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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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Local recreation areas closed as Hurricane Ida approaches

JACKSON, Miss. August 27, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service announced it is closing recreation areas today and tomorrow at ranger districts in south Mississippi as a precautionary measure for the protection of the health and safety of visitors and staff before Tropical Storm Ida makes landfall. Forecasters expect Ida to strengthen…

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County residents urged to prepare for Hurricane Ida

From Staff Reports Tropical Strom Ida was recently upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane as it swirled toward a strike on Cuba on Friday as a rapidly intensifying storm that could speed across warm Gulf waters and slam into Louisiana as a Category 3 hurricane on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center warned. Greene County Emergency…

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BOS taking bids on surplus property at Leakeville factory

County leaders hope to move forward on a long-awaited solution to a decades-old problem By RUSSELL TURNER Herald Editor The old factory building in Leakesville has been a fixture on Main Street for decades. But, the property’s golden years are long gone and it appears the days of ‘kicking the can down the road’ are over…

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Third Greene County school shuts down as COVID-19 surge continues

Greene Co. High School and Leakesville Jr. High send staff and students home and shifts to distance learning until Aug. 30 From Staff and AP Reports Officials with the Greene County School District made the decision Wednesday morning to send students and staff at Leakesville Jr. High School home for the remainder of August as…

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Person hit by train in McLain

From Staff Reports State and federal authorities are reportedly continuing to investigate the death of a McLain woman killed last week when she was struck by a freight train. Authorities identified 38-year-old Jessica Freeman as the pedestrian who was killed Friday morning when struck by a train traveling along the Canadian National Railway (CN) line…

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Death of Leakesville man ruled as accidental

From Staff Reports The death of a man whose body was found alongside a city street in Leakesville has been ruled accidental. Greene County Coroner Ladd Pulliam told the Herald Friday afternoon that an autopsy performed earlier in the day on the body of Martinez ‘Willie’ Land confirmed that the Leakesville resident had a medical…

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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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