Southwest Mississippi Resource Conservation and Development officials announced the nonprofit organization RC&D, representing Copiah County and 11 other counties in Southwest Mississippi, has closed its doors and is dividing its bank account among other nonprofit organizations in the counties it serves. On June 16, Elise Bell of RC&D presented a check for $10,887.82 to Keep Copiah County Beautiful representatives Sally Garland and Nora Berch. Pictured are (from left) Garland, Berch, Bell and Arthur Evans, Copiah Economic Development Director. Martha Watts, chair of the Southwest Mississippi RC&D, said the national nonprofit arrived in Mississippi in 1973 to assist communities with a vast array of resource conservation and community development projects. “We’re glad to benefit these counties directly instead of leaving the money just sitting there. Copiah KCCB will put these funds to good use,” Watts said.