Copiah County

Copiah County, Mississippi

PO Box 507
Hazlehurst, MS 39083
Phone: (601) 894-3021
Fax: (601) 894-4081
www.copiahcounty.org

In southwestern MS, southwest of Jackson; organized Jan 21, 1823 from Hinds County. Name Origin: From an Indian word, said to mean 'panther,' but uncertain. It is believed locally to mean 'clear water.'

Area (sq mi):: 779.38 (land 776.60; water 2.78) Population per square mile: 37.60
Population 2005: 29,164 State rank: 30 Population change: 2000-20005 1.40%; 1990-2000 4.20% Population 2000: 28,757 (White 47.40%; Black or African American 51.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 34.00
Income 2000: per capita $12,408; median household $26,358; Population below poverty level: 25.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,059-$18,965
Unemployment (2004): 7.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 29.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 48.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Major organization : COPIAH COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
The WMA in Mississippi that targets dove hunting and is southernmost of the hunting areas is in Copiah County.
Methods: Using the Copiah County screening questionnaire and United Kingdom Parkinson's Disease Society Brain Bank diagnostic criteria, we surveyed the available NIT cohort members in 2000 and diagnosed 86 patients as PD.
Ray Izard, superintendent of Copiah County Schools and chairman of the Board of Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Hazlehurst, with full support of his pastor, Rev.
McElreath and Keena are both with the legal studies department at the University of Mississippi, Etter is a retired lieutenant from the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in Wichita, Kansas, and Stuart, a career law enforcement official in Mississippi, currently serves as coroner of Copiah County, Mississippi.
The forestry major at Iowa State University worked earlier jobs in the field and was a lifetime member of the Society of American Foresters and a member of the Mississippi and Copiah County Forestry Associations.
Kennya Johnson of Copiah County, Mississippi, told WLBT Channel 3 that she begged the man carjacking her not to hurt her, "telling him that I have got kids.
51 near Wesson in Lincoln County & Copiah County
The non-binding open season includes MHP's existing Egan storage facilities in Acadia Parish, LA and Moss Bluff storage facility m Liberty County, TX: and the proposed storage facility in Copiah County, MS.
County records: COPIAH: *2-V-2001, Copiah County Game Management Area (GMA), J.
In late winter, 1994, two lanes 620 meters long by 2 meters wide were bush-hogged through the woods at the Copiah County Game Management Area in central Mississippi.
The new warehouse distribution center, to be located near Interstate 55 in the city of Gallman in Copiah County, will be a fully operational distribution center and will initially employ approximately 250 to 300 people.