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Rebels have tough task ahead, but excited to be competing in the postseason

Richton football team rallied around Coach Stephen Rice as they rallied for a playoff berth _______________ By BRAD CROWE Dispatch Staff __________ The 2021 season has presented a number of challenges for the Richton Rebels, whose new-look region contains several juggernaut Class 1A football programs. Head coach Stephen Rice, however, has been battling an even greater…

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PCSD invites public to special meeting in search for new Supt. of Education

From Staff Reports The Perry County School Board is hosting a special public meeting next Thursday to introduce interested local residents to the two finalists under consideration to serve as the county school district’s Supt. of Education. School board members have been reviewing potential candidates to replace current Supt. of Education Scott Dearman, who is…

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Rebels slug it out for 6-0 win over Puckett

By BRAD CROWE – Dispatch Staff Points were hard to come   by on a muddy turf during Friday night’s home game for Richton, but the ones they did come up with were enough, as the Rebels came away with a 6-0 victory over the Puckett Wolves. The Rebels’ defense shined in the team’s second…

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PCMS recognizes Students and Teacher of the Month

Special to the Dispatch Perry Central Middle School recently recognized six students and a teacher for representing the spirit of the school in their actions in and out of the classroom. Earning the distinguished titles of Students of the Month for August were sixth graders Cedric Manning and Sa’Mya Holmes; seventh graders Braylon Bolton and…

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Historically Speaking…

Pictured here was a prominent shopping stop in Richton, where fertilizer, feed, other farming items, hardware, groceries and clothing could be purchased. To the left of the building, short wood was unloaded and peeled before being loaded on flat cars to be shipped by rail to the Masonite Corp. in Laurel. The area was knee…

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PCHS takes Perry County Super Bowl with win over Rebels

From Staff Reports Perry Central blew open a tight game with two third quarter touchdowns and pulled away for a 22-6 win at Richton on Friday in the season opener for both teams. Both teams had opportunities in the first two quarters, but mistakes and penalties kept either squad from finding the endzone. The Bulldogs…

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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 ahead of storm

From Staff Reports Tropical Storm Ida was upgraded to Hurricane Ida this afternoon 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. Perry County Emergency Management…

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Longtime community healthcare provider retiring

By ANNETTE HARVISON Dispatch Staff __________ The medical field is an important part of our lives. We see that now more than ever. Having a dedicated medical care clinic and care provider is a big deal when it comes to the care of ourselves and our families, and we all want someone we can count…

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