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Hazlehurst Yard of the Month

First Presbyterian Church of Hazlehurst has been awarded Yard of the Month for February by the Hazlehurst Garden Club. The church grounds are well maintained and landscaped with plantings that provide year-round interest, like hollies, nandina, and various ground covers.

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Copiah County still recovering from winter storm

Many Copiah County residents were without power and water for several days last week as a result of the wintry blast that hit the area. Freezing rain, especially Wednesday night, accumulated on trees, bringing down limbs and trees on power lines and cutting power to pumps on water wells. According to Copiah County Emergency Management…

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State Treasurer appoints Sally Garland to Miss. Public Funds Guaranty Board

State Treasurer David McRae recently appointed four individuals to the Mississippi Public Funds Guaranty Board. Crystal Springs Mayor Sally Garland was among those appointed. Other appointees are Max Yates, of Ridgeland; Harrison County Supervisor Connie Rockco, of Biloxi; and Art Stevens, of Jackson. “The most fundamental responsibility of the State Treasury is to protect public…

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Community Calendar

Sunday, Feb. 21 The Southwest Chapter of ABATE will have its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 at Jeffrey’s Cycle Supply of Brookhaven, located at 3326 E. Lincoln Rd. Raffle tickets for a gun voucher are ready to sell. All proceeds from the raffle will go into the Toy Run Fund. Meetings are…

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Bonnie Jackson elected to PR association board

Bonnie Jackson, of Hazlehurst, has been elected to serve a second term on the board of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi, Central Chapter, the association announced Feb. 1. Jackson serves as member at-large in combination with her role as assistant professor at Jackson State University’s department of journalism and media studies. The chapter inaugurated…

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Head Start recruiting children for current and upcoming school years

Friends of Children of Mississippi, Inc., Head Start/Early Start is recruiting children/families for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years. Applications are now being accepted for all children ages 8 weeks to 35 months and ages 3 and 4 (children who are not yet 5 years old by Sept. 1). The center also serves pregnant females.…

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Brookhaven Camellia Society 68th Annual Show to be held Feb. 6

There has been a great appreciation of camellias by Brookhavenites for quite some time. The Brookhaven Camellia Society has hosted an annual show since it was founded in 1953. The camellia reigns supreme, their blooms bursting with color during the cooler months from October until April. The Society’s annual show is a competition of blooms…

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