In pageant contests around the globe, contestants compete in various events while vying for their desired titles, whether that be Miss Universe or Miss Little Miss.
Steve Thrash of the Laurel Sertoma Club was presented the "Sertoma Lifetime Achievement Award" from Lucy Stolfi, Sertoma Southeast Regional Director, during a recent Laurel Sertoma weekly meeting.
Carr, Riggs & Ingram has announced that the Laurel and Hattiesburg, Mississippi offices will now be led by Jennifer Jenkins, CPA.
The opening round of the 4A playoffs for Northeast Jones led to the Tigers' mercy ruling Forrest County Agricultural High School Monday night to advance to round two of the playoffs in a physical game throughout.
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 Jones County Law Enforcement Training Academy is now accepting applications for the 2022 Part-Time Law Enforcement Officer Academy.
Kiwanis Club of Laurel members heard an interesting presentation on the Mississippi ABLE program at the regular club meeting on Wednesday at the Laurel Country Club.
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.
The MLK Community Development Corporation did not let the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 stop its 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…
The Hattiesburg Zoo has chosen Sunday, January 23rd as its first Sensory Day of the new year. Sensory day at the Hattiesburg Zoo is geared toward individuals who have sensory needs.
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 Jones County Sheriff’s Department captured a suspect in an attempted Grand Larceny. Jospeh Davenport, age 32, was arrested on January 12th by JCSD investigators and narcotics agents at a residence on Burnt Bridge Road in Pendorff.
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.
Jackson, Miss. (Jan. 12, 2022) – Scotsman Manufacturing Company is proud to call Laurel home of its new manufacturing operations.
The Fraternal Order of Police Laurel Lodge #2 has selected Wilbur Chamberlin as the 2021 FOP Laurel Lodge #2 “Member of the Year." Chamberlin serves as the organization’s Secretary-Treasurer.
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…
West Jones gave a valiant effort in both the girl’s and boy’s game Tuesday night, however, it was not quite enough as they fell in both contests to the 5A newcomer Florence Eagles.
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 Laurel Fire Department is continuing to investigate the fire at the Laurel High School Fieldhouse that occurred this weekend and caused heavy damage.
The Laurel Housing Authority will be able to continue to service residents through its Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (R.O.S.S.) Grants.
A social media threat towards South Jones High School led to the arrest of a 14-year-old boy by the Jones County Sheriff’s Department.
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…
The Jones County Board of Supervisors scheduled a special meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday to discuss extending COVID-19 administrative leave for employees and population distribution and redistricting of county beats. However, because of COVID-19 protocol, the board had to limit the meeting to th…