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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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Hazlehurst Aldermen accept resignations of three police officers

The Hazlehurst Board of Aldermen met at noon today, Tues., Jan. 30, to consider the resignation of three police officers submitted for approval by Police Chief Byron Swilley. Prior to the meeting, which was called by Mayor Shirley Sandifer, three hours notice was given to aldermen by summons, which was served by Chief Swilley and signed…

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Hazlehurst Chamber banquet has Mardi Gras theme, Gritz

The Hazlehurst Chamber of Commerce annual banquet will take place Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Joe L. Johnson Safe Room in Gallman. Tickets are $30 with entertainment by Gritz The Band. Dinner will be catered by Starks. For more information see the Copiah County Courier, on sale throughout Copiah County.

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MEMA to host Disaster 101 training workshop in Gallman on Thursday

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, in partnership with Copiah County EMA, will present Disaster 101 Training Class on Thursday, November 30 from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Copiah County Multipurpose Building on West Gallman Road off I-55.  Disaster 101 is a four-hour workshop that provides government officials and emergency responders with the information and skills…

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Wesson aldermen make personnel moves

In the regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of Wesson on Tuesday, November 7, Olivia Kirton was hired as Deputy Clerk by a unanimous vote. The vote was announced after board members emerged from an executive session on the issue. Wanda Watson was added to the Zoning Board and Nora Berch to…

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Wesson Flea Market back for 46th year

The Wesson Volunteer Fire Department Flea Market returns for its 46th year this Saturday.  The event starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. in downtown Wesson and is a major fundraiser for the department. Around 200 vendors peddling arts and crafts, unique canned and jarred food items, jewelry and pet items will be…

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HCSD superintendent tenders resignation

Hazlehurst City Schools may be looking for a new superintendent soon.  The current holder of that position, Lisa Davis, submitted her resignation during an executive session in a board meeting last week, she told the Courier on Tuesday. To read more about this, see the Copiah County Courier, on sale throughout Copiah County.

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