Area News

Dr. Cecelia McGowan named HCSD Teacher of the Year

Dr. Cecelia McGowan received Teacher of the Year Award from the Board.  She teaches physics, chemistry, and anatomy and physiology at HHS. Bonnie Jackson of the group “Save Our Sons” asked the board members for their support in the organization’s effort to provide mentoring and  leadership for young black men 12-16. To follow the Hazlehurst…

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Man charged with assaulting officer and beating woman

A Copiah County man who allegedly beat a woman and put her in the hospital and injured a  sheriff’s deputy who arrived at the scene, is in the Copiah County Jail. To read the rest of this story, see the Copiah County Courier, on sale throughout Copiah County.

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Ron Sims seeks position as Alderman Ward 2, Hazlehurst

The Copiah County Courier has been authorized to make the following announcement for Ron Sims, candidate for Hazlehurst Alderman Ward 2: “My name is Ronald (Ron) Sims, Ward 2 City Aldermen for the great city of Hazlehurst, Mississippi. I want to thank you for allowing me to serve as your Alderman for the last 8…

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Honoring Judge Lillie V.

honoring JUDGE LILLIE V. – Longtime Justice Court Judge Lillie V. McKenzie will be honored at a retirement reception on Friday, April 14, at 2:00 p.m. at the Copiah County Justice Court  Courtroom, 20034 Highway 51, Hazlehurst. The public is invited to attend and extend good wishes to Judge McKenzie after her 31 years of…

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Copiah Clean-Up this Saturday

Keep Copiah County Beautiful, (KCCB) which is funded by the Copiah County Board of Supervisors and the taxpayers of Copiah County, is holding the annual Copiah County Clean-Up Day on Saturday, April 8. Dumpsters will be provided in the four municipalities of Crystal Springs, Georgetown, Hazlehurst and Wesson, along with one in the Village of…

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City adopts annexation resolution

The new hospital will soon be located inside the city limits of Hazlehurst after the city’s Board of Aldermen took action at last Tuesday’s monthly meeting. To read more about the annexation see the Copiah County Courier on sale throughout Copiah County.

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Candidates set for municipal elections

Qualifying for the 2017 municipal election cycle has ended.  Voters who reside in the four municipalities and one village in Copiah County will elect mayors and aldermen.  Primaries are May 2 with runoffs on May 16.  The general election is June 6. To see a list of qualified candidates for local elections, see the Copiah…

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Hazlehurst schools registration to be held March 14-16

Parents of all students must register their child for 2017-2018 school year March 14-16 on the Middle School Campus on Monticello Street, providing two proofs of residency.  Concurrent with registration is the Spring Career Fair recruitment to fill these positions: certified teachers, teachers’ assistants, substitute teachers, custodians, bus drivers (CDA), staff. Visit the school website…

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Qualifying deadline is Friday, March 3

Those wishing to run for municipal office have until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 3 to qualify. The primary election will be on May 2.  A runoff will be held May 16, if necessary.  The general election is June 6. New officials will take office in July for four-year terms. All candidates must meet the…

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