Area News

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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Lane closures scheduled on I-20 and I-55 in Hinds County

WHO: The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). WHAT: Lane closures. Stay updated with live travel information at MDOTtraffic.com or download the MDOT Traffic mobile app. WHEN: Monday, January 7, and Tuesday, January 8, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. daily. Work is dependent on favorable conditions.           WHERE: The two left lanes of Interstate 20 eastbound beginning at Terry…

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Medgar Evers, Alcorn football star

Most Mississippians know – or should know – the late Medgar Evers as a lion of the civil rights movement, a man who sacrificed his life for the good of his people. He was an authentic American hero. To read more about this football star, see the Copiah County Courier, on sale throughout Copiah County.

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Crop Drop 18 Saturday

The Hazlehurst Mayor’s Health Council, along with the Society of St. Andrew and Copiah County Medical Center, will give away 3,000 pounds of sweet potatoes for the community in the Copiah County Medical Center parking lot Saturday, Nov. 10, beginning at 10 a.m. This event will include free cholesterol checks, blood pressure, BMI, and glucose…

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Breast cancer survivor walk Oct. 24

Copiah County Medical Center is hosting the second annual breast cancer survivor walk Oct. 24, at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments will follow the walk as well as a balloon release. RSVP Lauren 601-574-7232

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Rockin Railroad Sponsors

Saturday, September 1, 2018 The Rockin’ Railroad Festival is made possible by the financial support of the Mississippi Arts Commission and the following community-minded businesses and individuals. Please thank them for providing a day of great and free entertainment. The festival, supported by these sponsorships, promotes our town and presents a positive impression of Hazlehurst..…

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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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