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Man charged in fatal ATV crash released on $250K bond

Two young men killed after being struck by off road buggy at large gathering in Leakesville By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor The George County man charged with two counts of homicide (manslaughter) and one count of aggravated assault in connection with a deadly ATV crash in Greene County last weekend has been released on bond. Derrick Lane Chavers,…

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King returning to GCHS as football assistant coach

From Staff Reports A familiar face will be back on the sidelines and back in the hallways at Greene County High School when students return from Christmas break in early January. Mike King, who served for seven seasons as an assistant coach and head coach for the Wildcats, is returning to the school to serve…

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MDOC looking at putting sharpshooters back in guard towers as contraband smugglers get more creative

Drugs, phones and even chicken wings stuffed in footballs and tossed over fences in latest smuggling attempt From Staff Reports Officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections are developing plans to reinstate armed guards in watch towers at the state prison in Leakesville to crack down on attempts to introduce contraband over the security fences.…

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Two killed after being hit ay ATV at large gathering in Leakesville

Two young men killed after being struck by off road buggy at large gathering in Leakesville By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor Authorities are continuing to investigate and piece together details from an ATV wreck that killed two people and injured several others this past weekend. Investigators with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday afternoon they…

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GCSD partners with WCU and other public school districts on “Grow Your Own”

The Greene County School District has joined a “Grow Your Own” partnership with William Carey University and seven other public school districts to help fight Mississippi’s critical teacher shortage through. “Grow Your Own” is a program to aid K-12 public school districts to select students for a fast-track program at William Carey that will enable…

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Lady Cats solid in return to hoops action, but GCHS boys outmanned

From Staff Reports Senior Serenity Blakely was one rebound shy of another double-double on Tuesday as the GCHS returned to action for the first time since mid-November and posted a 20-point win over visiting Pearl River Central. The Lady Wildcats got off to a predictably slow start after the roughly 3-week layoff, but got rolling…

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Rams are Little 6 Champs

McLain football team completes undefeated season with win over Richton in Little 6 Championship Game By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor The McLain Rams capped off an undefeated season on Monday with an exciting win over Richton to claim the Little Six Conference Championship. The large crowd on hand in McLain was treated to an exciting, back-and-forth…

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