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MSU donates masks to community organizations

Mississippi State University recently received a grant to purchase masks to donate to service organizations across the state. On Nov. 9, MSU Extension agents Melissa Morgan and Shelby Bearden delivered a box of 500 masks to the Service Over Self (SOS) Food Pantry in Crystal Springs. The masks have been treated specifically to fight the…

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Shooting victim walks into C.S. Police Dept.

An investigation is continuing into the details surrounding a shooting in which the victim showed up at the Crystal Springs Police Department Friday afternoon. The victim, Joshua Johnson, 23, of Hazlehurst came to the Crystal Springs Police Department about 3:15 p.m. Nov. 6 with a gunshot wound to the upper back. According to Police Chief…

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Community Calendar

Saturday, Nov. 14 Allen Community Volunteer Fire Department will hold a drive-through fundraiser at the substation located at the intersection of Jackson-Liberty and Sylvarena roads, Wesson, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 14. Chicken (dark or white) or rib plates served with baked beans, potato salad, bread, and tea will be sold for…

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Hazlehurst Yard of the Month

The Hazlehurst Garden Club has selected the home of Tammie and Randall Huffman on Georgetown Street in Hazlehurst as Yard of the Month for November for their placement of seasonal color.

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City of Hazlehurst mask requirement remains

Amid rising numbers of COVID cases across the state and nation, City of Hazlehurst officials are continuing to require the wearing of face masks. According to Mayor Shirley Sandifer, numbers in Hazlehurst seem to be lower than many surrounding areas, and she attributes that to the requirement that face masks be worn when in public…

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Hazlehurst JROTC cadets place flags on veterans’ graves

Fourteen Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets from Hazlehurst High School worked hand-in-hand with Mayor Shirley Sandifer at the Hazlehurst Cemetery on Nov. 6. Cadets placed United States Flags on graves of former military personnel that served in different wars. This was a great effort and tremendous undertaking of responsibility from cadets in their first…

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Crystal Springs Open House set for Dec. 4

The Crystal Springs Beautification Committee is sponsoring a “Downtown, Hometown, Christmas Open House” from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4. The Christmas season will kick off with the open house as businesses decorate with a “Retro” theme. Other dates to remember for the Christmas season are the Christmas Tree Lighting in Railroad Park…

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Joses Mitchell completes Marine Corps basic training

Hazlehurst High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is a leadership, character, and citizenship program that prepares students/cadets for successful careers. Those careers are either in the military, workforce, or becoming an entrepreneur. On Oct. 9, Marine Private First Class Joses Mitchell, a former cadet at Hazlehurst High School, graduated basic training at Parris Island,…

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Premier Gospel Music Award winner

Crystal Springs resident Pastor Douglas Noel (left), of Pastor Douglas Noel and Friendz, recently won Best Male Vocalist of the Year during the Premier Gospel Music Awards in Montgomery, Ala. He is pastor of New Covenant Christian Fellowship Church in Crystal Springs.

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