheriff’s Department deputies, along with units from the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Glade Fire & Rescue, Powers Fire & Rescue and EMSERV Ambulance Service, responded Friday night to a adult female pedestrian hit by a vehicle on Highway 15 South near the intersection of …

Chancery Court Judge Billie J. Graham was welcomed as guest speaker at a recent Sertoma Club of Laurel weekly meeting at the Laurel Country Club.

ELLISVILLE – Three ladies beat out the competition to lead Jones College’s Maroon Typhoon Marching Band this fall. Freshman, Melania Sanders of Columbia, Jessica Manning of Quitman and sophomore, Rachel Turner of Runnelstown will lead the nearly 180-member organization.

The Gulf Coast Red Snapper season is officially in full swing. According to reports from local anglers, you’d be hard pressed to find a location where there are fish without wrestling with multiple other boats. As inconveniencing as that may sound, it’s a good thing. Given the fallout of the…