Potential Address Changes for Ellisville/Pendorff Annexation

Posted on: January 7, 2021

Effective January 16, 2021, new addresses, road designation names, and zip code for those addresses along US Highway 11 N Ellisville, MS, will be transitioned to their new numeric xxxx Ellisville Blvd, Laurel, MS  39443 (Zip code assigned by the US Postal Service).

Unfortunately, the US Postal Service cannot tie addresses from different facilities to new zips where everything will automatically forward to the Laurel Post Office. Any mail that is addressed to the old Ellisville addresses that does not get re-directed through Change of Address forms (which are suggested) will be sent from the Ellisville Post Office to the Laurel Post Office. This will result in a one-day delay, but the mail will not be returned to sender. The US Postal Service will do so for 6 months to give customers time to get their address information changed with their mailers.

If you have questions, please call the Laurel Post Office at 601-425-1408 or the Ellisville Post Office at 601-477-8061

2020 I-59 Drive-Thru Job Fair

Posted on: November 2, 2020

Revised Policy Allows Expanded Patient Visitation at South Central Regional Medical Center

Posted on: October 13, 2020

Revised Policy Allows Expanded Patient Visitation

at South Central Regional Medical Center

 

South Central Regional Medical Center announced today that patient visitation has been expanded to allow more individuals to visit patients hospitalized at the facility. Beginning Monday, October 19th at 6 a.m., patients hospitalized on a medical/surgical floor who do not require isolation are allowed to have guests throughout visitation hours, however, only one guest will be allowed in a patient room at a time. Visitation hours will remain from 6 a.m. until 7:30 p.m., 7 days a week, with the exception of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) which will have its final visitation period at 6 p.m. each day.

According to Beth Endom, Chief Nursing Officer at South Central Regional Medical Center, “We know limited patient visitation during the pandemic has been difficult on patients, their friends and their family members. Our hearts have gone out to those we have cared for during this time. Patient and staff safety has always been top priority at South Central Regional Medical Center. We review the guidelines provided by the Mississippi State Department of Health and CDC daily and expanding patient visitation is within these guidelines.”

Other patient visitation changes, Endom said, will allow two support persons to be with the patient in the Labor and Delivery Unit, however, only one person at a time will be allowed in the patient room. The other support person will have the opportunity to wait in a nearby waiting room.

“Two visitors will be allowed per patient visitation period in the ICU, however, they will be allowed to visit the patient one at a time,” Endom said. This will allow a maximum of 8 ICU patient visitors a day which doubles the number of visitors currently allowed to visit ICU patients,” she said. Visitation hours for ICU will continue to be 6 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., 7 days a week. Visitation will be limited to 20 minutes per time period.

All individuals entering the hospital will continue to be required to wear a mask and will be evaluated at the screening station located directly inside the front lobby of the medical center before being allowed access to the hospital. Patient visitation within the hospital will continue to be limited to those 18 years of age or older. Special consideration will be made for end-of-life circumstances.

No visitors will be allowed for patients who are in isolation. Patients who require full time assistance or care will be allowed to have one caretaker in the room with the patient at all times. This determination will be made during hospital admission.

Patients having surgical procedures and diagnostic tests are allowed one person to join them when entering the hospital. Their guest must remain in the surgery/diagnostic waiting room throughout the patient stay.

Sherry Brewer, Vice President of Clinical and Emergency Services, said, “Our Emergency Department continues to be a safe place to receive care. We have multiple processes in place to keep our patients, visitors and staff safe.” All individuals entering the South Central Emergency Department are required to wear a mask and be evaluated at a screening station located directly inside the front door of the facility where their temperature will be taken.

The patient visitation policy in South Central’s Emergency Department will not change. All patients who are treated in the facility will continue to be allowed to have one person with them during their Emergency Department stay. No visitors under the age of 18 are allowed in the Emergency Department. Special consideration will be made for end-of-life circumstances.

To remain up to date on the visitation policy at South Central Regional Medical Center, visit scrmccovid19.com.

 

GENERAL CLERICAL CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION

Posted on: September 16, 2020

An Entry Level Civil Service Examination for General Clerical positions in
the City of Laurel will be given on Saturday, October 17, 2020. All
interested applicants must submit applications to Human Resources by
4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 15, 2020.

REQUIREMENTS:
• Minimum Age of 21
• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Valid Mississippi Driver’s License
• High School Diploma/transcript or GED
• Voter Registration Card (County where you reside)

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
A high school diploma or its equivalent is required; an Associate’s degree is
preferred. At least 2 years of experience of clerical experience is strongly
recommended.

SOME POSITIONS COVERED BY THIS EXAM:
• Records Clerk
• Administrative Assistant
• Front Office Clerk (Police Department)
• Deputy City Clerk

Applications may be picked up in the Human Resources Office, Room 302, City Hall
between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Application and required documents must be returned on or before Thursday, October 15,
2020, at 4:30 p.m

Holiday Garbage Schedule

Posted on: September 2, 2020

The garbage pick-up will have an altered schedule Monday September 7, 2020, due to the Labor day holiday.

 

Monday regular pick up will be Tuesday, September 8, 2020 and Tuesday regular pick up will be Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Posted on: August 5, 2020

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION OF ELECTRIC FRANCHISE MUNICIPALITY OF LAUREL, MISSISSIPPI

Posted on: July 9, 2020

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION OF ELECTRIC FRANCHISE
MUNICIPALITY OF LAUREL, MISSISSIPPI

Notice is hereby given to the qualified electors of the Municipality of Laurel, Mississippi, that a special election shall be held in the Municipality of Laurel, on the 3RD day of August, 2020, on the following proposition:

PROPOSITION

Do you approve or disapprove the action of the City Council of the Municipality of Laurel, Mississippi, in adopting an ordinance entitled, “AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A NON-EXCLUSIVE ELECTRIC FRANCHISE TO MISSISSIPPI POWER COMPANY, ITS SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS, IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF LAUREL, MISSISSIPPI,” whereby an electric franchise was granted to Mississippi Power Company, its successors, and assigns, as per the terms of said ordinance which was adopted by the City Council on the 7th day of July, 2020.

Said election will be held at the Laurel Train Depot in the Municipality of Laurel.

Said polling places will be open from the hour of seven o’clock a.m. until the hour of seven o’clock p.m. on said day. All qualified electors may vote at said election.

Said special election will be held pursuant to a Resolution of the City Council, adopted on the 7th day of July, 2020, calling a special election for the approval or disapproval of a majority of the qualified electors-of the Municipality of Laurel, Mississippi, of the action of the City Council in adopting an ordinance entitled, “AN ORDINANCE GRANTING A NON-EXCLUSIVE ELECTRIC FRANCHISE TO MISSISSIPPI POWER COMPANY, ITS SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS, IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF LAUREL, MISSISSIPPI.”

A copy of said ordinance and proceedings whereby same was adopted is attached hereto as part of this notice.

Municipal Docket City of Laurel

Posted on: June 18, 2020

COVID-19 Testing at Laurel Cameron Center

Posted on: June 1, 2020

The Family Health Center will provide free COVID-19 testing for City of Laurel employees and the public from 9:30 AM until 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 2 at the Cameron Center parking lot. No symptoms or known exposure to a Covid-positive person is required for testing.

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Assistance

Posted on: May 29, 2020