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More activity and bigger planes headed for Copiah County Airport

Ongoing efforts to improve the Copiah County Airport at Gallman are beginning to pay off. The Pilatus PC 12 (pictured above) is the first corporate turboprop aircraft to land at the airport, and manager Brent Duncan hopes it is the beginning of more business landings at the facility. The runway has been extended from 3,000…

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Pet of the week

Sweetie Pie is a sweet female lab/hound mix about seven years old. She must have been loved by somebody because she is so sweet. Now, Sweetie Pie finds herself in need of a soft landing…a gentle home for a gentle dog. Copiah Animal Shelter’s $90 dog adoption donation includes age-appropriate vaccinations and spaying. Adoption applications…

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Beasley’s book signing huge success

Dale Beasley’s first book signing, held in Hazlehurst June 11, for “What I Learned at the ‘Zoo” was a huge success. Beasley (left) signed books for several friends and acquaintances. Thomas Ramsey (right), a fellow re-enactor, bought two copies. LeSoul Restaurant was abuzz with activity as people waited to purchase his first book full of…

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Avoid heat stroke and dehydration this summer

Sunburn may be the first thing that comes to mind when people think of spending too much time soaking up summer sun. While sunburn is a significant health problem that can increase a person’s risk for skin cancer, it poses a less immediate threat than heat stroke and dehydration, well-known yet often misunderstood conditions. What…

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Camp Wesley Pines celebrates 60th anniversary June 18

From a virtual wilderness around Lake Copiah was born a camp ministry that would blossom in ways never expected. Early campers at Camp Wesley Pines are now in their 70s. Their junior high summers found them attending MYF Camp at Shelby State Park in Hattiesburg or Leroy Percy State Park. Outside toilets and showers, no…

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Republican runoff June 23

The Republican runoff for the Second Congressional District will finally be held Tuesday after being delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Brian Flowers and Thomas Carey are on the ballot to determine which of them will face Democratic Congressman Bennie Thompson in the November General Election. Polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7…

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Copiah County supervisors name Ron McMaster Jr. county engineer

By Anna Coates Copiah County Supervisors Daryl McMillian (District 1); Terry Channell (2); Perry Hood (3); Kenny Powell (4); and Judson Jackson (5) convened the regular board session of June 10 at the courthouse. Board President Terry Channell introduced Ron McMaster Jr. as incoming county engineer, succeeding his father, Ron McMaster Sr., in the position.…

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Paranormal investigation conducted at former Hardy Wilson Hospital

By Tricia Nelson Three paranormal teams recently came together to investigate the former Hardy Wilson Hospital in Hazlehurst. The Mississippi Paranormal Research Institute, Mississippi Paranormal Society, and Death Stalkers Paranormal were working to determine what, if any, activity could be detected in the hospital, which was built in the 1950s. Tara Francios contacted Childers after…

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