Voter turnout very low for Tues. primaries

From Staff Reports Voter turnout in Greene County and across Mississippi was extremely low Tuesday for the Democratic and Republican primary elections. Greene County Circuit Clerk Cecelia Bounds said mid-day Tuesday that she expected turnout in the county to be well below 20 percent. The final tally showed only only about 11 percent of the…

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Notices recently filed in Chancery Court – Published 5-31-18

STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF GREENE SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE’S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF LAND WHEREAS, on the 14th day of October 2014, RAYMOND L. BELL, M.D. AKA RAYMOND L. BELL executed a certain deed of trust to JOHN R. GUNN, Trustee, for the use and benefit of FIRST STATE BANK, a Mississippi corporation, and which said deed…

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Bids sought for oil, gas, mineral leases on county school property

PUBLIC NOTICE OF INVITATION TO BID FOR OIL, GAS AND MINERAL LEASE ON SIXTEENTH SECTION PUBLIC SCHOOL TRUST LANDS IN GREENE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND: • Section 16, Township 1 North, Range 5 West, containing 8 acres, more or less. • Section 16, Township 2 North, Range 6 West, containing 5 acres, more…

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Jones County Junior College seeks bids for building project

SECTION 00000  –  ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received for the project named below by the: Jones County Junior College until July 17, 2018 at 2:00 PM. Location for Receipt of Bids (Hutcheson-Hubbard Administration Building): Jones County Junior College 900 South Court Street Ellisville, MS 39437 Plans and Specifications…

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Beard sentenced to prison for 2017 auto fatality

By PAUL KEANE Special to the Herald A 22-year-old Greene County man was sentenced on Monday to a total of 25 years in prison after taking responsibility for a fatal wreck that claimed the life of a former schoolmate last year. Joseph Talton (Joey) Beard, of Leakesville, was sentenced by Special Appointed Circuit Judge Steve Simpson…

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School board looks to sale surplus land in Sand Hill

In accordance with Mississippi Code of 1972, 37-7-455, Greene County School District will receive sealed, written bids for the cash sale of real property (land) no longer needed for school district operations. The land for sale is located northwest of Highway 42, Richton Mississippi. More specifically +/-1.5 acre site located between the Sand Hill Community…

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BOS seeks bids for emergency repairs on Indian Hill and Freemantown Rd. bridges

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Supervisors of Greene County, Mississippi at the Greene County Courthouse, Leakesville, Mississippi, until 10:00 am on the 16th day of May, 2018 and shortly thereafter publicly opened for the 2018 EMERGENCY BRIDGE REPAIR – CONTRACT #1 (INDIAN HILL ROAD), Greene County, Mississippi, as…

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Leakesville changes ordinance language

ORDINANCE 87 An ordinance establishing charges and rates for the use and service of the waterworks and sewer system of the Town of Leakesville, Greene County, Mississippi, and regulating and providing for the use thereof. August 11, 1964 Amended as follows: ARTICLE I DEFINITIONS: Unless the context specifically indicates otherwise, the meaning of terms used…

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Phone system offering Lifeline home phone, internet options

Franklin Telephone Co., Inc. DID YOU KNOW On December 16, 1997, the Mississippi Public Service Commission designated Franklin Telephone Company, Inc. an “Eligible Telecommunications Carrier” for its service area for Universal Service Fund purposes and programs. The goal of universal service is to provide all Mississippi citizens access to essential telecommunications services. Franklin Telephone Company,…

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