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Wal-mart Supercenter opens

WAL-MART PRESENTS CHECKS – Wal-Mart presented checks totaling $18,000 in donations to local organizations in honor of its grand opening. Wal-mart managers presented six checks of $2,500 each Sunday in a special grand opening preview to local groups including Boys and Girls Clubs of SW Mississippi, Copiah County Habitat for Humanity, Hazlehurst Elementary School, Copiah Educational Foundation, and Copiah County Schools. The new Wal-Mart Supercenter in Hazlehurst celebrated its grand opening today

Copiah County residents will soon see their local Wal-Mart expand to a new Wal-Mart Supercenter with a full line of groceries and a greater selection of merchandise.

The relocated store will present $18,000 in donations to local organizations in honor of its grand opening.

Located at 527 Lake St., the new store celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday, March 5 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. and opened shortly after.   

The local economy is expected to receive a boost from the new Supercenter, with increased sales and tax dollars benefiting the Hazlehurst community.

“We have the opportunity to bring the people of Hazlehurst more than Wal-Mart value and convenience,” said store manager Rich Brumfield. Brumfield began his Wal-Mart career as an hourly associate in 1998 in McComb.

“We’re all excited about providing our neighbors with a hometown Wal-Mart they can be proud of.”

During the past 22 years, the store has focused on serving the needs of the area. Wal-Mart entered the local community in 1986 when it opened its store at 110 Market Place. The new Supercenter will provide a wider selection of merchandise, including groceries.

The new 153,000-square-foot store will serve customers from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. The store plans to employ approximately 320 associates.

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