SCAM ALERT Info. From Laurel Police Department LPD officials tell thepinebelt.com scams, government grants, IRS and lottery scams are being initiated through telephone contact between the alleged scammer and an unsuspecting citizen.
LPD says scammer will inform the citizen that they qualify for a government grant, are about to be arrested for back taxes or that they have won a large sum of money.
Police add citizens should always be skeptical of any attempt to get them to send money in order to get money. For further information, call Laurel Police or 601-428-STOP.
Now until Dec. 23rd Hats from Heaven This non-profit organization collects hats for children for local hospitals, including the NICU. On Christmas Eve, they will deliver assorted kinds of hats to the kids for Christmas with a little message pinned to it. Every Thursday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., the group will be at Mill Creek Congregational Methodist Church (2319 Mill Creek Road). For more details, 601-470-9114 or 601-344-9037.
Join the Hats from Heaven by Ida Facebook group for details on other locations and collection times.
Now until Jan. 7th, 2019 City of Laurel Public Works Department Will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. The garbage route for the weeks of December 24 and 31 will be as follows: The Monday garbage route will run on Wednesday and the Tuesday garbage route will run on Thursday. We will resume our regular schedule on January 7.
Dec. 14th-15th Fill-a-Truck Food Drive Rescheduled from previous dates due to weather, the food drive takes place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Walmart in Laurel. Donations of non-perishable food items and cash benefit The Good Samaritan Center’s Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen. For more details, call 601-425-2666 or 601-319-9431.
Dec. 15th SCAR Open House Takes place from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 1712 Highway 184 East. There will be adoption specials, shelter tours, lunch plates, Santa and some of his elves, jitters coffee, and much more.
Dec. 16th Dr. Jim Futural Prospect Baptist Church hosts the executive director/treasurer of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board during the 11 a.m. worship hour. The church is located at 208 Prospect Road in Richton. A fellowship lunch will follow the service. For more details, call 601-310-9758.
Dec. 17th Cattlemen's Association Blood Drive Takes place from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Wayne General Medical Arts Building. Make plans to come give the gift of life. Individuals that donate will receive a hamburger, chips and a drink. For more details, call 601-735-2243.
Jan. 4th, 2019 Laurel First United Methodist Church: First Friday Prayer Luncheon Starts at noon in the church's fellowship hall. The church is located at 420 North 5th Avenue.
For more details, call the church at 601-425-1474.
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