Area News

Discovery of man’s body in Leaf being investigated as a homicide

From Staff Reports Local and state officials are continuing their investigation into the apparent murder of a George County man whose body was found in the Leaf Community on New Year’s Day. Greene County Sheriff Stanley McLeod confirmed the identity of the man as that of 33-year-old Cameron Perryman, of Benndale. Perryman’s body was reportedly…

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Man charged in fatal ATV crash released on $250K bond

Two young men killed after being struck by off road buggy at large gathering in Leakesville By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor The George County man charged with two counts of homicide (manslaughter) and one count of aggravated assault in connection with a deadly ATV crash in Greene County last weekend has been released on bond. Derrick Lane Chavers,…

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MDOC looking at putting sharpshooters back in guard towers as contraband smugglers get more creative

Drugs, phones and even chicken wings stuffed in footballs and tossed over fences in latest smuggling attempt From Staff Reports Officials with the Mississippi Department of Corrections are developing plans to reinstate armed guards in watch towers at the state prison in Leakesville to crack down on attempts to introduce contraband over the security fences.…

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Two killed after being hit ay ATV at large gathering in Leakesville

Two young men killed after being struck by off road buggy at large gathering in Leakesville By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor Authorities are continuing to investigate and piece together details from an ATV wreck that killed two people and injured several others this past weekend. Investigators with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday afternoon they…

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GCSD partners with WCU and other public school districts on “Grow Your Own”

The Greene County School District has joined a “Grow Your Own” partnership with William Carey University and seven other public school districts to help fight Mississippi’s critical teacher shortage through. “Grow Your Own” is a program to aid K-12 public school districts to select students for a fast-track program at William Carey that will enable…

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More COVID-19 Testing Planned at South Mississippi Correctional Institution

From Staff Reports In an abundance of caution as Coronavirus cases go up nationwide, the Mississippi Department of Corrections is ramping up COVID-19 testing, calling in the Mississippi State Department of Health after 17 inmates tested positive the last two weeks at South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville. MDOC and MSDH will conduct double testing,…

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UPDATED – Bidders sought for the Town of Leakesville Debris Removal and Debris Removal Monitoring contracts related to Hurricane Zeta recovery

The Bid Submission Deadline has been extended to November 17, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. For additional information see the addendum (pdf file) and the original public notices on the matter. Full packages for interested contractors are available at Town Hall. Please contact the Town Clerk at 601-394-2383 if you have any questions or need additional…

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