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North Carolina bound

Hazlehurst United Methodist Church Youth paused briefly in front of the church bus on Saturday morning before loading up and traveling to Camp Junaluska located in the Great Smoky Mountains near Asheville, NC.  From left are Bryce Ledet, Heather Harrison, Candace Johnson, Olivia Wilson, David Swain (youth leader), Taylor Marx, Holly Harrison, Grayson Coates, Conner…

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With God … They saw and they conquered!

Everyone has a story to tell, but this one just so happens to be unique.  It is impressive for a family to graduate from different schools all in the same school year, 2016-2017.  A mother and her children made some accomplishments that can be an example for others. See the rest of this wonderful story…

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Georgetown has a gem!

By Nora Berch When I was selected as Tourism Director I was having a conversation with my son about the things that Copiah County has in the way of Tourism. He said Momma you need to visit Copiah Creek Campgrounds. He said people come from all over the state, as well as out of state,…

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Hunter Renfro provides prize for CSJA

Hunter Renfroe of the San Diego Padres and Crystal Springs resident, donated a signed bat, baseball, and player’s card to the Junior Auxiliary of Crystal Springs to be auctioned during the upcoming annual Street Party on June 23 in downtown Crystal Springs. The event will include fish plates prepared by Bouie’s, live music by Compozitionz,…

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Visits Camp Rainbow

This summer Kamiya Watkins of Hazlehurst attended Camp Rainbow for the first time. She told her new friends that she’d see them next year! Pictured are Kamiya and Mary Kitchens of Mississippi’s Toughest Kids.

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Stamp out Hunger campaign does well

Local letter carriers, other postal employees and volunteers participated in the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive, the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Letter carriers in more 10,000 cities and towns collected non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices. Items collected locally were delivered to…

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Mercier joins the club

George Mercier (seated second from left), of Wesson, joined the centenarian club recently when he celebrated his 100th birthday.  His family held a fine affair at the Thames Center on the campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College on May 20.  Seated from left are son Kim, Mr. Mercier, wife Dorothy and daughter Pattie Nickles.  Standing are…

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Youth Council aids at cemetery

Bill Bush of Hazlehurst makes it a point of putting flags on the graves of Veterans on Memorial Day weekend. This year it seemed more than he could do, so he put out the call. Nora Berch, county tourism director, then called Mayor-elect Shirley Sandifer who immediately agreed to bring her Youth Council Friday morning.…

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Art gallery in Hazlehurst

Local artists will sell their artwork at the Gallatin Street Antiques starting June 1. Interest in local art has grown in recent weeks and the gallery gives the public an opportunity to view and purchase painting by some of their favorite local artists. With the holiday season fast approaching, locals have a special opportunity to…

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