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Have the drug conversation with kids before it’s too late

It’s normal for parents to be worried about illicit fentanyl, a highly-lethal drug that has fueled an unprecedented rise in overdose-related deaths in Mississippi communities. The good news is that they can turn their concern into action by learning the facts and helping their children protect themselves from dangerous substances and the alarming increase in…

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Community & Religious Calendar

September 25 Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, 1002 Rocky Falls Road, Hazlehurst, is celebrating their 19th Year Pastoral Anniversary of Pastor Craig Walker and First Lady Christi Walker at 1 p.m. on the fourth Sunday, Sept. 25. The guest speaker for the evening is Rev. Wyatt Lewis from St. John of Wesson. September 28 AJFC Community…

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Hazel Maude Wolfe Barden

Hazel Maude Wolfe Barden, 94, passed away July 15, 2022. A funeral service was held July 22 at Greater Damascus Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A., with interment in the church cemetery. Hazlehurst Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Hazel was born Aug. 29, 1926, in Hazlehurst to the late Rosie Louie Coleman Miner and Thomas Jefferson…

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Jeremiah C. Joiner

Jeremiah C. Joiner, 23, passed away April 5, 2022. A funeral service was held April 16 at Bethel M.B. Church, Hazlehurst, with interment in the church cemetery. House of Peoples Funeral Home handled the arrangements. Jeremiah was born Nov. 21, 1998, to William (WC) Joiner and Pamela Arnold in Copiah County. Preceding him in death…

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HHS announces honors scholars

Hazlehurst High School has announced honors scholars for the second nine weeks of the 2021-2022 school year. Students named to the Superintendent’s List include: Ninth grade – Sarissa Alessandra Flores, Maurice Eugene Richardson Jr., Jayden Omari Taylor; 12th grade – Carman Ladayia Brown, Raelynn Denise Clark, Minn’Qualia Jakemia Ditzel Fair, Venecia Treasurnique Hood, Destiny Marielle…

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Lt. Gov. Hosemann sees challenges, opportunities in 2022 Legislative Session

A packed agenda awaited legislators who returned to the Mississippi Capitol to convene the 2022 Legislative Session on Jan. 4. Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann expects the biggest challenge to be overseeing the expenditure of the $1.8 billion allocated to the state from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The broad categories the federal funds must…

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MDOT is ready for winter

After weeks of unseasonably warm weather in Mississippi, cooler conditions have arrived in the Magnolia State. Weather can change quickly, and the Mississippi Department of Transportation is prepared to respond to winter weather and extreme cold events. “The extreme winter weather in 2021 provided unique challenges for MDOT, and our crews are committed to safety…

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CA announces honors scholars

Copiah Academy has announced honors scholars for the first nine weeks of the 2021-2022 school year. Students named to the Headmaster List include: Third grade – Liam Atwood, Naveen Budhraja, Cadence Clement, Madden Ellis, Andrew Miller, Easton Rainer, Conner Rhodes, Pierce Sykes, John Everett Templeton, Julie Weaver; fourth grade – Remi Aguilar, Morgan Alman, Olivia…

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