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Richton honoring memory of late Mayor

From Staff Reports __________ Officials in Richton are honoring the memory of longtime businessman and elected official Jimmy L. White. The Richton Home and Garden Club will host a Memorial Dedication in honor of White this Saturday, June 5, at Richton Town Square, in conjunction with the club’s Arbor Day celebration. Town officials are joining…

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Meth-related arrests in Perry County continue to pile up

  From Staff Reports __________ The Perry County Sheriff’s Office has been busy over the past week with its fight against illegal narcotics in the community. County officers made multiple felony arrests since last Wednesday, including one they say involves one of the department’s largest seizures of methamphetamine. Johnny Freddrick Smith, 44, of Bassfield, was…

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Red-hot Rebels ride into Round 3 of playoffs

By BRAD CROWE Disptatch Staff The Richton Rebels have been on a roll through two rounds of postseason play. Winners of their last five games, the Rebels swept their first two opponents to earn their place in this week’s Round 3 matchup with Stringer in another best-of-three series. After only getting to play 11 games…

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Richton baseball team in good position after key wins

Rebels looking to bolster region record with Friday trip to Sacred Heart By RUSSELL TURNER – Dispatch Editor The Richton Rebels took a few lumps on the diamond last weekend in non-region play, but three straight wins in region action has Coach Josh Palmer and his team feeling confident. The Rebels are 8-11 overall and…

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Bulldogs roll past E. Marion for 4th straight win

Bulldogs start region play 3-0 By RUSSELL TURNER – Dispatch Editor Perry Central’s baseball team has experienced some growing pains this season as inexperienced players tried to find their way on the diamond. That has led the Bulldogs to post a 7-10 record so far this season. But, Coach Ryan Jackson had hoped to have…

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Cluff approved as next Perry Central football coach

From Staff Reports Perry Central High School has a new head football coach and the new face of the PCHS program is one that will be familiar to many Bulldog fans. Craig Cluff was approved by the Perry County Board of Education on Monday as the Bulldogs’ new coach. Cluff is replacing Wesley McLain, who…

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