Copiah County Newswire

Copiah County Newswire

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  1. Families grieving after violent weekend in Copiah CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 17 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    The first incident happened at a home on Thomas Circle, Saturday night, where Copiah County deputies found Marzedrick Johnson shot and killed. Johnson's family was in complete shock after they found out that the father of three children had been killed.

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  2. ATM destroyed after attempted burglaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Hazlehurst police arrested 18-year-old Marvin Mary Jr. after an ATM was destroyed at the Bank of the South. Mary has been charged with business burglary and felony malicious mischief. He is being held at the Copiah County Sheriff's Department.

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  3. Man killed in fiery crash in Copiah CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2016 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... on Highway 28. Fortenberry identified the deceased as Gibson Britt. Officials say he died at the scene. Copiah County Coroner Ellis Stuart said because of the condition of the body, due to the crash and fire, it's believed the deceased is a ...

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  4. Tree falls on car trapping one personRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    According to Copiah County Sheriff Harold Jones, one person became trapped after a tree fell on their car on Wednesday. This happened in Crystal Springs on Rhymes Road.

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  5. Second body of two missing workers recovered from gravel pitRead the original story

    Jun 11, 2016 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... morning, said Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Ray Coleman. The man's body was taken to the Copiah County coroner's office for an autopsy. The worker was found trapped in the slurry near equipment he had been operating when he and ...

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  6. Second victim of gravel pit collapse foundRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2016 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    ... area where the dog gave us an interest and I believe that's how we got the body," said Randal Drane, of the Copiah County EMA. Green Brothers Gravel pit has been an active recovery site around the clock for days with experts from all over ...

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  7. Gravel workers recovered after gravel pit collapseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2016 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... MEMA officials say they will not positively identify the body until the coroner has completed the autopsy. The Copiah County coroner will identify the body. Officials say on June 3, a dam above the gravel pit collapsed. That dam was holding back ...

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  8. Dam collapse caused men to become trapped in Copiah County gravel pitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2016 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Thursday the media was granted access to the Mine Safety and Health Administration mobile command center where they keep a watchful eye on the workers, ensuring nobody else gets hurt or loses their life. Source: WLBT One worker has been found, but another is still missing at Green Brothers Gravel Company in Copiah County.

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  9. Body of 1 of 2 missing workers found in gravel pitRead the original story

    Jun 10, 2016 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... family has been notified, but the man's name was not released out of respect for his relatives, Smithson said. Copiah County Coroner Ellis Stuart told The Associated Press that the Mine Safety and Health Administration would release the worker's ...

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  10. MEMA confirms body recovered in gravel pit is Dee HemphillRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2016 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    Thursday the media was granted access to the Mine Safety and Health Administration mobile command center where they keep a watchful eye on the workers, ensuring nobody else gets hurt or loses their life. Source: WLBT One worker has been found, but another is still missing at Green Brothers Gravel Company in Copiah County.

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  11. Family/friends identify gravel pit worker still missingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... and curiosity in the around the clock efforts. Work continued Wednesday at Green Brothers Gravel Company in Copiah county, where two miners were trapped after a collapse last Friday. Emmitt Shorter and James "Dee" Hemphill were in working in the ...

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  12. Family identifies worker found in gravel pit over nightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | KOLD-TV Tucson

    COPIAH COUNTY, MS - Emergency responders say the body of one of the men trapped in a gravel pit since last Friday has been found. Family, friends and former classmates say the missing gravel pit worker that emergency crews are still searching for is Emmitt Shorter and that James Dee Hemphill is the body that authorities found.

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  13. Family identifies man trapped in gravel pit found overnightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    ... and curiosity in the around the clock efforts. Work continued Wednesday at Green Brothers Gravel Company in Copiah county, where two miners were trapped after a collapse last Friday. Emmitt Shorter and James "Dee" Hemphill were in working in the ...

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  14. Body of 1 of 2 missing workers found in gravel pitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Newms360.com

    ... family has been notified, but the man's name was not released out of respect for his relatives, Smithson said. Copiah County Coroner Ellis Stuart told The Associated Press that the Mine Safety and Health Administration would release the worker's ...

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  15. One of the men trapped in gravel pit found overnightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    One of the men trapped in a gravel pit in Copiah County has been found overnight. But it's not clear at this time if the person is dead or alive.

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  16. Sampling History: Pascagoula puts spotlight on exceptional Mississippi womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | The Mississippi Press

    ... Matthews (1894-1988) was a judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. From Copiah County, Miss., she was the first woman appointed to serve on a U.S. district court. One, an exhibit from the Mississippi Department of ...

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  17. Crystal Springs gravel pit rescue enters day sixRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    In Copiah county, work continued Wednesday at Green Brothers Gravel Company, where two miners were trapped after a collapse last Friday. Today, we learned that the Copiah County Board of Supervisors had put in a request to the Governor's office, asking that he declare a state of emergency.

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  18. Equipment arrives to aid search of men trapped in landslideRead the original story

    Jun 7, 2016 | Commercial Dispatch

    ... told reporters during a Monday afternoon briefing after meeting with family members at the gravel pit in rural Copiah County. The heavier pumps arrived Monday evening from Alabama, escorted by Mississippi State Troopers. U.S Mine Safety and Health ...

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  19. Residents pray for a miracle while pumps arrive at gravel pitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    On night four of the recovery efforts in Copiah County, MEMA officials said two sets of pumps needed for sludge removal arrived around five p.m. Monday, and now there can be further progress to reach the gravel workers. Crystal Springs residents gathered at the Railroad Park to pray for a miracle at the Green Brothers Gravel pit where two workers have been trapped since the landslide Friday.

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  20. Work continues to recover Mississippi minersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2016 | WTOK-TV Meridian

    Copiah County Emergency Management and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency say they have been notified that Green Brothers Gravel Company has started pumping water out of the pit where two miners became trapped Friday. The names were not officially released but WLBT-TV in Jackson reported the families of the missing men have identified them as Emmitt Shorter and James "Dee" Hemphill.

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