Cowards and traitors… are you serious?

From Atop the Soapbox By RUSSELL TURNER – Editor / Publisher   The Mississippi Legislature on Sunday voted to retire the Mississippi flag that prominently features a Confederate symbol and has represented the state unofficially since 1894 and officially since 2001. The vote was fairly lopsided with the House of Representatives passing the bill by a 91-23…

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Group holds Unity rally

From Staff Reports A group of roughly 30 local residents and a few visitors gathered in Leakesville Saturday afternoon for a Unity March in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and to draw attention to racial injustice they believe continues to be prevalent throughout the country. The ‘Unity In Our Community’ march was organized…

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Murder charge filed in weekend shooting death

From Staff Reports A shooting in the Sand Hill community over the weekend left one 22-year-old man dead and a second in jail facing a murder charge. Andrade Irving, 22, of Ovett, was killed Saturday evening at a residence on Lovewell Road. According to Sheriff Stanley McLeod, Irving was shot one time in the neck…

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County sees big jump in Covid cases, mostly due to outbreak in local nursing home facility

  From Staff Reports The Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) on Thursday identified Leakesville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center as the Greene County nursing home with a major outbreak of Covid-19 cases. MSDH, which first began identifying longterm care facilities with coronavirus cases with the release of names of facilities on Thursday, reported that Leakesville Rehab…

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Fulmer family turns setback into ministry

Molly’s Hands of Hope meant to bring comfort to those facing crisis alone By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor __________ In just a few short months, the Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world on its ear. Many families across our state and country have dealt with the tragic loss of a loved one due to the virus.…

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Leakesville officials close Town Hall temporarily as a precaution

From Staff Reports Leakesville Town Hall is closed temporarily as a precautionary measure after an office employee reported that a family member had come into contact with someone positive for Covid-19. Town officials ordered the government building closed Thursday afternoon shortly after being alerted to the issue. The employee with the potential exposure has been…

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Governor Reeves Extends Shelter-In-Place by 7 Days; Enables Safe Sales by “Non-Essential” Businesses

Special to the Herald Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced that he is extending the statewide shelter-in-place by 7 days, while providing some ability for “non-essential” businesses to safely make sales. The Governor’s new executive order extends the expiration date of his previous order to Monday, April 27th. “I wanted to come here today and announce…

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