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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Jones County

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  • Jan. 9: Opening Ceremony at Laurel High School at 9 a.m.
  • Jan. 10: Annual Banquet at Sanderson Farms Headquarters at 6 p.m.
  • Jan. 17: Annual Parade at 11 a.m. in Downtown Laurel; lineup starts at 10 a.m. at Sawmill Square Mall. 
  • Jan. 17: Battle of the Bands at LHS Stadium following the parade.
  • Jan. 18: Memorial Service at 6 p.m. at Christ's Church at 1301 Second Avenue.
  • Jan. 19: Breakfast at Laurel Train Depot at 8 a.m. 
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    Two arrested in Laurel after foot chase

    Monday, October 23 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-10-23 18:35:54 GMT
    James Clark. SOURCE: LPDJames Clark. SOURCE: LPD
    Laurel police arrest two men after a short foot chase early Monday morning.  Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of Central Avenue and north Pine Street around 2:30 a.m. The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed and the suspects jumped from the vehicle in the 300 block of Township Road.  Alex Crews, 20, and James Clark, 38, were apprehended after a short foot chase. Clark admitted to ingesting a large amount of methamphetamine and was admitted to SCRMC ...More >>
    Laurel police arrest two men after a short foot chase early Monday morning.  Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of Central Avenue and north Pine Street around 2:30 a.m. The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed and the suspects jumped from the vehicle in the 300 block of Township Road.  Alex Crews, 20, and James Clark, 38, were apprehended after a short foot chase. Clark admitted to ingesting a large amount of methamphetamine and was admitted to SCRMC ...More >>
  • 2 pedestrians struck in Hub City, 1 killed, Biloxi man charged

    2 pedestrians struck in Hub City, 1 killed, Biloxi man charged

    Monday, October 23 2017 2:19 PM EDT2017-10-23 18:19:55 GMT
    Justin Williamson. SOURCE: Forrest County Sheriff's Dept.Justin Williamson. SOURCE: Forrest County Sheriff's Dept.

    A pedestrian was struck and killed, another seriously injured, and a Biloxi man is behind bars after an early morning wreck in the Hub City.  Justin Williamson, 25, of Biloxi, was arrested and charged with DUI-negligence resulting in death after an early morning crash on U.S. 49 by Interstate-59 and according to Hattiesburg Police Department Capt. Branden McLemore.  McLemore said a man and woman were both walking along the road around 2 a.m. when they were struck by the ve...

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    A pedestrian was struck and killed, another seriously injured, and a Biloxi man is behind bars after an early morning wreck in the Hub City.  Justin Williamson, 25, of Biloxi, was arrested and charged with DUI-negligence resulting in death after an early morning crash on U.S. 49 by Interstate-59 and according to Hattiesburg Police Department Capt. Branden McLemore.  McLemore said a man and woman were both walking along the road around 2 a.m. when they were struck by the ve...

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  • USM to Host High School Students in Celebration of Mole Day

    USM to Host High School Students in Celebration of Mole Day

    Monday, October 23 2017 7:30 AM EDT2017-10-23 11:30:29 GMT
    Photo credit: USMPhoto credit: USM

    More than a hundred high students from across the Pine Belt will be on the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus October 23rd to celebrate Mole Day. 

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    More than a hundred high students from across the Pine Belt will be on the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus October 23rd to celebrate Mole Day. 

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