Area News

Jason Barrett elected State Senator for District 39

A runoff yesterday in a special election to fill the District 39 Mississippi Senate seat resulted in the election of Jason Barrett, an attorney in Brookhaven. Barrett received 1,558 votes in Lawrence County to Bill Sones’ 256. The Lawrence County vote put Barrett over the top in the race. District 39 covers Lawrence, Lincoln, and…

Read More

Gulf Coast Brotherhood Ride passes through county

Lawrence County emergency responders escorted cyclists participating in the Gulf Coast Brotherhood Ride as they passed through the county Oct. 5 to honor fallen emergency responders. In addition to remembering the sacrifices made, riders also raise funds along the way for families of those they are riding for. This year’s Brotherhood ride began Monday in…

Read More

Monticello youth sports going strong

Ryan Wilson reported to the Monticello Town Board Monday night that all youth activities are doing well at the sportsplex. Wilson reported that baseball and softball programs went well once they got started this year. The process was delayed because of COVID-19. Wilson also told board members that soccer and football seasons are starting, and…

Read More

Community Calendar

Saturday, Oct. 17 The Southwest Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. of Miss. will hold its first Flower Run on Saturday, Oct. 17, starting at the Atwood Water Park Gatehouse in Monticello. Meet at 9:30 a.m. and leave at 10. Flowers will be placed on the graves of fallen members. Ride is open to the public and all…

Read More

Senate District 39 runoff to be held Tuesday

A runoff election will be held Tuesday, Oct. 13 to determine who will serve the remainder of the term in the Mississippi Senate from District 39. Three weeks ago, a crowded field was narrowed to two candidates, Jason Barrett and Bill Sones. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday for the…

Read More

Details of the 161st Mississippi State Fair announced

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson has announced the details of the 161st Mississippi State Fair, which runs Wednesday, Oct. 7, through Saturday, Oct. 18. The Fair, an agricultural event featuring Mississippi’s youth livestock exhibitions, will officially begin with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. on Oct. 7. “The show must go on,”…

Read More

Cole Powell wins EP of the Year at Josie Music Awards

Jayess-based singer/songwriter and four-time Atwood Music Festival performer Cole Powell took home EP of the Year for his 2019 release, Redux II, at the 6th Annual Josie Music Awards. Held Sept. 5 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., the JMAs were one of the few major award shows to host a physical ceremony this year, allowing Powell…

Read More