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Shooting in Hazlehurst Friday morning

A Hazlehurst man was airlifted to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson after being shot Friday morning. According to Hazlehurst Police Chief Byron Swilley, the shooting victim—who is said to be a black man in his early twenties—was driven to the police department by an acquaintance around 3:20 a.m. Friday. An ambulance was…

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MLK breakfast, march January 21

The Hazlehurst Branch N.A.A.C.P. is celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday by sponsoring a free to the public commemoration breakfast Monday, Jan. 21, at 9 a.m. in the Greater Damascus Outreach Center located at 160 West Gallatin Street, Hazlehurst. For more information, see next week’s Copiah County Courier.

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