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Greene Co. man among two escapees from Wayne County jail

Billy Takoda Hinton Jonathan Kane Brown By Paul Keane Special to the Herald A Greene County man is among two inmates who beat a guard and escaped from the Wayne County Adult Detention Center Wednesday night as emergency personnel were also dealing with Hurricane Zeta. Local law enforcement officials have been joined by agents with…

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Zeta slams Greene County toppling trees and damaging homes

                        From Staff and Associated Press Reports Emergency response teams continue to clear roads and assess damage across Greene County after Hurricane Zeta tore through the area overnight toppling trees onto homes and power lines and leaving a path of general destruction. Zeta is…

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Local EMA opening multiple ‘safer place to go’ shelters throughout county as Hurricane Zeta approaches

From Staff Reports With Hurricane Zeta bearing down on the Gulf Coast and hurricane force winds expected in the county Wednesday night, the Greene County Emergency Management Agency has announced the opening of multiple temporary shelters for residents. According to EMA Director Trent Robertson, locations across the county will open at 5 p.m. Wednesday as…

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By ANNETTE HARVISON Herald Staff The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced last week the members of the State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council and two Greene County High School students are included. Greene County High School senior Devon McClelland and junior Taylor Garretson will serve on the Student Advisory Council for the 2020-21 school year,…

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GCHS looking to bounce back from bad loss to Bobcats this Thursday

From Staff Reports The Greene County Wildcats traveled to Sumrall last Friday with expectations of a triumphant return to the football field after a lengthy Covid-19 induced hiatus. Unfortunately, the return to the gridiron was anything but triumphant as the Wildcats barely resembled the team that had rushed out to a 2-0 start before being…

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Waxing poetic…. The story of a legendary story teller

By ANNETTE HARVISON Herald Staff People often say they want to collect the stories of their elders to pass down along the generations. Just recently, I shared a story of a family that turned collective stories into a book. There’s a lady in Leakesville who is full of stories from the past, having known many…

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Officials forced to close yet another local bridge

From Staff Reports The Greene County Board of Supervisors have been working toward a nearly $5-million bond package to address an aging road and bridge system. Unfortunately, that process takes time, and for some of the county’s bridges time is running out. Supervisors were notified earlier this week of problems with the Mason Creek Bridge…

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BREAKING NEWS… Body found in MCLAIN’s Turtle Lake

UPDATE: Police have confirmed the identity and notified the family of the person found dead this morning in McLain. Officials say they are investigating the death of Dalton Deakle, 26, whose body was discovered in the lake early Saturday. Am autopsy will be performed. BREAKING NEWS…. BODY FOUND IN McLAIN. Law enforcement officials and investigators…

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