Commemorative Books Have Arrived

Posted on: January 23, 2015

Thank you again residents, visitors and city employees for making our City Hall Centennial celebrations so successful. Hundreds of people visited City Hall, enjoyed the balloon release, speeches, music, time capsule dedication, and the historical marker unveiling ceremony. The Laurel City Hall Centennial Committee is thrilled to announce that the Laurel City Hall Centennial: A Survey History book written by Cleveland Payne with the introduction by Mayor Johnny Magee and featuring the historic edifice from 1914 through 2014 has arrived! The book covers the mayoral administrations from the pre-Depression era through the present with the shadowing of City Hall and how it has helped shaped the history of our beloved city. Our residents have anxiously awaited the completion of this book, and we know you will be as pleased as we are, this unique of piece of history was well worth the wait! For those who pre-ordered the commemorate city hall centennial book, it is available in the City Clerk’s Office, second floor of City Hall, 401 N. Fifth Ave., Monday through Friday, 8a – 5p. If you did not pre-order a commemorative book, but would still like one, there is still time to purchase! Extra copies are $10 and are available for purchase at Laurel City Hall. Anyone with questions, please call 601.428.7376.


City Hall Centennial Time Capsule

Posted on: July 8, 2014

The City Hall Centennial Committee is looking for donations from Laurel residents of: personal messages (letters, essays and postcards); scrapbooks, photo albums, personal biographies, class photographs, birth, military and wedding announcements, yearbooks, winning science projects, favorite coloring and children’s books and toys (ex. Lego), commemorative publications, favorite restaurant menus, popular games and magazines, handmade and one-of-a-kind items, postage stamps, medals, coins and paper money, sample business products, ticket stubs, ballots and buttons, art objects, music CDs, movie DVDs, new articles of clothing, catalogs of today’s fashions (shoes, hairstyles and clothes), newspapers, family trees, baseball cards, lists of popular songs and jokes, flags, local history books, messages to the future to be encapsulated during the City Hall Centennial Celebration this Fall. Please contact Anicia Hill, Public Relations Specialist at 601.428.7376 for more information.

Example of items found in  a 30-year-old time capsule that was put together by the 1980

Example of items found in a 30-year-old time capsule that was put together by the 1980