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West Jones struggled to find holes in Pearl River Central’s defense. The Mustangs made contact on 21 of their 26 plate appearances Friday night in Soso, only finding open space a handful of times. 

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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.

Photo/James Pugh
Photo/James Pugh


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