Area News

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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Walk of Fame taking shape

A warm, muggy morning was the perfect setting for a historic ceremony in downtown Hazlehurst on Friday.  Trains rolled by to and fro as a gathering of state and local officials opened the event to dedicate the Walk of Fame that leads to the Mississippi Music Museum housed in the Hazlehurst Area Chamber of Commerce…

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Two arrested in burglaries

Hazlehurst Police Chief Byron Swilley said Monday that two suspects believed to be involved with recent separate business burglaries are in custody in Copiah County Detention Center. Wanda Wiley, age 43, of Hazlehurst, was apprehended and charged with two counts of business burglary.  Police say she broke in to Brummies Yummies on the night of…

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Musicians Walk of Fame dedication Friday

At 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, the city will celebrate the dedication and unveiling of the Mississippi Musicians Walk of Fame in front of the music museum on Ragsdale Avenue at the Depot. Several elected officials and out of town visitors will be here for the ceremony. Weather permitting, a directions sign and 40 musicians’…

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County-wide BTS blowout July 29

A county-wide back to school blowout will be held July 29 from 2 until 5:45 p.m. at Chautauqua Park in Crystal Springs. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Among events planned are waterslide, space jumps, train, basketball game, face painting, and video games on wheels. Medical screening will be offered and…

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Rep. Holloway reappointed to serve as delegate to national conference

JACKSON, MISS. — Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives Philip Gunn recently reappointed Representative Gregory Holloway (D-Hazlehurst) to serve as a delegate for the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) in Biloxi, Miss., this year. To read more about Rep. Holloway’s service, see the Copiah County Courier, on sale throughout Copiah County.

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Rockin’ Railroad Festival receives Mississippi Arts Commission grants

The Hazlehurst Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the Mississippi Arts Commission has awarded two grants to help support the Rockin’ Railroad Festival. The Mississippi Arts Commission has been a major supporter of the festival for several years. This year MAC has awarded a $3,500 project grant to support the Festival and…

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Officials sworn in

The Georgetown Board of Aldermen were sworn in Monday, July 3 by Interim Justice Court Judge Troy Stewart. Pictured left to right are: Alderwoman Martha Boyd, Alderman Robert Haynes, Alderwoman Faye Berry, Alderwoman Samantha Mulligan, Alderman Earnest Thornhill, Jr., and Mayor Russ DuBose.  Photo by Joe Coates.

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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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