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Barrow to follow Fleming as interim director of Jones Center

By TERESA McCREERY Special to the Herald Jones College’s Greene County Center Director and retired administrator for the Greene County School District, Richard “Rock” Fleming will be leaving education behind to enjoy retirement, again. Jones College President, Dr. Jesse Smith appointed Fleming to head up JC’s Greene County Center last fall after Fleming finished serving…

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Illegal nightclub in McLain shut down on night of planned opening

From Staff Reports A nightclub in McLain was shut down over the weekend before a scheduled grand opening party could ever get going. A team of law enforcement officers led by the Alcoholic Beverage Control officer Joey Miles reportedly served a search warrant at 132 Jackson Street in McLain just after 10 p.m. Saturday. Local…

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Greene County Ag Day set for this Saturday

Agriculture showcase event to be held at Rural Events Center By ANNETTE HARVISON Herald Staff The MSU Greene County Extension office and the Greene County Farm Bureau presents the 2019 Greene County Ag Day, to be held at the Greene County Rural Events Center Saturday, June 29, beginning at 11 a.m. The event will feature…

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Three burglaries being investigated

Tips have helped ID suspects and recover stolen property, but more help sought From Staff Reports The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple home burglaries and hoping the general public may have information to assist in the cases. Investigator Tommy Henderson said he is currently investigating three burglaries and would welcome any information that…

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Garrett to serve nearly 12 years for meth trafficking

From Staff Reports A Greene County man will spend the next 11 ½ years in the federal penitentiary system for drug trafficking. Leondus Garrett, 31, of McLain, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to 136 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.…

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Officials don’t suspect foul play in death of man found in home

From Staff Reports A Greene County man found deceased in his home on Monday is believed to have died from natural causes. Nathaniel Walley, 69, of Hwy. 63 North near Sand Hill, was found dead in his mobile home on Monday after neighbors called law enforcement to ask for a welfare check. Sheriff Stanley McLeod…

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Teacher shortage, budget talks lead school board meeting

By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor With less than two months before students return to classes the Greene County School District is having real trouble finding qualified teachers to fill vacancies. Despite cutting six positions across the county due to changes in enrollment and continued underfunding of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), Supt. of Education Charles…

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