Area News

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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Updated committee chairs for 2021 Legislative Session announced

Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann announced several new committee chairs on Nov. 2. The resignations of Senators Sally Doty and Gary Jackson, plus the addition of two newly-elected Senators, Jason Barrett and Bart Williams, prompted the new assignments. “The Legislature has the significant responsibility of helping lead the state through recovering from the pandemic, in addition…

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Community Calendar

Sunday, Nov. 15 The Southwest Chapter of ABATE will have its monthly meeting at Jeffrey’s Cycle Supply, 3326 E. Lincoln Rd., Brookhaven, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Plans will be discussed for the upcoming Toy Run for the Dickerson Place. Raffle tickets are ready to sell for a gun voucher. All proceeds from the…

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