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Wesson Flea Market back for 46th year

The Wesson Volunteer Fire Department Flea Market returns for its 46th year this Saturday.  The event starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. in downtown Wesson and is a major fundraiser for the department. Around 200 vendors peddling arts and crafts, unique canned and jarred food items, jewelry and pet items will be…

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HCSD superintendent tenders resignation

Hazlehurst City Schools may be looking for a new superintendent soon.  The current holder of that position, Lisa Davis, submitted her resignation during an executive session in a board meeting last week, she told the Courier on Tuesday. To read more about this, see the Copiah County Courier, on sale throughout Copiah County.

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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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Business owners asked to attend urgent crime meeting at PD

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 National Guard…

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Hazlehurst and Wesson plan Patriot Day parades

Hazlehurst United Methodist Child Care & Preschool will host their annual Patriotic Parade Monday, Sept. 11. Hazlehurst Mayor Shirley Sandifer will lead the parade as Grand Marshal. The parade will line up at 10 a.m. in front of the child care center and begin at 10:30. Wesson Baptist Kindercare children, teachers and parents will hold…

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Workforce Initiative in full swing

Copiah County’s ACT Work Ready Steering Committee kicked off the Copiah County Workforce Initiative last Wednesday at City Hall in Hazlehurst.  The committee is ultimately working to bridge the gap between the workforce needs of businesses and industries and the type of skills expected from a new worker coming out of college or those who…

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FESTIVAL ON TAP FOR SATURDAY

The Hazlehurst Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 9th annual Rockin’ Railroad Festival in the Byron Hidalgo Memorial Park and Pavilion on Saturday, September 2.  The event is free to the public and underwritten by private and corporate sponsorships, and a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. Musical entertainment will be the highlight of…

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Woodmen present check to city

Modern Woodmen partnered with the City Hazlehurst on the Lake Hazle Clean Up project and a sponsorship of the Rockin Railroad Festival.  The check was for $2500. Modern Woodmen also sponsored lunch during the presentation.  Pictured left to right are: Alderman Dr. Rick Akin, Mayor Shirley Sandifer, City Clerk Beth Henley, Alderman Fredrick Sandifer back…

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Street paving to cost $6.7 million

Hazlehurst Mayor Shirley Sandifer and the Board of Aldermen met in regular session August 1 with all members present.  The Board set a tax sale and budget hearing for August 22 at 6:00 p.m., and a second budget hearing for August 28 at 6:00 p.m. To read more about the board activities, see the Copiah…

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