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Crystal Springs to get three new police vehicles

Crystal Springs aldermen voted last week to purchase three new Dodge Durangos for the police department. Two of the vehicles will be purchased outright and one will be lease purchased. The cost per vehicle is $26,866 plus equipment such as lights, sirens, and partitions, costing $5,257. The two vehicles being purchased will be paid for…

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Hazlehurst City Board tackles water bill payment woes

By Anna Coates The Hazlehurst Board of Aldermen met in regular session May 5 at City Hall. Joining Mayor Shirley Sandifer and Board Attorney Tim Rutland were all five aldermen: Frank Jones, Ward 1; Ron Sims, Ward 2; Fred Sandifer, Ward 3; Jeremy McKinzie, Ward 4; and Rick Akin, Ward 5. Members discussed amending the…

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Community Calendar

Sunday, May 17 The Southwest Chapter of ABATE will have its monthly meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17 at Jeffrey’s Cycle Supply, and will be going over upcoming events. Meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Carmen Hill at 601-754-8560. May 2020 The City of Hazlehurst will flush fire hydrants through…

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Tomato Festival rescheduled for Sept. 19

Because of COVID-19 restrictions currently in place, the Crystal Springs Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors made the decision to postpone the Tomato Festival to September 19, 2020. The board wants to ensure the community, small business owners, and industries in Crystal Springs are healthy and safe. Your support and understanding are greatly appreciated.

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Risk factors that can compromise mental wellness and depression

Spring and summer months are peak times to focus on improving physical fitness. While it’s important to be physically fit, May is also recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month. This makes it a great time to examine one’s mental health as well. Dr. James Ervin of Family Medical Clinic of Crystal Springs insists, “Now could…

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Copiah Academy Senior farewell parade

The Copiah Academy Senior Class of 2020 was treated to a Senior Farewell Parade Friday, May 1 in the front parking lot of the school. Seniors practiced social distancing as vehicles decorated with balloons and signs and loaded with well-wishers drove past. CA seniors include Vianca Allen, Frank Banks, Tyler Barlow, Eliza Brunt, Blakeney Byrd,…

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Copiah newspapers to merge into one publication

A new publication is coming to Copiah County next week that will provide expanded news coverage for readers and increased advertising coverage and value for area businesses. Effective with the May 6 issue, the Meteor and the Copiah County Courier will combine to form The Copiah Monitor. The new publication will remove the geographical divide…

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Carneys retire from newspaper life

Joyce and Henry Carney, longtime operators of Crystal Springs’ community newspaper, the Meteor, are retiring April 30. The Carneys have worked together at the Meteor for most of their married lives. Over the course of nearly 70 years, Henry had a hand in overseeing and building a thriving newspaper and commercial printing operation. Upon joining the…

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Coronavirus update for April 29, Copiah County total increases to 88

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) released new statistics on coronavirus this morning. Five new cases were confirmed in Copiah County, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the county to 88, including one death and one case in a long-term care facility. According to MSDH, county case numbers may change as investigation finds new…

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