Area News

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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Monticello aldermen hear mobile home park expansion request

The monthly meeting of the Monticello Mayor and Board of Aldermen opened with a request from a mobile home park owner to allow additional units on his property. Gordon Shipp bought the mobile home park at 304 Jefferson St. about a year ago and has cleaned it up, improved maintenance, and replaced many of the…

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Community Calendar

Saturday, Sept. 19 The annual Pearl River Cleen Sweep will be held Sept. 19. There will be two locations in Lawrence County for land and water-based cleanup – Atwood Water Park and Wanilla Water Park. Meetup time is 8 a.m. For water-based cleanup, you must provide your own watercraft. For more information, visit www.pearlriverkeeper.com/2020-pearl-river-clean-sweep.html, or…

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USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program sign-up ends Sept. 11

USDA is providing critical support to our nation’s farmers and ranchers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The program provides financial assistance to producers of agricultural commodities with financial assistance that gives them the ability to absorb sales losses and increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. USDA’s Farm Service Agency and Agricultural Marketing…

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2020 Atwood Music Festival a success

Despite the challenges that came with a postponement of the event due to COVID-19, the Atwood Music Festival closed the year with a profit, and organizers are looking forward to the 2021 festival. According to the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, festival expenses this year were covered by sponsors of the event, making ticket sales…

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Community Calendar

Saturday, Sept. 12 The Southwest Chapter of ABATE will hold its first Flower Run Saturday, Sept. 12 in Monticello. The event will start at the Atwood Water Park Gatehouse, with a meet time of 9:30 a.m. and will leave at 10. Flowers will be placed on the graves of fallen members. Ride is open to…

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