Meleah Howard named Co-Lin softball head coach

WESSON, Miss. – A familiar face is returning to take the reins of the Copiah-Lincoln Community College Lady Wolves softball program. Former Lady Wolf Meleah Howard, a 2008 graduate, has been tapped to take over the Lady Wolves from longtime coach Allen Kent. Howard was a member of the Lady Wolves team that finished in…

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They’re trying to kill local businesses

I was completely shocked and appalled by a post on social media Monday afternoon by a well-known Jackson TV station news anchor.  The post promoted Amazon’s Prime Day, when the online ‘store’s’ members can shop deals all day long or something.  I’m not a member of prime, nor will I ever be, so I’m not…

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Attend club congress

4-H Youth from Copiah County joined others from around the state May 30-June 1 to attend Club Congress on the campus of Mississippi State University. These youth competed in various contests while at this conference. Pictured from left to right: Breanna Sullivan (competed in Clothing Selection), Melissa Morgan (Copiah County Extension Agent), and Anna Carraway…

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In concert

The Southern Plainsmen Quartet from Hornbeck, LA, will be presenting a Southern Gospel music concert for morning worship at Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Hazlehurst, July 29 at 10:30 a.m. They have been singing gospel music for the past 40 years and have 18 albums to their credit. A new album is slated for release later…

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Highway to be dedicated to Grantham Tuesday

On March 5, 2018, the Copiah County, Mississippi, Board of Supervisors adopted a Resolution asking the Mississippi Legislature to designate a portion of Highway 27, in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, in memory of the late Larry Grantham. During the 2018 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature, the Mississippi House of Representatives passed Resolution No. 21, mourning…

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Chancellor Donald B. Patterson

  Retired Chancellor Donald B. Patterson of Brookhaven died July 10. He was 87.             A funeral service will be held Friday, July 13, at 3 p.m. at Ole Towne Church,  220 South Jackson Street in Brookhaven. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. before the funeral. Interment will be at Monticello City Cemetery.…

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Here’s hoping for a new dam

The Small Municipalities Grant that the City of Hazlehurst has applied for, if approved, will be a tremendous help in upgrading the dam that holds back what’s left of the water in Lake Hazle.  The city has had to keep the lake level lower than normal for the past few years at the direction of…

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Stan King baseball

Members of the Wesson Athletic Foundation Stan King team are: Christopher Huntley, Reid Cuevas, Bryant Parker Robbins, Trey Hylender, Dawson Selman, Layton Sullivan, Ridge Yeager, and Peyton Mire. Photo by Crockett Action Shots To see more of the Wesson Athletic Foundation teams, see the Copiah County Courier, on sale throughout Copiah County.

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Willis re-appointed as pastor

The members of Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church are very happy to announce that Rev. Victor Willis, Sr. has been re-appointed as pastor of Mt. Sinai U.M. Church starting July 1 for the third year. The family was honored with a “sweets” smorgasbord reception following worship service. Services begin at 11:15 a.m. every first Sunday,…

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MDOT hosts annual STEM conference

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) hosted its annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Conference at the Clyde Muse Center on the campus of Hinds Community College in Pearl on June 19. FROM COPIAH COUNTY – Teachers who attended the annual STEM conference from Copiah County are, left to right,Michelle Richardson, Hazlehurst High; Sharon…

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