Rail Crossing in North Lawrence County Closing

The Mississippi Department of Transportation will be closing the rail crossing on Highway 27 in Northern Lawrence County near Wanilla. The area is located about five miles north of Monticello. The crossing will be closing on March 28th from 7:00am to 5:00pm. No traffic... Read More.

50th Birthday for Ferguson Federal Credit Union

Ferguson Federal Credit Union is starting 2018 with a celebration for its 50th year serving as the local community based credit union for Southwest Mississippi. The previous year brought about big changes for Ferguson FCU when they extended their services to a larger area.... Read More.

New Credit Union Branch in Monticello

Ferguson Federal Credit Union has opened a new branch on Broad Street in Monticello. Across from Lawrence County Hospital, the new branch is a full service institution offering rewards checking, credit opportunities, insurance and much more to the community! A wonderful crowd turned out... Read More.

State Record Catfish in Lawrence County

The record for the largest catfish caught in the state of Mississippi has been broken and a new record set. Richard Albritton of Bogue Chitto, MS, caught a 14.4 pound channel catfish this past Sunday at Lake Mary Crawford near Monticello. The fisherman will receive... Read More.

2 people dead after shooting in Monticello

A man from Monticello shot and killed his girlfriend before shooting and killing himself... Lawrence County Coroner Sandra Lambert gave the names of the pair as Denzel C. Nash, 24 of Monticello and Shaniqua Nicole Dawkins, 24 of Hattiesburg. Police were called to the Westover Apartments... Read More.