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Copiah Water Association gains $399,405 infrastructure grant

Special to the MBJ WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration today announced a $399,405 grant to Copiah Water Association Inc. of Gallman to help build critical water infrastructure to support the construction of a new, job-creating hospital and spur other commercial and industrial development in Hazlehurst. According to grantee estimates, this project will retain 153 existing jobs, ...

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Board to vote on returning schools to local control

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Three Mississippi school districts are poised to be returned to local control over the next year. The three districts — North Panola, Hazlehurst and Tate County — were taken over by the state for failure to meet state standards. The state Board of Education is likely to vote tomorrow to end the state of emergency in each ...

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Losing a piece of history?

The iconic F86L SabreJet that has that has been a fixture for motorists along Interstate 55 at the Hazlehurst exit may be on its way to Louisiana. Douglas DeCote, the founder of Louisiana Veterans for Justice, wants to refurbish the jet and add it the exhibits at the USS Kidd & Veteran’s Memorial in Baton Rouge, La. “We’d like to ...

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Bogan appointed director

Tracey Bogan, LPN, has been appointed resident care director at Emeritus at Ridgeland Pointe. Bogan previously worked as an LPN for the community. She received her license in practical nursing from Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson. Prior to that Bogan, a resident of Hazlehurst, was a medical service specialist in the U.S. Air Force.  

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Ed Dept. may take out loan for Hazlehurst schools

JACKSON — State education officials are considering taking out a $1 million loan to help cover the cost of improvements to the Hazlehurst school buildings. That’s because the city school district that’s been under state conservatorship for four years can’t get one on its own. The idea is to have the school district’s facilities in the best shape possible when ...

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State set to meet about Aberdeen school system

JACKSON — State officials have signaled they could be seeking to take over an eighth school district even as they consider fundamental changes to the process of state control, called conservatorship. Mississippi’s Commission on School Accreditation is scheduled to meet Wednesday in Jackson and appears poised to declare a state of emergency in the 1,400-student Aberdeen district, which educates students ...

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West inducted into Hall

Fifty-one years after graduating from Mississippi State University, Coyt “Bud” West returned to his alma mater to be honored by the industry he served. On Nov. 17, West’s colleagues, friends, family, and MSU faculty and administration gathered at the university’s poultry science building to honor West as he was inducted into the Mississippi Poultry Association’s Hall of Fame for his ...

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Baker hired as wellness director

BankPlus announced that Elizabeth Baker has been hired as the bank’s director of wellness. A native of Hazlehurst, Baker graduated with a bachelor of science with an emphasis in food, nutrition and dietetics from Mississippi State University. She later earned a master of arts in education with an emphasis in exercise physiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Baker ...

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