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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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School News

Perry Central High School Basketball teams will travel to George County Feb. 3 and District Tournament is Feb. 7-11. Richton High School Richton High School Band will host a Fan Cloth Shop for a fundraiser with proceeds going to purchase new drums. Deadline is Feb. 8. All information is on the school and band Facebook…

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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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Opening of new peanut facility in New Augusta celebrated

By RUSSELL TURNER Dispatch Editor ________________ The new peanut processing facility on US 98 in New Augusta had an official unveiling earlier this week, a few months after opening for business. Mississippi Peanut, LLC welcomed local and state officials for a tour of the facility and luncheon on Monday. Those in attendance included members of the…

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Hines returning to Perry Co. School Dist. as Supt. of Education

By RUSSELL TURNER Dispatch Editor __________ The Perry County School District has named its new leader and it’s a name in which many in the area will be quite familiar. The county board of education made it official on Monday that Dr. Titus M. Hines will replace Dr. Scott Dearman as PCSD Supt. of Education, beginning…

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PCSD invites public to special meeting in search for new Supt. of Education

From Staff Reports The Perry County School Board is hosting a special public meeting next Thursday to introduce interested local residents to the two finalists under consideration to serve as the county school district’s Supt. of Education. School board members have been reviewing potential candidates to replace current Supt. of Education Scott Dearman, who is…

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PCMS recognizes Students and Teacher of the Month

Special to the Dispatch Perry Central Middle School recently recognized six students and a teacher for representing the spirit of the school in their actions in and out of the classroom. Earning the distinguished titles of Students of the Month for August were sixth graders Cedric Manning and Sa’Mya Holmes; seventh graders Braylon Bolton and…

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