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Alabama bans smoking on public beach

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — The sugar-white sand in Gulf Shores is Alabama’s most popular half-mile stretch of public beachfront. This area also is undergoing $15 million in renovations and city officials want to keep it looking nice. So, in June, city officials adopted a wide-ranging list of regulations that included an Alabama first: The…

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Wood pellet maker plans $200M investment in Mississippi

LUCEDALE (AP) — A company that makes wood pellets burned for fuel in overseas power plants is moving ahead with plans for a $140 million pellet mill and a $60 million ship-loading terminal on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Enviva LP spokeswoman Maria Moreno said Wednesday that the Maryland company signed agreements Monday with leaders in…

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UPDATED: Second victim from early morning blaze has died

From Staff Reports The two victims of a house fire early Thursday morning in the Neely Community have been identified as Johnny and Teresa Nelson, of Gautier. Greene County Coroner Ladd Pulliam confirmed the identities just before 4 p.m. Friday. Teresa Nelson, 65, was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire, which occurred at 1224 Neely-Avera Road just…

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Fairley announces bid for Dist. 5 Supervisor

Special to the Herald Leaf resident Gary F. Fairley has qualified to seek the office of District Five Supervisor and announced he will seek the Republican nomination for the post in the upcoming Aug. 6, Republican Primary. The father of three is employed as a law enforcement officer with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, and…

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Shannon Busby to run for Justice Court Judge – Post 2

Special to the Herald Longtime law enforcement officer Shannon Busby, of Mt. Pisgah, has announced his candidacy for the office of Justice Court Judge – Post 2. Busby has previously served Greene County residents as a sheriff’s deputy and is currently in his third term of office as a county constable. In announcing he will…

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Bounds announces bid for re-election as county’s Circuit Clerk

Special to the Herald Cecelia Bounds of the Avera Community said this week that she is pleased to announce her campaign for re-election as Circuit Clerk for Greene County. Bounds, who is currently serving her third term as circuit clerk, says she looks forward to visiting and meeting the citizens of the county as the…

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Eubanks seeks fourth term as Chancery Clk.

Special to the Herald Three-term Greene County Chancery Clerk Michelle D. ‘Shelley’ Eubanks is asking voters to continue their support as she runs for re-election. Eubanks, who began her career in public office in 2008, announced last week she would seek another term. She added that she is excited about the opportunity to continue to…

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Pierce says: Break a leg, Shee’ Dueitt

By RANDY PIERCE Guest Columnist The idiom “Break a Leg” has been used by actors and performers for a long time. According to Phrase Finder, actors are known to be superstitious (or at least they act like they are). The phrase derived from “the belief that one ought not utter the words ‘good luck’ to an…

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Announcements shake up local politics

Joe Beard, Harold Cook and Sarah James say they will not seek re-election in 2019 From Staff Reports While most of Greene County’s elected officials appear to be looking toward running for re-election, a couple of key political figures turned heads this week with announcements they will not be adding their names to the ballots…

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