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Beasley and Henley join DA’s office

The 22nd District Attorney’s Office is proud to announce two new assistant district attorneys, Patrick E. Beasley and Price D. Henley, have joined the office. Beasley began his career in the 22nd District Attorney’s Office and brings over 15 years of prosecutorial experience to the office. He joined the office in September 2020. Henley is…

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Crystal Springs residents and businesses urged to decorate and clean up

The Crystal Springs Chamber of Commerce encourages residents and businesses to decorate and clean up in anticipation of the Tomato Festival 5K set for Sept. 19. The Chamber wishes to show visitors a big Crystal Springs welcome for the race by decorating with fall décor or “painting the town red” with tomato décor.

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Contract approved for Hazlehurst splash pad

By Anna Coates Hazlehurst Mayor Shirley Sandifer and aldermen Fred Sandifer, Rick Akin, Ron Sims, Jeremy McKinzie, and board attorney Tim Rutland met in regular session Sept. 2. Healthy Heroes grant monies from Blue Cross Blue Shield are funding construction of a splash pad at Railroad Park by the Hazlehurst Depot. The city will provide…

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Ceremony held for military promotions with Camp Kamassa

By Tricia Nelson On Sept. 1, Second Lieutenant Eric Arnold, who has been the officer in charge of the Camp Kamassa Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program for Mississippi’s Toughest Kids Foundation in Crystal Springs, was promoted to First Lieutenant with the Mississippi Air National Guard. He is currently the 172d Civil Engineer Squadron’s Engineering Flight…

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Chautauqua walkway project moves closer to reality

Bids were presented to the Crystal Springs board of aldermen last week for an upgrade at Lake Chautauqua and a walkway connecting it to downtown Crystal Springs. However, the bids came in $900,000 over budget, and Mayor Sally Garland is working to find ways to come up with the additional funds. One proposal is to…

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2020-21 college savings enrollment period opens

Treasurer David McRae recently announced the 2020-21 enrollment period for Mississippi’s prepaid college tuition program is now open. A Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition plan allows families to lock in tuition rates and prepay their child’s tuition fees. Enrollment is open from Sept. 1, 2020, to May 31, 2021. To learn more, visit Treasury.MS.gov/MPACT. “Typically…

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