Area News

Swilley honored at convention

Hazlehurst Police Chief Byron Swilley, right, is congratulated by Joey East, Chief of Oxford Police Department, for Swilley’s service as a Southern Region Director for the Mississippi Association of Police Chiefs.  The association met at annual conference in Biloxi at the Golden Nugget last week.  Chief Swilley was elected to the position in a land…

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Strong Hope hosts ‘Fun Day’ on the Fourth

Strong Hope Baptist Church is hosting ‘Family Fun Day’ on Tuesday, starting at 3 p.m.  The event will be held at the ball field located on 1144 King Road.  A 25-foot water slide is the featured amusement for kids, along with other fun jumps and games.  Bro. Robin Risher will handle the cooking of a…

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Tomato Festival this weekend

Schedule for events for the Tomato Festival in Crystal Springs: Thursday, June 22 Farm to Table five course meal, 6 p.m. at The Warehouse Friday, June 23 Junior Auxiliary of Crystal Springs Street Party, 6:30 p.m. Front Street Saturday, June 24 Tomato Festival 5K run/walk, 7 a.m. starting line at Lee Avenue Community Center. Tomato…

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Carroll Hood, CCMC receive prestigious MHA award

The Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) Distinguished Hospital Trustee Award is a prestigious award that recognizes one active member of a hospital board or hospital corporate board that holds membership in MHA.  Each year, MHA honors an individual who exemplifies extraordinary dedication and service in hospital governance and has made a significant impact to the community…

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World-traveler to speak at ‘Chat’ Thursday

The June edition of ‘Chat with the Chief’, featuring an open discussion about crime prevention and engaging law officer talk with Hazlehurst Police Chief Byron Swilley, will include a talk by a former resident who has lived all over the world serving the U. S. Come to Hazlehurst Police Station on E. Whitworth Street (old…

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Georgetown Election Results

Mayor William Russell DuBose 57 Aldermen/Women Samantha L. Mulligan 45 Shelia Childers Stogner 35 Faye Berry 35 (winner of chance) Robert Haynes 48 Martha Boyd 43 Ernest Thornhill, Jr. 50

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Crystal Springs Election Results

Crystal Springs Election Results Mayor: S. Garland 811 M. Cole 56 S. Johnson 192 L. Runnels 17 Alderman at Large: W. Thornton 610 M. Stewart 413 Ward 1: R. Brown 239 Ward 2: S. Singleton 147 J. Wheeler 77 Ward 3: S. Stewart 136 Ward 4: H. Webb 290

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Wesson Election Results

Wesson Election Results Mayor: Alton Shaw 309 Rosa Haris 16 Marty Stroud 82 Alderman at Large: Ric Crockett 170 Stephen Ashley 233 Ward 1: Mike Douglas 51 Larry Hall 64 Ward 2: John Welter 43 Jarrad Ashley 88 Dirk Chrestman 12 Ward 3: Billy Ellison 107 Ward 4: Michael R. King 96

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Copiah seniors enjoy 8th annual Sheriff’s TRIAD

Copiah County Sheriff Harold Jones and the TRIAD committee hosted several hundred senior citizens from Copiah County at last Wednesday’s Seniors Day at the Joe L. Johnson Copiah County Saferoom in Gallman. To read more about the TRIAD, see the Copiah County Courier, on sale throughout Copiah County.

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“Freedom isn’t free” speaker reminds Memorial Day crowd

The Memorial Day service held in the Courtroom of the Copiah County Courthouse on Monday was again well attended and enjoyed.  The annual event is sponsored by the Hazlehurst Area Chamber of Commerce. Speaker Maj. Gen. David McElreath of the Mississippi Army National Guard told the crowd of around 80 that “freedom isn’t free, and…

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