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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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Chamber to hold membership luncheon

The Crystal Springs Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly membership luncheon at noon Monday, January 20 at Rolling Hills Country Club. This will be the annual corporate meeting when officers and directors are elected. All members are encouraged to attend.

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Charles William Martin

Charles William Martin passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, September 26 surrounded by his family.  He was born, January 16, 1942 in Crystal Springs to Oliver and Rhoda Martin. Charles graduated from Crystal Springs High School in 1961.  He worked with Bell South in Jackson for many years and later transferred to AT&T…

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Moving on

So, this is the last column of mine that you will be reading here in this space.  After 22 years here at the Courier with 16 spent as your publisher, I’ve accepted employment elsewhere and will begin a new journey on Oct. 1. The words ‘thank you’ will never be enough to describe my gratitude…

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Wesson Homecoming Court

The Wesson Cobras will host the Richland Rangers for Homecoming on Friday, September 14.  Kick-off will be at 7 p.m. and the homecoming court will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Homecoming Court includes: Front row, left to right:  Riles Douglas and Ella Powell, attendants to Mr. and Miss Wesson and Tucker Martin and Mikelyn Douglas,…

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