Jones County Newswire

Jones County Newswire

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  1. Turtle Creek Crossing has sold for $48.1 million.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... to the article. Dry conditions, low humidity and increasing northwest winds will make outdoor burning in Jones County inadvisable on Monday and Tuesday, according to The Jones County Fire Council. A faculty member and student from the College of ...

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  2. Burn advisory issued for Jones CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Dry conditions, low humidity and increasing northwest winds will make outdoor burning in Jones County inadvisable on Monday and Tuesday, according to The Jones County Fire Council. The council released a statement Monday morning warning that the weather forecast calls for wind speeds to increase to 20-25 miles per hour during the day on with higher gusts possible.

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  3. Making It Matter: Girl power in the classroomRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... 40-year history. Dry conditions, low humidity and increasing northwest winds will make outdoor burning in Jones County inadvisable on Monday and Tuesday, according to The Jones County Fire Council. Dry conditions, low humidity and increasing ...

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  4. A two alarm blaze nearly destroyed a Jones County home Wednesday night.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A two alarm blaze at 11 Beard Road in the Powers Community on Wednesday night required firefighters from five volunteer fire departments to suppress the raging inferno. Fire and rescue units from Powers, Glade and M&M responded to the initial alarm at 8:02pm, according to Lance Chancellor with the Jones County Fire Department.

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  5. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Dr. Tommy King, president of William Carey University, was honored as one of Mississippi's top chief executive officers by the Mississippi Business Journal during a dinner at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson on Jan. 28. CEOs were selected based on the growth and success of their companies and the CEO's impact on the company and community. Thirty-six executives from across the state were honored in the categories of nonprofits, rising stars, and large, medium and small companies.

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  6. Sheriff: One charged with GoFundMe account fraud in Jones CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... money went missing. Upon hearing of the warrant for his arrest, Michele turned himself in to authorities at the Jones County Adult Detention Center. The World Health Organization has begun a crisis meeting considering whether the explosive spread of ...

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  7. One injured in Jones county shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 30 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    JONES COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Jones County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a residence on County Barn Road around 6:15am on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The call was regarding a possible shooting of a female.

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  8. Hwy 28 in Jones Co. reopens after dam breachRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Officials with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality said the failing dam in West Jones County was likely caused by animals. "It looks like there has been beaver activity, or some kind of animal burrowing activity in the dam where there is a cavern that has opened up, and water has flowed through that cavern pretty slowly," said Dusty Myers, MDEQ Chief of Dam Safety.

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  9. Sheriff: Woman charged with crimes against family membersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    The victims told deputies they believed a family member, Sarah Whigham, 32 of Ovett, was involved because of a land dispute, according to a news release issued by the Jones County Sheriff's Department. Fire Investigator for the Jones County Sheriff's Department, Sgt.

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  10. Falling oil prices causes job loss in Pine BeltRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... for sales tax for the state of Mississippi, that's a large impact." "We've had 21 companies in the Laurel and Jones County area go out of business in the last 14 months," Welch said. "That's equated to somewhere between 1,200 and 1,400 direct jobs. ...

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  11. Bond set for man charged with statutory rape in Jones CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A man was arrested and charged with two counts of statutory rape after the Jones County Sheriff's Department received a Law Enforcement Referral Packet from the Department of Human Services last week. Kezin Carter, 37, made his initial appearance in Jones County Justice Court Tuesday where Judge Billie Graham set Carter's bond at $50,000.

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  12. Animal activist group alleges mistreatment of research animals at USMRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... 4, 2015, did not find any issues with the program. A man was arrested and charged with statutory rape after the Jones County Sheriff's Department received a Law Enforcement Referral Packet from the Department of Human Services last week. A man was ...

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  13. Man charged with statutory rape in Jones CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 25 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A man was arrested and charged with statutory rape after the Jones County Sheriff's Department received a Law Enforcement Referral Packet from the Department of Human Services last week. On Jan. 13, law enforcement received information that a mother had taken her 15-year-old daughter to the health department because she was concerned her daughter had a possible sexual encounter with a man, according to a press release from the Jones County Sheriff's Department.

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  14. SLIDESHOW: Mississippians gather for HGTV pilot premiere in LaurelRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... "It's going to be a lot of fun to see what happens when the rest of America gets to learn about Laurel and Jones County." "It was just so much fun, and it was emotional because you could just see how excited they were to have that new home and to ...

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  15. A Jones County man was injured in a wreck Friday morning.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    An early morning crash on I-59 near the 101 mile marker in Jones County has left a Jones County man injured. Powers Fire & Rescue along with EMServ Ambulance Service, Jones County Sheriff's Department and Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to the scene.

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  16. 'Midnight Special,' 'Free State of Jones' spotlight South Mississippi for filmmakersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | Sunherald.com

    PHOTO COURTESY STX ENTERTAINMENT'Free State of Jones' is one of many productions with ties to South Mississippi. The Civil War drama set in Jones County stars Matthew McConaughey.

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  17. Laurel woman pleads guilty to felonious battery of 5-month-old childRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Suzzie Pearson appeared before Jones County Circuit Judge Dal Williamson Tuesday afternoon to enter her plea for the charge of felonious battery/abuse of a child. The judge sentenced her to 10 years with eight years to serve in full-time custody and then two years post-release supervision and all court costs, plus a fine and fees totaling $1,852.

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  18. Fatal wreck victims identifiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    The Mississippi Highway Patrol worked a double fatal accident in Jones County on I-59 between Exit 76 and Exit 80 Friday morning.

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  19. Jones County accident claims two livesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 15 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    The Mississippi Highway Patrol is currently working a double fatal accident in Jones County on I-59 between Exit 76 and Exit 80. According to Brent Barfield, Public Information Officer for MHP, a vehicle was traveling on the wrong side of the interstate and hit a second vehicle head on. Traffic is backed up between Exit 76 and Exit 80. Currently, both southbound lanes are shutdown at this time as officials clear the scene.

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  20. A log truck accident sent one person to a local hospital Thursday afternoon.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... encies responding to the accident was the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Calhoun Fire Department, MDOT and the Jones County Emergency Operations Center.

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