Area News

Fall Flower and Garden Fest Oct. 11 & 12

  The staff at the Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station is once again preparing for the annual Fall Flower & Garden Fest.  It is one of the south’s most extensive fall vegetable and ornamental garden demonstrations.  The station is the largest research facility dedicated to horticulture in the Mississippi State University system, encompassing 175 acres.…

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City to rebid solid waste pickup contract after Jan. 1

Crystal Springs officials in regular session October 1 agreed to advertise for proposals for solid waste pickup after expiration of their contract with Waste Management on January 1, 2020. Parks and Recreation reported that the Rock the Park event was successful with 800-900 attending. Upcoming events include a Band Festival on October 5, Fall Flower…

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Sheriff Harold Jones resigns, thanks friends for support

Copiah County Sheriff Harold Jones resigned effective November 1 stating “I believe this will insure a more uniform transition for the newly elected Sheriff.” He extended thanks to the supervisors and county attorney and two retired supervisors for their support during his 16 years in office and to “wonderful memories and countless friends.” To read…

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Haunted Haul Run/Walk and Cemetery Tour October 26

The Copiah County Historical & Genealogical Society will once again host a tour of the Crystal Springs Cemetery. On Saturday, October 26, at 7:00 p.m. a cast of new characters will enlighten, educate, and entertain those who dare visit. This year’s tour is in conjunction with the “Haunted Haul” 5K Walk/Run and One Mile Fun…

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Vendors and “Weenie Dogs” sought for Fall Bazaar

The annual Chautauqua Park Fall Bazaar is set for October 19 and vendors are needed to insure the event’s success. Organizers are also seeking dachshunds to participate in the second annual Halloweenie Derby during the Bazaar. The Crystal Springs Parks and Recreation Department is seeking vendors for arts, crafts, antiques, and other items, as well…

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Copiah Academy hosts 42nd annual Marching Festival

Saturday, October 5, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thirty-two high school bands will perform before a panel of judges, with the Copiah Academy band performing first. Judges provide feedback to each band as to how they might improve their performance before the bands are judged in state competitions the next week. During the festival, they will…

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Copiah County under burn ban

At the request of the Copiah County Board of Supervisors, Sept. 25, the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) approved a county-wide burn ban, effective immediately. A burn ban means no outdoor burning of any kind. Under state law, anyone caught burning during a burn ban may be fined up to $500. Individuals are also responsible for…

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