Flocks find festival

Bryson Dungan, 6, of Laurel enjoys a pony ride.

An estimated 12,000 people came to downtown Laurel for the annual Loblolly Festival on Saturday. It was the largest festival yet, with 115 vendors plus the new children’s craft…read more

Couple loses home, dog to fire

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Four house fires in East Jones in September Another home in East Jones County was destroyed by fire Wednesday night,…read more


Sheriff Alex Hodge and Maj. Jamie Tedford with some of the drugs and other items seized from a home and vehicle on Gardner Road.  (Photo by Sean Murphy)

’Shrooms, steroids, ‘E-cigs’ seized by sheriff’s department   A complaint about suspicious activity led to the arrest of two county…read more


South Jones defensive back Ryne Sasser (23) separates West Jones receiver Brandon Jones from the ball in the Braves’ 38-33 win. (Photo by Johnathan Eddy)

South chops down West for first time since 2000 The party started on The Reservation and spilled out into the…read more