Local students graduate from University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi celebrated more than 5,000 candidates for graduation in the Class of 2021 during the university’s 168th Commencement exercises April 29 through May 2. The following local students were candidates for graduation: Lonnie Marvin Vining, of Monticello, was a candidate for a Master of Arts. Vining was a Philosophy major in the…

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High school girls soccer tryouts set for May 10 and 11

Soccer tryouts for 2021-2022 Lawrence County varsity girls will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, May 10 and Tuesday, May 11 at the Lawrence County High School Football Field. All soccer prospects must be upcoming seventh through 12th graders and must register for the tryout by Sunday, May 9. All prospects must…

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Community & Religious Calendar

Monday, May 10 The Lawrence County Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, May 10 at the Lawrence County Civic Center in downtown Monticello. This meeting will include the election of new officers and the annual collection of Society membership dues. Anyone interested in Lawrence County history is welcome. Thursday, May 20 The Mississippi…

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Paul B. Johnson

Paul B. Johnson, 81, of Silver Creek, passed away April 22, 2021, at his residence. Paul was born Jan. 21, 1940, to James and Hattie Davis Johnson. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 15 at Divide Methodist Church, 8 Divide Rd., Monticello, MS 39654. Bro. Matthew Lambert will officiate the service. Wilson Funeral…

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Jewellene Williamson McCloud

Jewellene Williamson McCloud went home to be with Jesus on April 27, 2021 at age 82. Jewellene was born at home to Hezzie and Hazel Williamson, of Monticello. A funeral service was held April 30 at Bethel Baptist Church in Monticello. Bro. Archie Herrin and Bro. Michael Smith officiated, with Wilson Funeral Home handling arrangements.…

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Summer Allen accepted into WCU’s Grow Your Own Initiative

Lawrence County Technology and Career Center’s Teacher Academy hosted a signing day on April 28 for Summer Allen as she accepted the offer to William Carey University’s Grow Your Own Initiative. This is the first of its kind for LCTCC and the Lawrence County School District. Jessica Rutland, Teacher Academy instructor, stated, “I am proud…

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Gabriella Mulligan signs archery scholarship

On April 19, Lawrence County High School’s Gabriella Mulligan signed an archery scholarship with Mississippi College. Mulligan was top female archer for LCHS at State, shooting a 276. She averages shooting a 270. She has been academic archer for all four years in archery. She is currently ranked second in her class. She is a…

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School district announces honors scholars

Lawrence County School District has announced honors scholars for the third nine weeks of the 2020-2021 school year. MONTICELLO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL First Grade Superintendent’s Scholar: Skylah Marie Davis, De’montae Ja’quae Fortenberry, Claudio Alonso Gomez, Brayden Haynes, Trisha Leann Johnson, Jack Layne Lambert, Kennedy Elizabeth Lee, Tahiry A. Madison, Gunner Maddox Malone, Kynlee Faith Monk, L’oreal…

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Lawrence County’s annual Relay for Life

Lawrence County’s annual Relay for Life event was held April 17, and the Cruisin’ For a Cure Randy Carr Memorial Car Show was the main event. Sweet 16 winners of the car show, voted on by participants, are Jeret Crider, Billy Howell, Thurman Lambert, George Daley, Jimmy Jackson, Charles Breeden, Sid King, Prentiss Lee, Jerrie…

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