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Hospital officials warn of potential scam

From Staff Reports Officials with Greene County Hospital are warning area residents to be aware of scammers using the hospital as a means to defraud. Hospital Administrator Richard Daughdrill said that at least one local resident has received a call from ‘scam artists’ pretending to be collection agents acting on behalf of the hospital. The…

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One suspect in Benndale ATM incident surrenders to police

Two other suspects in the attempted heist remain at large From Staff Reports One of three suspects wanted for their alleged involvement in a attempted ATM theft in Benndale on Sept. 18 has turned himself into authorities. Joe Howard McLeod, 34, of McLain, surrendered to officials in George County this past Saturday. McLeod was the…

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C-store targeted in Mon. break-in

From Staff Reports County law enforcement is looking for an individual(s) who was willing to risk jail time over a few packs of smokes and some beer. County deputies responded to Riverside Quick Stop at 16494 Old Avera Road just before midnight on Monday after the store’s security system detected an intruder. Police say the…

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L’ville Subway restaurant targeted in Tues. morning burglary

From Staff Reports Officials with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a burglary on Main Street in Leakesville early Tuesday morning. The break-in occurred around 2 a.m. Tuesday at the Subway restaurant next to Dollar General and was discovered by employees reporting to work Tuesday morning. Investigator Adam Kelly, who is heading up the…

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McLain man among suspects sought in George Co. ATM theft

From Staff Reports The George County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man with ties to McLain as a suspect in an attempted ATM theft Sunday morning in Benndale. George County Sheriff Keith Havard said in a press release on Tuesday that Joe Howard McLeod, 34, is wanted for grand larceny and is considered to…

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Ballot set for special election to choose Dist. 1 Supervisor

From Staff Reports The ballot for the November Special Election for Dist. 1 Supervisor is set. The qualifying deadline came and went earlier this month with no last minute additions, leaving current-serving supervisor James Radcliff and Dillon McInnis as the lone candidates seeking the post. Both men are Leakesville residents and businessmen. Radcliff has been…

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Two jailed after shots fired into residence and sheriff’s vehicle

By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor Two Greene County men are in jail facing a variety of charges after one of them fired a gun into the other’s residence and the other shot a police cruiser responding to the disturbance. Greene County Sheriff Stanley McLeod said it was a miracle nobody was injured or killed in the…

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