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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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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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