Co-Lin receives donation from Nissan North America

Nissan North America in Canton recently donated 12 engines to Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s automotive technology program. Nissan has been a partner to the college not only in the career and technical division, but also to Co-Lin’s workforce education division. Many Co-Lin alumni from a variety of different programs are employed by Nissan.

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State health officer issues special advisory on social gatherings and COVID-19

Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs issued the following advisory today: Due to the rapidly rising burden of COVID-19 cases, excessive hospitalizations and the high risk of COVID-19 infection in the community, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is issuing the following Public Health Guidance. All residents of Mississippi should avoid any social gathering that…

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Community Calendar

Friday, Dec. 4 The 7th Annual Moonlight and Mistletoe Community Tree Lighting will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 at The Refuge, 584 Woody Rd., Jayess. There will be a candlelight ceremony, s’mores, bonfire, ornament painting, refreshments, and a photo booth. All activities will be outside to allow for social distancing. For more…

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Christmas in the Park now open for the holiday season

Tylertown’s Christmas in the Park has grown from its simple beginnings in 1998 to a well-known holiday event throughout the state, featuring nightly driving tours. The light display at Holmes Water Park is located just to the east of downtown Tylertown on Highway 198 at the Magee’s Creek bridge. The event is held from 6…

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Johnnie Ray “Butch” Dear

Johnnie Ray “Butch” Dear, 74, of Monticello, passed away Nov. 25, 2020, of cardiac arrest. To accommodate out of town family, a celebration of life will be held at a later date at Bethel Baptist Church in Monticello. Mr. Dear was a Navy Vietnam Vet, band director, church worship leader, and college instructor. He was…

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Billy Ray Sauls

Billy Ray Sauls, 86, of Monticello, passed from this life on Nov. 26, 2020, at The State Veterans Home in Collins. Graveside services were held Nov. 30 at Sauls Family Cemetery in Tilton. Elder Luke Addison officiated, with Wilson Funeral Home handling arrangements. Billy Ray was born June 9, 1934, in Tilton, to Winnfield Scott…

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‘Life of Christ’ to be presented Nov. 28

The churches of Lawrence County and the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce are excited to present the “Life of Christ.” The event, now in its eighth year, will be presented from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Atwood Water Park in Monticello. The event will feature area churches depicting scenes from…

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Meals available to all children in county

During the period of Virtual Learning in the Lawrence County School District, meals will still be provided for children. The following meal procedures will be in place beginning Monday, Nov. 30. Breakfast will be delivered by buses between 6 and 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be grab and go at the times and locations shown below,…

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Lawrence County placed under mask mandate

Today, Gov. Tate Reeves announced additional counties that have qualified and met certain requirements to be placed under mask mandates with his “Safe Recovery” executive order that is in effect until Dec. 11. Those additional counties are: Alcorn, Attala, Bolivar, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lincoln, Lowndes, Neshoba, Panola, Perry, Prentiss, Stone, Tippah,…

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Jim Pace

Jim Pace: son, brother, friend, mentor, gentleman, hero. American Racing Driver who won the 24 Hours of Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring, and the IMSA GTU Championship died due to complications related to COVID-19 at the age of 59. Many of the lessons Jim Pace learned growing up in the small town of Monticello,…

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