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04/21/2014 - 4:34pm

An inmate from the Jones County Adult Detention Center who was only facing misdemeanor charges and a $1,500 fine fled from a work detail Monday.

Sheriff Alex Hodge was leading a crew of investigators and deputies in a search Monday afternoon for Micah W. Phillips of Jones County along U. S. Highway 11 on the northern edge of Ellisville.

Hodge said Phillips was in jail for...

04/19/2014 - 12:00pm
In addition to a new voter id law going into effect this year, several county voting precincts have been combined as a result of the county’s redistricting and to provide for a better election day experience. In December, the Jones County Board of Supervisors along with city engineer Ronnie Clark, announced...
04/19/2014 - 12:00pm
Brett Kittredge, a spokesman for State Auditor Stacey Pickering, confirmed Thursday that the state has an open and ongoing investigation into 18th Circuit Court District Judge Billy Joe Landrum. Kittredge stated that he “can confirm that the investigation has been open, that’s all that we can say....
04/19/2014 - 12:00pm
An early morning fire destroyed a home near the Currie community, off Luther Hill Road in Jones County, Monday, April 14.  At 3:33 a.m. volunteer fire units from Glade, Powers, and M&M Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 18 Vinson Road.  Glade VFD was the first to arrive on scene and found the...
04/19/2014 - 12:00pm
Members of the Laurel City Council agreed to discuss some appointments to city boards during its meeting on Tuesday. The council is being asked to consider approving someone for the city’s Municipal Election Commission. According to council documents, the city’s administration is recommending the...
04/19/2014 - 12:00pm
Twenty Pumpers, the workhorses of the fire apparatus fleet from the Jones County Volunteer Fire Service, are undergoing required tests to insure that the fire apparatus meets explicit criteria applicable to the function of the vehicle and complies with the Mississippi State Insurance Rating Board and the National...
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