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Wesson falls to Mize on Homecoming

By Rusty Newman Friday night in Wesson saw beautiful weather as Wesson had their Homecoming festivities, and Homecoming Queen Taylor Papizan and her court took the field in their lovely dresses prior to the showdown between the Cobras and the Mize Bulldogs. Wesson went into the game perfect on their home turf and was hoping…

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Community & Religious Calendar

September 25-29 Faith Tabernacle M.B. Church, 2117 Experiment Station Road, Crystal Springs, will hold its annual revival Sept. 25-29. The theme is “No Turning Back.” The Sunday service will begin at 9 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Victor Dixon, of Egypt Hill M.B. Church in Crystal Springs. Monday service will begin at 7:15 p.m.…

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Timothy Dan Weeks

Timothy Dan (Smoke) Weeks, 60, passed away at Claiborne County Medical Center on Sept. 19, 2022. A funeral service was held Sept. 22 at Riverwood Family, with burial at Sylvarena Baptist Church Cemetery in Wesson. Tim was born Nov. 6, 1961, to Dan P. and Ann Slay Weeks in Hazlehurst at Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital.…

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Ben Waltman

Benjamin Austin Waltman, 75, passed away Sept. 17, 2022, in Crystal Springs. A funeral service was held Sept. 21 at Highland Baptist Church, with interment following at the Mississippi Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Newton. Chancellor Funeral Home handled the arrangements. A longtime resident of Crystal Springs, Ben was born in Forest on March 16, 1947,…

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J.D. Mallard

J.D. Mallard, 92, of Georgetown, passed away Sept. 14, 2022, at Copiah County Medical Center in Hazlehurst. A graveside service was held Sept. 21 at St. James Cemetery in Georgetown. Century Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Survivors include sons, Glen Mallard and Patrick Mallard; daughters, Sherly Johnson, Gloria Welch, Carolyn Hillard, Shelia Bell, Cynthia Amos,…

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Ouida Holt

Ouida Brister Holt, of Crystal Springs, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sept. 19, 2022. Ouida was born on Sept. 16, 1925, in Isola. She had fond memories of her childhood days in the Delta. The family later moved to Terry, where she went to school and attended Hillman College…

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Have the drug conversation with kids before it’s too late

It’s normal for parents to be worried about illicit fentanyl, a highly-lethal drug that has fueled an unprecedented rise in overdose-related deaths in Mississippi communities. The good news is that they can turn their concern into action by learning the facts and helping their children protect themselves from dangerous substances and the alarming increase in…

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Co-Lin, The W sign agreement for transfer students

Copiah-Lincoln Community College and Mississippi University for Women recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to facilitate degree completion. The agreement established a pathway for Co-Lin students to complete a degree in psychology, family science, and a certificate program in child advocacy studies (CAST). Both Co-Lin and W advisers will collaborate to ensure seamless transition…

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