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Laurel woman turns down 5-year plea deal for stealing neighbor’s unique rings • A Laurel couple couldn’t get their stories straight, so…read more


We remember

Spc. Patrick Hand of the Miss. National Guard plays Taps at the Veterans Memorial Museum’s annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday morning. Approximately 200 people gathered in the museum’s parking lot for the program, which featured local U.S. Marine Carey Hauenstein. “We’re honoring those who didn’t come back,” he said. “Keep in mind who paid the price for our freedom.” He said that 1,306,768 Americans had lost their lives in 11 major conflicts fighting for freedom since the American Revolution. Billy James sang the national anthem and The Rosin Heels gave the 21-gun salute. Rob Ruffin was the host and Trail Life presented the colors. (Photo by Mark Thornton)

Spc. Patrick Hand of the Miss. National Guard plays Taps at the Veterans Memorial Museum’s annual Memorial Day ceremony on…read more


Quiet hero

Ottis Jones during World War II

Scarred sergeant cited for saving soldiers in France, Germany in WWII • It’s been almost 72 years, but the memory is…read more


Marriages and divorces

The following people have filed for marriage licenses in Jones County Circuit Court. • Jesse Chavez III, 24 and William Beau…read more


NO EXCUSES!

Jonathan Atencio gives his salutatorian address Between the Bricks on Thursday night. (Photo by Mark Thornton)

8 years ago, Laurel High salutatorian could not speak one word of English • Eight years ago, the Laurel High School…read more