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11/19/2014 - 3:54pm
The City of Laurel on Tuesday approved the paperwork necessary to begin a $2.1 million reconstruction project on Seventh Avenue. After a lengthy discussion, the Laurel City Council voted 4-3 to award its newest paving bid to Walters Construction Company.
Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee...
11/19/2014 - 3:53pm
The second suspect in the Laurel Police Department month-long weapons investigation case has been taken into custody. Also, police have arrested another man for allegedly driving around selling drugs. The local law enforcement agency’s probe into a gun investigation that began in October has landed the...
11/19/2014 - 3:52pm
Severe weather moving through the area Sunday night produced one EF1 tornado in the Myrick Community. A survey team examined the path of the twister Monday, estimating it had top winds of 95 mph and was on the ground for 2.7 miles in an area east of Laurel near Masonite Lake. According to Marda Tullos of the...
11/19/2014 - 3:51pm
Students at Oak Park Elementary School learned the difference a five-minute shower and changing the type of light bulbs used in their houses can make in the cost of electricity. Employees with Mississippi Power Company visited Oak Park Elementary as a part of the company’s Energy Efficiency Education (EEE)...
11/19/2014 - 3:50pm
The Salvation Army kicked off its annual Angel Tree and Red Kettle initiatives for the 2014 Christmas season at a special ceremony at center court in the Sawmill Square Mall on Friday. Students from the Laurel High School Select Choir performed several selections during the event, which culminated in a ribbon...
11/19/2014 - 3:50pm
A representative from DJ Transit addressed the Jones County Board of Supervisors during their first meeting of November. DeShella Lawson of DJ Transit reported that the transportation program has provided 2,700 medical free or low-cost trips to residents of Jones County in the last program year. The organization has...
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