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Copiah producers eligible for FSA emergency loans

USDA Administrator Zach Ducheneaux designated eight counties in the State of Mississippi as the primary natural disaster area. Producers in Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Franklin, Holmes, Lawrence, Lee, and Lincoln counties who suffered physical damage and losses caused by tornadoes that occurred March 25, 2021, through May 2, 2021, may be eligible for U.S. Department of…

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Local libraries host summer reading

Copiah-Jefferson Regional Library System will host summer reading, with the theme of “Tails and Tales.” There will fun, books, and food. Parents must stay with their children. Each branch will have a one-day event. The schedule is as follows: July 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Jefferson County Library, 601-786-2982 July 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Wesson Public…

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New election commissioner sworn in

Tom Roberson (front left), a newly-appointed election commissioner in Copiah County, was sworn in May 17 by Chancery Clerk Steve Amos. Pictured with Roberson are (from left) Election Commissioners Frances Taylor, Lydia Green, Wilhelmina Jones, and Ernest Munn.

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Bob Lawrence recognized by City of Crystal Springs

Bob Lawrence (front) was recognized by the Crystal Springs mayor and aldermen during their regular monthly meeting June 1. Lawrence has served as the city attorney for 39 years. Pictured with Lawrence are (from left) Alderman Darren Powell, Mayor Sally Garland, and Aldermen Ray Brown and Warren Thornton.

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The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum will host the 2021 Mississippi Pickle Fest from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 12. Admission is $7 per adult and $5 for ages 3-17. “I want to invite the public to come out to the 2021 Mississippi Pickle Fest at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum,”…

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Pet of the week

LATTE is a pretty and sweet, female Lab mix approximately 2 years old. She enjoys a good ear rub and is ready for a family of her own. Her $100 adoption fee includes current vaccinations and spay. See required online adoption application on pet’s description and more details on the Copiah Animal Shelter website at…

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21-year-old dies from gunshots

A Beauregard man died from multiple gunshots, and Hazlehurst police are working to identify a suspect in the case. According to Hazlehurst Police Department Investigator Sgt. Michael Fatheree, Jeremiah Barlow, 21, of Beauregard died at the scene of the shooting sometime between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 29. Barlow was shot multiple times on…

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Memorial Day service held in Hazlehurst

It was a beautiful Memorial Day morning on the Copiah County Courthouse lawn to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Guests of the Hazlehurst Chamber of Commerce who participated in the service include: national anthem by Tonya Mathews, Memorial Day tribute by Chief Master Sergeant Stacy Gilman, presentation of wreath by Chief of Police…

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