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Richton’s Strickland Pharmacy celebrating Golden Anniversary

By ANNETTE HARVISON / Dispatch Contributor __________ Just before the holidays began last year, one community business began its 50th year of service to local residents. In October 1973, a young couple moved into town, with hopes and ambitions of living a good life in a small town while serving the community at the same time.…

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County’s legislative contingent tabbed for key committee positions

By RUSSELL TURNER / Dispatch Editor __________ Legislative leaders in Jackson announced the committee assignments for state representatives and senators last week and Perry County appears well represented. Senator Dennis DeBar Jr., (R-Leakesville), will remain as the chairman of the powerful Senate Education Committee as Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann kept most of the chairman of key…

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Curtis R. Gates seeking Dist. 2 Constable post

Special to The Dispatch __________ Hello Perry County voters! I am Curtis R. Gates, and I am so glad to announce I am running for Dist. 2 Constable (all south Perry County). First, I would like to thank those of you that voted for me in the August 2023 Primary Election, and we won that…

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James Garner thanks Dist. 4 voters

Special to The Dispatch __________ I, James Garner, would like to thank the voters of Dist. 4 in Perry County for the support you gave me in the primary election. It was an honor getting out into the district meeting and talking with you. Again, thank you. James Garner   Paid political advertisement by James…

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Jacob Garner thanks voters, asks for continued support

Special to The Dispatch __________ My family and I would like to sincerely thank everyone for your prayers and support in the primary election. It was a hard-fought race. For those who voted for me, I can’t thank you enough. For those who voted for my opponent, I humbly ask for your vote and support…

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Official election results show every vote does count

Walters is outright winner in Dist. 5 after final votes tallied.   Endorsement in sheriff’s race creates stir. From Staff Reports __________ Anyone who says a single vote doesn’t count, needs to take a look at the race for the Dist. 5 seat on the Perry County Board of Supervisors. Election officials, candidates and interested voters…

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PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS

Garner defeats Nobles in sheriff’s race to advance to General Election Shows and Lott re-elected as county supervisors, while Wise and Williams head for runoff Goodin outpaced by Burch in Dist. 105 race, but makes runoff   From Staff Reports __________ Perry County will have a new top cop in January after incumbent Sheriff Mitch…

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