Coronavirus update for June 5: Copiah County total increases to 334

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning. Five new cases were reported today in Copiah County. The total number of confirmed cases in the county is 334, including four deaths. According to MSDH, county case numbers may change as investigation finds new or additional information. The total number of confirmed cases in…

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Coronavirus update for June 4: Copiah County total increases to 329

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning. Four new cases were reported today in Copiah County. The total number of confirmed cases in the county is 329, including four deaths. According to MSDH, county case numbers may change as investigation finds new or additional information. The total number of confirmed cases in…

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Governor releases safe return guidelines for DMV reopenings

 Today, Gov. Tate Reeves announced his safe return guidelines for permanent drivers license stations across the state to reopen on Monday, June 8.  Working with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) and state health officials to ensure the safety and well-being of Mississippians at these stations, Reeves is implementing social distancing procedures to help…

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Dale Beasley book signing June 11 at Le Soul

By Tricia Nelson Mississippi author Dale Beasley has a new novel, “What I Learned at the ‘Zoo,” which debuted May 21. Born in Strong Hope, Beasley lives in Gluckstadt and is a sixth-generation retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and an Iraqi War veteran. While serving in Iraq, he tried to focus on good things back home…

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Richard Sims

Richard Lee Sims Sr., 64, of Crystal Springs, died Monday, May 25, 2020, at his home from an apparent heart attack. A graveside service was held May 29 at New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Service in Crystal Springs handled arrangements. Mr. Sims was born Oct. 15, 1955, and was a lifelong resident of…

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Rev. Thomas Earl Murray

Rev. Thomas Earl Murray, 77, of Hazlehurst, died May 25, 2020. Funeral services were held June 1 at St. James M. B. Church with Rev. Elvis Coleburg officiating. Internment was in the Hazlehurst City Cemetery. Hazlehurst Funeral Home handled arrangements. Rev. Murray was born Sept. 18, 1942, to Manuel Thomas (Tess) and Nancy Poindexter Murray.…

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Sarah Haddon Lewis

Sarah Haddon Lewis, 77, of Crystal Springs, passed away May 24, 2020.  Graveside service was held May 30 at Spring Ridge Methodist Church Cemetery in Terry. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs handled arrangements. She is survived by her son, Jonathan Lewis, of McGill, Nev.; daughter, Tammy Lewis Hubbard, of Springdale, Ark; brother, Jerone Haddon,…

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George Wesley Lewis Jr.

George Wesley Lewis Jr., 79, of Crystal Springs, passed away May 15, 2020. Graveside service was held May 30 at Spring Ridge Methodist Church Cemetery in Terry. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs handled arrangements. He was preceded in death by his brother, George Lewis III. He is survived by his son, Jonathan Lewis, of…

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