Coronavirus update for April 5, Copiah County total at 16

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning, confirming four new cases in Copiah County. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 16. The total number of cases in the state is now at 1,638. There have been 43 deaths statewide. For more information and complete statistics…

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Coronavirus update for April 4, Copiah County total at 12

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning, confirming one new case in Copiah County. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 12. The total number of cases in the state is now at 1,455. There have been 35 deaths statewide. For more information and complete…

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Coronavirus update for April 3, Copiah County total at 11

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning, confirming one new case in Copiah County. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 11. The total number of cases in the state is now at 1,358. There have been 29 deaths statewide–one each in Amite, Bolivar,…

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Shooting suspect surrenders to authorities

A suspect in a weekend shooting on Bob Road near Hazlehurst has turned himself in. According to Sheriff Byron Swilley, Edward Berry surrendered to officers Tuesday. As of Thursday, he is being held in the Copiah County jail on one charge of aggravated assault. His bond has been set at $20,000. Swilley said it is…

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Doyle Lyndell (Lyn) Hutcherson

Doyle Lyndell “Lyn” Hutcherson, 63, of Hazlehurst,died Wednesday, April 1, 2020. A private graveside service will be held Friday, April 3, at Shady Grove Cemetery. He was born January 3, 1957, and lived a full and joy-filled life.  He loved his work in the automotive technology field so much that it was more of a…

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Coronavirus update for April 2, total cases in Copiah County now 10

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning, confirming one new case in Copiah County. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 10. The total number of cases in the state is now at 1,177. There have been 26 deaths statewide–one each in Amite, Bolivar,…

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Suspect sought in Hazlehurst shooting

Copiah County deputies are seeking a suspect in weekend shooting on Rob Road in Hazlehurst. According to Sheriff Byron Swilley, officers are searching for Edward Berry in the shooting that took place at a residence Saturday. Swilley described Berry as a 20 year old black male. Once arrested, he will be charged with aggravated assault.…

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Gov. Reeves issues statewide shelter-in-place order effective April 3-20

Today, Governor Tate Reeves signed a new executive order establishing a statewide shelter-in-place for Mississippi to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of all who call our state home. The Mississippi Department of Health determined that our state has now reached a critical point in the cycle of the outbreak, and Governor…

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Coronavirus update for March 31, one new case in Copiah County

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning, confirming one new case in Copiah County. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the county to nine. The total number of cases in the state is now at 937. There have been 20 deaths statewide–one each in Amite, Bolivar,…

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Harold C. “Pete” Boone

Harold C. “Pete” Boone, 87, of Hazlehurst, died Saturday, March 28, 2020. He will be remembered on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in a private family service and will be laid to rest at Hazlehurst City Cemetery. He leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Iva Arlane “Lanie” Boone, his son, David (Sue) Boone of Hazlehurst,…

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