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It took three hours — and what seemed like record time — for South Jones to advance to round two of the Class 5A playoffs Friday night, defeating Provine in a double-header 19-0 and 15-0.

Diana Pickering and her son, Ayden, 8, are surrounded by friends and family in their new home. They are the first family in Jones County to receive a home through Habitat for Humanity.

Four people are wanted by Laurel Police Department on outstanding charges.

A Heidelberg sixth-grader will embark this weekend on a voyage to become a national memory champion and earn a $10,000 grand prize.

Two people have been arrested in connection with a drive-by shooting that occurred earlier this month.

Laurel Police Department on Thursday arrested a man and woman in connection with the incident.

The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art will host Jerry Strahan, the world’s foremost authority on the iconic New Orleans hot dog cart, for a discussion and signing of his book Lucky Dogs: From Bourbon Street to Beijing and Beyond on Thursday, April 27...

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Rash decisions

Before I begin, I want to share something with you. Last week, I was honored to be asked to judge the Lower Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair that is held at Southern Miss each year. This is the regional level and the winners will move on to the state finals.

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