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McLain man among suspects sought in George Co. ATM theft

From Staff Reports The George County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man with ties to McLain as a suspect in an attempted ATM theft Sunday morning in Benndale. George County Sheriff Keith Havard said in a press release on Tuesday that Joe Howard McLeod, 34, is wanted for grand larceny and is considered to…

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Bucks claim 20-0 Homecoming win over Rams

  By BRAD CROWE – Herald Staff The Sand Hill Bucks capped off homecoming festivities on Tuesday evening in style with a 20-0 victory over the McLain Rams. The Bucks’ running game was in full force, building momentum throughout the first half that allowed them to pull away for a big win down the final stretch.…

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By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor The Greene County Wildcats made the long trip to Kiln last Friday looking to bounce back from a disappointing second half performance in their opener against George County with a solid showing against 6A Hancock High School. They left the Coast with an even worse taste in their mouths and looking…

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Ballot set for special election to choose Dist. 1 Supervisor

From Staff Reports The ballot for the November Special Election for Dist. 1 Supervisor is set. The qualifying deadline came and went earlier this month with no last minute additions, leaving current-serving supervisor James Radcliff and Dillon McInnis as the lone candidates seeking the post. Both men are Leakesville residents and businessmen. Radcliff has been…

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Two jailed after shots fired into residence and sheriff’s vehicle

By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor Two Greene County men are in jail facing a variety of charges after one of them fired a gun into the other’s residence and the other shot a police cruiser responding to the disturbance. Greene County Sheriff Stanley McLeod said it was a miracle nobody was injured or killed in the…

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Local recreation areas closed as Hurricane Ida approaches

JACKSON, Miss. August 27, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service announced it is closing recreation areas today and tomorrow at ranger districts in south Mississippi as a precautionary measure for the protection of the health and safety of visitors and staff before Tropical Storm Ida makes landfall. Forecasters expect Ida to strengthen…

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County residents urged to prepare for Hurricane Ida

From Staff Reports Tropical Strom Ida was recently upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane as it swirled toward a strike on Cuba on Friday as a rapidly intensifying storm that could speed across warm Gulf waters and slam into Louisiana as a Category 3 hurricane on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center warned. Greene County Emergency…

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BOS taking bids on surplus property at Leakeville factory

County leaders hope to move forward on a long-awaited solution to a decades-old problem By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor The old factory building in Leakesville has been a fixture on Main Street for decades. But, the property’s golden years are long gone and it appears the days of ‘kicking the can down the road’ are over…

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