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Hazlehurst city board averts crisis

By Anna Coates In a called meeting Sept. 14, the five-member Board of Aldermen of the City of Hazlehurst unanimously passed the 2021-2022 fiscal budget. Police officers were awarded raises upon certification, increasing their pay to $35,000 per year. Other needed raises were granted as well, across all departments. A very minor adjustment was made…

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Rental assistance clinic to be held Sept. 22-23

County residents who rent property and are facing eviction due to lack of funds may be eligible for assistance in paying their rent. A rental assistance clinic will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22 and Thursday, Sept. 23 at Copiah County Extension Services, 2040 West Gallman Road, Gallman. Those in need should attend…

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Donations sought for victims of Hurricane Ida

The Copiah County Sheriff’s Office is asking for donations of relief supplies for the Jefferson Parish, La., Sheriff’s Office. The parish is part of the greater New Orleans area, which received heavy damage from Hurricane Ida recently. Items needed are men’s and women’s underclothes such as T-shirts and socks; cleaning products, including laundry detergent; hygiene…

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Community & Religious Calendar

September 18 Crystal Springs City Fest will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 at The Barn, 152 Bankhead Ln. There will be music, food, arts and crafts, family games, and more. For more information, call 601-551-5499 or 601-750-2880. September 19 The Hazlehurst High School Class of 1971 will meet at…

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