Pierce says: Break a leg, Shee’ Dueitt

By RANDY PIERCE Guest Columnist The idiom “Break a Leg” has been used by actors and performers for a long time. According to Phrase Finder, actors are known to be superstitious (or at least they act like they are). The phrase derived from “the belief that one ought not utter the words ‘good luck’ to an…

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Announcements shake up local politics

Joe Beard, Harold Cook and Sarah James say they will not seek re-election in 2019 From Staff Reports While most of Greene County’s elected officials appear to be looking toward running for re-election, a couple of key political figures turned heads this week with announcements they will not be adding their names to the ballots…

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Three plead guilty to animal abuse

Men face fines, community service after video shows them abusing injured doe By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor Three Greene County men will avoid jail time, but pay fines and serve 50 hours of community service after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges stemming from their treatment of a helpless Whitetail deer. Anthony Randall Lee Jr.,…

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The smart life… what does your smart technology share about you?

Home items are getting smarter and creepier, like it or not By ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — One day, finding an oven that just cooks food may be as tough as buying a TV that merely lets you change channels. Internet-connected “smarts” are creeping into cars, refrigerators, thermostats, toys and just about…

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H’burg man charged in case after missing couple returns

By ANNETTE HARVISON Herald Staff A 21-year-old Hattiesburg man is out on bond after being charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor in the Christmas disappearance of a Greene County teen. Tyler Wood of Hattiesburg had been considered missing with 16-year-old Veronica Platt since Dec. 27, when the teen’s family reported her missing. Platt…

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Police say they’ve finally caught destructive joyriders

From Staff Reports For several months local law enforcement officials have tried to track down the people responsible for multiple instances of destructive joy-riding in the northwest part of the county. With the arrests of three area residents earlier this week, Sheriff Stanley McLeod hopes the ordeal is nearing its end. McLeod said three suspects…

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L’ville man on parole busted with stolen vehicle

From Staff Reports A county man with a long history of run-ins with the law is likely headed back to prison after being caught with a stolen vehicle. Troy LaDonnis Rivers, 23, was arrested Dec. 7 while out on probation from the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Officers responding to a disturbance on Second Street stopped…

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Long-sought fugitive finally caught

Man who avoided authorities for months nabbed in Greene County By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor A man who has avoided police in George County for months, once reportedly even swimming the Pascagoula River to avoid being caught, is now in custody in Greene County. Daniel Jason Pipkins, 43, of Deering Lane, Lucedale, was taken into custody…

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