Laurel is about to be even more welcoming with the opening of a new welcome center

August 4, 2022 | by: Kat Romero

Officials from the City of Laurel, the Jones County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Authority, the Jones County Board of Supervisors and the Laurel Housing Authority broke ground on the Laurel-Jones County Welcome Center on Thursday August 4, 2022 at 9 a.m. Vice Chairman of the Laurel Housing Authority Board George Carter delivered the…Read More


The Mississippi Department of Child Protective Services is looking for foster parents

August 1, 2022 | by: Kat Romero

Mary Grantham of the Mississippi Department of Child Protective Services visited Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee on Thursday to discuss the need for foster parents statewide and in the Laurel/Jones County area. “We need foster homes here in Jones County,” she said. Grantham explained that the greatest need is for foster parents for teenagers and sibling…Read More


Laurel native is making a splash as a genre-blending bluesman

July 28, 2022 | by: Kat Romero

Ra’ Shad the Blues Kid is building an impressive career from his home town of Laurel, Mississippi. His blending of southern soul, Delta blues, and country has captured the attention (and adoration) of fans here in Mississippi and around the world. In May, he was featured in a 6-page spread in Living Blues magazine which…Read More


Laurel Celebrated the ribbon cutting and grand opening of two new businesses in town today

July 27, 2022 | by: Kat Romero

At 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Jones County Chamber of Commerce, Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee, and Councilwoman Grace Amos gathered with members of the local community to congratulate Laurel natives Charles and Ann Chapman on the opening of their new seafood restaurant, Mr. Fish on Cross Street. The restaurant has been a dream for…Read More


LRMA hosts photography class with Chad Edwards

July 25, 2022 | by: Kat Romero

The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art hosted “Cell Phone Photography 101 with Chad Edwards” on Monday, July 25, 2022 in the museum’s Christian gallery. Edwards, a popular local artist and photographer, whose work has been featured in multiple episodes of HGTVs Hometown, led the class and presented a variety of ways that photographers can get…Read More


The City of Laurel Welcomes two new police officers

July 19, 2022 | by: Kat Romero

James Dalton Ainsworth and Ethan Williams were sworn in by Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at City Hall in the council chambers at 8:30 a.m.