The Sharon Volunteer Fire Department is starting their fundraisers for an annual event to help children in need for Christmas.
Civil rights activist, James Meredith and U.S. Federal Judge Charles Pickering shared their harrowing stories in their efforts to break the color barrier in education and challenge the Ku Klux Klan in the 1960s with members of the public and students from Jones College’s Honors Institute, wh…
Baseball was the big news in Mississippi sports this past weekend as two top 10 teams in Mississippi State and Ole Miss squared off in Starkville. Baseball was not the only action, however, as football, basketball, softball, soccer and tennis also made the headlines.
Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee signed a proclamation Friday afternoon proclaiming National Crime Victims’ Rights Week in Laurel from April 18 until April 24, coinciding with the movement nationally. Alongside Magee was Deborah Warren, Victim Coordinator, who also spoke of the importance of the pr…
Representative Robin Robinson (District 88), serving in the Mississippi House of Representatives, was the guest speaker at Wednesday's Kiwanis Club of Laurel meeting at the Laurel Country Club.
In a pitcher's duel — like the one Friday afternoon in The Jungle — the team that goes to its bullpen first often loses.
Hits were few and far in between Thursday at Jones College where Taylorsville and Enterprise squared off, but the sixth hit for the Tartars proved to be the dagger as Aiden Moffett’s walk-off hit along with Karson Evans who threw 13 strikeouts in eight innings downed Enterprise 3-2 to take t…
The inaugural class of the William Carey University School of Pharmacy graduated April 10 during commencement exercises at First Baptist Church Gulfport.
The definition of selfless in Webster’s dictionary reads, “concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one's own; unselfish.”
Following the completion of Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments, the State of Mississippi has requested a Major Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance following the February 11-19, 2021 Winter Storm. During this event, multiple rounds of wintry precipitation impacted that state resultin…
This Saturday will mark the first event other than Wine Down Downtown that Laurel has hosted in 2021 as Community Bank’s Crawfest is set to take place.
Club members donated a beautiful four foot Tulip tree to Ellisville Elementary while club member Sandra Shows shared a brief history of Arbor Day and why trees are so important to our environment.
Grant money for the Laurel Police Department is paying off for the department and community as a whole according to Laurel Police Chief Tommy Cox.
Despite taking a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning on a two run home run, Stringer could not maintain the lead as they surrendered 14 walks over the course of the contest, falling to Sebastopol 10-5 in district play Tuesday night.
After a season that featured canceled games, a delayed season, and other events due to COVID-19, West Jones football was able to have what head coach Scott Pierson described as “closure” on the season as they presented the team with their 2020 State Championship rings Monday night.
Jones County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Melisa Kelland has been assigned to serve as the Victims’ Advocate under the Victims Of Crime Act (VOCA) grant.
Mississippi’s top public health official said Tuesday that he’s telling health care providers to refrain from using the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine while federal agencies investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.
Live and virtual performances of Jones College’s theatre production, Godspell should allow more people to enjoy theater, safely. Live performances on the Ellisville campus begin on Friday, April 30. After canceling last year’s production of Mamma Mia! because of Covid-19, this spring, the JC…
Jones College’s Concert and Symphonic Bands will be performing live before an audience on Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. This concert is free and open to the public.
The Laurel Fire Department will be doing its annual hydrant testing beginning on April 5 through May 21 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., per Laurel Fire Chief Leo Brown.
Thursday night’s contest was a far cry from the 1-0 victory Northeast Jones grabbed from Mendenhall Monday night, but an 8-6 game resulted in the same outcome for them: a victory.
"In my 27 years of Law Enforcement, I have never seen the disrespect for a house of worship as I witnessed today," stated Ellisville Police Chief Bruce Russell in a statement regarding three men charged with breaking into a church on 504 North Court Street.
An alerted resident provided a tip which led to the arrests of two individuals by the Jones County Sheriff's Department at a convenience store on Ellisville Blvd. in Laurel Thursday morning, according to officials.
Acts of bravery sometimes happen in the blink of an eye, and for Laurel Fire Department Captain Robby McLaurin, that rang true when he quickly stopped an auto burglary and thwarting any potential danger to Laurel citizens.
History has been made at the Laurel Police Department as Officer Raven Naylor became the first female in the department’s history to be accepted into the SRT program. She was recognized for her accomplishment at the Laurel City Council Wednesday afternoon.
The Jones County Sheriff’s Department is going through training to better equip themselves and help with the public’s safety with defensive tactic training classes for all Jones County officers.
Jones County Sheriff's Department Sergeant Adam Cochran has ran 103 miles during the month of March. He was not, in fact, chasing criminals. His goal however was to raise awareness and funds for the "Stop Soldier Suicide" organization - a Veteran founded, Veteran led, and Veteran focused org…
A West Jasper School District instructor has been charged with a crime against a student and has been arrested.
Cole Tolbert and Cade Maudlin combined for a no-hitter on Tuesday night in Ellisville. Combining for 12 strikeouts on a soggy night, the West Jones pitching duo held South Jones to a single run en route to a 7-1 victory in Region 5-5A action.
The City of Laurel, Mississippi will be giving a Civil Service Examination for the position of Entry-Level Firefighter on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 8:00 a.m., according to Fire Chief Leo Brown.