Laurel Mayor Melvin Mack says parking has become a problem in downtown Laurel, and that's a problem he's glad to see.
The Laurel Express, working with the Main Street Organization, has breathed new life into the heart of Laurel. Mack applauds the efforts to revitalize downtown.
"Laurel Downtown Express has had a tremendous impact on the growth and the revitalization of Laurel," said Mack.
"A year and a half ago parking, as the mayor said, was not a problem," said Jesse Craft, Secretary of Treasures. "Traffic was not a problem. A year and a half later, it's a problem, what a wonderful problem."
Laurel is one of 55 communities in the state to receive a main street designation.
Recover, Rebuild, Restore Southeast Mississippi, Inc. (R3SM) in cooperation with the Mennonite Disaster Services (MDS) and several other organizations and volunteers came together to rebuild the home of Hattiesburg resident Helen Smith. Her home was destroyed in the 2017 tornado. Regional Operations Coordinator with the MDS Larry Stoner says anywhere there is a disaster and people are in need he is thankful for the opportunities they are given to make people ha...More >>
The Hub City Humane Society is hoping for donations to offset the cost of caring for dozens of dogs, who were left homeless when a longtime local breeder in the Foxworth Community of Marion County died last week. HCHS and Columbia/Marion County animal control officer Amanda Bennett have been caring for more than 50 adult dogs, mostly Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies, at the former Aquila Kennels. Relatives of the breeder surrendered the animals to Mario...More >>
Funding to fix Mississippi's roads and bridges is still up for debate as lawmaker continue to figure out Senate Bill 3046, the so-called 'Bridge Act,' at the capitol. This weekend, lawmakers from the House and Senate meet to work out details. Mississippi Department of Transportation Commissioner Tom King, with the Southern District, is hoping they come out with a bill to benefit the department. "It's all about safety," said King. "We've got bridges t...More >>