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  1. SLIDESHOW: Jones County marijuana growing operation bustRead the original story

    38 min ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... one bin over the next several weeks. A distribution ... An indoor marijuana growing operation was discovered in Jones County Monday. A search warrant executed by the Jones County Sheriff's Department led to the discovery of the room. An indoor ...

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  2. More contraband arrests at downtown detention centerRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... Copyright 2015 MSNewsNow . All rights reserved. An indoor marijuana growing operation was discovered in Jones County Monday. A search warrant executed by the Jones County Sheriff's Department led to the discovery of the room. An indoor marijuana ...

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  3. Marijuana growing operation discovered in Jones County homeRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A search warrant executed by the Jones County Sheriff's Department led to a room inside a home where the operation was found. Three people were taken into custody and each is being charged with manufacture of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

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  4. Racers coach Steve Prohm signs JUCO transfers Jones, PattyRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | WLBT-TV Jackson

    Murray State coach Steve Prohm has signed junior college transfers Bryce Jones and A.J. Patty to play for the Racers. Jones, a 6-foot guard, played the past two years at Jones County Junior College in Mississippi and led the Bobcats in scoring at 19.4 points per game last season.

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  5. Laurel armed robbery suspect turns himself inRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... 16 in the North 5th Avenue area. Evans is being charged with one count of armed robbery. He is currently in the Jones County jail and has a hold from the Mississippi Department of Corrections. In the five years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, ...

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  6. Juco golf: Mississippi Gulf Coast wins state title behind Grant Motter's outstanding playRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Mississippi Press

    ... another shot back. Those four teams qualify for the Region 23 Tournament, which will also include host Jones County. The two-day tournament starts April 26 at Laurel Country Club. "We realize this tournament's over and we have to put it aside to get ...

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  7. Jones County man charged again for sexual battery of a childRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Ricky Portis, a Laurel native, was back in Jones County Justice Court on Friday where Judge David Lyons charged him with sexual battery of an 8-year old female and set bond at $25,000 cash. It is the second charge of sexual battery against Portis, stemming from his original arrest made on March 4, 2015.

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  8. Camp for cancer patients, survivors underway in Forrest CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... than 50 campers are attending. After checking in Friday, they listened to a presentation by officers from the Jones County Sheriff's Dept., who spoke about drug safety and crime prevention. The camp runs through Sunday. (The following is a press ...

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  9. TV star Blair of ' Facts of Life' to speak at Jones County conference.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... Center is extremely appreciative of the 2015 Women's Life Conference sponsors: Jefferson Medical Associates, Jones County Junior College, Jones County Medical Supplies, Inc., Laurel Cancer Care, Laurel Leader-Call, Regions Bank, South Central Cancer ...

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  10. One-vehicle accident sends driver to hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    The male driver of a Toyota Camry was injured Thursday morning, April 16, in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 84 East in Jones County. At 9:10 a.m., emergency medical responders and rescue units from M&M and Powers VFD responded to the accident, which occurred east of the Highway 184 and Magnolia Road intersection of Highway 84 East.

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  11. Bond set for caregiver accused of embezzling from elderly Jones County womanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    On Monday, the son of a potential embezzlement victim contacted the Jones County Sheriff's Department with concerns his mother was being taken advantage of financially. The son reported checking his mother's mail and discovering her bank statement had several discrepancies.

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  12. Jones County Sheriff: Domestic assault victim lies to protect attackerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    When Jones County Sheriff's Deputies arrived on the scene the suspect, Allan Maddox, 33 of Laurel, had fled the residence. Buffington told deputies she had been beaten and choked and there were visible signs that an altercation had taken place.

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  13. Long Beach closes part of 28th Street due to floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Columbia, Mississippi, April 14, 2015 - Tune in Tuesday, April 14 to the Columbia Strong Radiothon on SuperTalk Mississippi from 6am-6pm. On December 23, 2014 Gov. Phil Bryant issued a state of emergency for Marion and Jones counties, along with other parts of the state affected by severe weather.This is the deadliest December tornado event in Mississippi since the Vicksburg tornado on Dec. 5, 1952.

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  14. Former USM iTech employee sentenced in cyber-stalking caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    A former University of Southern Mississippi staff member who was charged in a cyber-stalking case was sentenced Wednesday in Forrest County Justice Court. Quandom Benn, 31, was charged with seven misdemeanor counts of stalking and seven counts of disturbing the peace in November 2014, all related to staff members using his personal laptop and cell phone during campus work hours.

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  15. Last minute tax tips for deadline dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    If you haven't filed your 2014 tax returns, the deadline is Wednesday. According to the IRS, there are still millions of tax returns that have not been filed, and those people who haven't filed could face penalties.

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  16. False rape accuser appears in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Leshia Ashmore, 51, of Ovett went before Jones County Justice Court, and her bond was set at $10,000 for the false reporting of a crime. The Jones County Sheriff's Department officials were seeking restitution for the cost of the investigation, and the judge ordered Ashmore to pay back over $700,000 to the sheriff's department within the next 30 days.

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  17. News Director Nick Ortego posing with his date before prom. Photo Source WDAMRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Click through the slideshow to see your favorite faces with their wild hair, puffy sleeves and styles through the ages. Tune in Thursday evening for Vanessa Pacheco's story of Prom Through the Ages for a look at how the times are changing.

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  18. SLIDESHOW: WDAM goes to promRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Columbia, Mississippi, April 14, 2015 - Tune in Tuesday, April 14 to the Columbia Strong Radiothon on SuperTalk Mississippi from 6am-6pm. On December 23, 2014 Gov. Phil Bryant issued a state of emergency for Marion and Jones counties, along with other parts of the state affected by severe weather.This is the deadliest December tornado event in Mississippi since the Vicksburg tornado on Dec. 5, 1952.

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  19. Petal Primary hosts interactive event for autism awarenessRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Students at Petal Primary School are learning more about autism and how to respect and help fellow students who are autistic. Wednesday, second graders watched a video and participated in an interactive display as part of autism awareness week at the school.

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  20. April 14 forecast, flash flooding concerns lingerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Good afternoon, everyone! We continue to see lingering showers and a few thunderstorms in some of our eastern and southeastern counties. We still have flooding concerns and a few flood-related watches,warnings, and advisories.

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