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Drive-through Trunk or Treat being planned for Hazlehurst

A safe Halloween experience is being planned for children in Hazlehurst, and participation from the community is needed. Mayor Shirley Sandifer is working to organize a drive-through Trunk or Treat event that will take into consideration COVID-19 safety measures. The event will be held Oct. 31 behind the gym at Hazlehurst High School. Volunteers will…

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County taxpayers will see lower taxes in 2021

The Copiah County Board of Supervisors approved the new millage rate for the county and adopted the budget for the new year following its annual public hearing last week. The tax rate in the county for the 2021 budget year will decrease 1.53 mills overall. Copiah County is decreasing its millage rate by 4.42 mills,…

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Community Calendar

Saturday, Oct. 3 The Southwest Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. of Miss. will hold its second Flower Run Saturday, Oct. 3, starting at the Crossroads Exxon in Brookhaven, corner of Highways 84 and 51. The group will meet at 9:30 a.m. and leave at 10 to place flowers on the graves of fallen members, and place one…

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Cases of water to be handed out Thursday in Hazlehurst

A water give-a-way will be held Thursday, Sept. 24 at the pavilion next to the train station in downtown Hazlehurst. Cases of water will be distributed while supplies last on a first come, first served basis beginning at 10:30 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center’s MS Shine Project with the…

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Community Calendar

Saturday, Oct. 10 The Annual Daniel Johnson Family Reunion will be held at noon on Saturday, October 10, at the roundhouse pavilion in Chautauqua Park, Crystal Springs. Attendees are asked to bring their favorite food and enjoy time with family.

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Special Senate election set for Tuesday, Sept. 22

A special election will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22 for the vacant seat in the Mississippi State Senate for District 39. Nine candidates are seeking the post. Absentee ballots may be cast until 5 p.m. Saturday in the Copiah County Circuit Clerk’s office. The clerk’s office is open 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., including special…

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Airport hangar door down, prompt replacement planned

By Anna Coates Copiah County Supervisors Terry Channell, Kenny Powell, Judson Jackson, Perry Hood, and Daryl McMillian met in regular session Sept. 8. The first order of business was a report on the hangar door emergency at Copiah County Airport. Insurance representative Jerald Delaney stated that the door has been taken down and contents of…

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Tomato Festival 5K set for Saturday

Christy Wright, race director, and Mr. Tomato are ready for the Tomato Festival 5K Run and Walk Saturday, Sept. 19. The race begins at 7 a.m. at the Crystal Springs Community Center. Register in-person at the Crystal Springs Chamber of Commerce or City Hall, both located at 210 E. Railroad Ave., Crystal Springs. To register…

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