Chamber, City celebrate long-awaited opening of Grits & Some in Downtown Laurel

October 3, 2022 | by: Kat Romero

On Monday, October 3rd, 2022, at 11 a.m.  the Jones County Chamber of Commerce and Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee joined restauranteurs Peter and Lisa Weimer to celebrate the ribbon cutting of their new venture Grits and Some in downtown Laurel. The Weimers are originally from Georgia but currently live in Philadelphia with their 17-year-old daughter…Read More


Amtrak celebrates opening of new platform at Laurel Train Depot

September 30, 2022 | by: Kat Romero

Although the City Beautiful has experienced a nice week of fall temperatures in the lead up to Saturday’s Loblolly Festival, on Friday, Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee declared, “The City of Laurel is on FIRE!” Magee’s remarks opened the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Laurel Train Depot where dignitaries had gathered to celebrate the completion of…Read More


Laurel Main Street thanks city workers, honors Rejeana “Little Bit” Loper

September 26, 2022 | by: Kat Romero

On Wednesday, September 21, Laurel Main Street hosted a thank you breakfast at the Laurel Train Depot to thank city workers whose specific work duties include providing services to the downtown area. These included members of the parks and recreation department, the public works department, the police, firefighters from Fire Station 1, and the inspections…Read More


Mayor Magee Signs Proclamation for 30th Annual March for Jesus

September 23, 2022 | by: Kat Romero

Earlier this week, Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee signed a proclamation to recognize the annual March for Jesus Day in Jones County. The march, which will take place on Saturday, March 24th in downtown Laurel, will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. The event is free and open to the public, regardless of denomination, and will…Read More


The City of Laurel recognizes September 17- September 23 as Constitution Week

| by: Kat Romero

In recognition of Constitution Week, Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee met with members of the Nahoula Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) on Wednesday, September 14th at 9 a.m. to sign a proclamation declaring the week of September 17th through September 23rd as Constitution Week for the City of Laurel. The proclamation read as…Read More


Cherished Hearts hosts Community Breakfast

September 14, 2022 | by: Kat Romero

Cherished Hearts, Inc. hosted a community breakfast at the Y.W.C.O. on Wednesday, September 14 from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. to discuss their efforts to bring a children’s advocacy center to Jones County. Children’s advocacy centers are third-party organizations that help children and their families navigate the legal system and find therapeutic resources when a…Read More