Press Releases


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


The Impact of Opioids Town Hall Meeting

August 17, 2017 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

An Opioid Town Hall Rally is coming Tuesday, August 29th | 6:30 p.m. | Jones County Junior College Ronald E. Whitehead Advanced Technology Center 72 Technology Blvd. | Ellisville, MS 39437. During this event, you will hear from a panel with representatives from across the state and your local community. The goal is to learn…Read More


Celebrating Storytelling: Home Is Our Heritage

July 17, 2017 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

In July, 2017, community leaders in Laurel produced a series of photo documentaries around the theme “Home Is Our Heritage”, to mark the Mississippi Bicentennial. The workshop, called Celebrating Storytellers, is a statewide project to commemorate the Mississippi Bicentennial this year through photo stories created by residents across the state. Once created, the photo stories…Read More


Kids Tennis Camp

July 5, 2017 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

Laurel Sportsplex Kids Tennis Camp July 10-14, 2017 from 9am-12 noon Ages 6 – 18 Cost-$125 Come join us for some fun and learn to play or get better at the game of Tennis. Fort more information, please contact Jesse Husband at 601-428-6192 or 251-366-7010.


Inauguration Details

June 27, 2017 | by: Anicia Hill, Public Relations Director

Mayor Johnny Magee will be sworn in for his second term of office during a ceremony at the Laurel Little Theater on Monday, July 3, 2017, where all seven members of the City Council also will be administered the oaths of office. Doors at the downtown theater open at 9:30 a.m. and the public ceremony…Read More


Memorial Day Observance

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

All City of Laurel offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday. Residents with Monday and Tuesday garbage collections should place items at the curb by Tuesday, May 30 at 6:00 a.m. to ensure collection. The Monday garbage route will run on Tuesday and the Tuesday route will…Read More


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