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MSU First Day of Summer Field Day to be held June 21

By Tricia Nelson This year, the Fall Flower and Garden Fest at the Mississippi State University Truck Crops Experiment Station which the public has come to love in October has been moved to Tuesday, June 21, and renamed the First Day of Summer Field Day.  Coordinators have modified the event the past few years and…

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Local student awarded Head Scholarship

A Copiah County student majoring in accounting at Mississippi State University has been awarded the 2022 Benjamin Head Memorial Accounting Scholarship. James Cade Lowery, son of Danny and Julie Lowery, of Wesson, is the first local recipient of the scholarship that was set up by Head’s parents, Ira and Cherry Head, of Wesson. It is…

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Floral Club scholarship awarded

In recognition of the 2021-22 Elizabeth “A.M.” Jones Scholarship Award in honor of Crystal Springs Floral Club’s founder, the club recognizes Herlancia L. Miller. She is a 2022 graduate of Crystal Springs High School and plans to attend Hinds Community College for one year and then continue her education at Southern University in Baton Rouge,…

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John Lewis Bowie

Rev. John Lewis Bowie, 90, of Raymond, passed away on March 10, 2022, at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jackson. Born March 15, 1931, in McCool, John grew up working the family farm with his parents, Sidney Charles and Alma Ruth (Dacus) Bowie; and brothers, Sidney Charles Jr., and Jerry Martin. John had a younger…

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Sally Ann Baker

Sally Ann Baker, of Crystal Springs, passed away peacefully at home on June 11, 2022. She is now resting in the arms of Jesus. Sally was born on June 15, 1936, in Fitchburg, Mass., to the late John and Helen Ordway. After graduating high school in Fitchburg, Sally married Rodney Baker, an active United States…

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Christy Berry McGee

Christy Berry McGee, 47, of Brandon, passed away May 22, 2022, in Brandon. A time of remembrance was held May 25 at Ott and Lee Funeral Home in Brandon. Christy was born Oct. 26, 1974, in Jackson to Jack Berry and Cherry Brock Berry. She was married to Rodney McGee. Christy attended Northwest Rankin High…

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Kendrick “Chuck” Walker

Kendrick “Chuck” Walker, 46, passed away May 23, 2022. A funeral service was held June 4 at St. Peter Church of Christ Holiness USA, Hazlehurst. House of Peoples Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Kendrick was born Jan. 30, 1976, in Copiah County to Rena Shannon and the late Kenneth Smiley. Survivors include his mother; daughter,…

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CS city board meeting rescheduled to June 14

The regular meeting of the Crystal Springs mayor and board of aldermen will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 14. The meeting, regularly held the first Tuesday of the month, was rescheduled because of election activities.

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