County, Towns Announce Holiday Schedules

District Two in Lawrence County will see a change in their garbage pick-up schedule in observance of Christmas Day. District Two will run its regular schedule Monday, December 23, and Tuesday, December 24. They will not run on Wednesday, December 25, but will run Thursday, December 26. Schedules for Districts One, Three, Four and Five…

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Press Announces Holiday Closings, Schedule

The Lawrence County Press will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 and 25, in observance of Christmas, and Wednesday, January 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. All content for the Wednesday, December 25, edition of the Press must be turned in by Noon on Thursday, December 19, to ensure publication. Deadline for content…

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Life of Christ this Saturday

The Life of Christ presentation at Atwood Water Park, scheduled for Saturday, November 30, has been rescheduled for this Saturday, December 14, from 5-8 p.m. This drive-through, live presentation will feature many local churches, portraying scenes from the life of Christ from The Journey to Bethlehem through the Resurrection. Admission is free. Come celebrate the…

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Community Events

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  • 14

    Christmas at the Grove

    3:30 pm-8:00 pm

    Christmas at the Grove will be held Saturday, December 14, at Oak Grove M.B. Church in Monticello. This year’s theme is “Guided by the Marvelous Light!” The event will begin with a Christmas Parade at 4 p.m. on Oak Grove Road. Lineup for the parade will begin at Grandberry Lane on Highway 587 at 3:30 p.m. There is no charge to participate. Floats, vehicles and ATVs are welcome. The parade will be followed by a Christmas Program with skits and music at 5 p.m. The event will end with dinner served immediately following the program.

  • 15

    Monticello UMC Christmas

    All day

    Monticello United Methodist Church will present their Christmas Cantata and collect the Christmas Benevolence Offering, Sunday, December 15.

  • 15

    Toys for Tots Distribution

    2:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Toys for Tots will be at Oak Grove M.B. Church in Monticello, Sunday, December 15, from 2-4 p.m. Children Ages 0-18 can qualify but must be registered. To apply for toys, visit, and click Mississippi, Lawrence County, Apply for Toy. You may also apply via phone by calling 601-878-1029. For more information on how you can serve the community, call 601-878-1029 or email

  • 19

    Doers of the Word Christmas Bag Distribution

    1:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Doers of the Word Outreach Mission Center will be giving away Christmas bags of food, Thursday, December 19, from 1-4 p.m. Directors are James R. and Mary Pittman.

  • 24

    Monticello UMC Christmas Eve Service

    5:00 pm-7:00 pm

    Monticello will hold Christmas Eve Service, Tuesday, December 24, at 5 p.m.

  • 31

    Friendship Baptist Watch Services

    10:00 pm-12:00 am

    Friendship Baptist Church will hold their Watch Services, Tuesday, December 31, beginning at 10 p.m. All are welcome to come and worship as they watch the old year out and watch a new year come in.

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