Ada Douglass Berch

Ada Douglass Berch Ada Douglass Berch, age 95, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Copiah Living Center in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. She was born in Shaw, Mississippi on January 22, 1925 to Isaac Purser and Julia Omega Alford Douglass, who preceded her in death. Visitation was held Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at First…

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Marshall Keith Kern, Sr.

Marshall Keith Kern, Sr. Marshall Keith Kern, Sr. passed away February 16, 2020 at the age of 94 in his home in Crystal Springs, Mississippi with his beloved wife, Ann, of seventy-three years at his side. Visitation was Friday, February 21 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Stringer Funeral Home in Crystal Springs with his…

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Daily steps to keep your heart healthy

Daily steps to keep your heart healthy Heart disease is a formidable foe. According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease accounts for nearly 25 percent of all deaths in the United States each year. Issues relating to the heart affect both men and women, and an estimated 15 million adults in the…

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Public invited to “Chat with the Sheriff”

Insight on county law enforcement activities and tips on protecting your property will be available in an upcoming meeting with Copiah County Sheriff Byron Swilley and personnel from his office. “Chat with the Sheriff” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12 at the Copiah County Safe Room on Epps Lane in Gallman. Sheriff…

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Copiah County flood relief effort

Copiah County flood relief effort Help is needed for the Copiah County flood relief effort. The City of Crystal Springs is collecting supplies that will be used for immediate distribution to local families in Copiah County who are being impacted by the recent flooding. Please bring cases of water, soft drinks, and snacks to the…

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MacDowell Music Club’s A Grand Night, Friday, March 27

The MacDowell Music Club of Crystal Springs had a very festive meeting Feb. 8 at the lovely home of member Barbara Fisch. Thanks to Barbara, Babs Wood and other helpers, there were Mardi Gras decorations everywhere–beads, masks, frilly umbrellas and “white hankies.” Hostesses were Gayle Easter, Kathy Lee, Jan Cohn and Nancy Sullivan. Delicious refreshments…

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This Week In Crystal Springs

Thursday, February 27 Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m. Lee Avenue Community Center, 212 Lee Ave. Sunday, March 1 Historic Date of Note. Ratification of the Articles of Confederation (1781). Monday, March 2 Crystal Springs Volunteer Fire Department, 7 p.m. North Station, Hwy 27 Masons, Crystal Springs Lodge No. 452, 7:30 p.m. Masonic Lodge, Hwy 51 N…

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American Lung Association warns of dangerous health effects from floodwaters

The destruction of homes and communities in the aftermath of severe storms and excessive rain is tragic, and the cleanup creates the potential for serious and long-lasting threats to health, the American Lung Association warns. The Lung Association stresses the importance of beginning cleanup efforts as soon as floodwaters recede. Chemicals, sewage, oil, gas and…

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Floral Club entertained with Valentine’s Party

THE CRYSTAL SPRINGS FLORAL CLUB was treated to a Valentine’s Party at their meeting Feb. 13 at Biggs Library. Guests were from left, Daisy Price, second from left, Claudette Lee, and hostesses from center, Wanda Haik, Linda Tillman, and Kathy Lee.

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Musician Dexter Allen an international success

By Tricia Nelson Add Dexter Allen to the list of locals who have made a name for themselves. Allen is a Mississippi blues and soul musician who has spent the last three decades touring and performing across the U.S. His soulful vocals and passionate, driving guitar have earned him an international following as well. Born…

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