Local news for Laurel, Ellisville & Jones County

Our Staff


JASON NIBLETT, editor/publisher

Inspiring and friendly, Jason has experience working for just about every type of media – television, magazines, radio and newspapers. It’s the ink of newspapers that has his real interest though. He knows newspapers are the way to go whether it comes to providing information or the best option for local advertisers. Jason has served in both the newsroom and advertising department.  You may contact Jason at 601.651.2010 or jniblett@thechronicle.ms 





SONYA JAMES, office manager

A kind heart and a great smile, Sonya is glad to be serving as the point of contact for anything business related for her hometown newspaper. She can answer just about any question about our newspaper and problem solve just about any business-related issue. You may contact Sonya at 601.651.2001 or sjames@thechronicle.ms




MARQUITA ROBINSON, advertising sales
If you’re ready to meet someone who feels like a longtime friend, it’s time to meet Marquita. With five years of experience in the local newspaper market, Marquita enjoys reading novels, shopping, gardening and drinking coffee. You may contact Marquita at 601.651.2006 or mrobinson@thechronicle.ms.





SARAH TYNER, advertising sales
Although the freshman in the office, Sarahcomes to The Chronicle after serving in a similar position at the Starkville, Mississippi, newspaper and magazine. A big Mississippi State fan, Sarah and her husband recently moved back home from the Golden Triangle to the Pine Belt so their new son can grow up near family. You may reach her at 601.651.2007 or styner@thechronicle.ms



Melvin Scruggs, circulation coordinator
If there’s something you need, Melvin probably knows how to get it done. Melvin's family has deep roots in Jones County, and there's a good chance you know him or his family. Fun and friendly, Melvin brings new energy to the circulation department. He also helps with advertising and marketing for small businesses. You may contact Melvin at 601.651.2000 or mscruggs@thechronicle.ms



JAMES PUGH, sports editor
Recognized as one of the state’s best photographers, James joined the staff of The Chronicle after spending about four years as a freelancer. James has raised the bar in feature photographer and page design in not only our market, but the entire region. You may contact James at 601.651.2014 or jpugh@thechronicle.ms.




ELORIA JAMES, reporter
If there is someone who knows more about city government, they’re probably on the city payroll. With nearly 27 years of experience working at community newspapers, Eloria knows how to dig for the truth to keep taxpayers informed. She enjoys her family and helping other people. You may contact Eloria at 601.651.2013 or ejames@thechronicle.ms.




Anna Griffing, production manager
When it comes to a customer wanting something special and specific, Annais the person who knows how to make your vision come to life. An award winning graphic artist for newspapers and magazines in Colorado and Mississippi, Anna has “ink in her blood.” You may contact Annaat 601.651.2000 or agriffing@thechronicle.ms.