Mikel Presley

Funeral services for Mikel Presley of Oma were held Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Greater Mt. Olive M.B. Church in Oma with interment at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Oma. Mr. Presley, 57, died August 5, 2019, at his residence.

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MPD Traffic Stop Yields Drugs, Stolen Firearm

A traffic stop last Wednesday morning by the Monticello Police department resulted in an arrest, the recovery of a stolen firearm, and the discovery of illegal drugs. Officers conducting the stop arrested Henry Booth, 28, of Prentiss. Booth had a Grand Jury Indictment at the time of his arrest. For the complete story, see this…

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Body Found in Sontag Identified

A body discovered in a shallow grave in the Sontag community last Wednesday has been identified as that of Jonathan Nevell Jackson, who was reported missing from Jackson on July 31. Wednesday, a land owner on West Smith Ferry Road not far from the Lincoln County Line contacted the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department. He reported…

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Correction: One Opposed Legislative Race Set for November Election

In last week’s coverage of election results and upcoming races, the Press did not report one legislative race that will be included on the ballot. For Mississippi House of Representatives, District 52, Republican Vince Mangold will face Democrat Rita Goss. Continued coverage of elections will be available throughout the process.

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Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet Set for August 27

The Annual Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet will be held Tuesday, August 27, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Lawrence County Civic Center. This year’s theme is Mississippi Musicians. Tickets are $20 per person. For complete information, see this week’s edition of the Lawrence County Press.

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Meet the Cougars August 23

Meet the Cougars will be held Friday, August 23, 2019, at the LCHS Football Stadium beginning at 6:45 p.m. for activities, fun, and games. A pep rally will begin at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out and meet the 2019 Cougars! The Cougars first season game against Hazlehurst will be held at 7…

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Charles J. Ross

Mr. Charles J. Ross, 83, of Daytona, Florida, passed away Friday, August 2, 2019, at Lawrence County Nursing Center in Monticello. He was born August 20, 1935 in Pennsylvania. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Florida. Mr. Ross served his country in the United States Army; he was an avid sports…

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Henry Calvin Mackey

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 3, 2019, at Pleasant Grove M.B. Church in Silver Creek for Mr. Henry Calvin Mackey, 71, who died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg. Rev. Eskria Rhodes officiated, with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Henry…

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Jerry “Toby” Grimes

Mr. Jerry “Toby” Grimes, 73, of Lucedale, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019, at his residence in Lucedale. Toby was born June 27, 1946 in Shaw to John and Ethel Grimes. Services were held Friday, August 2, 2019, at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello, with graveside services following in Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. John…

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Rachel White

Funeral service for Mrs. Rachel White will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, August 2, 2019, at Calvary United Pentecostal Church, with interment at Powell’s Grove Church Cemetery. Visitation is 5 pm.-Until Thursday, August 1, at Calvary. Mrs. Rachel, 62, of Jayess, passed from this life July 28, 2019, at Southwest Regional Medical Center in…

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