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Copiah Animal Shelter annual gala set for Aug. 7

July 2021 marks the 10-year anniversary Copiah Animal Shelter has been helping local homeless animals. The shelter, made possible by volunteers, donors, and many others, has sheltered, cared for, spay/neutered, and found homes for over 2,100 animals. Spay/neuter efforts have reduced pet overpopulation by thousands more. Come out for an evening of fun while helping…

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Community & Religious Calendar

Sunday, May 16 Homecoming services will be held at Rehobeth Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 16. Rev. Mike Dubose will be the guest speaker. Dinner on the ground will be immediately following the services. The church is located at 1606 Barlow Rd., Hazlehurst. Sunday, July 4 Pine Bluff Dentville Homecoming will be held…

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Alma Smith

Alma Smith, 89, of Crystal Springs, passed away Oct. 18, 2020, at Merit Hospital in Jackson. A graveside service was held Oct. 26 at Egypt Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Victor Dixon officiating. Century Funeral Home handled arrangements. Survivors include two sons, Cassie Barnes Jr. and James C. Smith, of Byram; two stepsons, Jerry Floyd and…

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Billy Armstrong

Billy Armstrong, 83, of Crystal Springs, passed away Oct. 8, 2020, at Brandon Nursing and Rehab. A private graveside service will be held at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. Stringer Family Funeral Service in Crystal Springs is handling arrangements. A Simpson County native, Mr. Armstrong moved to Crystal Springs in 1944. He was a 1954 graduate of…

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CCMC to host community blood drive Sept. 11

Copiah County Medical Center will host a community blood drive with Mississippi Blood Services from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11. The medical center is located at 27190 Highway 28 in Hazlehurst. All donors must bring an ID to donate blood. Mississippi Blood Services suggests that all donors eat at least four hours…

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Campuses in Copiah County School District closed March 16-20

On Saturday, March 14, Governor Tate Reeves declared a State of Emergency in the State of Mississippi due to the threat of Coronavirus. In addition, he has asked schools to extend Spring Break by one week. In an effort to ensure the safety of  students and staff, campuses in the Copiah County School District will be closed…

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