Blog Archive

January 25, 2024
Mayor Magee commends officer for going well above duty

On Friday, November 17th, Sgt. Corey Engard, who serves as the recruiting station commander for the U.S. Army recruitment center in Meridian, had a very eventful lunch hour. Engard left […]

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January 25, 2024
New project begins on 3rd Avenue

A public works project to improve 3rd Avenue between 10th Street and 13th Street began on January 22, 2024 and is expected to continue for several months. The project will […]

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January 25, 2024
Cindy Pitts Retires from City after two Decades of Service

On Friday, January 5th, city hall employees gathered to congratulate Chief Deputy Clerk Cindy Pitts on her upcoming retirement. The ceremony included a plaque and proclamation presentation by Laurel Mayor […]

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January 23, 2024
Caron Gallery South moves to new location

On Friday, January 19 at 1 p.m. the Jones County Chamber of Commerce joined members of the community in celebrating Caron Gallery South’s new location at 317 North Magnolia Street […]

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January 23, 2024
Laurel Plays makes donation to local soup kitchen

On Friday, January 19, AmeriCorps Program Director Kristi Howard delivered 150 cans of non-perishable items to the Good Samaritan Soup Kitchen in honor of Martin Luther King Day. The items […]

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December 11, 2023
City of Laurel Celebrates Season of Giving

City employees have been getting into the Christmas Spirit by lending their support to local charitable organizations. On November 3rd and 4th, the Laurel Police Department hosted its 9th Annual […]

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December 11, 2023
City Holiday Hours

In observance of the Christmas and New Year's holidays, City of Laurel offices will be closed on Friday, December 22nd; Monday, December 25th; Tuesday, December 26th, and Monday, January 1st. […]

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October 26, 2023
City Beautiful celebrates more ribbon cuttings

The days may be getting shorter but the list of retail and service options for Laurel and Jones County residents keeps getting longer! On Friday, September 29 at 1:30 p.m. […]

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October 23, 2023
Housing is still a priority in “Home Town”

On Wednesday, October 4, Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee and Parks and Recreation Director Elvin Ulmer met with the current class of Leadership Jones County to discuss quality of life issues […]

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October 11, 2023
City of Laurel Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month, hosts blood drive

Millions of families are affected by domestic violence each year. To raise awareness about this issue and to rally advocates and resources, every year October is designated as Domestic Violence […]

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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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