LPD Swears in New Officer and Promotes Five

January 28, 2016 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

Dawn Garcia is the newest additions to the Laurel Police Department after Mayor Johnny Magee swore her in during a ceremony at City Hall Thursday morning. Garcia is a graduate of Jones County Junior College and comes to LPD as a 2010 graduate of Southern Regional Public Safety Institute. Prior to joining the LPD, Garcia…Read More


HGTV Home Town To Air Sunday

January 20, 2016 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

An HGTV show, Home Town, was shot over the summer in Laurel, Mississippi. The popularity of the premiere on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM CST will hopefully bring a host of visitors and economic resurgence to the City Beautiful. Erin and Ben Napier will help a couple, Ross and Laura Tew, find and…Read More


Mayor Magee Visits Students at Nora Davis

January 11, 2016 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee recently visited with the third grade students at Nora Davis Magnet School. Mayor Magee read to the class and brought to life the book, The Black Snowman by Phil Mendez. The wonderfully touching story focuses on family, heritage, self-worth and resolve. Following the reading, Mayor Magee enjoyed holiday treats and warm…Read More


100 Club donates thousands to first responders

November 19, 2015 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

Local civic organization, the One Hundred Club of Jones County presented an $18,500 check to Mayor Johnny Magee for the Laurel Police Department for a purchase of a K-9 dog and communication equipment. The 100 Club incoming president Jerry Gilbreath and past president Rand McLaughlin were on hand to present the checks to the mayor.…Read More