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Person hit by train in McLain

From Staff Reports Authorities have identified the pedestrian killed in McLain this morning in an accident involving a freight train. Jessica Freeman, a 38-year-old female, was killed mid-morning after being struck by a train while walking along the tracks inside the town limits of McLain. Details are limited but reports are the train operators attempted…

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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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Help sought in locating local fugitive

From Staff Reports Local officials are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man wanted on multiple criminal charges who escaped from the custody of deputies last week. Daniel B. Nicholson, 25, of Leakesville, has been on the run from authorities since last Wednesday. According to reports, county deputies went to a family residence…

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Karen Miller Smith announces bid for re-election as alderman

Special to the Herald To the citizens of The Town of Leakesville, I, Karen Miller Smith, would like to take this opportunity to formally announce my candidacy for re-election of Board of Alderman. First of all, I would like to thank you, the citizens, for allowing me to serve you for the past sixteen years,…

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Thomas Lundy makes formal announcement for alderman

Special to the Herald Hello, my name is Thomas Lundy and I am asking for your vote and support as I seek to represent you on the Board of Aldermen for the Town of Leakesville. I am retired after working from 1970-1999 at Ingalls Shipbuilding as First Class Shipfitter where I was involved in all…

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Mississippi justices toss voter-backed marijuana initiative

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS – Associated Press JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court on Friday overturned a medical marijuana initiative that voters approved last fall. Six justices ruled that the medical marijuana initiative is void because the state’s initiative process is outdated. Three justices dissented. Mississippi voters in November approved Initiative 65, which required…

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