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Co-Lin Workforce Education to offer training through new ReSkillMS program

In a recent announcement made by Gov. Tate Reeves, the ReSkillMS program was introduced as the newest program designed to help individuals adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic find jobs and also support employers who want to hire and train new employees on the job. The state legislature appropriated $55 million of the $1.25 billion…

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County school board approves budget – updates calendar

Members of the Copiah County School Board met earlier this month and approved a budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year that mirrors the current budget. The new budget takes effect in October. During the discussion, Superintendent Ricky Clopton pointed out it was difficult to come up with dependable figures to use in the budget process…

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Co-Lin welding students earn credentials; new session starts August 17

                Six Copiah-Lincoln Community College Workforce Education students on the Wesson Campus recently completed the non-credit evening welding course and secured the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Welding CONTREN Level I and II certifications. The program introduces participants to introductory craft skills (Core), Gas Metal…

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County schools plan for reopening amid pandemic conditions

Schools in Copiah County are trying to make a best guess on how to proceed with the reopening of school under the unique conditions caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus. School leaders stress that as conditions change, plans for school can also change. Damario Brown, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, said plans for the Copiah…

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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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