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Rockin’ Railroad Festival art contest

The Hazlehurst Chamber of Commerce is excited about local student artists participating in the Rockin’ Railroad Art Contest.  The contest is in conjunction with the Rockin’ Railroad Festival on Saturday, August 31. The art should represent Mississippi music and/or the railroad. Read more about the art contest in the Copiah County Courier, on sale throughout…

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Housing Institute

HOUSING INSTITUTE RIBBON CUTTING – A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Friday for one of Hazlehurst’s newest businesses, Housing Institute of Mississippi. The organization helps its clients secure, finance, and maintain their homes. The offer a variety of assistance including veteran assistance, women and children service and resources for the homeless. Pictured from left, Price…

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Attend Memorial Day ceremonies

Cherokee Rose Chapter, NSDAR, attended the Memorial Day ceremonies at the Copiah County Courthouse May 27, where Regent Wendy Cartwright led in the Pledge of Allegiance. Pictured are: front row, left to right, Shelly Curtis, Vice-Regent Mary Ann Yates, Cherokee Rose Chapter Regent Wendy Cartwright, Registrar Billie Jane Davis, and past Chapter Regent Judith Brewer;…

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Helping others

In keeping with its motto, “Helping Others,” the Antioch M.B. Church Mission Ministry provided snacks to our first responders on Memorial Day. A few members delivered the baskets to Hazlehurst Police Department, fire department located on Jackson St., Sheriff’s Department and ASAP. This is the third year the ministry has donated snacks in an effort…

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Local LEO receives honors

Undersheriff Derrick Cubit has received recognition  from the Secretary of State’s office for his “service in protecting the citizens of Copiah County and the State of Mississippi.” Secretary Delbert Hosemann continued, “Your unyielding passion and dedication to your career is a great service to our State. I appreciate the risk you take for us each…

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Yard of the Month

The yard of Judge and Mrs. Lamar Pickard at 333 S. Extension St., was selected by the Hazlehurst Garden Club as the Yard of the Month for May. The red geraniums and red maple are just the right accent for the already beautifully landscaped yard. You are encouraged to drive by and enjoy.

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Mt. Sinai Church hears Dr. Swilley

Mt. Sinai UM Church and Pastor Victory Wills cordially invite you to their fourth Sunday, May 26, church service at 11:30 a.m., along with the Hazlehurst High School Class of 1979 as Rev. Dr. Danny C. Swilley will bring the message. Dr. Swilley is a native of Hazlehurst and the son of the late Hugh…

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Love puts it back together

Perhaps it fell off a truck when someone was moving – or maybe a trip to the dump. However it happened, a little brown doll cradle fell off into the highway. Someone must have stopped to get it out of the road because they propped it up against a large tree on the side of…

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Celebrate women

The first woman Circuit Court Judge for Copiah, Claiborne, and Jefferson counties, Tomeka Harris Irving; Miss Mississippi 2018, Asya Branch; and first woman mayor of the City of Hazlehurst, Mayor Shirley Sandifer, celebrated Women’s History Month at Providence Baptist Church, Sunday, March 31. The theme of the program was “Nevertheless, She Persisted.”

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