Bringing the Light Back to Downtown

Remember when we talked about how all of the money made from Touch a Truck 2016 would go towards the Light the Downtown Project?  Well, last week the first section of lights were completed on Central Avenue and doesn’t it look dreamy?!

Talk about a comeback!


This project has been a labor of love and one that we hope will bring lots of joy to nights in our downtown!

Look for lights continuing on Central Avenue, Magnolia Street, and Oak Street soon!

South Central Regional Medical Center Launches new Health Initiative


Eating right doesn’t have to be complicated. Simply make healthier food and beverage choices. These recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans can help you get started.

o   Emphasize fruit, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat or fat-free mild and milk products.

o   Include lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts.

o   Make sure your diet is low in saturated fats, trans fats, salt (sodium) and added sugars.

South Central has launched numerous community health initiatives over the years to promote health and wellness. As part of this initiative, South Central will be teaming up with community organizations to promote healthy eating.

Children’s Health Fair

In addition to this initiative, South Central will be hosting a Children’s Health Fair this month!

Childrens Health Fair Flyer

Along with educational information, children will also be treated to fun activities. Games, face painting, balloon art, photo booths, food vendors and more will be offered to all who attend.

The Children’s Health Fair is offered to all families in our community at no cost and is funded by the South Central Foundation to improve community health and provide health resources to those that need it most.

Mississippi Magazine’s Best Of List


Laurel took the annual Mississippi Magazine’s Best Of List by storm this year!

Laurel had over 20 listings throughout the categories including Lauren Rogers Museum for Mississippi’s best museum, Mason Park for best park, and Southern Antiques for best antique mall!  We are so proud of our town and businesses that work hard to be the best at what you do!

You can read the entire list here.

This week downtown:

Comeback Party

Join us this Thursday night for a Comeback Party honoring one of the best comeback stories we’ve ever seen!  Long time businessman and LMS board member, Mike Axton and the completed first block of the long awaited light downtown Laurel project.

8 pm Thursday night at Studio 550

Official lighting of the 500 block will be at 8:40 pm. Musical entertainment: The By Request Band featuring Sue Bush and friends.

Hosted by: Laurel Main Street and Studio 550

Written by Keri Rowell

Keri is a member of the Laurel Main Street Board of Directors and the Promotions Committee Chair. She has been involved with Laurel Main Street since high school, and owns a small business in Downtown Laurel.