School News

Crystal Springs Floral Club scholarship recipient

In recognition of the 2019-2020 Elizabeth A.M. Jones Scholarship Award in honor of Crystal Springs Floral Club’s founder, the club recognizes Alvin Cortez with the highest academic average at Crystal Springs High School. He is the son of Raul Cortez and Glenddi Calderon. He plans to attend Mississippi State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree…

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Parker Allen signs with Centeral Baptist College Baseball

Central Baptist College (Conway, Ark.) Baseball Coach Dr. Aaron Brister has announced another signee to his 2021 recruiting class. Parker Allen, of Hazlehurst, will join the Mustangs in the fall. Allen, a left-handed pitcher and right fielder, comes to the Mustangs from St. Joseph Catholic School in Madison. He was lauded academically in his time…

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HCSD handles routine matters for new school year

By Anna Coates A special called meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Hazlehurst City School District June 25 was attended via telecon by members Paul Rhodes, Dr. Dan Jones, Kenneth Thrasher, Superintendent Dr. Cloyd Garth Jr., and Attorney Carroll Rhodes. Absent were Alberta Nelson and Kevin Brown. Agenda items authorized were the following:…

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Harrison receives national honor

The National Society of High School Scholars recently announced student Holly R. Harrison, of Hazlehurst, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the…

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Co-Lin football season to have delayed start

The Mississippi Association of Community Colleges, a group composed of the state’s 15 community college presidents, has confirmed a recommendation from the colleges’ athletic directors to postpone the start of the 2020 football season and shorten the season by one game due to concerns over COVID-19. The change will eliminate the first game of the…

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Mayor thanks contributors to seniors

Hazlehurst High School graduates were presented special gifts by members of the community Saturday, June 27 at the Depot in Hazlehurst, with the cars being led from the high school to the Depot by the Hazlehurst Police Department. Below are the listed names of the local leaders and citizens,business owners,churches, and organizations who contributed: Mayor…

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Co-Lin announces fall semester plans

Copiah-Lincoln Community College will reopen campuses this fall to offer on-site instruction along with the traditional residence hall experience. “The Co-Lin team has been busy preparing to ensure we are ready to institute necessary safety precautions in all areas of the college that will be part of the new normal as students return to campus,”…

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MPB Education gets creative with virtual summer learning

The Mississippi Public Broadcasting Education Department wants to showcase formal and informal teachers of all grade levels and subject areas for the month of July. For this first-ever Teacher Features project, MPB Education is asking teachers to create a short, quick video outlining one concept or covering one lesson in under five minutes. All video…

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