Area News

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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Burglars active in area says Police Chief Swilley

At the June 21 meeting of Chat with the Chief, Hazlehurst Police Chief Byron Swilley warned attendees of burglaries in the area. “The burglars are taking laptops and television sets,” he said. “A lot of activity has occurred around Beauregard and Gallman. Perpetrators knock and may kick the door down. In one instance the homeowner’s…

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Recognizing EMS

This week, May 20-27, marks the fortieth year of observing National Emergency Services Week. So far in 2018, more than 30 men and women in pre-hospital emergency services have laid down their lives in the line of duty. Please take time this week to remember these fallen heroes and their families. Copiah County is proud…

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Farm pond management seminar

Farm Pond Management Seminar will be held  Tuesday, May 22,  at 6:30 p.m. at the Copiah County Fairgrounds. Gallman. Learn how to manage these little fish into trophy fish! Topics that will be covered: Stocking Rates, Management, Weed Control, Liming and Fertilization. The program will be conducted by Bill Maily, Mississippi State University. No cost…

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Sponsoring Great American Cleanup

Scott Hartley, right,  of Rogel Ford in Crystal Springs, presented Nora Berch, Copiah County Tourism Director, a check to help with the Great American Cleanup campaign taking place May 19, beginning at 8 a.m. at Lake Hazle.

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Fine Arts Month begins this weekend

Check out the walking tour in downtown Hazlehurst for very diversified and unique exhibits. Enjoy the talent, creativity and hard work by many of our local artists. Thanks to the support of local businesses for sharing their space. Events begin Saturday, March 31, with theCity of Hazlehurst Easter Egg Hunt at 12 noon at Lake…

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Mayor proclaims April as Fine Arts Month in Hazlehurst

April 2018 has been proclaimed as Fine Arts Month in Hazlehurst. Fine arts is defined as a visual art considered to have been created primarily for aesthetic purposes and judged for its beauty and meaningfulness, specifically, painting, sculpture, drawing, watercolor, graphics, and architecture.    Mayor Shirley Sandifer presented a proclamation and announced activities for the month.…

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City appoints Dr. Dan Jones to school board

Members  of the Hazlehurst City Board appointed Dr. Dan Jones for a four-year term to the Hazlehurst City School Board of Trustees, replacing Randall Day, whose term has expired.  Both men were thanked for their willingness to serve. Dr. Jones was sworn in on Friday, February 9. To read more about the activities of the…

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Annual tree sale Feb. 10, USDA building

The Copiah County Soil & Water Conservation District will hold their annual Tree Sale Saturday, Feb. 10, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Trees available will include: Bald Cypress, River Birch, Golden Raintree, Red Bud, Red Scarlett Maple, Yellow Tulip Tree, Burning Bush, Old Fashion Snowball, Belle of Georgia Peach, Native Pecan, Persimmon, Native Plum,…

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Copiah County chosen for state-wide honors

Copiah County has been chosen for the kickoff for Keep Mississippi Beautiful May 19. One site in the state is picked each year to hold the statewide kickoff and Copiah County was chosen this year. Lake Hazle will be the exact location with numerous people coming to Copiah County from all over the state to…

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