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UPCOMING MUNICIPAL ELECTION INFORMATION

Residents of Laurel: Municipal elections are coming up in Laurel, with party primaries on May 7 and the general election on June 4. These will be the first elections under ward lines that the City Council re-drew late last year. This means that you may be voting in a new ward or at a new…Read More

KEEP LAUREL/JONES COUNTY BEAUTIFUL

Just around the corner is the Keep Laurel/Jones County Beautiful annual spring cleaning event: the Great American Cleanup. The City of Laurel, along with the cities of Ellisville, Soso and Sandersville will again participate in the 2013 Great American Clean-up. This is the nation’s largest community improvement program that takes place every year from March…Read More

MARCH IS DESK & DERRICK MONTH

The Association of Desk & Derrick Clubs was organized and exists to promote the education and professional development of individuals employed in the petroleum, energy, and allied industries. As a service organization for the oil industry, seeks to carry out the motto, which is “Greater Knowledge – Greater Service; the Board of Directors has declared…Read More

TENNIS COURTS AT LAUREL SPORTSPLEX GET A FACELIFT

A number of improvements were recently completed to the tennis courts at the Laurel Sportsplex. The improvements included filling in cracks, resurfacing and painting of the eight courts.  The total cost of the resurfacing project was just over $28,000. The project was funded with money budgeted from the Recreation Department for capital improvements. The budget…Read More

MACK HELPS YOUTH COUNCIL SEE IMPORTANCE OF SERVICE

Mayor Melvin Mack addressed the Laurel Mayor’s Youth Council (LMYC) at their monthly meeting Monday night at the City Hall. Mack, a Mississippi Municipal League Youth Committee Past-President, talked about his time as Laurel’s first African American mayor, his family and his plans to run for Ward 7 councilman in the upcoming municipal elections.  “I…Read More

DIXIE YOUTH BASEBALL OFFICIALS VISIT LAUREL

Dixie Youth Baseball, Inc Commissioner Wes Skelton discusses the upcoming Dixie Youth World Series with Recreation Department head Elvin Ulmer Dixie Youth Baseball state and National Directors at the Laurel Sportsplex hospitality room during the State meeting.   The City of Laurel was the host location for the Dixie Youth Baseball 2013 State Meeting of…Read More

ARBOR DAY PROCLAMATION

Pictured left to right: Phyllis Cross, Carolyn Owens, Larry Ronk, Mayor Melvin Mack, Cynthia Parker (City Horticulturist), Carolyn D. Harper, and Nancy Guice.   Friday, February 8, 2013 has been proclaimed Arbor Day by Laurel Mayor Melvin Mack and the Laurel City Council. At the January 22nd City Council meeting, members of the Laurel Tree…Read More

CITY OF LAUREL BLOOD DRIVE SCHEDULED

The City of Laurel will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, January 24, 2013 in recognition of January being National Blood Donor Month. The local blood supply is extremely low at the present time. United Blood Services have not been able to fill all of the hospital’s orders. With the holidays, area accidents and…Read More

LOCAL HOME CHEF TO BE SHOWCASED ON ABC’s "THE TASTE"

One blind spoonful could change everything on ABC’s “The Taste.” This new cooking competition show is literally all about taste. Sixteen competitors, from pro chefs to home cooks, whip up dishes attempting to impress four of the world’s most notable chefs.  The catch is all the dishes will be judged in a blind taste test.…Read More

2013 MAGNOLIA STATE BANK CHILI COOK OFF

2nd Annual Magnolia State Bank Chili Cook-Off presented by Laurel Main Street “Mississippi’s Downtown” Saturday, February 16, 2013 10am – 4pm 500 block of Central Avenue – Historic Downtown Laurel For more information or registration forms, please visit www.laurelmainstreetcom or the event page on Facebook at: Facebook.com/ -Children’s activities, music, beverages and delicious chili! -$10…Read More