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Christmas parades planned in Copiah County

Christmas parades are planned in three of Copiah county’s municipalities for early December, and a fourth will be a drive-thru event. The Wesson Christmas parade will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. Registration forms are available at Wesson City Hall. The Crystal Springs Christmas parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec.…

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Hazlehurst plans Christmas activities

The City of Hazlehurst will hold a drive-thru Christmas parade that will focus on the participants, who are usually the spectators for a parade during a normal year. Mayor Shirley Sandifer invites everyone to bring their children to receive candy and speak to Santa Claus at the Railroad Pavilion. She encourages everyone to decorate their…

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Community Thanksgiving Service canceled

The Crystal Springs Ministerial Association regrets to announce the cancellation of the Community Thanksgiving Service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Association believes it is essential and their Christian responsibility to follow the CDC and the governor’s guidance to follow safety procedures during these challenging times. The Association supports local congregations who continue to offer…

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Carneys to be honored with drive-by celebration Nov. 22

The Vietnam War. Man walks on moon. Nixon resigns. An actor becomes one of our greatest presidents. Fall of the Berlin Wall. Y2K and the beginning of a new millennium. 9/11. First African American president. COVID-19. Henry and Joyce Carney have been in the newspaper business through all of these headlines. Since 1964, the Carneys…

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Last chance to order veteran Christmas wreaths

By Tricia Nelson The Copiah Chapter DAR and Socks for Heroes are continuing to accept orders for wreaths for placement on veteran graves in Copiah County cemeteries. The live wreaths can be ordered for $15 each and must be ordered by Thanksgiving. Wreaths can be for specific veterans or any veteran. Businesses are also encouraged…

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Community Calendar

Nov. 26 to Dec. 25 The Annual Chautauqua Christmas drive-thru light display will begin on Nov. 26 and end Dec. 25. The display is open from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday nights and every night the week of Christmas. Admission costs $3 per car. For more information, call the Crystal Springs Parks…

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Wheels at Wisteria a huge success

By Tricia Nelson The weather was perfect Thursday night for Wheels at Wisteria, a car show held in front of the Wisteria Inn to benefit Mississippi’s Toughest Kids (“MTK”), Camp Kamassa project. The turnout was great as people viewed the vehicles lining West Railroad Avenue and listened to great entertainment. There were 32 antique cars…

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Chautauqua Garden Club makes plans for Christmas events

Chautauqua Garden Club members (from left) Angie Greer, Pat Daragavel, and Laurie Singletary prepare decorations for Christmas at Lake Chautauqua. The Chautauqua Garden Club held its November meeting on Nov. 4 at The Family Lodge. Hostesses Maria Hardy, Kathy Wells, Angie Greer, Ann Walker, and Andy Wright provided a delicious lunch of soups, sandwiches, and…

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