Blog Archive

March 19, 2024
City Beautiful welcomes spring by cutting ribbon on health-focused business

For most, by the time that the rainy days of January have come and gone, so too, have most New Year’s resolutions.  However, in the City Beautiful the end of […]

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March 13, 2024
Mayor proclaims March 10-16th Girl Scout Week

On Monday, March 11, 2024 at 2 p.m., Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee proclaimed the week of March 10th-16th at Girl Scout Week in the City of Laurel. Members of the […]

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March 13, 2024
Mayor Magee proclaims March IDD Awareness Month

On Tuesday March 5, 2024, at 11 a.m. members of the community including representatives from the ARC of the Pine Belt, Southern Civitan, and the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services […]

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March 13, 2024
Local EMTS honored during Black History Month

On Monday, February 26, Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee met with two distinguished members of the local medical community to thank them for their service and recognize their significant contributions to […]

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February 28, 2024
City of Laurel celebrates approval of Phase II for Central Avenue

On Friday, February 23rd at noon, Commissioner Charles Busby of the Mississippi Department of Transportation Southern District, joined Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee to announce the beginning of the Phase II […]

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February 28, 2024
It’s Tuna Season in Laurel!

Typically, tuna season runs from June to August, but in Laurel, Mississippi, nearly 100 miles from the nearest ocean, February 21 to Friday, March 1 will serve as tuna season […]

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February 12, 2024
Informational Session on grants set for March 1st

Lakeylah White of Grants Unlimited will be hosting informational sessions for Pine Belt homeowners on how to apply for housing repair and improvement grants. These grants are available for homeowners […]

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February 1, 2024
Mayor Proclaims Friday, February 2, Wear Red Day

Faye Jackson and Romanza Pruitt visited Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee on Thursday, February 1st at 11 a.m. as he signed the proclamation declaring Friday, February 2, 2024 National Wear Red […]

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February 1, 2024
Laurel Police Department Welcomes Two New Officers

On Thursday, February 1, Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee led Tyson Knight and R.H. Stockman in taking their oaths of office as they were sworn in to the city’s police department. […]

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January 25, 2024
ICYMI: Highly Anticipated Visitor's Center Opens

Moments before the ribbon cutting for the Laurel-Jones County Visitor Center, Ross Tucker, President/ CEO of the Jones County Economic Development Authority said, “Today, we get to celebrate our achievements.” […]

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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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