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Police say boy, 14, burned home to ground and threatened school

Family members were inside home when blaze was set By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor A 14-year-old Greene County boy is in custody after being accused of setting his home ablaze last weekend while members of his family were inside asleep and for also making threats of violence against his school. The juvenile, who is from the…

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Greene County alums shine during MACJC football matchup at Decatur

From Staff Reports The talents of several former Greene County Wildcats were on full display Thursday night in Decatur as the Pearl River Wildcats traveled to take on East Central Community College in a big MACJC South Division matchup. The homestanding Warriors came out with a solid 35-0 win over PRCC, but former Cats on…

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Continuing to grow … county school district earns ‘B’ rating and best-ever accountability score

LES earns ‘A’ rating, GCHS ranks 11th among all high schools in state By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor The Greene County School District has earned its highest-ever accountability score and is in the top third of all Mississippi public school districts in terms of student performance. Unofficial results from the Mississippi School and District Grading System…

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Some CBD vapes contain street drug instead of the real thing

By HOLBROOK MOHR – Associated Press Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. “It’ll relax you,” the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn’t relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma. That’s because what he was vaping didn’t have any CBD, the suddenly popular compound extracted…

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Penalties, turnovers doom Cats in loss to Citronelle

By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Staff Penalties and turnovers doomed the Greene County Wildcats in Citronelle, Ala. on Friday. The Wildcat offense spent a good bit of time on the Citronelle end of the field, but untimely penalties and turnovers spoiled every opportunity GCHS had for getting in the endzone. Likewise, the Greene County defense, despite being…

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News of conditions in Miss. prisons sparks call for reforms

Editor’s Note: The following article was produced in partnership with the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. The story is part of an ongoing investigation into the Miss. corrections system. By Jerry Mitchell Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting Top Mississippi officials called for a review of…

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Rebels retain Golden Bell with win over Wildcats

      Cat fight in Citronelle up next for GCHS By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor Friday night was a tough one for the GCHS Wildcat football team. Not only did the Wildcats drop a disappointing loss to their rivals from George County, they also continued to get hit by an injury bug that has…

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