Blog Archive

June 21, 2024
Mayor Magee proclaims June as National Homeownership Month in the City Beautiful

On Thursday, June 20th at 2 p.m. Lakeylah White, Executive Director of HERE (which stands for Housing, Economic Resources, and Education), joined Heather Steele, mortgage loan officer for Cadence Bank […]

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June 21, 2024
Celebrating Community Transportation Day in the City Beautiful

DJ Transit hosted its 4th Annual Celebrate Our Seniors Parade on Thursday, June 20th at 10 a.m. on West Drive in Laurel. The event featured vehicles from the Laurel Police […]

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June 20, 2024
Laurel Machine and Foundry announces expansions in Laurel

On June 12, 2024, Laurel Machine & Foundry, established in 1904, is one of the area’s oldest employers and one of the oldest manufacturing companies in Mississippi, announced that they […]

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June 14, 2024
City Beautiful Commemorates Army’s 249th Birthday

Sgt. First Class Jesse Greenhill of the U.S. Army met with Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee on Friday, June 14th to mark the U.S. Army’s 249th birthday. Mayor Magee presented Greenhill […]

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June 14, 2024
Summer Reading program heats up at Laurel-Jones County Library

The Laurel-Jones County Library kicked-off its longstanding and very popular Summer Reading program on Tuesday, June 4th at 1:30 p.m. The event featured story time, bubbles, sidewalk chalk art, door […]

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June 14, 2024
Mayor Magee meets with USM Nursing Students

On Monday, June 3, University of Southern Mississippi nursing students Ariel Miller, Dajiah Green, Jaliyah Davis, Keaston Pearson, and Phoenix Luke were in the City Beautiful as part of a […]

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June 14, 2024
Mayfest Community Celebration for Seniors hosted in Laurel

On Friday, May 31st from 10 a.m. to noon, Chateau Senior Day Center in Laurel, hosted their first Mayfest Community Celebration for Seniors. The event was open to members of […]

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June 14, 2024
Long-time City Clerk and Finance Director Says Goodbye After 24 Years

Mary Ann Hess, who served as the city clerk and finance director since February 2000, decided to make a big change for 2024. Hess, who has won many accolades during […]

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June 12, 2024
National Therapy Animal Day proclaimed in Laurel

They say that every dog has his day. In the case of Archie, a four-year-old King Charles Spaniel, that day was April 29th, 2024. That was the day that Archie […]

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May 29, 2024
City of Laurel recognizes, supports victims of violent crimes

This spring provided several opportunities for the City of Laurel to recognize and provide support for the victims of violent crimes- no matter their age. April is nationally known as […]

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The City of Laurel, established as a lumber town in 1882, is conveniently situated approximately two hours from larger destination cities such as Jackson, Biloxi, New Orleans, and Mobile. In recent years, the city has become a destination all its own thanks, in part, to its starring role in HGTV’s popular “Hometown” series. As Laurel, and interest in it, continues to grow, we are committed to providing the resources necessary to help all of our residents and businesses reach their full potential.
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