LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The old First National Bank building in downtown Laurel officially has a new owner and will soon have a new purpose with an old name.
On Wednesday the Laurel Main Street Association announced that after 22 years the name of the old Pinehurst Hotel would be revived.
The old First National Bank on Central Avenue is going to be converted into a lodging called the Pinehurst Hotel and also added a restaurant called the Thunderbird Room.
The actual Pinehurst was demolished years ago.
Laurel Main Street Director Jacqueline Lee said this an exciting time for the downtown area.