Area News

By ANNETTE HARVISON Herald Staff The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced last week the members of the State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council and two Greene County High School students are included. Greene County High School senior Devon McClelland and junior Taylor Garretson will serve on the Student Advisory Council for the 2020-21 school year,…

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Waxing poetic…. The story of a legendary story teller

By ANNETTE HARVISON Herald Staff People often say they want to collect the stories of their elders to pass down along the generations. Just recently, I shared a story of a family that turned collective stories into a book. There’s a lady in Leakesville who is full of stories from the past, having known many…

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BREAKING NEWS… Body found in MCLAIN’s Turtle Lake

UPDATE: Police have confirmed the identity and notified the family of the person found dead this morning in McLain. Officials say they are investigating the death of Dalton Deakle, 26, whose body was discovered in the lake early Saturday. Am autopsy will be performed. BREAKING NEWS…. BODY FOUND IN McLAIN. Law enforcement officials and investigators…

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Commission Picks Top Flag Submissions 

Special to the Herald The Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag considered the nearly 3,000 flag submissions and narrowed their choices to 147. Readers can view the choices here: https://picti.net/X7UB8. Commission members will rank the top ten choices, and during the next meeting on August 14, the commissioners will select five flags for final consideration. These five…

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Mississippi regional jail hit hard by coronavirus outbreak

LUCEDALE (AP) — More than half of all inmates at a regional jail in south Mississippi have tested positive for the new coronavirus, a warden said Thursday. George County Regional Correctional Facility in Lucedale has the largest COVID-19 outbreak at any prison or jail in the state, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections. The warden…

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New county employee policy put in place during contentious meeting regarding Covid-19 closure of county tax office

By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor Two county employees tested positive for the coronavirus last week prompting a temporary closure of the Greene County Tax Assessor / Collector’s office and forcing county supervisors to set a new employee policy for dealing with Covid-19 issues. The tax assessor’s office was shuttered last week after two employees tested positive…

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