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BOS taking bids on surplus property at Leakeville factory

County leaders hope to move forward on a long-awaited solution to a decades-old problem By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor The old factory building in Leakesville has been a fixture on Main Street for decades. But, the property’s golden years are long gone and it appears the days of ‘kicking the can down the road’ are over…

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Third Greene County school shuts down as COVID-19 surge continues

Greene Co. High School and Leakesville Jr. High send staff and students home and shifts to distance learning until Aug. 30 From Staff and AP Reports Officials with the Greene County School District made the decision Wednesday morning to send students and staff at Leakesville Jr. High School home for the remainder of August as…

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Lady Wildcats excited to be back on the court

GCHS volleyball team looking to make big strides in 2021 despite COVID, coaching changes   By BRAD CROWE Herald Staff _______________ Greene County High School has kicked off its fifth official season of competitive volleyball. And, with a few familiar names bringing experience to the floor and a few new faces calling the shots, the Wildcats…

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Person hit by train in McLain

From Staff Reports State and federal authorities are reportedly continuing to investigate the death of a McLain woman killed last week when she was struck by a freight train. Authorities identified 38-year-old Jessica Freeman as the pedestrian who was killed Friday morning when struck by a train traveling along the Canadian National Railway (CN) line…

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Death of Leakesville man ruled as accidental

From Staff Reports The death of a man whose body was found alongside a city street in Leakesville has been ruled accidental. Greene County Coroner Ladd Pulliam told the Herald Friday afternoon that an autopsy performed earlier in the day on the body of Martinez ‘Willie’ Land confirmed that the Leakesville resident had a medical…

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Four baseball Wildcats earn All-Region honors

By BRAD CROWE – Herald Staff The Region 7-4A All-Region Team was released last Friday, with four Greene County Wildcats being honored as members of the squad — Braden Brewer, Phillip Herring, Jace Lott and Collin Pipkins. With all four returning to the team for the spring of 2022, along with a host of returning…

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GCHS softball team sees improvement at PRCC team camp

By BRAD CROWE – Herald Staff The Greene County softball team hit the coast this week, not for a summer getaway at the beach but for a chance to train with top tier coaches and competitors who can help them improve their game. The three-day camp was hosted by head coach Christie Meeks and the Pearl…

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Wreck claims lives of two Greene County men

From Staff Reports Sheriff Stanley McLeod said his office is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Thursday afternoon on Old Avera Road. A small SUV struck the rear end of a debris removal truck working along Old Avera Road around 1 p.m., McLeod said. Father and son, Waylon Strickland and Lamar Strickland died at the…

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