Six arrested as part of investigation in Perry County

From Staff Reports Perry County Sheriff Mitch Nobles announced six arrests New Year’s Day as his department worked to get ahead of the rash of gang-related violence. None of the six local men jailed as part of the investigation were charged for any of the shootings, but all were charged with being involved with gang…

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Local communities at ground zero in battle between feuding gangs

Gun battles in the streets, gang killings inside state prisons From Staff and Contributed Reports Greene and Perry counties have been on the front lines of an apparent turf battle between rival gangs that has resulted in multiple deaths and injuries across the state in recent weeks. Five state inmates and a 13-year-old boy have been…

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Chancery Court Notices for Week of Jan. 2, 2020

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF GREENE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DOROTHY HENDERSON SHOEMAKER, DECEASED SHERRIE HENDERSON TAYLOR, ADMINISTRATOR CIVIL ACTION NO.: 19-49-TLH STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF GREENE SUMMONS TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS-AT-LAW OF DOROTHY HENDERSON SHOEMAKER, DECEASED, IF ANY, WHOSE NAMES AND ADDRESSES ARE UNKNOWN You have been made…

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Bidders sought for 16th section timber sale

MISSISSIPPI FORESTRY COMMISSION INVITATION FOR BIDS STUMPAGE FOR SALE ON 16-5N-5W Greene County, Mississippi Sealed bids will be received by the Greene County school District at P.O. Box 1329, Leakesville, MS 39451, up to and not later than 10:00 a.m. January 13, 2020, for the purchase on a lump sum basis of all timber, standing or…

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Local paramedic jailed on new charges

From Staff Reports The shocking story of a Greene County paramedic accused of being a serial rapist grew darker last week after his arrest on five new counts of predatory sexual crimes, including two involving young girls. James Lavelle Walley, 55, of Leakesville, was arrested Dec. 23, while reportedly shopping at a store in Leakesville.…

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UPDATE

Update on local violent crimes The Perry County Sheriff’s Office has made six arrests connected to the recent string of violent crimes in the area. Charges for the six arrested include possession of a stolen firearm, hindering prosecution and gang activity. These crimes have put several communities in three counties on edge during the Christmas…

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Suspected gas blast destroys home

First responders, fire officials say it is a miracle no lives were lost Investigators still trying to determine exact cause of blast that sent one to hospital with severe burns By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Staff State and local officials continue to investigate the source of an explosion and fire that completely destroyed a local home and…

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Weather dampens, but doesn’t ruin historical celebrations in Leakesville

From Staff Reports Greene County residents were celebrating the holiday season last weekend with activities and events around the county. State Line and McLain held their Christmas parades Saturday, and Leakesville was busy with the 155th anniversary of the Battle of McLeod’s Mill reenactment, the first annual Chickasawhay Historic Fest and the Greene County Museum…

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GCHS names new head football coach

Cats find new leader among their midst in Rotch Dungan Aycock to remain as defensive cooridinator, assistant head coach and A.D. By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Staff The search for a new head football coach at Greene County High School ended Tuesday with the promotion of offensive coordinator Rotch Dungan to lead the program. GCHS Principal Scott…

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