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New Magnolia State Bank branch adds to excitement of downtown Laurel’s revival

By BECKY GILLETTE LAUREL — Magnolia State Bank (www.bankmagnolia.com) recently held a grand opening of its new branch of the bank in a triangular-shaped, landmark historic building downtown that housed the Laurel Mercantile in the late 1800s. “They are bringing new jobs and excitement to the area, but they aren’t new to downtown,” said Jim Rasberry, Rasberry Financial Services, who ...

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Laurel man pleads guilty in theft of federal funds

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Hattiesburg says a Laurel man has pleaded guilty to theft of federal funds for continuing to collect disability payments after returning to his job. Tuesday’s news release from U.S. Attorney Gregory Davis says 50-year-old Brad Douglas Gatlin concealed his return to work from the Social Security Administration. The release says that Gatlin received compensation from ...

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Jones County voters say they want to keep 2 courthouses

Jones County voters, in a non-binding referendum, say they want the county to keep operating separate courthouses in Laurel and Ellisville. WDAM-TV reports voters Tuesday rejected a consolidation proposal by a margin of nearly 2-to-1, with 16,768 votes against consolidation, and only 8,693 votes for it. County supervisors had proposed closing one of the courthouses, which are 8 miles apart, to save ...

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Jones County voters say they want to keep 2 courthouses

Jones County voters, in a non-binding referendum, say they want the county to keep operating separate courthouses in Laurel and Ellisville. WDAM-TV reports voters Tuesday rejected a consolidation proposal by a margin of nearly 2-to-1, with 16,768 votes against consolidation, and only 8,693 votes for it. County supervisors had proposed closing one of the courthouses, which are 8 miles apart, to save ...

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Wayne Farms plant in Laurel, Miss, to lay off 500

LAUREL — A Georgia-based poultry company says its Laurel, Mississippi, plant will close its deboning lines and lay off about 500 workers by the end of June. Wayne Farms LLC of Oakwood, Georgia, said in a news release that one customer has contracted for the entire plant’s output, but wants only whole birds. Spokesman Frank Singleton said in a telephone ...

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Keeping our eye on … Laurel Donahoo

Madison native Laurel Donahoo says her career as a designer started as a hobby and way to make a little extra cash in college without having to wait tables. The Mississippi State University communications major with the packs of hand-painted note cards has since grown into a small business CEO eager to grow her customer base from Biloxi to Booneville ...

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