Press Announces Memorial Day Closing, Early Deadline

The Lawrence County Press office will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. An early deadline for the May 29 edition of the Press has been set due to this closing. All advertising, legal notices and other submissions to this edition should be made by Noon, Friday, May 24, to ensure publication.…

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45th Atwood Music Festival Starts Friday: Full Weekend Planned

Entertainment Schedule Friday, May 24 5:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies 6:00 p.m. Tennis Tournament 6:00-6:30 p.m. Mickey Man’s Blues Band 6:45-7:30 p.m. Logan Greenlee Band 8:00-9:15 p.m. SWEET TEA TRIO 9:45 p.m.-Until THE STEEL WOODS Saturday, May 25 9:00 a.m. Tennis Tournament 10:00 a.m. Rods on the River Car Show 4:30-5:15 p.m. Wichita 5:30-6:15 p.m. 4…

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Community Events

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  • 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

    Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, located at 512 Rockport-New Hebron Road, will have a community fish fry, Saturday, May 25, from 4-6 p.m. on the church grounds. Hunter May will provide music.

  • 9:30 am-2:00 pm

    Antioch Baptist Church will celebrate their 159th Year Homecoming, Sunday, May 26th. Special guest speaker this year will be Kenzie Letchworth, who will be sharing old memories of the past. Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the morning services at 10:30 a.m. Dinner in the fellowship hall will follow the services.

  • 10:45 am-1:00 pm

    Divide Memorial M.P. Church, located 11 miles south of Monticello off Highway 27, will hold their annual Old Folks’ Day service, Sunday, May 26, beginning at 10:45 a.m. Rev. LaDon Dawson will bring the morning message. Attendees are encouraged to dress in clothing reflecting the 1890s through present day. Prizes will be given for “best dressed”. A potluck meal will follow the service.

  • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

    Pastor Glen Smith and the Fair Hill M.B. Church will hold Family and Friends Day, Sunday, May 26, at 1 p.m. The speaker will be Pastor Bernard Williams of Bread of Life Bible Fellowship in Jackson. The theme is “Family is Love Put Into Action.”

  • 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, located at 512 Rockport-New Hebron Road, will hold Revival Services beginning Sunday, May 26, at 6 p.m. Services will be held Monday-Thursday at 7 p.m. Bro. Gene Douglas will be the speaker. Music will be by Ken Boyette and Anne Boyette.

  • 7:15 pm-9:15 pm

    Pastor Michael Smith and Shady Grove Church will hold their Youth Revival, Wednesday-Thursday, May 29-30, at 7:15 p.m. each evening. Speaker will be Minister Davon Brown from Brookhaven.


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