Blog Archive

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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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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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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