Court rules Laurel may annex portions of Jones County

The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Laurel could annex portions of Jones County.

Those portions of jones county are southward into the Pendorff Community and Westward as far as the city's sportsplex.

However, the court denired the city's efforts to annex the Shady Grove and Sharon communities north of the city.

The City Council now has 10 days to make a decision about annexation.