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MPD Traffic Stop Yields Drugs, Stolen Firearm

A traffic stop last Wednesday morning by the Monticello Police department resulted in an arrest, the recovery of a stolen firearm, and the discovery of illegal drugs. Officers conducting the stop arrested Henry Booth, 28, of Prentiss. Booth had a Grand Jury Indictment at the time of his arrest. For the complete story, see this…

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Body Found in Sontag Identified

A body discovered in a shallow grave in the Sontag community last Wednesday has been identified as that of Jonathan Nevell Jackson, who was reported missing from Jackson on July 31. Wednesday, a land owner on West Smith Ferry Road not far from the Lincoln County Line contacted the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department. He reported…

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Correction: One Opposed Legislative Race Set for November Election

In last week’s coverage of election results and upcoming races, the Press did not report one legislative race that will be included on the ballot. For Mississippi House of Representatives, District 52, Republican Vince Mangold will face Democrat Rita Goss. Continued coverage of elections will be available throughout the process.

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Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet Set for August 27

The Annual Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet will be held Tuesday, August 27, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Lawrence County Civic Center. This year’s theme is Mississippi Musicians. Tickets are $20 per person. For complete information, see this week’s edition of the¬†Lawrence County Press.

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District 1 Election Commission Candidates Sought

A special election for District 1 Election Commissioner will be on the ballot in the upcoming election on November 5. Potential candidates for the position may qualify now through September 6. If you qualify for the position and are interested in entering the race, contact Circuit Clerk Sandy Brister in the Circuit Clerk’s office, located…

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