Press Releases


Saving Lives Made Easy

February 13, 2018 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

The City of Laurel will host a city-wide blood drive on Thursday, February 15 at City Hall from 9AM – 4PM. We are asking that everyone who is able to come out and donate. With the flu hitting our area hard, the blood supply is dangerously low. Due to the sickness the need of all…Read More


Jones County Federation of Democratic Women

February 6, 2018 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

The Federation of Democratic Women came to the Mayor’s office for a proclamation presentation that recognized the work in voter registration in Jones County this morning. Current president Ann Martin has lead in the planning and implementation of initiatives that promote the principles and ideals of the Democratic Party on a local level in Laurel.…Read More


LHA receives $488,000 grant to repair homes in Laurel

January 23, 2018 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

A $488,000 Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and member institution, The First, A National Banking Association (The First), will rehabilitate 72 homes in Laurel, Mississippi. A check presentation ceremony was held at the office of Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee to award the funds. “Laurel is…Read More


Holiday Office Closure on Monday, January 15

January 13, 2018 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

City offices closed on Monday, January 15, 2018, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr Holiday. The Monday garbage route will run on Tuesday and the Tuesday route will run on Wednesday. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 16 for normal business. Trash collection will resume a regular schedule on Monday, January 22, 2018


Season 2 of HGTV’s Home Town

January 5, 2018 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

Season 2 of HGTV’s Home Town premieres Monday, January 8, 2018 at 9 | 8 ct. Check your local listings for times. A special congratulations to Laurel residents Erin and Ben Napier on the addition of Helen Napier. For more information about the Home Town or to shop items shown on the show, please follow…Read More


New Year’s Trash Pick-up Schedule Change

December 28, 2017 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

Curbside trash collections in Laurel will be pushed back one day by Monday’s New Year’s Day holiday, according to the city’s public works department. Crews will not collect trash on New Year’s Day, so they will follow the Monday collection schedule on Tuesday, January 2. Trash collections will be delayed by one day though the…Read More


Christmas Garbage Schedule

December 25, 2017 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

The City of Laurel Public Works Department will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, December 25 and 26, 2017 in observance of the Christmas Holidays. The Monday garbage route will run on Wednesday and the Tuesday route will run on Thursday.


Boil Water Notice – Low Water Pressure

December 21, 2017 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

UPDATE 12/23/17 @ 4:47 PM Boil Water Notice is lifted. *************************** UPDATE 12/21/17 @ 8:00PM The repair to this line has been completed. Valves will be turned back on and the tanks will begin to fill back up…within the next few hours. All customers that lost pressure are advised to boil their water on Friday…Read More


Laurel restaurants required to have grease traps

September 23, 2017 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

The Laurel City Council has passed a new ordinance requiring new restaurant owners to purchase grease traps. Mayor Johnny Magee said kitchen grease is clogging up the city’s sewer system and costing the city a lot of money to fix it. Grease traps – also known as grease interceptors – are located between restaurant drain…Read More


Unclaimed Property in Laurel

August 28, 2017 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

The Unclaimed Property Division of the Office of the State Treasurer, Lynn Fitch, is currently trying to locate the rightful owners of unclaimed assets as dictated in the Unclaimed Property Act. The law requires that “holders” such as banks, credit unions, insurance companies, retail stores, utility companies, and business associations turn over to the Office…Read More