The Laurel Leader-Call is the locally-owned newspaper of Laurel and Jones County, Mississippi. The Leader-Call is published Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and can be read online at leader-call.com. The Leader-Call is located at 318 N. Magnolia Street in downtown Laurel.
Established in 1911, The Laurel Leader-Call has been serving as the hometown newspaper for more than 100 years. Although the newspaper has had many owners over the course of its history, the Leader-Call was restored to its locally-owned hometown roots in 2012 when Gin Creek Publishing, which had been publishing The ReView of Jones County, purchased the Leader-Call name and subscription list and began publishing as the Leader-Call.
In 2013, the Leader-Call made national and international headlines with their "Historic Wedding" story, and they repeated this feat a year later with the story "Kentucky Fried Hoax," an investigative feature that exposed a national story as a fraud.