Mississippi regional jail hit hard by coronavirus outbreak

LUCEDALE (AP) — More than half of all inmates at a regional jail in south Mississippi have tested positive for the new coronavirus, a warden said Thursday. George County Regional Correctional Facility in Lucedale has the largest COVID-19 outbreak at any prison or jail in the state, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections. The warden…

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To mask or not to mask

Around the Greene By ANNETTE HARVISON Herald Staff Writer The virus is spreading through our county. Even at a slow pace, it will make its rounds. We can choose to stay in or we can go out in public. We can choose to wear a mask or choose not to. For most people, it’s a personal…

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GCHS Wildcats football game with rival Rebels reduced to ‘jamboree’ scrimmage after MHSAA ruling pushes fall sports back

High school football and volleyball to be played this fall, but postponed Herald Editor Local sports fans got an answer to a pressing question on Tuesday when the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) announced its decision on how the Covid-19 pandemic would impact fall sports, including football. MHSAA officials met in a lengthy session…

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New county employee policy put in place during contentious meeting regarding Covid-19 closure of county tax office

By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor Two county employees tested positive for the coronavirus last week prompting a temporary closure of the Greene County Tax Assessor / Collector’s office and forcing county supervisors to set a new employee policy for dealing with Covid-19 issues. The tax assessor’s office was shuttered last week after two employees tested positive…

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Chancery Court notices for the week of July 16, 2020

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BURIE MCLAIN, DECEASED    CAUSE NO.: 20-CV-00072-MAM NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters Testamentary having been granted on the 6th day of July, 2020, by the Chancery Court of Greene County, Mississippi, to the undersigned Adminstratrix of the Estate of BURIE MCLAIN, deceased, notice is hereby given to all persons having…

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County supervisors taking bids for sale of surplus land and equipment

Order Directing Clerk to Give NOTICE OF SALE OF SURPLUS COUNTY PROPERTY Whereas, Greene County, Mississippi, by and through its Board of Supervisors, By virtue of Mississippi Code Sections 19-7-3 and 19-7-5, has determined certain real and personal property of the County to be surplus.  Further, the County considers it necessary and in promotion of…

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BOS taking bids on Dump Truck / Garbage Truck

NOTICE TO BIDDERS Public Notice is hereby given that the Greene County, Mississippi Board of Supervisors invites and will receive written, sealed bids until 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020 at the Supervisor’s office at the Greene County Courthouse in Leakesville, Mississippi for one or more pieces of equipment. Specifications for the bids are…

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSTRUCT DAM AND IMPOUND SURFACE WATERS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI FOR BENEFICIAL USE

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSTRUCT DAM AND IMPOUND SURFACE WATERS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI FOR BENEFICIAL USE DAM APP NO.: 20-020 SW App. No.: MS-SW-10536 STORAGE VOLUME: 25 ACRE-FEET WATER SOURCE: Wooten Creek Notice is hereby given that David W. Helton of Leakesville, MS filed an application, pursuant to state laws and regulations, to construct a dam…

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