Pothole Repairs Underway in Laurel

March 20, 2015 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

Any driver in South Mississippi knows what a pothole is. But did they know that potholes are primarily created by the weather? Potholes are created when moisture from rain and/or snow seeps into the pavement, freezing, expanding, and then thawing. This weakens the pavement. Traffic loosens the pavement even more, and it eventually crumbles and…Read More


Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day

March 16, 2015 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

To facilitate safe disposal of hazardous household waste, Jones County will host a countywide collection event on April 11 from 8 am to noon at the Laurel Fairgrounds. The Jones County Household Hazardous Waste Program is a free program and a great opportunity for Laurel residents to dispose of their household hazardous waste in an…Read More


Healthy Heroes Initiative Receives Award

March 6, 2015 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

This year, the Mississippi Association of Partners in Education’s top school-community partnership award ― the Governor’s Award of Distinction ― will be presented to the Laurel School District and Laurel Police Department for the Children’s Healthy Heroes’ Initiative. MAPE will present the 2015 partnership awards at the Governor’s Awards luncheon on March 18 at Pearl…Read More


Arbor Day Comes Early in Laurel

February 24, 2015 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

While temperatures last week were lower than desirable for many outdoor activities, it has been perfect weather for planting trees. With this in mind, the Laurel Tree Board, along with third graders from Maddox Elementary, helped ring in Arbor Day a couple of months early and planted a tree as a part of the city’s…Read More