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Mississippians reminded to dial 811 before digging

Mississippi Public Service Commission Chairman Dane Maxwell, in accordance with recognizing April as National Safe Digging Month, is reminding the public to dial 811 before digging on private property and public land. For safety precautions, homeowners and contractors should utilize MS 811 to have utilities marked before digging. “The month of April is traditionally a…

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Vendors sought for Springfest May 7

Divide Memorial Methodist Protestant Church, located 11 miles south of Monticello off Highway 27, is currently seeking vendors for its Springfest, which will be held from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, May 7. Arts and crafts, antiques, clothing, jewelry, accessories, and more are accepted. Food and food products may be accepted depending on the…

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Mississippi Senate takes final action on historic $524m tax cut

On March 27, the Mississippi Senate voted 39-10 to advance a $524.1 million tax cut, the largest in the state’s history, to the governor’s desk. Under House Bill 531 as amended, the state’s 4% bracket would be eliminated in the upcoming fiscal year at a cost of about $185 million. Between Fiscal Year 2024 and…

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Monthly farmers market to kick off April 2

A monthly farmers market is planned to kick off at Cooper’s Ferry Park in Monticello on April 2 and will continue the first Saturday of each month for most of the year. The event is being organized by Polly Dean, of Dean Acres and the recent recipient of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce annual…

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Mississippi Farmers Market hosts Spring Kick-Off March 26

In conjunction with National Agriculture Week, the Mississippi Farmers Market is hosting its Spring Kick-Off from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, March 26. In addition to the usual farm fresh foods and unique, handcrafted items, shoppers will be treated to complimentary popcorn, kid’s activities, gardening demonstrations in the new high tunnel exhibit, and more.…

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Community & Religious Calendar

March 26 Lawrence County Miniature Horse Association show dates for 2022 are March 26, April 30, May 21, June 25, July 30, Oct. 22, and Nov. 12. All shows start at 11 a.m. and are held at the James E. Givens Building near the Sheriff’s Department. For more information, contact Dustie Barnett at 601-754-4939. Ongoing…

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Community & Religious Calendar

March 17 The community COVID vaccination/booster program and fish fry schedule for Thursday, March 17 at the Lawrence County Civic Center has been canceled due to lack of participation. March 26 Lawrence County Miniature Horse Association show dates for 2022 are March 26, April 30, May 21, June 25, July 30, Oct. 22, and Nov.…

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