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Red Flag Warning issued as wildfire risks are high across Mississippi

From Staff Reports Local public safety officials are pleading with county property owners to heed the Red Flag Warnings issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) and avoid outdoor fires, such as control burns, over the next several days. The NWS issues a Red Flag Warning when warm temperatures combine with very low humidity and…

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SPECIAL ELECTION RESULTS…

McInnis wins Dist. One seat on county’s Board of Supervisors From Staff Reports For the second time in just over a year, the citizens of District 1 will have new representation on the Greene County Board of Supervisors. Leakesville forester Dillon McInnis defeated James Radcliff for the seat in a special election held Tuesday. According…

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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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