Coronavirus update for July 6: Lawrence County total increases to 178

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning. The total number of confirmed cases in the county is 178, and two deaths. According to MSDH, county case numbers may change as investigation finds new or additional information. The total number of confirmed cases in the state is currently at 31,257 with 1,114 deaths statewide.…

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Coronavirus update for July 2: Lawrence County total increases to 162

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning. Three new cases reported in Lawrence County. The total number of confirmed cases in the county is 162, and one death. According to MSDH, county case numbers may change as investigation finds new or additional information. The total number of confirmed cases in the…

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MC announces spring president’s and dean’s lists

The Mississippi College Office of Academic Affairs releases the president’s and dean’s lists after the close of fall and spring semesters each academic year. To be eligible for the president’s list, a student must maintain a 4.0 grade point average, based on a 4.0 system. The student must take a full course load of at…

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Fourth of July Celebrations

The annual Fourth of July Celebration at the Atwood Water Park has been postponed due to concerns about COVID-19. Organizers hope to present an alternate event at a later time. • • • The Town of New Hebron will hold an Independence Day Celebration on July 4 at the Town Park on Main Street. The…

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Co-Lin football season to have delayed start

The Mississippi Association of Community Colleges, a group composed of the state’s 15 community college presidents, has confirmed a recommendation from the colleges’ athletic directors to postpone the start of the 2020 football season and shorten the season by one game due to concerns over COVID-19. The change will eliminate the first game of the…

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Farmers Market vendors needed

The Town of Monticello is trying to start a farmers market that will be held from 8 a.m. until noon each Saturday at Cooper’s Ferry Park. Organizers are looking for vendors. There is no charge for the space, but suppliers must register with city hall. The next market is planned for July 11. More information…

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Coronavirus update for July 1: Lawrence County total increases to 159

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning. Five new cases reported in Lawrence County. The total number of confirmed cases in the county is 159, and one death. According to MSDH, county case numbers may change as investigation finds new or additional information. The total number of confirmed cases in…

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William A. Erwin

William A. Erwin, 75, of Hazlehurst, passed away June 28, 2020, at Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in McComb. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 2 at Springhill Pentecostal Church in Wesson, with interment in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.…

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Gregory Olensa Hampton

Funeral services were held June 28, 2020, at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel for Gregory Olensa Hampton, 47, who died June 24, in Marion County. Rev. Rickie Buckley officiated with interment following in the New Jerusalem Church Cemetery, Oakvale. Johnson Funeral Home handled arrangements. Mr. Hampton was born to Edward and Rosa Hampton in Monticello. He…

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