Richton School District begins new school year without masks

Richton High School Principal Ben Bryan said school officials finalized plans for the 2021-2022 school year and will begin the new year like a normal school year, though still keeping up pandemic era sanitizing and disinfecting. Masks will optional for staff and students. “After our meeting this morning (Thursday), we have decided that we are…

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Richton honoring memory of late Mayor

From Staff Reports __________ Officials in Richton are honoring the memory of longtime businessman and elected official Jimmy L. White. The Richton Home and Garden Club will host a Memorial Dedication in honor of White this Saturday, June 5, at Richton Town Square, in conjunction with the club’s Arbor Day celebration. Town officials are joining…

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Meth-related arrests in Perry County continue to pile up

  From Staff Reports __________ The Perry County Sheriff’s Office has been busy over the past week with its fight against illegal narcotics in the community. County officers made multiple felony arrests since last Wednesday, including one they say involves one of the department’s largest seizures of methamphetamine. Johnny Freddrick Smith, 44, of Bassfield, was…

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Richton falls at Stringer in Game 1, hosts Game 2 on Saturday.

Early mishaps for the Richton Rebels forced them to fight an uphill battle for most of Thursday night’s series opener at Stringer. Despite a valiant attempt to climb back into the game, the Red Devils tacked on 5 late runs to strengthen their lead and secure a 9-1 victory to begin Round 3 of the…

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Red-hot Rebels ride into Round 3 of playoffs

By BRAD CROWE Disptatch Staff The Richton Rebels have been on a roll through two rounds of postseason play. Winners of their last five games, the Rebels swept their first two opponents to earn their place in this week’s Round 3 matchup with Stringer in another best-of-three series. After only getting to play 11 games…

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Red-hot Rebels ride into Round 3

The Richton Rebels have been on a roll through two rounds of postseason play. Winners of their last five games, the Rebels swept their first two opponents to earn their place in this week’s Round 3 of competition.  After only getting to play 11 games in 2020 before the season was ended due to COVID,…

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Richton sweeps series vs. McEvans, advances to Round 3

The Richton Rebels are third-round bound after earning two straight wins over the McEvans Warriors in Round 2. After traveling four hours on Thursday to earn a 21-5 victory in the series opener, the Rebels hosted the Warriors on Friday and made quick work of it, scoring 15 runs through three innings to win 15-1…

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