Press Announces Independence Day Closing

The Lawrence County Press office will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 4&5, in observance of Independence Day. Deadlines for the Wednesday, July 10, edition of the Press will remain unchanged. The office will reopen Monday, July 8, at 8 a.m. for regular business hours. We wish all our readers a Happy 4th of July…

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Future School Superintendent Appointed After Two Additional Meetings

Tuesday evening, June 11, the Lawrence County School board met and determined the first appointed Superintendent of Education for Lawrence County. Previously, Superintendents have been elected by county voters every four years in county elections. It is now mandated that future Superintendents be appointed by local School Boards. The decision came after two meetings in…

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Monticello Elementary Receives Grant to Host Summer Reading Camp

As part of $3 million in summer reading grants approved by The Mississippi State Board of Education late last week, Monticello Elementary School will receive $50,000 per year in 2019, 2020, and 2021 to host Summer Reading Camps, for a total of $150,000. The camp is open to all Monticello Elementary School students who were…

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Jeweline Douglas King

Mrs. Jeweline Douglas King, 73, of Monticello, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, June 7, 2019, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. A funeral service was held at New Hope Baptist Church in Monticello on Monday, June 10, with Pastors Kevin Crozier, Joey Faulk and Talmadge Smith officiating. Wilson Funeral Home…

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Franklin Wayne Acy, Jr.

Franklin Wayne Acy, Jr. passed away March 12, 2019, at the age of 61. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 15, at 11 a.m. at Old Silver Creek Baptist Church, 2108 MS 43, Silver Creek.

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Rose Mary Mackey Thompson

Rose Mary Mackey Thompson passed away May 29, 2019, surrounded by her husband, children and family members. Rose was born to the late Ambus Mackey and Eula Mae Mackey (Copeland) in Lawrence County, Silver Creek, on June 5, 1955. She grew up in the Hooker community and attended New Hebron Attendance Center. After finishing school,…

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Donald Wilford Spence

A memorial service will be held for Mr. Donald Wilford Spence at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Riverwood Family. Friends may visit the family from Noon until the time of the service on Saturday. Mr. Spence, 84, of Monticello, passed from this life June 2, 2019, at Country Brook Nursing Facility. He was…

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Major John Irvin Robbins (Buddy)

Major John Irvin Robbins (Buddy), 90, passed away May 12, 2019. He was born April 26, 1929, in Monroe, Louisiana, to John Irvin, Sr. and Mae Bourne Robbins. Major Robbins was retired from the US Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, John Robbins; stepsons, Tony and Tim Nelson, and sister,…

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Carolyn Hathorn

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Jefferson Davis County High School Gymnasium for Mrs. Carolyn Faye Watts Hathorn, 73, who died Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. Rev. Ozell White officiated, with interment following in the Griffith Cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Carolyn…

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Shuntang Graves Cypress

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Springhill M. B. Church for Mrs. Shuntang Graves Cypress, 46, who died Friday, May 17, 2019, at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg. Rev. Roy Thompson, pastor, officiated, with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Shuntang Cypress was…

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