Victor Heidelberg retires from city after 17 years of service, honored by family and coworkers

February 2, 2023 | by: Kat Romero

Victor Heidelberg officially retired from the City of Laurel’s Parks and Recreation Department at the end of January after serving the city’s residents for 17 years. During a retirement party on Friday,  January 27th, his friends and coworkers gathered to share their congratulations to him on his long and successful career of service to others.…Read More

Neighborhood group continues to beautify local park

| by: Kat Romero

In 2021, a group of neighbors led by Cathy Padgett and Jeannine Howell got together to discuss improvements needed at Mason Park. Traditionally, local parks have been adopted by nearby garden clubs who take on this task. However, Mason Park had not been adopted. Howell theorized that it may have been adopted by garden club…Read More

Laurel/Jones County Black History Museum and Arts celebrated ribbon cutting on Wednesday

February 1, 2023 | by: Kat Romero

Black History Month in Laurel kicked off with the opening of a new local museum headed by Marian Allen. On Wednesday, February 1, 2023, Allen and the Jones County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the Laurel/ Jones County Black History Museum and Arts facility at 820 West 5th Street. The…Read More

Mayor Magee, advocates encourage residents to participate in Wear Red Day on February 3rd

January 30, 2023 | by: Kat Romero

On Monday, January 30th, Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee signed a proclamation to declare Friday, February 3, 2023 Wear Red Day in the City of Laurel. Citizens are asked to Wear Red to raise awareness about heart health. February has been recognized as National Heart month since 1964. For many years, cardiovascular health was thought to…Read More

The City of Laurel will begin offering event sponsorship as part of its new tourism program

January 25, 2023 | by: Kat Romero

Last year, city residents voted to implement a new 3% tax on hotel, motel, and short-term rental stays in order to increase the city’s promotional and tourism efforts. Now the tourism tax is bearing fruit and the newly established Laurel Tourism Committee is hard at work to find innovative ways to reinvest the funds into…Read More

Civil Service Exam for Field Inspector to be Held Saturday, January 28th

January 19, 2023 | by: Kat Romero