Area Breaking News

Election results for school board, election commissioners released

Staff Reports With 13,144 registered voters in Holmes County and only 1,677 votes reported, 12.76% of the county exercised their right to vote yesterday, Election Day. In the school board race for the upcoming new Holmes County Consolidated School District voting: District A: A.’Tony’ Anderson, 212 votes, 60.23%; Johnnie Y. Simmons, 140 votes, 39.77%. District…

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Lexington woman arrested for insurance fraud after house fire

On Tuesday, September 12, Attorney General Jim Hood announced the arrest of 42-year-old Matoya Hillie Reaves on insurance fraud, wire fraud, and false pretense charges. Reaves, of Lexington, attempted to defraud Liberty Mutual Insurance Company by filing false claims, including fake invoices appearing to be from Ashley Furniture and other businesses, for items she claimed…

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New state seatbelt law takes effect tomorrow

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin the 2017 Fourth of July Holiday Enforcement Period on Friday, June 30, at 6 p.m. and conclude Tuesday, July 4, at midnight. With the anticipation of heavy traffic flow throughout the state, all available troopers will be assigned saturation patrols in an effort to maximize visibility and reduce traffic…

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McCrory projected unofficial winner of Lexington mayoral race

By Matthew Breazeale With absentee ballots still being counted as of 2:30 p.m., Lexington election commissioners unofficially project candidate Robin McCrory as mayor-elect with 406 tallied votes so far. Trailing her is incumbent Mayor Clint Cobbins with 230 votes and mayoral candidate Doris Alexander with 34 votes. Unofficial opposed aldermen races are as followed: Alderman-at-Large:…

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Trump wins presidency, Clinton takes county

Staff Reports Holmes County voters exercised their constitutional right to vote on Election Day in the Democratic and Republican General Election. Republican nominee Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton bagging 82 percent of the votes in the county. The total number of votes for president/vice president in Holmes County was…

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Bulldogs lose slugfest with East Miss. Lions, 63-49

­HCC Communications The No. 16 Holmes Community College Bulldogs came up short in the slugfest with No. 5 East Mississippi Community College here Thursday night, October 6,  63-­49. With the loss, the Bulldogs move to 4­2 overall and 2­2 in the North Division. Holmes hosts Copiah­-Lincoln Thursday, October 13, at 6:30 p.m. Listen live on…

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Burn ban in place for county “until further notice”

Staff Report Do to extreme drought conditions for most of North Mississippi, the MS Forestry Commission has made a recommendation to the Holmes County Board of Supervisors to issue a burn ban for Holmes County. This ban will start October 6, 2016 and run “until further notice.” Due to the exceptional drought and the Energy…

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County on the verge of being “smoke free”

Staff Reports On Tuesday, June 28, during the Mississippi Municipal League Conference, the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Office of Tobacco Control (OTC) and Smokefree Mississppi were recognized as first in the nation for passing the most smoke-free air ordinances. The OTC and Smokefree Mississippi also recognized the 18 Mississippi cities that recently passed smoke-free…

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