Area News

Ribbon cutting held for River Bend House of Brews

The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for River Bend House of Brews in Monticello. Those attending were (front row, from left) Megan Byrd, Annie Showers, Kelsey Lambert, Dave Nichols; (second row) Jason Byrd, Leigh Ann Reeves, Charlotte Freeman, Robin Lofton, John Paul Lofton; (third row) Gabby Ladd, Wilbert Freeman,…

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Former clerk for Town of Monticello arrested on embezzlement charge

State Auditor Shad White announced on Nov. 19 that Special Agents from his office arrested Kimberly Davis, a former deputy municipal clerk in the Town of Monticello. Upon arrest, Davis was issued a demand letter showing she owes $41,856.79 to Monticello taxpayers. Interest and investigative expenses are included in the demand amount. A Lawrence County…

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Chalkboard [email protected] education podcast empowers teaching and learning potential of parents, educators, and students

Mississippi Public Broadcasting recently launched Chalkboard [email protected] – a new education podcast for parents/guardians, educators, students, education entities, and other community stakeholders. Chalkboard [email protected] offers information and resources on a variety of topics associated with educating Mississippi’s children and adults. Topics include digital learning to the digital divide, concerns of students, teachers, and parents, as…

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Community Calendar

Friday, Dec. 4 An inaugural Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 at the Lawrence County Civic Center in Monticello. The Christmas story from the Bible will be told by Pastor Jay Thompson of New Life Church in Monticello. Christmas carols will be sung, and there will be several…

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Local gardeners enjoy long growing season

Booker Community Nutrition Garden and Westover Apartment Community Garden have had success with tomatoes, okra, watermelon, and pumpkins. The Showers Garden of Oma has been successful with cucumbers, sweet potatoes, watermelon, pumpkins, okra, peppers, tomatoes, butterbeans, Irish potatoes, and peanuts that Booker T. Woodard planted during this hot summer. Because the month of September was…

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Monticello Christmas Plans

Tree lighting ceremony to be held Friday, Dec. 4 Plans are underway for an inaugural Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 at the Lawrence County Civic Center in Monticello. At the event, the Christmas story from the Bible will be told by Pastor Jay Thompson of New Life…

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Deadline to sponsor holiday wreath for veterans’ graves is Nov. 30

The Abner W. Cooper Memorial Post 27 of the American Legion is once again participating in the Wreaths Across America project. For a first-time effort last year, all things went better than expected. This year, the Post scaled down on how support was requested as compared to last year. There will be no solicitation in…

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