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School board sets policy for return to school

Policy addresses masks, bus rules and more for in-person classes and guidelines for those choosing distance learning By ANNETTE HARVISON Herald Staff It is official. The 2020-2021 school year will get underway in Greene County public schools on Thursday, Aug. 6 as planned. However, educators, students and parents will have to deal with numerous changes and…

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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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UPDATED: Area facing severe weather threat for Easter Sunday upgraded

From Staff Reports The National Weather Service office in Mobile, Ala. has upgraded the severe weather alert for our area on Easter Sunday. Greene County residents are being urged to keep a close eye on weather conditions this weekend as a system set to move through the area on Sunday shows the potential to produce “all…

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