The Hattiesburg woman high on methamphetamine who played bumper cars with two police cruisers Monday morning in Ellisville caused the damage with a pickup reported stolen earlier that morning. Angela Ashley Windham, 28, of Mamie Street is charged with felony fleeing in a motor vehicle, suspended driver’s license, aggravated assault on a police officer, no…read more
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City Cleaners on Magnolia Street is closed temporarily after the second mysterious spontaneous combustion at a Laurel business in just a matter of days. “(The employees) follow the same procedure every day,” owner Ken Keyes explained. Monday night, they washed a load of laundry and took it out of the dryer. One worker placed the…read more
The No. 1 team in NJCAA Division II baseball resides in Ellisville. For the first time in school history, the Jones County Junior College Bobcats are ranked No. 1 in the nation. The latest poll was released Tuesday afternoon. The Bobcats received eight of the 10 first-place votes and garnered 195 points. Head coach Christian…read more
Recently I had the honor of attending a luncheon in Jackson, where Joni E. Tada was speaking. Joni is a quadraplegic due to a diving accident more than 40 years ago. She is a Christian speaker and founder of Joni and Friends which is a world-wide ministry to the disabled. She has also overcome breast…read more
The owner of an auto shop here in Laurel tried in vain to get the repairman of a new scanner device the shop was using to make it work correctly. He was losing his cool with the man on the other end because the answers were not satisfying, or even answering the questions asked. “We…read more
David L. Holloway, 46 DUI-felony (JCSD) Joseph E. Smith, 22 DUI-refusal to take test, possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute, improper equipment, no insurance (LPD) Mary Thigpen, 21 Domestic violence (JCSD) Xavier Trevon McGill, 22 Public drunkenness, false pretense (LPD) Arthur McCurdy, 28 Domestic violence, trespassing-willful (LPD) Kelly Hill, 44 DUI-second offense, reckless…read more
Isn’t 65 the traditional retirement age? Perhaps, but baby boomers are modifying the definition of a traditional retirement (if not redefining it altogether). The Social Security Administration has subtly revised its definition of the traditional retirement age as well. If you glance at the SSA website, the “full” retirement age for Americans born from 1943-1954 is 66,…read more
Recently elected pastor Bishop L. W. Bolton Jr. will preach at his new church home, Greater Faith M.B. Church (6200 Highway 84 West, Soso) Sunday (March 16). Services start at 10 a.m. every Sunday. The public is invited. For more, call (601) 763-3130.
TAYLORSVILLE – Reagan Holifield, a student at Stringer Attendance Center, has been selected to represent Southern Pine Electric Power Association in the 2014 Youth Leadership Program. The Youth Leadership Program is in its 28th year and is sponsored by the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi. The program is designed to foster the development of young…read more