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Raid leads to big stash of meth, edible candies and packaging

Leakesville man, 41, charged with aggravated trafficking   From Staff Reports A search warrant executed in Leakesville this week produced the big stash of hi-grade methamphetamine police were expecting. But what they weren’t expecting was the large quantity of edible cannabis gummies in packaging designed to mimic popular candy brands. Leakesville resident Christopher Sumlin,41, was…

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Palazzo, Ezell headed for runoff in Republican Primary

From Staff Reports Very few of the county’s registered voters bothered to turn out for Tuesday’s Congressional Primary Elections, but the candidates they supported are moving on. Just over 14 percent of the county’s 8,119 registered voters went to their polling places on Tuesday to cast their ballots. Of those, the resounding majority threw their…

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Former paramedic pleads guilty to sexual assaults of women in ambulance and fondling of two children

Lavelle Walley will face potential life sentence when sentenced in June From Staff and Associated Press Reports A once well-respected emergency medical provider and Greene County resident continued his fall from grace earlier this week with admissions in court to sexually-charged crimes against two young girls and multiple women under his medical care. Longtime Leakesville…

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Cats push Sumrall to limit, but can’t advance

By RUSSELL TURNER and STAN CALDWELL Herald Editor / Special Contributor The Greene County High School baseball team shocked the high school baseball universe on Friday with a convincing playoff road win at Sumrall. By Monday night, Head Coach Nick Chatham’s Wildcats had proven it was no fluke. No, the Wildcats did not claim the…

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Alcohol raid at Wild Country event brings questions, draws ire of officials

From Staff Reports A local businesswoman was cited by Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) officers on Saturday at Wild Country Off Road for allegedly selling alcohol without a permit. Tianey Lee Welford, 53, of Irvin Turner Sr. Road, Leakesville, was cited for misdemeanor possession of alcoholic beverages with the intent to resale without an ABC permit.…

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Wildcats moving on to face mighty Sumrall in Round 3

By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor The Greene County Wildcats defeated Quitman in convincing fashion on Monday, claiming their second consecutive Game 3 in a best-of-three series to advance in the state playoffs. Not only does the 13-3 win over the Panthers set up a big third round matchup with powerhouse Sumrall later this week, getting it…

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Wildcats closing in on first region baseball title in a decade

GCHS only needs to split series with Moss Point to win Reg. 8-4A By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor The Greene County Wildcats entered this week’s series with Moss Point needing to win just one game to claim their first region championship in a decade. After Tuesday’s trip down Miss. 63 for game one of the…

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