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Millions holed up at home as virus profoundly shifts US life

For the latest information on how to combat the spread of COVID-19, CLICK HERE!   By TIM SULLIVAN – Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Millions of Americans began the work week holed up at home against the coronavirus Monday, worried not just about getting sick but about what the unprecedented near-shutdown of the U.S. could do…

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GCHS teams come up just short of perfect week

Wildcat baseball, softball teams barely miss sweep of games over past week From Staff Reports The Greene County High School baseball team missed a perfect week on the diamond by just a couple of pitches. An extra-innings rally by East Central was the spoiler on Saturday as the Hornets scored three runs in the top…

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Cats, Lady Cats look to bounce back

From Staff Reports The GCHS baseball and softball teams are looking to bounce back this week after a couple of tough losses last week. The Lady Wildcats appeared to have regained a little of their softball swagger last week, but a heartbreaking loss to Wayne County at home on Friday will test their resolve as…

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Edee Havard claims DYW title

  By ANNETTE HARVISON Herald Staff The Greene County Distinguished Young Woman program proved to be a magical night indeed when six Greene County young ladies vied for the title of Greene County’s 2021 DYW. These young ladies prepared a fabulous performance after weeks of practice. They were scored in several categories such as a…

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Another public building project put on hold by county officials

County supervisors halt construction of new Emergency Operations Center pending audit and engineering review By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor A second building project by the Greene County Board of Supervisors is now on indefinite hold as county leaders assess how best to move forward to meet state and federal building requirements previously not considered. Construction on…

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Kindness Rocks! LES making a ripple of kindness

  “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples” – Mother Teresa Special to the Herald The students of Leakesville Elementary School are hoping to start an amazing initiative in their school and community.  This school wide project is aimed at the students learning…

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Lady Cats riding hot streak

GCHS wins tourney title, advances in playoffs By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor Raucus home crowds and huge second half efforts have worked well for the Greene County Lady Wildcats of late. GCHS used that formula to claim the Region 8-4A Basketball Tournament title on Friday and followed a similar course on Monday when they defended their…

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A Valentine’s Day story of enduring love

By ANNETTE HARVISON Herald Staff Valentine’s Day is here, and it’s the day couples celebrate their love. It’s a sweet custom dating back many centuries. But it hasn’t always been celebrated as it is in today’s fashion. How many Valentine’s days have you celebrated with your sweetheart? Someone mentioned a couple that has been married…

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Tornado strikes Piave area

No injuries, but homes and timber sustain damage From Staff Reports A tornado touched down near Sand Hill early Monday evening, causing damage to multiple homes and timber in the area. Greene County Emergency Management Director Trent Robertson and a representative with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) were on site with representatives from the…

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