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Wild Hog Control Program application period closes May 16

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson recently announced that the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) is now accepting a new round of applications for its Wild Hog Control Program (WHCP). The application period will close on Monday, May 16. All Mississippi counties are eligible for the application period. In Mississippi alone, wild…

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MDOT says plan for hurricane season now

The Mississippi Department of Transportation joins the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and other state agencies in recognizing the week of May 1 as Hurricane Preparedness Week. MDOT wants residents to prepare now for hurricane season, which officially begins June 1 and runs through November. “Hurricane season is just a few weeks away, but it will…

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Citizens urged to create online Social Security account

Acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration Kilolo Kijakazi encourages everyone to create a my Social Security account at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Born 10 years ago this month, my Social Security is a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing while receiving Social Security benefits. Over the decade, more than…

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Community & Religious Calendar

May 15 The Hazlehurst High School Class of 1971 will meet at 3 p.m. May 15 and 22 at the library in Hazlehurst. All classmates are invited to help plan for their 50th class reunion. For more information, contact Ruby Bank Davis at 601-894-2810 or 769-237-9150. May 22 Mt. Canaan Baptist Church on Dentville Road,…

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Head Start recruiting children for upcoming school year

Friends of Children of Mississippi, Inc., Head Start/Early Start is accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year. Applications are now being accepted for all children ages eight weeks to five years old by Sept. 1. The center also serves pregnant females. To determine eligibility, the following documentation will need to be provided: Proof of child’s…

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Governor’s office accepting internship program applications

The Office of Governor Tate Reeves is encouraging college students with an interest in state government to apply for the Governor’s Office Internship Program. The internships are designed to provide insight to college students who want to learn more about the executive branch of state government. Students will experience and assist in the operations of…

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