Marvin Luther “Jak” Douglas

Marvin Luther “Jak” Douglas, age 74, of Pearl, MS, was drawn up into the arms of our glorious Lord and Savior on Sept. 16, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. He made the admirable decision to donate his body to the University of Mississippi Medical Center to support the advancement of medical research and…

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Search Warrant Leads to Meth, Pot Seizure in Wesson; One Person in Custody

Wesson Police placed a local resident in jail on Wednesday morning after seizing nearly 25 grams of crystal meth and marijuana in a home on Grove Street. Police Chief Chad O’Quinn said Wednesday morning that Israel Heath Newman, age 40, was arrested and charged with possession and intent to distribute after officers served a search…

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Congratulations, my good friend

Many of us have been knowing that this was coming at some point this season.  He and I even talked about it in our annual pre-season interview.  Nonetheless, the 500th win of Terry Bauer’s fastpitch softball coaching career  – all at Copiah Academy – nearly crept by without notice because of the busyness of fall…

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Wesson homecoming Friday at 7

Wesson Attendance Center Homecoming 2017 will take place Friday, Sept. 22, at 7:00 p.m. in Stone Stadium on the Copiah-Lincoln Community College campus vs. Mize High School Bulldogs. The Homecoming Queen and her court will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Members of the court are: front row, left to right: Jacob Lea Hogan and Emory…

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Copiah Academy homecoming Friday

Copiah Academy will present their homecoming court Friday night at homecoming festivities. Front row left to right: Russum McDonnell (crownbearer) and Karsyn Morse (flower girl) ; Second Row, Rachel Bozeman and Kylie Page (junior maids), Eliza Brunt and Bella Giddens (sophomore maids; third row, Allie Lott, Meg Watts, Emmalee Anderson, Hannah Drew, Jenna Fullington (senior…

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MRA outlasts Copiah 48-30; Colonels host Cathedral for Homecoming Friday

The Copiah Academy Colonels battled the Madison-Ridgeland Academy Patriots toe-to-toe for three quarters on Friday night in a clash of AAAA powerhouses.  The Colonels led 17-14 at the half and regained the lead at 23-21 midway through the third period.  However, MRA’s offense outlasted the Colonel defense and eventually claimed a 48-30 win in Gallman.…

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East Central blanks Hazlehurst 21-0; Indians back on road Friday

Last Friday night Hazlehurst took the long drive to Pass Christian, Miss., to take on the East Central Hornets, a 4A powerhouse, on homecoming.  The two teams battled to a 0-0 tie in the first half. The Hornets scored on three straight second half possessions and held the Indians out of the end zone to…

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Wesson wraps up Richland 47-13; homecoming Friday against Mize

The Wesson Cobras continued their winning streak Friday night against the Rangers of Richland High School with a final score of 47-13. To follow the Cobras, see the Copiah County Courier, on sale throughout Copiah County.   GOING FOR POINTS – Wesson Cobra Jeremiah Barlow (5) scores a touchdown with blocking help from Dell Thigpen…

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Business owners asked to attend urgent crime meeting at PD today

A recent rash of business burglaries and robberies has prompted the Chief of Police to conduct a how-to meeting with Hazlehurst businesses. Byron Swilley, Police Chief, urges all business owners and operators to attend the crime-prevention meeting on Wednesday, September 20 at 4 p.m. at Hazlehurst Police Department at 202 East Whitworth Street (formerly the…

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Celebrating 99

Martha Diamond of Wesson celebrated her 99th birthday Sept. 8, 2017. She is the wife of the late Frank Diamond and mother of two children, Lydia Latham and Fred Diamond. She is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Martha is loved by so many and looks forward to another…

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