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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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Baseball and softball underway for county schools

By BRAD CROWE – Dispatch Sports Just one day after Valentine’s Day, many local fans celebrated their love for baseball and softball with the arrival of the 2022 MHSAA seasons. Four teams from Perry Central and Richton are back in action with seasoned playmakers, promising newcomers and big goals in mind for the campaigns ahead.…

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Celebrating a Century of Life … New Augusta’s Dunaway turns 100

By ANNETTE HARVISON Dispatch Staff __________ Oh, what it must be like to be 100 years old. Life began with the ‘Roaring 20s,’ and then, childhood was overshadowed by the Great Depression. When it was time to start a life of their own, World War II came. When that was over, waves of constant change have…

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Forrest General acquires Perry County General Hospital and The Doctor

From Staff Reports Perry County General Hospital and The Doctor’s Clinic in Richton are under new management and ownership. Forrest Health signed a letter of agreement for Forrest General Hospital to acquire the 22-bed critical access facility and health clinic on New Year’s Day. Forrest Health took over operations on Jan. 1, 2022, as well.…

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Richton Rotary Tournament underway for 65th consecutive time

  By BRAD CROWE Dispatch Staff ________________ For locals, the Richton Rotary Basketball Tournament is almost as big of a holiday season tradition as putting up a Christmas tree — and for many, the tournament comes first. Through Saturday, eight local hoops teams will square off in Mississippi’s longest-running active sports tournament, which has been held…

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