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Business owners asked to attend urgent crime meeting at PD today

A recent rash of business burglaries and robberies has prompted the Chief of Police to conduct a how-to meeting with Hazlehurst businesses. Byron Swilley, Police Chief, urges all business owners and operators to attend the crime-prevention meeting on Wednesday, September 20 at 4 p.m. at Hazlehurst Police Department at 202 East Whitworth Street (formerly the…

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Business owners asked to attend urgent crime meeting at PD

A recent rash of business burglaries and robberies has prompted the Chief of Police to conduct a how-to meeting with Hazlehurst businesses. Byron Swilley, Police Chief, urges all business owners and operators to attend the crime-prevention meeting on Wednesday, September 20 at 4 p.m. at Hazlehurst Police Department at 202 East Whitworth Street (formerly the National Guard…

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Hazlehurst and Wesson plan Patriot Day parades

Hazlehurst United Methodist Child Care & Preschool will host their annual Patriotic Parade Monday, Sept. 11. Hazlehurst Mayor Shirley Sandifer will lead the parade as Grand Marshal. The parade will line up at 10 a.m. in front of the child care center and begin at 10:30. Wesson Baptist Kindercare children, teachers and parents will hold…

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Workforce Initiative in full swing

Copiah County’s ACT Work Ready Steering Committee kicked off the Copiah County Workforce Initiative last Wednesday at City Hall in Hazlehurst.  The committee is ultimately working to bridge the gap between the workforce needs of businesses and industries and the type of skills expected from a new worker coming out of college or those who…

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FESTIVAL ON TAP FOR SATURDAY

The Hazlehurst Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 9th annual Rockin’ Railroad Festival in the Byron Hidalgo Memorial Park and Pavilion on Saturday, September 2.  The event is free to the public and underwritten by private and corporate sponsorships, and a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. Musical entertainment will be the highlight of…

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Woodmen present check to city

Modern Woodmen partnered with the City Hazlehurst on the Lake Hazle Clean Up project and a sponsorship of the Rockin Railroad Festival.  The check was for $2500. Modern Woodmen also sponsored lunch during the presentation.  Pictured left to right are: Alderman Dr. Rick Akin, Mayor Shirley Sandifer, City Clerk Beth Henley, Alderman Fredrick Sandifer back…

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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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