Entry-level exams for Police and Fire departments: October 23

Posted on: September 21, 2021

July 4, 2021 Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule

Posted on: June 18, 2021

Waste Pro will pick up garbage on Monday, July 5. There will be no change to the schedule, and garbage should be set out as usual.

The City of Laurel’s CURBSIDE CANVAS PROJECT: Traffic Signal Box Public Art

Posted on: May 7, 2021

The City of Laurel, in partnership with the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art and the Laurel Arts League, invites local artists to display their talent and tell the story of Laurel by transforming plain traffic control boxes into bold works of art! The goals of this initiative are to brighten city streetscapes, enhance community pride and create new, paid opportunities for local artists. Artists age 18 and over who work or live in the Laurel area are invited to submit applications. There is no fee to apply. CLICK HERE for the Application Materials. Deadline for submission is June 4 at noon.

A committee comprised of members from the LRMA Museum Council, Laurel Arts League, Laurel Main Street, and Laurel Housing Authority will carefully review entries and select winners based on artistic merit, technical competence, continuous flow/wrap, appeal to both pedestrians and viewers in vehicles and suitability for public display. Additional consideration will be made for artists of color. Selected artists will receive an honorarium of $800 to offset costs associated with artwork production.

Important Dates
● June 4, 2021 – Entry Deadline

Completed applications must be submitted or postmarked by Friday, June 4, 2021 at 12:00PM (CST). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • June 18, 2021 – Letters of Notification

Letters of acceptance or rejection will be emailed to all applicants on Friday, June 18, 2021. Please ensure you submit a valid email with your application.

  • June 21 – July 16 – Artwork Created and Finalized

Selected artists must complete all steps of their TSB project by Friday, July 16, 2021.


Laurel Fire Department Annual Hydrant Testing

Posted on: April 1, 2021

The  Laurel Fire Department  will be doing  its annual hydrant testing beginning on 04/05/21 -05/21/ 21  Monday thru Friday 0700am -200pm.

Here is a few things I would like for you to remind the citizens to be aware of  when they see the Fire trucks and fireman out in the neighborhoods doing the testing to remember.


1. Stay a safe distant behind the fire trucks because they will be making sudden  and frequent stops.

  1. Do not drive through the  high pressure water that is being discharged ,it can shatter windshields.
  2. The streets will be wet in the neighborhoods  so drive carefully.

4.If you are  experiencing a loss of  water pressure or discoloration it  is normal during this process  and  will only last a few minutes.


We appreciate your patience and understanding  and we will try  our best to make this process  as less of  inconvenience as possible.

Thank you,  Fire Chief Leo Brown


The Leontyne Price Boulevard Project

Posted on: March 19, 2021

Laurel Fire Department Media Release

Posted on: March 16, 2021

Entry-Level Police Officer on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.

Posted on: March 10, 2021

March 5, 2021

Applications may be picked up in Human Resources, 401 North 5th Avenue (3rdFloor City Hall) Room
302, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Application and required documents must be returned on or before Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 4:30

The City of Laurel, Mississippi will be giving a Civil Service Examination for the position of Entry-Level
Police Officer on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
• At least 21 years of age
• Valid MS driver’s license
• High school diploma or GED
• U.S. Citizen and registered voter in the county where residing
• Able to pass a background check
• Able to pass Entry-level Police Officer Civil Service Examination
• Able to attend and successfully complete MS Law Enforcement Officer Training Academy

Attractive Benefits Package:
• Health Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Optional dental/vision insurance
• PERS of Mississippi retirement
• Education stipend: $25/month for Associate’s Degree; $50/month for Bachelor’s Degree

Required Documents:
• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Valid MS Driver’s License
• High School Diploma or GED
• Voter Registration Card
• DD-214 (if applicable)

Beginning Salary: $39,541.65 annually + benefits

From the desk of Sandra Hadley – Superintendent of Inspection

Posted on: March 8, 2021

The City of Laurel would like to bring awareness to business/property owners and tenants with general guidelines and information on proper maintenance of residential and commercial properties, as well as commercial and residential zoning issues, in accordance with the City of Laurel’s Municipal Codes and Ordinances.

Citizens play an important part in keeping our community attractive, clean and safe. This article is intended to educate and raise awareness on the importance of maintaining properties in order to protect property/community values, livability and the quality of a neighborhood. Through education, awareness and self-enforcement, we can all contribute to making Laurel the best city in which to live, work and raise a family.

It starts with a broken window, or perhaps an untamed lawn, a pile of used tires or an old junk vehicle. This is a problem the city of Laurel struggles to tackle, but it is a work in progress, said Superintendent Sandra Hadley, who now leads the Inspection Department.

