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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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County supervisors pump brakes on State Line Head Start Project

Officials say concerns over purchasing procedures led to decision By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor The construction of a new Head Start facility in State Line has been put on hold indefinitely due to concerns county officials have over purchasing procedures related to the project. The Greene County Board of Supervisors met in a special session Tuesday…

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Goodin among new state lawmakers feeling pinched by House Speaker Gunn

Local rep says House leader is trying to force him and others to choose between retirement benefits he’s earned or public service as elected official From Staff Reports A dispute between four freshmen state legislators and powerful Speaker of the House Philip Gunn over whether they can hold the political office and draw their state…

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Six arrested as part of investigation in Perry County

From Staff Reports Perry County Sheriff Mitch Nobles announced six arrests New Year’s Day as his department worked to get ahead of the rash of gang-related violence. None of the six local men jailed as part of the investigation were charged for any of the shootings, but all were charged with being involved with gang…

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Local communities at ground zero in battle between feuding gangs

Gun battles in the streets, gang killings inside state prisons From Staff and Contributed Reports Greene and Perry counties have been on the front lines of an apparent turf battle between rival gangs that has resulted in multiple deaths and injuries across the state in recent weeks. Five state inmates and a 13-year-old boy have been…

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Local paramedic jailed on new charges

From Staff Reports The shocking story of a Greene County paramedic accused of being a serial rapist grew darker last week after his arrest on five new counts of predatory sexual crimes, including two involving young girls. James Lavelle Walley, 55, of Leakesville, was arrested Dec. 23, while reportedly shopping at a store in Leakesville.…

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UPDATE

Update on local violent crimes The Perry County Sheriff’s Office has made six arrests connected to the recent string of violent crimes in the area. Charges for the six arrested include possession of a stolen firearm, hindering prosecution and gang activity. These crimes have put several communities in three counties on edge during the Christmas…

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