Absentee Voting is Available Now for Tourism Tax Election

May 19, 2022 | by: Kat Romero

Absentee ballots are now available in the Laurel City Clerk’s Office for the upcoming tourism tax election on June 14th. A citizen who wishes to vote absentee may do so in one of the following ways: Call the city clerk’s office at 601.428.6404 and request that a ballot be mailed to him or her. Visit…Read More


Polling Places for June 14 Tourism Tax Election

| by: Kat Romero

Hess makes waves in international organization, becoming first Mississippian to receive top honors

May 16, 2022 | by: Kat Romero

Laurel’s City Clerk and Finance Director MaryAnn Hess has racked up a variety of awards and honors as a prominent member of the International Institute for Municipal Clerks and, in many cases, she has been the first Mississippian to do so. The IIMC is an international organization dedicated to providing support and professional development opportunities…Read More


Laurel Tourism and Promotion Tax Vote on June 14

| by: Kat Romero

What is it? If passed, the Laurel Tourism Promotion Tax will add a 3% tax on hotel, motel, & short term rental bills. The average nightly rate of a hotel  is $82.00. That means that this tax would only increase a nightly stay by $2.46. Why do we need this? Laurel has seen a huge…Read More


South Central Regional Medical Center Honors Teen Volunteerss

May 12, 2022 | by: Kat Romero

In 2018, South Central Regional Medical Center began a teen volunteer program in conjunction with its adult program. The Caring Teen Volunteer Program is open to local teenagers, ages 16 to 18. Along with providing volunteer opportunities, the teens are able to observe and develop new skills, network with medical professionals, become educated on the…Read More


SCRMC Healthcare Foundation to offer free cholesterol checks

| by: Kat Romero

High cholesterol usually has no signs or symptoms. The only way to know whether you have high cholesterol is to get your cholesterol checked. Your health are team can do a simple blood test, called a “lipid profile,” to measure your cholesterol levels. Who Needs to Get Their Cholesterol Checked? According to the Centers for…Read More