Carthan, Mamie Elizabeth

Mamie Elizabeth Carthan, mother of Emmett Till whose death spawned a landmark Civil Rights case, was born in Hazlehurst, Miss. […]

Copiah County Data Dashboard

Demographic data that helps add context to many historical events.

Fairly, Ken

Ken Fairly, from Hazlehurst, was a journalist and police officer who served in local, state, and federal positions.  He investigated […]

Matthews, Burnita Shelton

Burnita Shelton Matthews, born near Hazlehurst in 1894, became the first woman to be appointed to the Federal District Court […]

The Murder of Eddie James Stewart

(Date of Event: 1966) One of the cases reopened by the Cold Case Unit, an organization that investigates unsolved murders […]