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CCMC announces employee recognition

Each year during National Hospital Week, Copiah County Medical Center (CCMC) celebrates employees who have reached professional milestones during their employment at the hospital. This year, during 2020 National Hospital Week, hospital officials hosted an employee pinning ceremony to recognize and honor the employees based on their professional years of service: Those recognized for five…

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Kayla Barfield crowned Wesson Founder’s Day Queen

Wesson Chamber of Commerce has crowned Kayla Barfield the 2020-2021 Wesson Founder’s Day Queen. Barfield will be a senior at Wesson Attendance Center next year and plans to attend Copiah-Lincoln Community College, then The University of Southern Mississippi to major in Speech Pathology. She has been a member of Student Council, Beta Club, Yearbook Staff,…

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Scouts hold Valentine formal

Greater Damascus Boy Scout Troop/Pack 142 is getting ready for their Valentine’s Day  formal Feb. 15, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will take place at 160 W. Gallatin St., Hazlehurst, and will feature food, music, couples karoke contest, a speaker and door prizes.Please call 601-506-2551 for more information.

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Wesson honors citizens

The Wesson Volunteer Fire Department received the Public Service Award at the Wesson Chamber of Commerce annual banquet held Jan. 23 at the Thames Center on Co-Lin’s Campus. Award winners are in the Copiah County Courier, on sale throughout Copiah County.

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Cartwright reflects on his service in National Guard

What makes an American hero? Is it brave acts of gallantry on the battlefield? Or the sacrifices made by the American soldiers who leave their friends and family to serve their country overseas? For one Hazlehurst native, his decision to enlist and serve in the Mississippi Army National Guard has led to many experiences in…

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Westside Baptist Church yard of the month

Hazlehurst Garden Club’s Yard of the Month for November is Westside Baptist Church on West Gallatin Street. Pastor is Bro. Larry Hart.  This month’s committee had the opportunity to select this yard for the November award recipient. The landscaping around the church’s building and its marquee are well manicured and maintained.  We invite the community…

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Wesson Garden Club begins ‘Butterbeans’ youth club

The sounds of happy children were evident at the first meeting of the “Butterbeans”, a youth garden club established by the Wesson Garden Club.  On September 24, over 50 children in grades three through six met at the Wesson Library and Library Pavilion to decorate the Wesson Garden Club’s “Plant it Pink” garden, which is…

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4-H Demonstration

4-H DEMONSTRATION – Copiah County 4-H Shooting Sports (S.A.F.E.T.Y.) Fun Day is Saturday October 12, 9-12 at Steel Outdoors, 3053 Hwy 51, Wesson.  Participants will be on hand for demonstrations in air rifle, air pistol and archery.  There will also be information on hand for .22 rifle, .22 pistol, muzzleloader and clay shooting. If you…

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Wreaths across America begins collections

Wreaths Across America is kicking off fundraising for the Hazlehurst cemetery a little early this year. Wreaths are $15 apiece and will be placed on the grave you request to honor Veterans.  Order forms are now available at city hall, and Wreaths will accept donations at Wal-Mart October 4 and November 1 from 9 a.m.…

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First annual wellness day

Girl Scout Troop 5012 held its first annual Girl Scouts Wellness Day on Saturday, September 21, at St.James MB Church. Presentations were on the dangers of vaping and E-cigarettes by Mieshia Smith. The scouts, parents and leaders enjoyed a Zumba workout led by Veronica Wiley and was inform about STEMSound. Mayoral Health Council discussed teen…

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