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Victim identified in fatal Friday shooting

From Staff Reports Details are sparse, but officials have released the identity of the man killed in a shooting near McLain on Friday. An official with the Greene County Sheriff’s office said Lewis Jerome Rockwell was discovered shot to death on Moody Chapel Road around 9:30 p.m. He is identified as a 45-year-old white male…

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All GCSD students to receive free meals for upcoming school year

Greene County School District Child Nutrition Director Elisabeth Hollinghead said all students will receive free meals at school, however, parents still need to complete school meal applications for the 2022-2023 school year. The Greene County School District Child Nutrition Department is so excited to announce that all students will eat FREE breakfast and lunch meals…

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Raid leads to big stash of meth, edible candies and packaging

Leakesville man, 41, charged with aggravated trafficking   From Staff Reports A search warrant executed in Leakesville this week produced the big stash of hi-grade methamphetamine police were expecting. But what they weren’t expecting was the large quantity of edible cannabis gummies in packaging designed to mimic popular candy brands. Leakesville resident Christopher Sumlin,41, was…

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Palazzo, Ezell headed for runoff in Republican Primary

From Staff Reports Very few of the county’s registered voters bothered to turn out for Tuesday’s Congressional Primary Elections, but the candidates they supported are moving on. Just over 14 percent of the county’s 8,119 registered voters went to their polling places on Tuesday to cast their ballots. Of those, the resounding majority threw their…

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Former paramedic pleads guilty to sexual assaults of women in ambulance and fondling of two children

Lavelle Walley will face potential life sentence when sentenced in June From Staff and Associated Press Reports A once well-respected emergency medical provider and Greene County resident continued his fall from grace earlier this week with admissions in court to sexually-charged crimes against two young girls and multiple women under his medical care. Longtime Leakesville…

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Alcohol raid at Wild Country event brings questions, draws ire of officials

From Staff Reports A local businesswoman was cited by Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) officers on Saturday at Wild Country Off Road for allegedly selling alcohol without a permit. Tianey Lee Welford, 53, of Irvin Turner Sr. Road, Leakesville, was cited for misdemeanor possession of alcoholic beverages with the intent to resale without an ABC permit.…

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