Area News

Fall Flower and Garden Fest to be held this weekend

The staff at the Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station is once again preparing for the annual Fall Flower and Garden Fest.  It is one of the south’s most extensive fall vegetable and ornamental garden demonstrations.  The station is the largest research facility dedicated to horticulture in the Mississippi State University system, encompassing 175 acres. Read…

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Haunted Hospital

The Hazlehurst Fire Department will sponsor The Haunted Hospital at Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital, from 7-10 p.m. October 18, 19, 25, 26, and 31. Admission is $5, and there is no age limit.

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Socks for Heroes begins collections for Christmas

The Copiah County Socks for Heroes has begun collecting for Christmas. They will be at the Wesson Volunteer Fire Department flea market October 19 with t-shirts and other items for sale. There are also drop off boxes at Hazlehurst City Hall, Another Time Another Place in Wesson, and Bank of Brookhaven in Brookhaven. Items needed…

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Damascus celebrates 195 years, could be last

Damascus Baptist Church will celebrate their 195th anniversary and homecoming on September 29. This year, the significance is that it may be the last one. Dwindling attendance and insufficient support for the cemetery have made it difficult to pay the bills.Members are seeking God’s direction in this critical matter and need prayers, attendance, comments, and…

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Hazlehurst school board recognized

Cloyd Garth Jr., Hazlehurst City School District Superintendent, recognized Board of Trustee members for completing required Board Development Training through the Mississippi School Board Association.  Members were recognized during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees Thursday, September 5, in the Hazlehurst City School District Board Room. Pictured from left to right, Cloyd…

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DAR Promotes Constitution Week: September 17-23

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution urges Americans to reflect on the United States Constitution during this month’s annual observance in honor this foundational document of national governance. Celebrate with the Daughters of the American Revolution!  Bells will be ringing from sea to shining sea! Tuesday, September 17th at 12 pm sharp  Bells…

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Mack named new library director

The Mississippi Library Commission has announced new directors to Mississippi public libraries. Second from left is Roxanne Mack of Crystal Springs, who is the Copiah-Jefferson Regional Library Director. Others are, from left,  Amber Stephenson, Hancock County Library System, Sheridan Montgomery, Wilkinson County Library System, and Emily Bell, Bolivar County Library System.

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HUMC welcomes new preschool director

Sheena Clay-Phillips has accepted the position of Director of HUMC Childcare and Preschool.  She holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Jackson State and has extensive experience in the field. Read more about Ms. Phillips in the Copiah County Courier, on sale throughout Copiah County.

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School honors

In the next few weeks, the Courier will try to include all the honors students we have received over the past few weeks. There are so many, there is no way they can all be run at the same time. Please have patience with us.

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Memorial Day ceremonies

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY – Chief Master Sergeant Stacy A. Gilman, Chief of Logistics for the 560th Red Horse Squadron, spoke to a large crowd at the Courthouse Memorial Day as the sacrifice of our fallen heroes was remembered. Officer Gilman leads the military forces teams as they train in construction work for future use on…

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