Area News

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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Bridge on Old River Road to be replaced

County receives $2.9M from state to build new bridge over Tallahala Creek By RUSSELL TURNER Dispatch Editor ________________ The Perry County Board of Supervisors got some good news on Monday concerning the future of a key bridge in the county. County engineer Jason Lamb of The Walker Associates advised county leaders that the county had received…

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Beaumont alderwoman indicted on embezzlement charge

From Staff Reports ________________ A Perry County elected official is facing serious legal issues this week after being arrested for alleged embezzlement. Beaumont Alderwoman Princess LaRose Bolton was arrested on the felony charge Tuesday night not long after attending a board meeting in Beaumont. A spokesperson with the Perry County Sheriff’s Office said Bolton was…

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Perry County residents urged to prepare for impact from Hurricane Sally

With weather forecasts projecting a Mississippi Gulf Coast impact from Hurricane Sally, The Perry County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to declare a State of Emergency for the county, which will enable the activation of emergency resources. County officials and local authorities are urging residents in low-lying areas to precautions before the storm hits as…

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Perry Co. Supervisors to vote on tax levy

NOTICE TO PUBLIC FROM PERRY COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: THE TAX LEVY FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING OCT. 1, 2020 WILL BE VOTED ON AT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISOR’S MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 AT 9:00 A.M.

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