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COPPERAS COVE — Charles Wilson gratefully accepted a bottle of cold water from a Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful volunteer Saturday after dropping off a bag of trash at a KCCB collection point on U.S. Business 190 across from the Walmart.

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COPPERAS COVE — Tree limbs, brush, shingles and chunks of metal roof were strewn all over the yards of residents near Big Divide Road. Objects, such as a trampoline, were flipped over or moved to other people’s yards, fences were damaged or destroyed, and some trees were uprooted.

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The Central Texas College (CTC) spring 2020 graduation ceremony scheduled for May was postponed as the school remained closed during initial stay-at-home order initiated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 420 students were expected to participate in the procession and will now be recognized du…

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The 7th Annual Miss Five Hills Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday, but the competition will be different due to the pandemic. The popular community event was scheduled for March 21, but then was postponed to May 30 due to COVID-19 and state requirements to not gather in large groups.

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COPPERAS COVE — On May 21 of last year, Bradi Diaz was sworn in as mayor of Copperas Cove. The ceremony came about a month after she won a special election against three other candidates seeking to fill the unexpired term of former Mayor Frank Seffrood. Seffrood died in December 2018 shortly…

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Copperas Cove High School and Crossroads High School seniors will have an on-stage ceremony to receive their diplomas in front of immediate family members, as well as a virtual graduation and a parade in their honor as they complete their high school careers.

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COPPERAS COVE — Area veterans’ organizations responded quickly to last week’s executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott that closes bars and restaurant dining rooms for at least the next two weeks, but emergency and other assistance from those groups is still available.

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The city of Copperas Cove has established a coronavirus hotline that residents can call to speak to a city staff member to gain information about the virus, according to the city’s Facebook page.

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COPPERAS COVE — More than 50 people shrugged off overcast skies and a slight chill to take part in a waterway cleanup event sponsored by Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful Saturday morning.

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More than 400,000 babies are born in Texas annually. Preparing for first-time parenthood is met with many questions, concerns, and needs. From breastfeeding to diaper changing, even the simplest tasks can seem daunting as a new parent.

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Copperas Cove Five Hills Ambassador Briana Liles knows how to be a gracious loser. Year after year, she competed in the Miss Five Hills Scholarship Pageant. The first year, she did not place. The next couple of years, she placed but did not win.