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Republican Primary Runoff set for Tuesday

From Staff Reports If you are a registered Mississippi voter who voted in the Republican Primary two weeks ago, or who didn’t vote in either primary on Aug. 6, your presence would be appreciated at your polling place next Tuesday. That is the day four races of interest in Greene County, including one county supervisor’s…

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Judge acquits Mississippi lawmaker accused of punching wife

LUCEDALE (AP) — A judge on Tuesday acquitted a Mississippi lawmaker of a domestic violence charge in which he was accused of punching his wife in the face because she didn’t undress quickly enough when he wanted to have sex. George County Justice Court Judge Mike Bullock found state Rep. Doug McLeod not guilty of…

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Supervisors start August with lengthy regular meeting

From Staff Reports The Greene County Supervisors held one of its busier meetings of the year on Monday with a full agenda and an assortment of issues and visitors to consider. To follow are some of the highlights from that meeting. BOS agrees to extend air ambulance contract Supervisors on Monday agreed to new contract terms…

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Lewis to head Rural Events Center promotions

By ANNETTE HARVISON Herald Staff The Greene County Board of Supervisors has approved a new events coordinator for the Greene County Rural Events Center. County resident Missy Lewis has been named the new events coordinator for the multi-purpose arena on High School Road, and she plans to help bring revenue to the county through various…

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Tension over tuition assistance program aired at meeting

From Staff Reports The future of the Greene County Board of Supervisors’ tuition assistance program doesn’t seem to be in jeopardy, but there are likely some big changes on the horizon. Supervisors have set aside money to assist students enrolled in Jones College since 2013. Recently, however, board members have talked openly about expanding the…

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That’s mighty hospitable …   Greene Co. shines at Miss Hospitality program

By ANNETTE HARVISON Herald Staff Greene County was definitely in the spotlight in Hattiesburg this past week during the annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Program. Greene County’s Miss Hospitality Charlsie Hicks and Leakesville Miss Hospitality Dariyel Johnson each took home awards from the event and their mentor, Jennifer McNeal, took home an award for her part…

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GET OUT AND VOTE! Primary Elections set for Tuesday, Aug. 6

SEE OUR 2019 VOTER GUIDE HERE!   From Staff Reports Greene County voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to select which candidates from the Democrat and Republican parties will advance to November’s General Election. Party primary elections will be held Aug. 6, for a host of elected positions, ranging from the governor’s race on…

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