Area News

Hazardous Waste Day to be held in Monticello March 20

The Town of Monticello is planning its annual Hazardous Waste Disposal Day for late March. The Town applied for and received a grant from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality that will cover the cost of disposal of household hazardous waste. This will be the fourth year the Town, with the help of DEQ and…

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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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Local library system earns Star Library status

The Mississippi Library Commission (MLC) recently named 12 public library systems as Star Libraries based on their statistics for fiscal year 2019 (Oct. 1, 2018 – Sept. 30, 2019). The library systems are separated into four categories by expenditures that they report on the annual Public Library Survey, required by the Institute of Museum and…

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Reagan McNerney joins dental practice in Magee

Dr. Reagan McNerney, DMD, of New Hebron, has recently joined the practice of Dr. Foozy Dyer, DMD, in Magee. McNerney is a graduate of New Hebron Attendance Center, Lawrence County High School, Mississippi State University, and the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. At Mississippi State, she graduated with honors in Biochemistry. She was the…

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MSU announces 2020 fall term graduates

Mississippi State University has announced graduates for the 2020 fall term. Honor graduates include all bachelor-degree candidates with exceptional scholastic averages and at least half the total required course hours earned at MSU. Their specific levels of recognition and the minimum required averages for each, based on a 4.0 scale, include: summa cum laude, 3.80;…

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MID issues guidance regarding COVID-19 vaccine payments

The Mississippi Insurance Department (MID) issued a legal bulletin on Jan. 27 providing guidance to insurance companies regarding the appropriate coverage for vaccines for COVID-19. “I’d like to remind all insurance companies that they are expected to ensure that members have health insurance coverage for vaccines,” said Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney. “The cost of obtaining…

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Magnolia Market now open

The Lawrence County Historical Society has opened a thrift shop at 534 E. Broad St. in Monticello to help fund the activities of the organization. Magnolia Market is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10-4:30, Saturday 10-2. Society members Jennifer Smith (left) and Alicia Reynolds have worked hard to get the shop open.

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Beware of scammers as vaccines come on board

By Nathan Gregory MSU Extension Service The saying goes that tough times bring out the best and worst in people. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception, and consumers need to be wary of potential fraud related to the vaccine as it is rolled out. Those who have not yet scheduled an appointment to receive their…

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