Coronavirus update for September 24: Copiah County total increases to 1,171

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning. Copiah County reports five new cases. Copiah County reports one new case. The total number of confirmed cases in the county is 1,171, and 33 deaths. According to MSDH, county case numbers may change as investigation finds new or additional information. The total number…

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Drive-through Trunk or Treat being planned for Hazlehurst

A safe Halloween experience is being planned for children in Hazlehurst, and participation from the community is needed. Mayor Shirley Sandifer is working to organize a drive-through Trunk or Treat event that will take into consideration COVID-19 safety measures. The event will be held Oct. 31 behind the gym at Hazlehurst High School. Volunteers will…

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Barrett, Sones advance to runoff in Senate race

A field of nine candidates in a race for the open Senate District 39 seat was narrowed to two in a special election Tuesday. Approximately 565 voters went to the polls in four Copiah County precincts yesterday. District wide, Bill Sones and Jason Barrett appear headed for a runoff on October 13. At this time,…

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County taxpayers will see lower taxes in 2021

The Copiah County Board of Supervisors approved the new millage rate for the county and adopted the budget for the new year following its annual public hearing last week. The tax rate in the county for the 2021 budget year will decrease 1.53 mills overall. Copiah County is decreasing its millage rate by 4.42 mills,…

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Community Calendar

Saturday, Oct. 3 The Southwest Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. of Miss. will hold its second Flower Run Saturday, Oct. 3, starting at the Crossroads Exxon in Brookhaven, corner of Highways 84 and 51. The group will meet at 9:30 a.m. and leave at 10 to place flowers on the graves of fallen members, and place one…

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Thomas Wilson Sr.

Thomas Statum Wilson Sr., 92, of Crystal Springs, passed away Sept. 18, 2020, at Copiah Medical Center. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 at Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal Springs. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Stringer Family Chapel, with burial at New Zion Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Home in Crystal…

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