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Southern Pine Electric holds annual meeting

Southern Pine Electric held its annual membership meeting Nov. 10 at its headquarters in Taylorsville. Before the meeting, Southern Pine employees welcomed members at booths focused on electric safety, conservation, and more. The first meeting since 2019 to be held in-person was a long-awaited event for the members of Southern Pine. Members had a chance…

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Life of Christ set for Friday

The 10th annual Life of Christ presentation is planned for 5:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, at the Atwood Water Park in Monticello. The drive-thru event, sponsored by the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce and local churches, will feature scenes from the life of Christ, from the journey to Bethlehem through the Resurrection. This…

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Community & Religious Calendar

Dec. 1 Santa will lead a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Lawrence County Courthouse at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 1. Dec. 2 The 10th Annual “The Life of Christ Presentation” will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, at Atwood Water Park, 1362 East Broad Street, Monticello. This drive-thru presentation features scenes…

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Partnership helps smooth pathway for Co-Lin students to USM Honors College

The University of Southern Mississippi and Copiah-Lincoln Community College have committed to providing Co-Lin honor students with a smooth pathway to USM’s Honors College. Officials from the schools signed a memorandum of understanding Nov. 9 at the Trent Lott National Center on USM’s Hattiesburg campus. The agreement allows students who have graduated, or will graduate,…

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Absentee ballots available for District 5 runoff

A runoff election will be held in Lawrence County for the position of District 5 Supervisor on Nov. 29. Kenneth Ray Magee and Ronnie Fortenberry will square off to fill the position. Absentee ballots are available now in the Lawrence County Circuit Clerk’s office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The clerk’s…

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Community & Religious Calendar

Nov. 20 Pen Oak M.B. Church will celebrate Family and Friend Day at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20. The guest speaker will be Rev. Marvin Jackson from St. John National Baptist Church in Columbia. Monticello United Methodist Church will have Thanksgiving lunch after the morning worship service Nov. 20. Bring a covered dish. Divide Memorial…

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State accepting design submissions for next official car tag

Gov. Tate Reeves announced last week that the Mississippi License Tag Commission is accepting design submissions for the state’s next official car tag. “Mississippi is filled with talented artists and designers. We’re opening the submission process to take in inspiration from across Mississippi for our state’s next car tag,” said Reeves. “I look forward to…

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District 5 supervisor runoff set

A runoff election will be held for the position of Lawrence County District 5 supervisor. The special election was held yesterday, in conjunction with the regular general election, to fill the position left vacant by the death of longtime supervisor Archie Ross. The two candidates with the most votes, Ronnie Fortenberry and Kenneth Ray Magee,…

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