Overwhelming Response Earns Old Elementary School Mississippi Landmark Distinction

The Lawrence County Historical Society recently acquired the property known as the “Old Elementary School” from the Lawrence County School District. Thanks to members of the society and citizens whose comments overwhelmed the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the property has also been designated a Mississippi Landmark. The history of the school dates back…

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Press Announces Thanksgiving Closing, Early Deadline

The Lawrence County Press office will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, in observance of Thanksgiving. The deadline to submit advertising, legal notices, classified ads, and articles and photos for the Wednesday, November 27, edition will be Thursday, November 21. The office will re-open Monday, December 2, at 8 a.m. We wish…

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Community Events

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  • 10:30 am-1:00 pm

    The Tilton Women’s County Store will be held Saturday, November 23, from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Tilton United Methodist Church, located at 663 Hulon Brister Road, Jayess. There will be a bake sale with cakes, pies and baked goods for your Thanksgiving holiday, homemade soup and cornbread to eat in or take out, and a white elephant sale. All are invited to come enjoy a great lunch and good fellowship.

  • 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

    The Copiah County Ministerial Alliance Wives Department will hold their annual scholarship program, Saturday, November 23, at 6 p.m. at the Copiah County Ministerial Alliance Christian Center, located at 17160 Highway 51, Hazlehurst. The speaker will be Sis. Brenda Torrey, member of the CCMA Wives Dept. and New Life Cathedral of Worship.

  • 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Fair Hill M.B. Church of Oma will celebrate their 156th Church Anniversary at 1 p.m., Sunday, November 24. The theme is “A Thankful People Serving a Faithful God”. The guest speaker will be Pastor Adrian Clark of the Porter Chapel M.B. Church in Vicksburg.

  • 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Doers of the Word Outreach Mission will be giving away Thanksgiving Bags, Tuesday, November 26, from 2-5 p.m.

  • 7:00 pm-10:00 pm

    A Homecoming Celebration will be held at Doers of the Word Outreach Mission Center in Monticello, Friday, November 29, at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Pastor Marian Pittman Barrow of the First Baptist Belhaven, Belhaven North Carolina. Prophet is Calvin Meeks of Jackson. For more information, contact Director of Mission James R. and Mary Pittman at 601-587-4733. Doers of the Word Outreach Mission Center is located at 93 Oak Grove Road in Monticello.

  • 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

    The Life of Christ Presentation will be held Saturday, November 30, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Atwood Water Park, located at 1362 E. Broad St., Monticello. 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 true meaning of Christmas in Monticello, MS! In case of inclement weather, the presentation will be held Saturday, December 14. Follow “The Life of Christ” event on Facebook for further information and updates.

  • 6:30 pm-9:30 pm

    The Refuge, located at 584 Woody Road, Jayess, will host their annual “Moonlight and Mistletoe” community tree lighting and candlelight ceremony, Saturday, November 30, at 6:30 p.m. This will be a night with drama, s’mores, a crazy photo booth, the trash can band, gourmet chocolate mocha, ornament painting and much more to usher in this special time of year to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with families, friends and the community.

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