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Marvin Edwards Jr. qualifies for Dist. 3 Supervisor’s race

Special to The Dispatch I, Marvin Edwards Jr., am announcing my candidacy for Perry County Supervisor District Three. I humbly ask for your consideration, support, and vote in the upcoming election. A formal announcement will follow at a later date. Paid Political Advertisement by Marvin Edwards Jr.  

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Judge Tim Odom qualifies to seek re-election to Justice Court post

_________ Longserving Perry County Justice Court Judge Tim Odom has announced his candidacy for re-election. Odom submitted his qualifying paperwork last week and will be on the ballot in the August Republican Party Primary. Judge Odom, who has over 20 years of judicial experience and leadership, says serving the people of Perry County has been…

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Election season off to fast start! 

Multiple candidates already qualified. Qualifying deadline is Feb. 1.   From Staff Reports __________ The 2023 election season is off and running and with a full slate of county and state offices up for grabs, this year’s cycle promises to be an active one. The qualifying period for candidates officially began Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023,…

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Mitch Nobles announces re-election campaign for Perry Co. Sheriff

Special to The Dispatch _________ Incumbent Perry County Sheriff Mitch Nobles has announced his intentions to seek a third term as the county’s top law enforcement officer. Nobles submitted his qualifying paperwork on Tuesday and will be on the ballot for the Republican Primary in August. A long-serving deputy and police officer, Nobles said it…

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Rebels earn big win over Mt. Olive to keep playoff hopes alive

By STAN CALDWELL – Dispatch Correspondent Richton’s playoff hopes in Class 1A may still be on life support, but their heart is still ticking. The Rebels needed a win by at least 12 points against Mount Olive Friday night to keep those hopes alive, and they did what they had to do, defeating the Pirates 26-12…

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Rebels earn big win with late comeback over St. Andrews

  By STAN CALDWELL – Dispatch Correspondent It’s never over until it’s over, and the Richton Rebels are living proof. Richton was dead in the water, trailing by nine points with under four minutes to play in the game, then summoned up some magic. Sophomore quarterback Dakota Amos threw two touchdown passes to senior Seth Mills…

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Bucking the Pandemic Blues …    Runnelstown family’s efforts paying off as impact of Circle C Arena continues to grow

By ANNETTE HARVISON Dispatch Staff __________ When the pandemic shut down the world, it didn’t just hit retail establishments and churches. The shut down seeped into everything and impacted everyone – including equestrians. For many Perry County residents, horseshows and competition on horseback are not just for fun, they are a way of life. One local…

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Indictment issued in 2020 ATV crash that claimed life of Perry County teen

Lucedale man facing manslaughter, aggravated assault and evidence tampering charges By RUSSELL TURNER Dispatch Editor __________ A Greene County Grand Jury has indicted a man believed to be responsible for a 2020 ATV crash that killed two men, including a Runnelstown teenager. Derrick Wayne Chavers, 37, of Lucedale, surrendered to authorities on Monday roughly 18 months…

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