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JUDGE’S AMNESTY PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

People with outstanding fines for misdemeanors in Laurel can clear up their cases without having to pay the full amount thanks to an upcoming Judge’s Amnesty Program.  The amnesty period begins January 1, 2013 and continues through March 31, 2013. During that time, anyone with a fine in the Laurel Municipal Court can satisfy that…Read More

HOLIDAY ATTRACTIONS IN LAUREL

Sertoma Christmas Parade ‘Tis the season to be…watching parades, shopping and eating till you drop, appreciating others, giving thanks and remembering why many of us celebrate Christmas. There are so many fun, unique and special events held around Laurel for the Holiday Season, it is hard to keep track of them all. LRMA Shop Open House/…Read More

REPORT DISABLED PARKING ABUSE IN THE CITY OF LAUREL

In every parking lot across Laurel, there are blue lines and warning signposts by tantalizingly empty parking spaces reserved for people with a registered disability…spaces, one might rationalize, that seem never to fill up, so, therefore: Why shouldn’t I park there? But, in fact, when people park in a spot neither created nor at anytime…Read More

MAYOR MACK ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO HELP IN DISASTER RELIEF

Mayor Melvin Mack and the City of Laurel have received phone calls from concerned citizens asking how to get involved in disaster relief efforts after the effects of Hurricane Sandy along the East Coast. The Laurel Chapter of the Red Cross has already deployed Emergency Response Vehicles (ERV), four staff and several volunteers. Our local…Read More

JOSEPHINE’S OPENS ITS DOORS IN LAUREL

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Josephine’s A ribbon cutting ceremony was held this morning for Laurel’s newest business, Josephine’s. The store’s owner, Miss Jo, greeted members of the community, the Jones County Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Melvin Mack. She shared her story of always wanting her own boutique. She explained how life was full with…Read More

CITY OF LAUREL CELEBRATES RED RIBBON WEEK

Red Ribbon Week Events Across Jones County October 19 – October 27 – Drug Awareness Exhibit at the South Mississippi Fair October 22 @ 2:00PM – LPD and Laurel Middle School 6th grade D.A.R.E. class pledge to take a for a drug free community with a banner unveiling and balloon release. (1635 Grandview Drive) October…Read More

CHIEF OF POLICE APPRECIATES EMPLOYEES WITH A TAILGATE PARTY

Laurel Chief of Police, Tyrone Stewart spent the afternoon at the grill as he prepared a first- class barbeque for the members of the police force. Employees got to delight in steak, grilled and fried chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, cole slaw, potato salad and red velvet cake. “It was nice to see people relax and just…Read More

ASSET MAPPING HELPS LAUREL IDENTIFY TREASURES

Diana O’Toole with the Mississippi Development Authority speaks to the teams prior to the mapping process. The Mississippi Development Asset Development Division recently made a stop in Laurel. The process of asset mapping is designed to identify the assets that set a community apart from others or have the potential to enrich the quality of…Read More

MAYOR VISITS KING STAR HEAD START

Children at the King Starr Head Start got a treat on Wednesday as Mayor Melvin Mack took time to visit and share a story. The three-year and four year-old classes sat attentively to the story “Who Took the Farmer’s Hat?” by Joan L. Nodset.