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Santa’s Runway open for season

Santa’s Runway drive-thru Christmas light display in Pattison is now open for the season. In the 1/4-mile drive of 100,000 static and synchronized lights, enjoy displays such as “Snowman’s Hill,” “Elf Land,” “Mega Tree,” “The Tree Farm,” “Leaping Stars,” “Wall of Snowflakes,” and more. The display is courtesy of David Parks and is located at…

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CS Christmas Lighting Contest set for Dec. 15

Chautauqua Garden Club members recently helped with decorating Chautauqua Park and are now ready for Crystal Springs citizens to decorate their homes. The club invites all residents within the city limits of Crystal Springs to participate in the annual Christmas Lighting Contest to be held on Thursday night, Dec. 15, by decorating doors, windows, houses,…

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Ag and forestry museum hosts annual Homestead for the Holidays

The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum will host the annual Homestead for the Holidays event from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, and Friday, Dec. 9. Admission is $8 per person for ages 3 and up. Enjoy breakfast for supper, story time with Mrs. Claus, and get your picture made with Santa and Rudolph.…

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WCU announces Dean’s List scholars

William Carey University announces the undergraduate Dean’s List scholars for the fall 2022 trimester. Dean’s List scholars must have at least a 3.5 grade point average. Earning this recognition is Brandy Michelle White, of Wesson.

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Seasonal flu vaccinations now available at all county health departments

Seasonal influenza vaccinations are now available for children and qualifying adults at all Mississippi State Department of Health county health departments. Flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older as the best protection against the flu. “In Mississippi, we are already seeing increased flu activity, including reports of increased hospital admissions…

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State accepting design submissions for next official car tag

Gov. Tate Reeves announced last week that the Mississippi License Tag Commission is accepting design submissions for the state’s next official car tag. “Mississippi is filled with talented artists and designers. We’re opening the submission process to take in inspiration from across Mississippi for our state’s next car tag,” said Reeves. “I look forward to…

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Toys for Tots kicks off 75th year

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is celebrating its 75th year of delivering hope to children in need across the nation.  U.S. Marines and volunteers will be conducting over 830 local toy collection and distribution campaigns in all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, and U.S. Virgin Islands. This year, Toys for…

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Georgetown Friday Nights on Main ends with a bang

Mitch McDonnell, (right) coordinator of Georgetown Friday Nights on Main, recognized Alderman Robert Haynes (center) with a plaque for his participation and dedicated work towards the yearly event.  Also pictured is W.D. Brown, a dedicated sponsor of the show.  The last show ended with a great turnout with a Trunk-or-Treat for the kids.

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Copiah election results

There were no surprises in the Nov. 8 general election in Copiah County, with several candidates running unopposed for re-election. The biggest race on the ballot was for the 2nd Congressional District. Copiah voters cast 3,602 ballots for Republican challenger Brian Flowers and 3,104 for Democratic incumbent Bennie G. Thompson. District-wide, Thompson had over 58%…

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