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For her exemplary performance in the classroom, Mason Elementary School teacher Jennifer DeYoung was named the Laurel School District Teacher of the Year.

Officers with the Laurel Firefighters Association and members and chiefs with Jones County volunteer fire departments came together Thursday evening to host a show of solidarity.

Laurel police officers are continuing to investigate an incident that has resulted in some vandalism in downtown.

When thinking of high school band programs, we all think about the marching bands performing under the Friday night lights.

Photo/James Pugh

On the brink of possible elimination, the number one NJCAA baseball team in the nation dominated. 

Photo/James Pugh

One pitch stood between Jones County Junior College and the winners bracket of the NJCAA Region 23 Baseball Tournament while by the same token one pitch stood between Pearl River Community College and the losers bracket.

Photo/James Pugh
Photo/James Pugh

Temple, Thames to wed

Mr. and Mrs. George Kyle Temple and Ms. Betsy Sowers Mathews, all of Meridian, announce the engagement of their daughter, Claire Temple, to William Lawrence Thames, son of Dr. and Mrs. Scott Freland Thames of Louin and Ms. Diane Quick Thames of Laurel.

ER entrance changed

South Central Regional Medical Center officials stated Tuesday afternoon that the driveway to the hospital’s Emergency Department, which is currently located on the east side of the medical center, will be relocating to the west side of the building across from South Central


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