Press Releases


Leaf and Limb Pick-up Hours Extended

June 7, 2018 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

The Public Works Department provides a free pick-up service for disposal of leaves, limbs, and other non-household waste items. Currently, there is no regularly scheduled day for pick-up of leaf and limbs, rather pick-ups are scheduled from the 1st of the month through the 15th of the month for those residing north of 10th Street.…Read More


Downtown Thursday is Back!

May 31, 2018 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

The City of Laurel, in partnership with Laurel Main Street and Agape Church, is proud to present the 2018 season of Downtown Thursday. This is the premier community and entertainment event of the summer sponsored by Central Sunbelt Federal Credit Union! Downtown Thursday combines Farmers Market and Downtown Movie Night into a Thursday Night experience…Read More


Unsolicited Water and Sewer Line Coverage

February 27, 2018 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

A mailer will soon be arriving at homes offering a “water line protection program.” Property owners receiving mailers from companies offering coverage for water and sewer line protection should consider a few things before purchasing a plan: The coverage is legitimate and optional, but it isn’t insurance, and the products aren’t affiliated with, or officially…Read More


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.