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Caroline Wood


Hattiesburg, MS, United States

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Past articles by Caroline:

City of Laurel hoping to break sales tax record

As the fiscal year 2021 comes to a close, the City of Laurel is set to surpass its sales tax record. → Read More

Former Jones Co. Fire Council president arrested, accused of embezzlement

Tuesday, Jones County Sheriff’s Department arrested William Lee Garrick in connection with the crime. → Read More

Power restoration efforts continue across Pine Belt

Several electric companies continue working to restore power after Hurricane Ida. → Read More

Emergency radio operators help bring in damage reports

A group of radio operators worked behind the scenes at WDAM to help during Hurricane Ida. → Read More

LCS holds blood drive to support teacher injured in horrible accident

Elizabeth Young has touched the hearts of many students during her teaching career. → Read More

New report shows many Mississippi households struggle to get by

A new report details about 50% of Mississippi households lived paycheck-to-paycheck in 2019. → Read More

LPD seizes several types of narcotics

LPD Narcotics assisted by CID executed a search warrant in the 800 block of South Seventh Avenue Friday. → Read More

Suspect escapes after high-speed chase in Jones Co.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department was involved in yet another high-speed pursuit Saturday night. → Read More

LPD participating in ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign

With the Labor Day holiday just around the corner, the Laurel Police Department is working to combat drunk driving. → Read More

Demand on COVID-19 testing sites increases across the state

As COVID-19 cases increase across Mississippi, so does the demand for testing. → Read More

Public library looking to enhance internet access in Jones County

The FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Fund is a more than $7 billion grant aiming to help libraries and schools provide better access to internet during the COVID-19 emergency period. → Read More

Miss. state representative battles breast cancer and beats it

Four years ago, state representative Omeria Scott says she knew something was wrong when she discovered a large lump in her left breast. → Read More

COVID-19 hospitalizations up in the Pine Belt

Healthcare workers in the Pine Belt say they need help from the public to combat the COVID-19 Delta variant. → Read More

Jones County could see new industrial-type businesses

The Jones County Board of Supervisors is looking at options to attract more companies and jobs. → Read More

Harsher vaping punishments, longer school day in store for some Jones County schools

Teachers and students within the Jones County School District all return to the classroom Aug. 6. → Read More

Disaster recovery program set to rebuild 6 homes destroyed by 2019, 2020 tornadoes

Restore Jones County needs help funding the projects because of the high cost of rebuilding. → Read More

Ellisville renters being evicted, looking for answers

Residents of an apartment complex in Ellisville are voicing their concerns after they say they’re being evicted without cause. → Read More

Law enforcement officials detail common errors drivers make on rainy days

It may be dry outside now, but many parts of the Pine Belt received some rain earlier Saturday. → Read More

Murder-suicide investigation ongoing in City of Laurel

According to Laurel Police Chief Tommy Cox, a murder-suicide investigation is happening in Laurel. → Read More

Miss. state senator gives update on medical marijuana

The fate of medical marijuana now rests in the Mississippi legislature’s hands after the state Supreme Court struck down Initiative 65 earlier this year. → Read More