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The Jones County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the whereabouts of two individuals who stole a 2018 Honda Rubicon ATV, orange in color.

The Queen of Basketball passed away this week in the great Lusia “Lucy” Harris of Minter City. The Queen of Basketball’s story was told in a documentary that premiered last June at the Tribeca Film Festival. It tells the story of Harris and shows why she was so unstoppable on the basketball …

The West Jasper School District announced last week plans to begin a K-4 pilot program in the district during an advisory council meeting with an assorted group, including parent representatives of the district representing both district schools, district and school level committee members, …

The Ellisville Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to allow a parade to be conducted as part of this year’s Mardi Gras Celebration to be held in the City of Ellisville.

We all remember the Easter 2020 tornado that ripped through Soso and the surrounding areas. It tore our little community to pieces, and evidence is still lurking along the streets. It is coming back, but it has far to go.

In 2021, William Carey University worked through a changing landscape – keeping students safe and finding ways to deliver educational options to help them achieve their goals during a pandemic. And as administrators, faculty and staff addressed each new situation, they remembered the words o…

During Tuesday’s board meeting in Laurel, Chief Financial Officer Charles Miller reminded supervisors that in June of last year Jones County received $5 million of $6.1 million that was allocated by the government. Miller advised that the county is expected to receive another $5 million in June.

Many local residents gathered in the parking lot of the Sawmill Square Mall to promote health, wellness and unity as a part of the MLK Community Development Corporation’s celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Mississippi State (12-4, 3-1) won two big games this week as they downed Georgia and No. 24 Alabama. The Bulldogs' contest against Alabama was worth the price of admission. The entire first half was a back-and-forth battle with Alabama holding a slim four-point lead at intermission. The seco…

Jones County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jason Mills utilized department issued Narcan on Friday morning to revive an adult male who had overdosed at a residence in the Rustin Community.

The Laurel School District will host a Teacher Job Fair on Saturday, February 5, at the Laurel Middle School to address a teacher shortage that is a problem in the district and the Pinebelt, and across the country. The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. until noon in the gymnasium.

Jones College has announced the 2021 fall semester honor roll scholars. Full-Time students with 15 hours or more and who maintain the following grade-point averages will make the honor roll: President’s List--4.0; Dean’s List--3.99-3.5: Faculty List--3.49-3.0.

The Jones County Justice Court has set a bond of $1,000,000 for accused methamphetamine trafficker Michael Brown. The JCSD SWAT Team and narcotics agents, along with state and federal narcotics agents, executed a high risk narcotics search warrant at Brown’s residence in the early morning ho…

After 25 years of changing student’s lives, Unitech Training Academy is excited to expand their online operations into the state of Mississippi. The Commission on Proprietary Schools and College Registration in Mississippi approved Unitech Training Academy’s certificate of registration in De…

Mark your calendars for one of Laurel’s favorite family events! The Trustmark Touch-A-Truck event returns to downtown Laurel on Saturday, March 5th, 2022.

The College Public Relations Association of Mississippi (CPRAM) is encouraging students interested in the area of communications to apply for one of two scholarships offered to students attending a Mississippi two-year or four-year college. The two, $1,250 scholarships are available for one …

The hot-shooting Ole Miss Rebels downed Mississippi State, 82-72, on Saturday night in Oxford. The teams were meeting for the 265th time in the oldest SEC basketball rivalry. Rebel sophomore Matthew Murrell, a Memphis native, was almost perfect as he scored 31 points in leading Ole Miss. The…