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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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Rebels set for first round of 1A baseball playoffs

By STAN CALDWELL Dispatch Contributor __________ The Richton Rebels are looking to summon the echoes of past glory as they prepare for the high school baseball playoffs. The Rebels are headed back to the postseason as the No. 2 seed in Region 8-1A and will open the Class 1A playoffs at home against Bay Springs in…

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Richton, New Augusta inact new ordinances

From Staff Reports __________ The Town of New Augusta and the Town of Richton have both adopted new ordinances, which will go into effect in about 30 days. The Town of New Augusta’s board voted on a leash law ordinance as well as an open container ordinance. An official at New Augusta’s City Hall said…

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Jackson’s Bulldogs showing grit in rugged 8-3A

  Huge game for Dawgs this Thursday a with playoff appearance up for grabs By STAN CALDWELL Dispatch Contributor __________ Ryan Jackson is the son of a coach and a small-town guy with big-time ambitions for his Perry Central Bulldogs baseball team. He may not get to the promised land this year, but Jackson is putting…

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OFF TO THE RACES… Rebels sweep team championships at regional track and field meet

  By RUSSELL TURNER Dispatch Editor __________ Richton High School’s track and field team put on a dominating performance in Hattiesburg last week, claiming the District 8-1A Championship. The Rebels claimed both the boys’ and girls’ titles at the meet, which was held at Hattiesburg High School. RHS outgunned competitors from Resurrection Catholic, Mt. Olive and…

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