Area News

Head Start accepting applications for 2021-2022 program year

Five County Child Development Program, Inc. is currently accepting applications for Head Start children ages three and four for the 2021-2022 program year. Head Start services are provided at no cost to families that qualify. Children and families experiencing homelessness, children in foster care or disabled will be given first priority for Head Start. All…

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Easter Egg Hunts

Monticello Holly Springs Baptist Church, Lawrence County Service Club, and the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt and Move in the Park. On Friday, April 2, the movie “Overcomer” will be shown at Atwood Water Park beginning between 7:30 and 8 p.m. Attendees may drive in or watch in a…

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Community & Religious Calendar

Friday, April 2 Lawrence County Historical Society will hold a bake sale from 7:45 a.m. until on Friday, April 2 at Monticello Cleaners, 437 E. Broad St. in Monticello. All proceeds will benefit the Society. For more information, call Pat Neal at 601-669-6619. Sunday, April 4 Carmel Baptist Church, located at 1157 Carmel New Hope…

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Inaugural Mississippi Mudbug Festival kicks off April 7

The Mississippi Mudbug Festival, held at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, will officially kick off at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7. The festival runs through Sunday, April 11, and will include a crawfish boil, live musical performances and over 20 carnival rides. General admission is free, and parking is $5 per car. “We at the…

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Local MSA student receives honor in prestigious art competition

Mississippi School of the Arts Visual Arts students recently received awards in the prestigious Regional Scholastic Art Competition hosted by The Mississippi Museum of Art. Zoe Hart, of Silver Creek, won a Silver Key in the competition. The work of the talented young artists receiving American Visions and Gold and Silver Keys was on display…

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Hazardous Waste Day to be held in Monticello March 20

The Town of Monticello, the Lawrence County Board of Supervisors, and the Department of Environmental Quality are planning the Fourth Annual Monticello/Lawrence County Household Hazardous Waste Day 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 20. At the event, Lawrence County property owners are given an opportunity to get rid of household hazardous waste and electronics they…

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Order of Eastern Star honors local citizens for Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, Williams-Hill Chapter #504, of Maurice F Lucas Sr. Grand Chapter, Order of the Star, Prince Hall Affiliation, Jurisdiction of Mississippi, Fourth District, honored distinguished individuals of Lawrence County who have excelled in healthcare and education during a virtual Black History program. In a “They’re in Our Town” tribute, each…

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Winter Wonderland

Frigid temperatures hit Lawrence County last week, causing widespread power outages and roads that made travel treacherous. Above, Bobby Joe Herring, returned to the Monticello city barn last week after clearing limbs on Jefferson Street that were preventing access to Lawrence County Nursing Home. The gazebo at Coopers Ferry Park and fountains in the area…

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