Area News

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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Community & Religious Calendar

Monday, Jan. 11 The Lawrence County Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11 at the Lawrence County Civic Center in Monticello. Anyone interested in Lawrence County history is invited. Friday, Jan. 15 There will be a bake sale auction benefit for Rebecca Dunn Westmoreland and her family at 5 p.m. Friday,…

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4-H Disease Detectives Project offered to area youth

Intrigued by the microscopic viruses that have spread across our planet? Want to test your investigative skills? Interested in epidemiology (how we can track and prevent the spread of germs and diseases)? Join the virtual Disease Detectives: Operation Outbreak project. Any youth interested in medicine, health, veterinary sciences, communications, or marketing should join. The 4-H…

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State to receive nearly $200 million for COVID-19 testing, vaccination activities

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, recently announced the award of almost $200 million to Mississippi from the Centers for Disease Control to support COVID-19 testing and vaccination-related activities. The allocation of $171.3 million for testing and $26.8 million for vaccination activities in Mississippi is drawn from the FY2021…

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Qualifying deadline nearing for municipal elections

Elections to determine the leadership of Lawrence County’s three municipalities are scheduled for later this year. The deadline for qualifying to run for the office of mayor or alderman is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. Aldermen in the Town of Monticello run in individual wards, and aldermen in New Hebron and Silver Creek run at-large,…

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Spreading Christmas cheer

Anthony Lewis, of Monticello, is spreading Christmas cheer with a huge display of lights and decorations. He started his display 10 years ago with five pieces and has expanded, covering his entire yard and spilling over into his neighbor’s yard. Lewis plans to leave the lights on through at least New Year’s Day, so there’s…

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