Cats tackle McComb, set sights on East Central

          Second round matchup pits GCHS against defending South State Champs By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor Greene County’s offense struggled to find its rhythm last Friday night against visiting McComb. But, that wasn’t a huge deal for the Wildcats as the GCHS defense stepped up in a big way to lead…

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Cyclist killed, wife injured after being struck by vehicle

By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor Local residents are still trying to come to terms with a tragic accident that claimed the life of a Leakesville man and seriously injured his wife while the couple was cycling on a state highway near their home last week. Edwin Mack Douglas, 68, passed away early Wednesday morning at…

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Teenager shot at party, 73 year-old charged

By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor A Greene County teenager was hospitalized and a 73-year-old man jailed over the weekend after a shooting at a gathering of teenagers. Tristin Walley, 19, of Sand Hill, was transported to Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg after being shot in the abdomen around midnight Saturday at a party at 19…

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VoteCast: Mississippi voters divided on state of nation

By KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press Voters casting midterm election ballots in Mississippi are divided over the state of the nation, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate. As voters cast ballots for U.S. Senate and members of Congress in Tuesday’s elections, AP VoteCast found that 52 percent of Mississippi voters said the country is…

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ELECTION… Hyde-Smith, Espy in Senate runoff, Wicker wins other race

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON (AP) — A Republican appointed to the U.S. Senate in Mississippi and one of her Democratic challengers will compete in a Nov. 27 runoff. Mississippi voters will either elect a woman to the Senate for the first time ever or will send a black man to the Senate for…

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ELECTION…. Mississippi’s 3rd District stays GOP, incumbents win

By JEFF AMY, Associated Press JACKSON (AP) — Mississippians in the 3rd District elected a Republican district attorney as the state’s newest member of Congress on Tuesday, choosing Michael Guest of Brandon over Democratic state Rep. Michael Ted Evans of Preston. The state’s other three congressional incumbents held their seats easily, with Republicans Trent Kelly and…

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ELECTION RESULTS… Clark, Denmark claim school board posts

County splits over McDaniel, Hyde-Smith in Senate race From Staff Reports As expected, a higher number of voters turned out for Tuesday’s mid-term election than has been typical in recent history. In all, 52.3 percent of the county’s 7,197 registered voters went to their polling places Tuesday or voted by absentee ballot. Greene County Circuit…

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Big event planned for Saturday in Leakesville

From Staff Reports The Town of Leakesville’s Events Planning Committee is hosting its fall community-wide yard sale Saturday morning beginning at 7 a.m. The committee began hosting this event two years ago to get residents out and about and involved with one another. The event is hosted twice a year, in the spring and again…

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Time for talking is almost over. It’s time to cast those ballots

Voters will choose representatives for federal, regional and local posts on Tues. By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor Greene County voters will go to the polls Tuesday with several key elected positions up for grabs, including seats in the U.S. Congress, regional judicial posts and two positions on the county school board. The hottest races locally,…

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