Christmas parades planned in Copiah County

Christmas parades are planned in three of Copiah county’s municipalities for early December, and a fourth will be a drive-thru event. The Wesson Christmas parade will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. Registration forms are available at Wesson City Hall. The Crystal Springs Christmas parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec.…

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CSHS football players greet elementary students

Crystal Springs Elementary School invited football players from Crystal Springs High School to greet students on a recent Friday morning. Pictured are (from left) Caroline Hood, Trevion Willams, Demarcus Mazie, April Clopton, Ja’Kalvous Banks, Johnny Daniels, Monica Pickett, Navarion Benson, and Wyquez Shorter.

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Hazlehurst plans Christmas activities

The City of Hazlehurst will hold a drive-thru Christmas parade that will focus on the participants, who are usually the spectators for a parade during a normal year. Mayor Shirley Sandifer invites everyone to bring their children to receive candy and speak to Santa Claus at the Railroad Pavilion. She encourages everyone to decorate their…

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Community Thanksgiving Service canceled

The Crystal Springs Ministerial Association regrets to announce the cancellation of the Community Thanksgiving Service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Association believes it is essential and their Christian responsibility to follow the CDC and the governor’s guidance to follow safety procedures during these challenging times. The Association supports local congregations who continue to offer…

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The Cobras’ season comes to an end

By Rusty Newman The Wesson Cobras concluded their football season this past Friday night in Wesson at Stone Stadium as they fell 64-44 to the Union Yellow Jackets in the second round of the MHSAA playoffs. It was a great night for football, the weather was nice and cool, and the atmosphere was electric as…

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Columbia ends playoff run for Hazlehurst

By Ja’Kyah Collins The Hazlehurst High School Indians ended their playoff run for 2020 Friday night at the hands of the Columbia Wildcats. Hazlehurst Coach Damien Gary said his team played a solid game defensively but just couldn’t overcome the lackluster performance on offense. “On offense, we just didn’t execute well at all and when…

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Carneys to be honored with drive-by celebration Nov. 22

The Vietnam War. Man walks on moon. Nixon resigns. An actor becomes one of our greatest presidents. Fall of the Berlin Wall. Y2K and the beginning of a new millennium. 9/11. First African American president. COVID-19. Henry and Joyce Carney have been in the newspaper business through all of these headlines. Since 1964, the Carneys…

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Last chance to order veteran Christmas wreaths

By Tricia Nelson The Copiah Chapter DAR and Socks for Heroes are continuing to accept orders for wreaths for placement on veteran graves in Copiah County cemeteries. The live wreaths can be ordered for $15 each and must be ordered by Thanksgiving. Wreaths can be for specific veterans or any veteran. Businesses are also encouraged…

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