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Marvin Edwards Jr. qualifies for Dist. 3 Supervisor’s race

Special to The Dispatch I, Marvin Edwards Jr., am announcing my candidacy for Perry County Supervisor District Three. I humbly ask for your consideration, support, and vote in the upcoming election. A formal announcement will follow at a later date. Paid Political Advertisement by Marvin Edwards Jr.  

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Judge Tim Odom qualifies to seek re-election to Justice Court post

_________ Longserving Perry County Justice Court Judge Tim Odom has announced his candidacy for re-election. Odom submitted his qualifying paperwork last week and will be on the ballot in the August Republican Party Primary. Judge Odom, who has over 20 years of judicial experience and leadership, says serving the people of Perry County has been…

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Election season off to fast start! 

Multiple candidates already qualified. Qualifying deadline is Feb. 1.   From Staff Reports __________ The 2023 election season is off and running and with a full slate of county and state offices up for grabs, this year’s cycle promises to be an active one. The qualifying period for candidates officially began Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023,…

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Mitch Nobles announces re-election campaign for Perry Co. Sheriff

Special to The Dispatch _________ Incumbent Perry County Sheriff Mitch Nobles has announced his intentions to seek a third term as the county’s top law enforcement officer. Nobles submitted his qualifying paperwork on Tuesday and will be on the ballot for the Republican Primary in August. A long-serving deputy and police officer, Nobles said it…

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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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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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