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Attend club congress

4-H Youth from Copiah County joined others from around the state May 30-June 1 to attend Club Congress on the campus of Mississippi State University. These youth competed in various contests while at this conference. Pictured from left to right: Breanna Sullivan (competed in Clothing Selection), Melissa Morgan (Copiah County Extension Agent), and Anna Carraway…

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In concert

The Southern Plainsmen Quartet from Hornbeck, LA, will be presenting a Southern Gospel music concert for morning worship at Poplar Springs Baptist Church, Hazlehurst, July 29 at 10:30 a.m. They have been singing gospel music for the past 40 years and have 18 albums to their credit. A new album is slated for release later…

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Willis re-appointed as pastor

The members of Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church are very happy to announce that Rev. Victor Willis, Sr. has been re-appointed as pastor of Mt. Sinai U.M. Church starting July 1 for the third year. The family was honored with a “sweets” smorgasbord reception following worship service. Services begin at 11:15 a.m. every first Sunday,…

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MDOT hosts annual STEM conference

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) hosted its annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Conference at the Clyde Muse Center on the campus of Hinds Community College in Pearl on June 19. FROM COPIAH COUNTY – Teachers who attended the annual STEM conference from Copiah County are, left to right,Michelle Richardson, Hazlehurst High; Sharon…

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Memorial scholarship program July 7, featuring nine speakers

Memorial Scholarship Fruit of the Spirit program supporting the upcoming scholarship in memory of Joyce Allen and the “I Love 2 Read” Gift Book Ministry will be held on Saturday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Copiah County Ministerial Alliance Christian Center, 17160 Highway 51 North, Hazlehurst. Featuring nine speakers, speaking seven minutes each,…

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County-wide celebration ‘Christ 4 Copiah’ July 1-4

First Baptist Church Hazlehurst is calling on churches to join in reaching the county with the life-changing power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through an outreach event in July that will be called “Christ 4 Copiah: A Freedom Celebration.” This will be a 4-night event July 1-4, 6:00-7:30 nightly at the Train Depot Pavilion…

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New flags at Georgetown

The Town of Georgetown has received flags to hang just in time for the Fourth of July. A welcome addition to the spruced up and growing community.

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Musician honored at Shady Grove Church

Shady Grove M.B. Church will celebrate the 38th Year Musician Appreciation honoring Sis. Christine Carter Sunday, July 8, at 2 pm.  Dr. Victor Dixon will be the Master of Ceremony. All choirs, groups, soloist, praise and dance ministries are cordially invited to come help celebrate this occasion. For additional information call Cynthia Neal at 601.307.6506. …

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Local receives news awards

Cathryn Cartwright, formerly of Hazlehurst, received two first place awards at the Mississippi Press Association’s conference held in New Orleans recently, one for writing and one for photography. Cathryn is employed by the Yazoo Herald, Yazoo City as a staff writer and photographer. She is the daughter of Paul and Wendy Cartwright of Hazlehurst.

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Pastor receives recognition

Sunday, June 10, at the Greater Damascus Church of Christ Holiness USA, Elder Clifton Goodloe, Jr. received an unexpected commendation from District 76 Representative Gregory Holloway. Representative Holloway presented Resolution No. 96 – A Resolution Commending Elder Clifton Goodloe, Jr. “For His Outstanding Dedication and Tremendous Service to His Church and His Community.” To read…

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