Laurel pays tribute to Oldest Living Former Councilman Joe H. Norman

May 24, 2023 | by: Kat Romero

The City Beautiful’s oldest living former councilman, Joe H. Norman, celebrated his 97th birthday on Friday, May 19th, 2023 and was visited by Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee as part of his birthday celebrations. Norman represented Ward 3 on the city council from 1989 to 1993. He was preceded in that position by Wayne Walters and…Read More

Laurel Celebrates National Nursing Home Week in Style

| by: Kat Romero

The City of Laurel strives to provide a high quality of life for all citizens and seniors are no exception. From May 14th to May 20th the City recognized National Nursing Home Week and honored those who are providing services to and receiving services from our many excellent nursing care facilities. On Monday, Laurel Mayor…Read More

Spring sees businesses rejuvenated, growing in City Beautiful

May 23, 2023 | by: Kat Romero

As the mild (and stormy) spring season draws to a close in South Mississippi and summer approaches, many business owners can say that Spring 2023 proved to be a season of rejuvenation and growth. One such business is Holi-Daze Décor and More owned by Corbin Holifield, 21, and his mother Missy Holifield, 53. Their business,…Read More

Rising First Grader Meets Mayor Magee

May 18, 2023 | by: Kat Romero

YaShea McSwain, age 5, is a rising first grader at Unlimited Dreams Christian Learning Center who was selected to provide the welcome address at her kindergarten graduation ceremony. She visited City Hall on Thursday afternoon and met with Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee. She wanted the meet Mayor Magee after learning about him at her graduation…Read More

Laurel gears up for 32nd Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day

May 9, 2023 | by: Kat Romero

On Friday, May 5th, Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee met with local letter carriers and the directors of local food pantries to proclaim Saturday, May 13, 2023 Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day in the City of Laurel. This year’s event marks the 32nd year for food drive hosted by the National Association of…Read More

The Junior Auxiliary of Laurel Presents Scholarships to Local Seniors

| by: Kat Romero

On Monday, April 10th, the Junior Auxiliary of Laurel presented fourteen scholarships to Jones County seniors at the 2022-2023 LJA Scholarship Banquet. Each year, the Junior Auxiliary of Laurel awards scholarships to Laurel/Jones County students who are chosen through an application and interview process. Twelve recipients received Shareholder Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each…Read More