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Portions of former Jones County schools located in Sharon and Shady Grove have been approved for demolition.

The Board of Trustees of the Laurel School District during its monthly meeting approved a resolution acknowledging the school district’s intent to issue bonds to generate more than $1 million.

The Courthouse Restoration Committee held its first meeting on Jan. 10, 2017. The meeting was held at the Ellisville Courthouse.

John Milham with Green Roof Productions, second from left, and his daughter, Ana Milham, present a donation to The Good Samaritan Center’s Soup Kitchen in Laurel Friday.

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Braxton Rustin’s last minute goal Friday night primarily accomplished two things; it kept West Jones alive in the playoff hunt and gave Josh Sullivan his first win over Laurel since becoming the teams head coach in 2015.

The South Jones Bravettes Dance Team brought home a state championship from the Mississippi High School Activities Association State Dance Competition held in Jackson in December.

Photo/James Pugh

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