Press Releases

City Utility Bill Error

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

Due to an error in the upload of the utility billing file, the March 20th, billing cycle was incorrect. If you received a bill with a due date of 03/30/2016, please disregard. The error has been corrected and new statements will be mailed out with the correct date of 03/30/2017. If you would like to…Read More

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day 2017

March 1, 2017 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

To facilitate safe disposal of hazardous household waste, Jones County will host a countywide collection event on April 8, 2017 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…Read More

State of the City Address | Mayor Magee

February 9, 2017 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

Good evening to council and citizens, I give to you the state of the city of Laurel Mississippi in accordance with MS Code 21-8-17. The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose. Khalil Gibran I was very optimistic about the city of Laurel in…Read More

Municipal Election 2017 Information

January 3, 2017 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

Qualification for municipal posts begins Tuesday, January 3, 2017, and will remain open until 5 p.m. on March 3. City of Laurel city clerk’s office at 401 N. 5th Ave. According to the Secretary of State’s office, candidates must be registered voters in Laurel to qualify for Laurel election. Candidates must also have never been…Read More

Christmas Tree Recycling – Drop Off Locations

December 15, 2016 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

The City of Laurel Tree Board, along with the Parks & Recreation and Public Works Departments will host its Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program beginning January 4 through January 18. The program features two drop-off locations available to City residents. Drop-off Locations Boston Park – 2321 Queensburg Ave Daphne Park – 711 N 10th Ave…Read More

Give Your Feedback | Laurel Dog Park

November 3, 2016 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

The City of Laurel is seeking public input to determine the level of interest in a dog park of its own. The input will be used to help identify and assess how to help dog lovers enjoy their fun-loving barking pets outdoors and to determine design options and recommendations. “This survey, which takes only a…Read More

Trick or Treat Hours | 2016

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

​Keep Laurel’s youngest ghouls and goblins safe this Halloween. Trick or Treating hours in Laurel are 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 31. Keep these tips in mind as your kids haunt the neighborhood: Accompany children (or send an older sibling) and make sure they don’t enter anyone’s home without your permission. Use makeup instead…Read More

City Partners with Schneider Energy

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

The City of Laurel is launching a partnership with Schneider Electric to begin the design and development of an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) that will allow the City much needed infrastructure improvements designed to save money and improve community spaces. The project is an opportunity to reduce utility costs anywhere between an estimated 22%-28%…Read More

Mississippi Blues Trail – Laurel

September 29, 2016 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

The Laurel area, a hub of musical activity in southeast Mississippi, has been home to a number of noted blues performers including harmonica player Sam Myers, singer Albennie Jones, and guitarist Blind Roosevelt Graves. R&B, blues, and rock ‘n’ roll producer Johnny Vincent, who founded Ace Records in Jackson in 1955, got his start selling…Read More

Does Your Home Need to Be More ENERGYWISE?

September 17, 2016 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

WHAT IS ENERGYWISE? EnergyWise is a special program geared toward helping low-income Mississippi Power customers reduce their energy costs by providing free weatherization improvements for homes that do not meet current energy efficient standards. Examples of possible improvements include weather stripping, insulation and other selected repairs and upgrades that can lower your bills and keep…Read More