Area News

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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Suspected gas blast destroys home

First responders, fire officials say it is a miracle no lives were lost Investigators still trying to determine exact cause of blast that sent one to hospital with severe burns By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Staff State and local officials continue to investigate the source of an explosion and fire that completely destroyed a local home and…

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Weather dampens, but doesn’t ruin historical celebrations in Leakesville

From Staff Reports Greene County residents were celebrating the holiday season last weekend with activities and events around the county. State Line and McLain held their Christmas parades Saturday, and Leakesville was busy with the 155th anniversary of the Battle of McLeod’s Mill reenactment, the first annual Chickasawhay Historic Fest and the Greene County Museum…

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Local man charged locally and in Alabama over ATV theft

From Staff Reports A Greene County man is facing charges locally and in Alabama for the alleged theft of his brother’s side-by-side ATV. Joe Leonard ‘Joey’ Jarvis III, 41, was arrested by Greene County deputies Monday in George County and charged with burglary of a dwelling. Jarvis is being charged with breaking into the residence…

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G.C. Circuit court wraps up Nov. term with sentencings

From Staff Reports The November term of Greene County Circuit Court ended recently with multiple judgements handed down by judges. Jessica Renee Emery, 29, of Moss Point, had probation revoked and was ordered to serve the remainder of a 10-year sentence for an Apr. 2012 conviction of burglary of a dwelling. Ronald Michael Harrell, 39,…

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Man charged with DUI after truck slams into local church

From Staff Reports An early morning accident on Thanksgiving day left a Leakesville man in jail and crumpled the brick wall of a local church. The crash, which happened just before 2 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, could have been much worse, but thankfully the driver was not seriously injured and the sanctuary that sustained the damage…

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Leakesville expansion set to take effect Mon.

By ANNETTE HARVISON Herald Staff Monday, Nov. 25, a number of current county residents will wake up as residents of the Town of Leakesville. Although the official date of the annexation is Sunday, Nov. 24, nothing will happen until business resumes Monday. As reported previously, residents will not incur any significant changes until after Jan.…

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Couple facing multiple charges related to auto theft

From Staff Reports An Alabama man and woman are in jail in Greene County facing multiple charges related to a string of thefts from a local auto body shop’s vehicle storage yard. Terry Wayne Bohannon, 39, of 8650 John Shinn Road, Chunchula, Ala. and Brittney Theresa Pugh, 33, of 8820 Valhalla Drive, Eight Mile, Ala.…

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