Press Releases


Before You Light It…. Know Laurel’s Open Burn Regulations

April 13, 2017 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

The Laurel City Council approved an ordinance prohibiting open burning in city limits without a permit. Open burning is any time you light an outdoor fire without a chimney or stack. When burning rubbish in burn barrels or open piles, the potential cost to your health, your home, your neighbors and the environment far exceeds…Read More


Municipal Election Information & Polling Locations

April 11, 2017 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

The party primary election for Laurel City Council members is May 2, 2017. Only two wards (Ward 5 & 7) will have party primaries. If necessary, primary runoffs will be May 16, 2017. The general election is June 6, 2017. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ABSENTEE VOTING The City Clerk’s…Read More


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