“Our citizen is not the person who is complaining, nor is it the person we cite. “Our true citizen is the City of Laurel’s Codes & Ordinances. That’s what we serve. The City will enforce its ordinance based on the violation, not the violator. Whatever is written in that Ordinance Code, legislated, voted on by the City Council, is what we enforce- without passion or prejudice. The focus of our code enforcement is on the nuisance activity or structure, without regard to the source of the complaint or the nature or character of the violator.”

The City of Laurel seeks compliance first and foremost and is giving the tenants and/or home/business owners two months to help remedy this ongoing problem. Starting May 3rd courtesy letters/notifications will begin going in the mail and junk and improper parking vehicles will begin to get tagged.


South Central Regional Medical Center Revises Patient Visitation

Posted on: March 3, 2021

South Central Regional Medical Center Revises Patient Visitation

Effective March 1, 2021

We are pleased to expand patient visitation at South Central Regional Medical Center. We hope these guidelines will help provide you all of the information you need while visiting our facility.

Age Restrictions for Hospital Visitation

Individuals under the age of 18 are not allowed to visit patients at South Central Regional Medical Center at this time. Special consideration will be made for end-of-life circumstances.

Other Requirements

All individuals entering the hospital will be required to wear a mask and check in at the screening station located directly inside the main front entrance of the medical center.  Temperature checks will be taken prior to the visitor entering the facility.

In light of Governor Reeves’ mask mandate being lifted, it is important for our patients and visitors to know that neither the CDC or MSDH have amended the requirements for healthcare settings. All COVID-19 protocols are still in effect for all SCRMC facilities. Masks are still required to be worn and our staff will continue safety practices.

First West, Second West, Obstetrics/Gynecology Unit, Pediatric Unit

All patients on First West, Second West and the Obstetrics/Gynecology/Pediatric Unit who do not require isolation are allowed to have guests throughout visitation hours. 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.

Patients who are in the Labor and Delivery Unit will be allowed to have two (2) support persons, however only one (1) 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.

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Visitation hours for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are 6 a.m., 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., 7 days a week. Visitation per time period will be limited to 20 minutes. Two (2) visitors will be allowed per patient visitation period in the ICU, however, only one (1) person at a time will be allowed to visit the patient. This will allow a maximum of eight (8) ICU patient visitors a day. Visitors will be allowed to visit at the bedside of patients who are not on isolation. Family members of patients who are on isolation will view the patient through the glass exterior of the room and will be provided a complete update regarding the patient at the time of their visit. There will be no overnight visitors in the ICU waiting room.


Isolated Patient Area

The Isolated Patient Area is designated as the hospital’s isolation unit. No patient visitation will be allowed in the Isolated Patient Area except for end-of-life circumstances. Patients who require full time assistance or care will be allowed to have one (1) care taker in the room with the patient.  This determination will be made by the admitting physician or nurse.

Patients Having Procedures & Diagnostic Tests

Patients having surgical procedures and diagnostic tests are allowed one (1) person to join them when entering the hospital. The individual joining them must remain in the surgery/diagnostic waiting room throughout the patient stay. Cafeteria services will not be available to outpatient visitors.

Cafeteria/Food Services Only Provided For Inpatient Visitors

The South Central Cafeteria will be open only for those visiting patients who are hospitalized at South Central. Patient visitors may also call the hospital room service line from the patient room and order a meal by providing payment by debit card or credit card at the time of purchase. They may also pay cash for the meal when the food tray is delivered. The meal will be delivered directly to the patient room. This service is not provided to those who visit patients in the hospital ICU.

The cafeteria hours for inpatient visitors will be Monday through Friday during the following times: 6:30 until 10 a.m.; 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.; and 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Weekend hours will be 6:30 until 10 a.m.; and 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Packages Dropped Off at the Front Entrance

Family members and friends cannot drop off patient belongings/items/packages at the screening station in the front lobby of the hospital for delivery to patient rooms. Visitors will provide patient belongings/items/packages for patients during their hospital stay. Special consideration will be made for patients on isolation who cannot have visitors.


South Central’s Emergency Department Visitation Policy continues to be limited. The department has multiple processes in place to keep patients, visitors, and staff safe.

All individuals entering the South Central Emergency Department are required to wear a mask. They must be evaluated at the screening station which is located directly inside the front door of the Emergency Department where their temperature will be taken and they will be asked if they have any Covid-19 related symptoms.

All patients who are treated in the facility will continue to be allowed to have one (1) 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 special needs patients, critical patients, or end-of-life circumstances if they are not Covid positive.

To remain up to date on the visitation policy at South Central Regional Medical Center, visit scrmc.com and select COVID-19 Update.

Special Weather Announcement

Posted on: February 14, 2021

Due to the inclement weather approaching Laurel and the Pine Belt area, Laurel City Hall will be closed on Monday, February 15 and Tuesday February 16, 2021.
If there is an Emergency, please call 911 or the Laurel Police Department at (601) 425-4711.
Please be safe.