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Reports of sick deer in Mississippi are on the rise

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) has received an increasing number of sick and/or deceased deer reports within the past weeks. Wildlife Biologists suspect Mississippi may be experiencing an outbreak of Hemorrhagic Disease (HD), commonly called blue-tongue. According to Dr. Bronson Strickland, Mississippi State University Extension wildlife specialist, “HD is caused by…

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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 (MSDH) county health departments. Flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older as the best protection against the flu. “We recommend that all Mississippians get their flu shots every year but especially now…

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Crystal Springs seeking applicants for Mayor’s Youth Council

The City of Crystal Springs is now seeking applications for the 2021-22 Mayor’s Youth Council from local junior high and high school students (grades 8-12) who reside in Crystal Springs. The Council provides an outlet for young leaders to discuss and take action to address issues that are important to Crystal Springs’ youth. Members of…

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Copiah farmers eligible for emergency loans

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack designated six Mississippi counties as the primary natural disaster area. Producers in Adams, Franklin, Jefferson Davis, Lawrence, Lincoln, and Wilkinson counties who suffered losses caused by excessive rain and flash flooding occurring April 10, 2021 through July 12, 2021, may be eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency…

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McRae to Biden: Plan to monitor middle-class bank accounts is largest data mining exercise in U.S. History

Mississippi Treasurer David McRae has joined 22 state treasurers, auditors, and financial officers to oppose a Biden administration proposal that empowers the IRS to monitor American bank accounts with more than $600 of deposited funds. If the proposal is enacted, the private banking activity of more than 100 million Americans could be subject to examination…

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CCMC holds peanut boil cook-off

Copiah County Medical Center recently held a peanut boil cook-off. Winners are Cameron Newell, People’s Choice Award; and Kelli Barfield, Peanut Boil Champion. Pictured are (from left) George Marx (cook-off judge), Crystal Springs Police Chief Tony Hemphill (judge), Cameron Newell, Kelli Barfield, Sheriff Byron Swilley (judge), and CCMC CEO Dr. William Morgan.

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