Area News

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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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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