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Deer hunters needed in the ongoing CWD battle

By Bonnie Coblentz MSU Extension Service Deer hunters are urgently needed to participate in the battle to limit the spread of chronic wasting disease among the state’s prized white-tailed deer population. Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, is a 100% fatal, transmissible, neurogenerative disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that deer infected with…

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Have the drug conversation with kids before it’s too late

It’s normal for parents to be worried about illicit fentanyl, a highly-lethal drug that has fueled an unprecedented rise in overdose-related deaths in Mississippi communities. The good news is that they can turn their concern into action by learning the facts and helping their children protect themselves from dangerous substances and the alarming increase in…

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Co-Lin, The W sign agreement for transfer students

Copiah-Lincoln Community College and Mississippi University for Women recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to facilitate degree completion. The agreement established a pathway for Co-Lin students to complete a degree in psychology, family science, and a certificate program in child advocacy studies (CAST). Both Co-Lin and W advisers will collaborate to ensure seamless transition…

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Community & Religious Calendar

Sept. 24 Jayess CrossRoad Cruisers presents its Second Annual Open Car Show from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, too benefit The Refuge at 584 Woody Road, Jayess. There will be lots of awards for adults and kids, food and craft vendors, silent auction, bingo, and more. For more info, contact Missy Thornhill at…

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DAR promotes Constitution Week

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution urges Americans to reflect on the United States Constitution during this month’s annual observance in honor this foundational document of national governance. The DAR initiated the observance in 1955, when the service organization petitioned the U.S. Congress to dedicate Sept. 17- 23 of each year to the…

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Qualifying deadline Sept. 9 for school board, supervisor

The qualifying period for District 1 and District 2 school board seats and the special election for District 5 supervisor in Lawrence County is now open for anyone wishing to seek election to either of the positions. Candidates must file qualifying papers with Circuit Clerk Sandy Brister by 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9. For more…

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Community & Religious Calendar

Sept. 10 The third annual Tri-County Cruisers Showdown will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 10, on Main Street in New Hebron. There will be music, vendors, food, and fun for everyone. Dash plaques will be give to the first 75 registered entries. Sept. 11 New Zion Baptist Church will host Homecoming…

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988 aims to expand mental health crisis response

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Extension Service The rollout of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline offers more hope to individuals dealing with mental-health-related distress. That population includes farmers and farm workers, who are among those most at risk for suicide and mental health distress. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, male agricultural…

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Entertainment announced for 163rd fair Oct. 6-16

The Mississippi State Fairgrounds recently announced the entertainment lineup along with new attractions, including the Great American Wild West Show, for its largest annual event, the Mississippi State Fair. The 163rd Mississippi State Fair will take place Oct. 6 – 16 at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds. This year, the Fair will kick off with a…

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Co-Lin Foundation welcomes new board members

The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Foundation recently elected six new members to its board: James Brown, Aimee Guido, John C. Hughes, Stephen McNulty, Dustin Walker and Marney Walker. James Brown James Brown, of Natchez, is a 2005 graduate of Co-Lin, a 2012 graduate of Northwestern State University, where he received a degree in business administration, and…

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