Coronavirus update for September 22: Lawrence County total increases to 427

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning. Lawrence County reports two new cases. The total number of confirmed cases in the county is 427, and 12 deaths. 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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Coronavirus update for September 21: Lawrence County total increases to 425

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning. The total number of confirmed cases in the county is 425, and 12 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 93,556 with…

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Coronavirus update for September 17: Lawrence County total increases to 422

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning. Lawrence County reports one new case. The total number of confirmed cases in the county is 422, and 12 deaths. 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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Historical society seeking funds for school restoration project

The Lawrence County Historical Society plans to apply for a matching grant to begin rehabilitation of the 1934 Old Monticello Elementary School, located on Brookhaven Street in downtown Monticello. The application will be to the Mississippi Department of Archives & History- Community Heritage Preservation Grant Program – Round 14 (House Bill 1730, Laws of Mississippi,…

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Pearl River Clean Sweep to be held Saturday

This year’s Pearl River Clean Sweep event will be held Saturday, Sept 19. Cleanup teams will be deployed at over 25 locations along the Pearl River watershed, from its headwaters in Nanih Waiya, downriver through the Ross Barnett Reservoir, along the border of Mississippi and Louisiana, all the way to Pearlington on the Gulf Coast.…

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Special Senate election set for Tuesday, Sept. 22

A special election will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22 for the vacant seat in the Mississippi State Senate for District 39. Nine candidates are seeking the post. Absentee ballots may be cast until 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 in the Lawrence County Circuit Clerk’s office. The clerk’s office is open 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.,…

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School budget request increases county millage rate 2.6 mills

ors met twice last week to deal with county budget and tax levy issues for the upcoming fiscal year. A public hearing on the proposed budget and corresponding tax levy was held Sept. 7. Charlie Prince, financial advisor to the board, explained that assessed value of property in the county was down a little over…

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Coronavirus update for September 16: Lawrence County total holds at 421

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning. Lawrence County reports no new cases. The total number of confirmed cases in the county is 421, and 12 deaths. 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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Margie Mae Walker

Funeral services were held Sept. 3, 2020, at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel for Margie Mae Walker, 65, of New Hebron, who died Aug. 26 at Central Mississippi Medical Center, Laurel,. Rev. Dampeer officiated, with interment following in the Perkins Cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home handled arrangements. Mrs. Walker was born to the late Bill and Luvenia…

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Rosie Mary Nichols

Rosie Mary Nichols, 63, of Oma, passed away Aug. 26, 2020. A graveside service was held Sept. 3 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Monticello, with Rev. Christopher F. Jones officiating. Hazlehurst Funeral Home handled arrangements. Mrs. Nichols was born on May 5, 1957, to James and Genevia Lewis. She was an active member of the…

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