Court date set for Perry County supervisor charged with assault

Board President Bobby Bolton accused of pushing woman who was upset over lack of access to public meetings, records Bolton adamantly disputes charge, says he was trying to defuse a bad situation ________________ By RUSSELL TURNER Dispatch Editor ________________ An initial court appearance has been set for the president of the Perry County Board of Supervisors, who…

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Schools set policies for planned Aug. 6 re-openings

Richton and Perry Co. school districts set guidelines on use of masks, transportation, other issues ________________ By RUSSELL TURNER Dispatch Editor ________________ If all goes as planned, students in Perry County public schools will be back in the classroom on Aug. 6 for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. A lot has changed on the…

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Richton vs PCHS to be played as ‘jamboree’ scrimmage after MHSAA ruling pushes fall sports back two weeks

From Staff Reports __________ Perry County student athletes, coaches and fans got an answer to a pressing question on Tuesday when the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) announced its decision on how the Covid-19 pandemic would impact fall sports, including football and volleyball. MHSAA officials met in a lengthy session Tuesday in Jackson with…

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Richton School District announces plans for school reopening on Aug. 6

From Staff Reports Richton School District Supt. of Education Clay Anglin announced today that the decision has been made to move forward with traditional school re-opening on August 6. To follow is the full statement from the school district.   ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING RICHTON SCHOOLS REOPENING  For the last couple of months, the Richton School District…

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Free protective mask giveaway underway in county

  From Staff Reports __________ Perry Countians in need of a protective mask to help curb the spread of Covid-19 can pick one up for free at several locations around the county. The Perry County EMA was recently given 7,500 masks by MEMA and the MSDH for distribution to local citizens. These masks will be…

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Fulmers turn setback into ministry

Molly’s Hands of Hope meant to bring comfort to those facing crisis alone By RUSSELL TURNER Dispatch Editor __________ In just a few short months, the Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world on its ear. Many families across our state and country have dealt with the tragic loss of a loved one due to the virus.…

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Drive-thru coronavirus testing clinic set for Richton this Wednesday

Special to the Herald Residents of Perry County and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 this week as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health continue efforts to stem virus transmission by setting up one-day, drive-through collection sites. The testing site will be open Wednesday, April 22 at the…

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Governor Reeves Extends Shelter-In-Place by 7 Days; Enables Safe Sales by “Non-Essential” Businesses

Special to The Dispatch Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced that he is extending the statewide shelter-in-place by 7 days, while providing some ability for “non-essential” businesses to safely make sales. The Governor’s new executive order extends the expiration date of his previous order to Monday, April 27th. “I wanted to come here today and announce that…

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