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Wild finish sends Cats to tourney championship game

From Staff Reports Never give up. Play until the final buzzer. Leave it all on the court. Every person to ever play high school basketball has heard a coach say those words. Apparently, Coach Brance Crane’s Greene County Wildcats took those words to heart. Greene County overcame a big second half deficit Thursday at Poplarville…

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Local Miss Hospitality program seeking ambassadors

From Staff Reports Any young ladies who would like to represent Greene County or Leakesville in the 2024 Miss Hospitality program are encouraged to send in their applications now. Reigning Greene County Miss Hospitality Dasani Hill and Leakesville Miss Hospitality Taylor Garretson will be crowing new local Miss Hospitality ambassadors in January, welcoming two new…

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GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS…. unofficial counts show Johnson as winner in Dist. 2 Supervisor’s race, Walley as sheriff

Incumbents Eubanks, Holder and Barrow win big. Tingle claims Dist. 5 BOS post. Burch solidifies House Dist. 105 win. From Staff Reports After months of campaigning and pushing residents to get engaged in the process roughly 43 percent of Greene County’s registered voters turned out Tuesday to vote in the General Election. With the top…

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Wildcats beat Poplarville in dramatic fashion to earn playoff berth

  By STAN CALDWELL Herald Correspondent LEAKESVILLE – With their backs against the wall, needing a win to secure a playoff berth, Greene County came through with its best game of the season. The Wildcats matched region champion Poplarville score for score Friday night, and came away with a thrilling 29-28 victory over the Hornets…

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UPDATED…. police say they are very confident the skeletal remains found in Leakesville Thursday are those of missing teenager

Updated: 9/29/23 2 pm Officials confident that human remains discovered Thursday are those of Leakesville teenager missing nearly two months. From Staff Reports Local officials confirmed Friday afternoon that they are near certain the skeletal remains found in Leakesville Thursday morning are those of a local teenager who had been missing for nearly two months.…

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Greene County schools earn highest accountability ratings ever

From Staff Reports Officials are celebrating news released by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) today showing that Greene County School District (GCSD) has received its highest-ever rating since the state started issuing accountability grades. According to MDE accountability grades for the 2022-23 school year that were made public Thursday morning, GCSD is rated as…

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Wildcats outgun Perry Central 42-14 to notch first win of season

By STAN CALDWELL Herald Correspondent NEW AUGUSTA – After an unexpectedly poor start to the season, Greene County was looking to vent some frustrations against a neighboring rival. Mission accomplished. The Wildcats played a nearly picture-perfect first half and coasted to a 42-14 victory over Perry Central Friday night at Howard Mixon Field on the…

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RUNOFF ELECTION RESULTS

Walley wins GOP nomination for Sheriff, Barrow and Tingle top supervisor races From Staff Reports Greene County Republican voters went to the polls for Tuesday’s Primary Runoff Election in numbers that rivaled the turnout for the original primary on Aug. 8. There was a total of six races, all local, on the Republican Primary Runoff…

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