Blog Archive

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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May 29, 2024
Library Gears Up for Summer Fun

The Laurel-Jones County Library is gearing up for a fun summer in the Pine Belt! Last month, the library unveiled their newest addition, Lottie, the book trolley. Once renovations are […]

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May 22, 2024
City of Laurel, Laurel School District continues major investments in education

On Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 9 a.m. the Laurel School District celebrated the completion of a 4,500 square foot addition to Laurel’s Upper Elementary School on the D.U. Maddox […]

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May 15, 2024
Seniors Celebrated during Older American's Month

Seniors and members of the health care profession always deserve extra recognition and recently, the City of Laurel, DJ Transit, and South Central Regional Medical Center has been delivering. On […]

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May 15, 2024
HealthCare Volunteers honored with special week, proclamation, and event

On Monday, April 15, Mayor Johnny Magee met with SCRMC’s Volunteer Coordinator Bonnie Smith and several of her dedicated volunteers to thank them for their services and to proclaim the […]

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May 14, 2024
April Showers Brought Growth to Laurel

April was a busy month for the City Beautiful and featured several new business expansions and opportunities. On Monday, April 1st at 10:30 a.m. Jack’s Family Restaurant opened the chain’s […]

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May 13, 2024
Laurel-Jones County Council of Garden Clubs to Host Tour of Homes

The Laurel- Jones County Council of Garden Clubs will host a Tour of Homes on Sunday, December 8, 2024 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The tour will feature several […]

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May 10, 2024
March for Jesus proclaimed, planned for May 18th

On Monday, May 6th, Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee signed a proclamation to recognize the annual March for Jesus Day in Jones County. The march will take place on Saturday, May […]

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May 10, 2024
Letter Carriers to Stamp Out Hunger This Weekend

On Monday, May 6th at 9 a.m., Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee met with local letter carriers to proclaim, Saturday, May 11, 2024 as Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive […]

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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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