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In its first game in operation, the scoreboard situated behind the wall in right-center field at Mustang Field got quite a workout.

A majority of the members of the Laurel City Council voted this week to increase the rates and charges for water and sewer services in the City of Laurel and agreed to issue bonds, not to exceed $4 million, for water and sewer improvements.

Shown are recipients of The Chronicle’s Fifth Annual Heroes Among Us and Wreath of Service Award Ceremony held Thursday at the Laurel Train Depot.

In February of 2014, 35 people were injured following a second floor collapse during Wednesday night youth worship services at Freedom Baptist Church. Despite a terrifying situation, no one died.

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West Jones softball collected its seventh win of the season late Monday evening, defeating Seminary in convincing fashion at Mustang Field, 12-0.

With little discussion during the Laurel City Council’s recent meeting, the council approved a pay raise for the mayor and city council for the next term.

Photo/James Pugh
Photo/James Pugh

SCAR Pet of the Week: Sara

Saraphina is a pit bull mix with a contagious smile. She is very athletic and loves to jump! She is having a hard time adjusting to shelter life, but her companion Nala seems to be her security blanket.  She would do best if she could be adopted with her best friend.

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