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New store coming to Hazlehurst

Hazlehurst aldermen met briefly with a development company official representing Walgreens during last Tuesday’s brief meeting. Officials tended to business quickly in order to get to the town’s Christmas parade on time.

Matt Brooks explained that Walgreens plans to develop the northwest corner of the Highway 51 and 28 intersection. Construction should start in February on the 13,650 square foot building. Brooks met with the board to discuss defining the area of an easement for a city sewer line.


Aldermen accepted bids of Trustmark and Copiah Bank as depository of city funds.

A parade permit was approved for the reenactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to stay. Participants will walk to a different house every evening beginning December 16, explained Lynn Beasley. The Pasada will end on Christmas Eve at the Catholic Church where the Christ child will be placed in a manger.

Sgt. Darian Murray was promoted to Lt. Chief Investigator, and Officer Chris Granger was promoted to Investigator. Bonnie Ross, Michael Stogner, and Al Farrish Jr. were hired as patrol officers.

The board agreed to apply for a CDBG in January for sewer improvements.

Cleanup letters were authorized for 106 Miller Street and C&T Grocery.

The Hazlehurst Board of Aldermen regularly meet on the first Tuesday of each month.

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