Coronavirus update for July 9: Lawrence County total increases to 199

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning. Ten new cases reported in Lawrence County. The total number of confirmed cases in the county is 199, 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…

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Booster immunization for entering seventh graders available

Lawrence County School District students entering seventh grade for the 2020-2021 school year may require a Tdap booster immunization, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. These immunizations are available at Mississippi Health Departments. Lawrence County Health Department is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 601-587-2561 for an appointment.…

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Coronavirus update for July 8: Lawrence County total increases to 189

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning. Two new cases reported in Lawrence County. The total number of confirmed cases in the county is 189, 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…

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LCHS girls soccer tryouts to be held July 20-21

Tryouts for Lawrence County High School girls soccer will be held Monday, July 20 and Tuesday, July 21 at the football practice field. This tryout is open to all girls enrolled in 9th-12th grades at Lawrence County High School. Those wishing to attend must have an up-to-date physical on file in Dragonfly or with Coach…

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Monticello will have new garbage contractors

Monticello aldermen awarded the town’s garbage collection contract to Arrow Disposal at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday night. Aldermen ranked proposals from Arrow Disposal Services, Waste Management, and Wastepro in categories such as agreement wording, conditions, and pricing. Once the surveys were tallied, Arrow received the most points. They were also the lowest bidder, if…

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Supervisors hear budget requests

The Lawrence County Board of Supervisors met in their regular first Monday meeting July 6. In the meeting, different entities which receive funds from the county addressed the board and submitted their budget requests. Tax Assessor Sherry Hyde-Thames addressed the board telling them that the real and personal property rolls have been delivered to them…

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Community Calendar and Events

Monday, July 13 The Lawrence County Historical Society’s annual meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, July 13 in the Lawrence County Civic Center auditorium. Safety will be top priority and measures will be in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. July 12-15 Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 512 Rockport – New Hebron Road,…

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Tomas (Tommie) Walker

Graveside services were held June 30, 2020, at Oak Ridge M.B. Church, New Hebron, for Tomas (Tommie) Walker, 68, who died Monday, June 22, 2020, at his residence. Rev. Moses Johnson officiated with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. Walker was born in Simpson County to M. L. and Rosie Walker. He joined…

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