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Players of the Pine Belt: Richton senior OL Christian Perry

RICHTON, Miss. (WDAM) -Richton looks to build upon last season which featured a 6-6 record and a playoff appearance. That all starts in the trenches with players like offensive lineman Christian Perry. “The war is won on the front lines,” Richton’s Chrisitan Perry said. Leading the troops into...
RICHTON, MS
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Wanda Jean Cone

Wanda Jean Cone (aka Cook), 70, of Wilmer, AL (formerly of Opp, AL) was lifted to her eternal home with our Lord and Savior on July 30, 2022. She grew up in Mobile, AL and Georgia before moving with her family to Opp, AL where she graduated from Opp High School in 1971. She worked at Covington Industries in Opp, AL as well as Shaw Industries in Andalusia, AL. She loved cooking, singing, playing the guitar, enjoying time with friends and family, and making everyone around her laugh.
OPP, AL
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Derrick Dearman has four of ten capital murder convictions thrown out

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday vacated four of the ten capital murder convictions against Derrick Dearman. Dearman was charged with 12 counts of capital murder and 2 counts of kidnapping in the 2016 brutal mass murder of six people, including an unborn child, in Citronelle in August 2016.
CITRONELLE, AL
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Theresa Havard Prentiss

A private graveside service will be held for Mrs. Theresa Havard Prentiss, age 82, of Leakesville, who passed from this life on August 4, 2022, at her residence. Mrs. Prentiss worked for many years as a field secretary for Scott Paper Company. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.
LEAKESVILLE, MS
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Citronelle teenagers charged with breaking into vehicles across the county

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Four Citronelle teenagers face multiple charges related to car break-ins in Mobile. Officers arrested Rodney Shepard, Kearis Wilson, Jaurica Benjamin, and a 17-year-old on Tuesday. Investigators said the group burglarized vehicles in Mobile, Satsuma, and other parts of the county. They’re facing charges of unlawful breaking...
MOBILE, AL
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Perry County and Richton School districts welcome back students

PERRY COUNTY, Miss. (WDAM) - Both Perry County and the Richton school districts welcomed back students Thursday morning. Even though they are two of the smallest districts in the state, leaders in both districts have high expectations for the students. In Richton, Superintendent Clay Anglin is hoping to get the...
PERRY COUNTY, MS
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Singing River Electric donates peanut butter to George, Greene Co. food pantries

LUCEDALE, Miss. (WKRG) – Singing River Electric donated nearly 100 jars of peanut butter to Mississippi food pantries this week. An employee and member drive took place last month with 11 electric cooperatives across the state, according to a news release. Donations in southeast Mississippi were distributed to Love Thy Neighbor in Lucedale, Turner-Duvall Retirement […]
LUCEDALE, MS
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Fired Citronelle police officer charged with beating inmate

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - A fired Citronelle police officer has been charged in federal court with beating an inmate at the city jail. Jason Scott Meade, 43, of Semmes, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the single-count indictment charging him with deprivation of rights under color of law. A judge scheduled his trial for October.
CITRONELLE, AL
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Countdown to kickoff 2022: George County Rebels

LUCEDALE, Miss. (WLOX) - There’s not much topography on a football field. But that’s not stopping George County’s quest to get to the top. “We want to climb the mountain. We want to be at the peak,” head coach James Ray said. “You can’t just decide one day you want to climb the mountain and do it, it takes preparation and a little bit of failure. You’re not going to get to the top the first time.”
LUCEDALE, MS
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08/03 Ryan’s “Wet” Wednesday Morning Forecast

Another rainy afternoon lies ahead! It won’t be any more or less so than yesterday was, but we will see gradually drying conditions for the rest of the week. That means today will be another relatively cooler day thanks to increased afternoon cloud cover and rain chances, around 60% again, and flash flooding issues could pop up if any showers linger. We’ve seen rain nearly every day for about 2 weeks, but due to their scattered nature the rainfall accumulation has been very patchy. For example, the area near New Augusta has received only trace amounts of rain since Sunday, while at least 3 other Pine Belt cities estimate upwards of 4-5″. If a slow-moving shower sits over one of the drier areas, it won’t cause any concern, but if it pops up over one of the wetter some localized flooding issues are possible. Be aware of this and avoid any areas of standing water.
NEW AUGUSTA, MS
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