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Singing carols

The Hazlehurst United Methodist Daycare and Preschool serenaded the downtown businesses Wednesday and did a fine job, singing favorites to entertain.

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Celebrating 60

The family of Billy Ray and Frances Mullins of Wesson, is requesting a card shower in honor of their 60th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Dec. 26. They were married at the home of Rev. Purser Davis, the pastor of Ramah Baptist Church in Lincoln County, in 1957. Their family includes children, Anthony Lionel Mullins of…

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Receives award

Mary Ann Yates, Vice Regent, Cherokee Rose Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, proudly presented the NSDAR Excellence in Community Service Award to Dr. James Brewer of Hazlehurst for his outstanding contributions to the State of Mississippi, as well as the City of Hazlehurst.  Dr. Brewer coined the phrase, “Mississippi, the Birthplace of…

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Remember the library at Christmastime

Friends of Library purchased additional books for the Hazlehurst Library recently from several sources thereby filling gaps in the existing collection not purchased in previous years. Check out your favorite author on the existing shelves and see what is now available at the Hazlehurst Library. Starting in January there will also be additional books added…

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Feeding local community

Amari Wilbert, 19-years-old, held his 3rd Annual Feed the Community in Hazlehurst on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Hazlehurst Youth Center.  Amari began this event because he had a passion and growing desire to help the elderly during the holidays to let them know that they are loved and cared for. He would like to…

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Wesson Attendance Center Beauties & Beaus

FIRST GRADE BEAUTIES – Hartley Walker, Ady Prestridge, Caroline Smith, Mackenzie Smith, Mikelyn Douglas (Most Beautiful), Anne Houston Peets, Braleigh Barnett, and Charlee Hart. See the rest of the Beauties & Beaus in the Copiah County Courier, on sale throughout Copiah County.

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Library receives new books

Librarian Gustavia Funchess, Copiah-Jefferson Regional Library Director Matt Gully, and Friends of the Hazlehurst Library President Paul Cartwright are pictured with the new books made available by a donation from the Friends to the George W. Covington Memorial Library. The library has a great selection of children’s books, Christmas oriented books, and other special genres…

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Local DAR Chapter named for Cherokee Legend

Many years ago the southern section of the United States was inhabited by native Indian tribes. The Pascagoula lived near the Gulf Coast in what is now the State of Mississippi, and the Natchez tribe lived on the shores of the Mississippi River.  The Choctaws occupied the eastern section and the Cherokees the northern. The…

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Lake Hazle lights up

The first annual Christmas at the Lake, sponsored by the City of Hazlehurst, and featuring seasonal displays constructed by area businesses, churches and organizations, is underway at Lake Hazle.  The displays are set up along  the park and pavilion area on Lake Hazle Drive on the north side of the Lake.  Each night, the displays…

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Thanksgiving helpers …

Members of the Hazlehurst Community Help Group, Toby Williams, left, and Byron Swilley, right, (above) made Thanksgiving for needy and elderly residents a little bit better with the help of Save A Lot in Hazlehurst last week.  Save A Lot Store Manager Robin Smith, center, spearheaded the food drive and helped hand out over 80…

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