Death of Leakesville man ruled as accidental

From Staff Reports The death of a man whose body was found alongside a city street in Leakesville has been ruled accidental. Greene County Coroner Ladd Pulliam told the Herald Friday afternoon that an autopsy performed earlier in the day on the body of Martinez ‘Willie’ Land confirmed that the Leakesville resident had a medical…

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Four baseball Wildcats earn All-Region honors

By BRAD CROWE – Herald Staff The Region 7-4A All-Region Team was released last Friday, with four Greene County Wildcats being honored as members of the squad — Braden Brewer, Phillip Herring, Jace Lott and Collin Pipkins. With all four returning to the team for the spring of 2022, along with a host of returning…

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GCHS softball team sees improvement at PRCC team camp

By BRAD CROWE – Herald Staff The Greene County softball team hit the coast this week, not for a summer getaway at the beach but for a chance to train with top tier coaches and competitors who can help them improve their game. The three-day camp was hosted by head coach Christie Meeks and the Pearl…

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Wreck claims lives of two Greene County men

From Staff Reports Sheriff Stanley McLeod said his office is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Thursday afternoon on Old Avera Road. A small SUV struck the rear end of a debris removal truck working along Old Avera Road around 1 p.m., McLeod said. Father and son, Waylon Strickland and Lamar Strickland died at the…

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Mighty Ruthie’s leap of faith

Bolton brings intangible experience to Nigerian Olympic coaching staff By BRAD CROWE – Herald Staff Two-time Olympic gold medalist and women’s basketball icon Ruthie Bolton often shares a story about one of her proudest moments as a young girl growing up in McLain — the moment she claims to have first embraced an awe-inspiring Olympic…

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Help sought in locating local fugitive

From Staff Reports Local officials are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted on multiple criminal charges who escaped from the custody of deputies last week. Daniel B. Nicholson, 25, of Leakesville, has been on the run from authorities since last Wednesday. According to reports, county deputies went to a family residence…

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