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Lucretia Faye Whitley

Lucretia Faye Whitley, 57, of Monticello, passed away Sept. 15, 2022, at Merit Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg. Lucretia was born March 14, 1965, in Magnolia to Edward and Faye Varnado Brumfield. Memorial services were held Sept. 24 at New Life Church in Monticello. Wilson Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Lucretia loved spending time with…

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Deer hunters needed in the ongoing CWD battle

By Bonnie Coblentz MSU Extension Service Deer hunters are urgently needed to participate in the battle to limit the spread of chronic wasting disease among the state’s prized white-tailed deer population. Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, is a 100% fatal, transmissible, neurogenerative disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that deer infected with…

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Have the drug conversation with kids before it’s too late

It’s normal for parents to be worried about illicit fentanyl, a highly-lethal drug that has fueled an unprecedented rise in overdose-related deaths in Mississippi communities. The good news is that they can turn their concern into action by learning the facts and helping their children protect themselves from dangerous substances and the alarming increase in…

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Co-Lin, The W sign agreement for transfer students

Copiah-Lincoln Community College and Mississippi University for Women recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to facilitate degree completion. The agreement established a pathway for Co-Lin students to complete a degree in psychology, family science, and a certificate program in child advocacy studies (CAST). Both Co-Lin and W advisers will collaborate to ensure seamless transition…

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Co-Lin named a ‘2022 Great College to Work For’

Copiah-Lincoln Community College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the Great College to Work For program. The results, released recently in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 212 colleges and universities. In all, 68 of those institutions achieved…

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Community & Religious Calendar

Sept. 24 Jayess CrossRoad Cruisers presents its Second Annual Open Car Show from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, too benefit The Refuge at 584 Woody Road, Jayess. There will be lots of awards for adults and kids, food and craft vendors, silent auction, bingo, and more. For more info, contact Missy Thornhill at…

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James David Bryant Sr.

James David Bryant Sr., 74, of Jayess, passed away Sept. 14, 2022, at his. David was born Dec. 27, 1947, in Lawrence County to J.T. and Myrtle McNeese Bryant. A funeral service was held Sept. 16 Wilson Funeral Home. Bro. Bren Smith officiated, with Wilson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. He was retired…

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Shirley Roberts Hearn

Shirley Roberts Hearn, 71, of Baton Rouge, La., passed away Sept. 18, 2022, at her residence. Shirley was born Dec. 25, 1950, in Lawrence County to Needom and Ruby Dunaway Roberts. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello. There will…

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Azri Moore

Graveside services were held Sept. 6, 2022, at North Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, New Hebron, for Azri Moore, 61, who died Sept. 1 at Lawrence County Hospital, Monticello. Rev. Moses Johnson, pastor, officiated, with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Moore was born to the late C. A. and Clara Bryant Moore, of…

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