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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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Commission Picks Top Flag Submissions

Special to The Dispatch The Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag considered the nearly 3,000 flag submissions and narrowed their choices to 147. Readers can view the choices here: https://picti.net/X7UB8. Commission members will rank the top ten choices, and during the next meeting on August 14, the commissioners will select five flags for final consideration. These five…

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Court date set for Perry County supervisor charged with assault

Board President Bobby Bolton accused of pushing woman who was upset over lack of access to public meetings, records Bolton adamantly disputes charge, says he was trying to defuse a bad situation ________________ By RUSSELL TURNER Dispatch Editor ________________ An initial court appearance has been set for the president of the Perry County Board of Supervisors, who…

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Schools set policies for planned Aug. 6 re-openings

Richton and Perry Co. school districts set guidelines on use of masks, transportation, other issues ________________ By RUSSELL TURNER Dispatch Editor ________________ If all goes as planned, students in Perry County public schools will be back in the classroom on Aug. 6 for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. A lot has changed on the…

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Richton School District announces plans for school reopening on Aug. 6

From Staff Reports Richton School District Supt. of Education Clay Anglin announced today that the decision has been made to move forward with traditional school re-opening on August 6. To follow is the full statement from the school district.   ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING RICHTON SCHOOLS REOPENING  For the last couple of months, the Richton School District…

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Fulmers turn setback into ministry

Molly’s Hands of Hope meant to bring comfort to those facing crisis alone By RUSSELL TURNER Dispatch Editor __________ In just a few short months, the Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world on its ear. Many families across our state and country have dealt with the tragic loss of a loved one due to the virus.…

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