Area Breaking News

General Election: Biden/Harris garner most votes in county

Staff Report      Unofficial General Election results from the Holmes County Circuit Clerk’s office report 6568 ballots were cast with all precincts tallied. Mississippi voters approved a new state flag without the Confederate emblem on it. Also, both medical marijuana initiatives passed.      These totals do not include absentee ballots. President/Vice President – Biden/Harris (D),…

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Holmes Central administrator graduates from war college

Press Release Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) G. Torrie Jackson, Jr. graduated from the United States Army War College, June 5, 2020. LTC Jackson is an administrator in the Holmes County Consolidated School District. LTC Jackson said, “I was honored to be selected to attend the Army War College as a resident student. …Very few Reservist are…

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Youth discussion on COVID-19 set via ZOOM

Press Release Holmes County, Mississippi continues to be among the state’s Hot Spots for COVID-19. That critical concern has prompted the Community Students Learning Center’s Health Optimization and Prevention Education (HOPE) program and its partners to team with the Office of Health Equity, Office of Preventive Health & Health Equity of the Mississippi State Department…

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Officials seeking escaped inmate

Staff Report The Holmes County Sheriff’s Department is seeking Ronnie Madison 26-year-old an escaped inmate from Holmes-Humphreys Regional Correctional Facility. Madison was being held on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and burglary. He’s considered armed and dangerous. If you know where he may be, call HCSD at 662-834-1511 or Holmes County Crime Stoppers at…

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Unofficial Holmes County General Election Results 2019

Staff Reports Unofficial General Election results from the Holmes County Circuit Clerk’s office report 5,789 ballots were cast out of 13,163 registered voters, that is 43.98% of the county voted. These totals do not include absentee ballots. Governor – Jim Hood (D), 4775 votes/83.01%; Tate Reeves (R), 921 votes/16.01%; Bob Hickingbottom (C), 16 votes/0.28%; David…

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August Primary Election results released

Staff Reports Unofficial Primary Election results from the Holmes County Circuit Clerk’s office report 4,372 ballots were cast out of 26,102 registered voters. These totals do not include absentee ballots which were being tallied on Wednesday, August 7. Primary Run-off Elections will be held on Tuesday, August 27, for any top two candidates in a…

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Cattle rustling reported in county

Reports were made to the Holmes County Sheriff’s Department in September, October and December of last year of cattle and property thefts. A total of 11 bovines were reported stolen in two cases and two cattle gates in the third case. On September 21, 2018, three black cows, one “motley faced” cow and one calf…

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Sanders given two life sentences plus 30 years

Holmes County Circuit Judge Jannie Lewis gave 48-year-old Rodney Sanders two life without parole sentences, plus 30 more years for burglary and car theft, accepting a recommendation from District Attorney Akillie Malone-Oliver, earlier today, according to the Associated Press. Sanders is charged in the killing deaths of two Catholic nuns, Sisters Margaret Held and Paula…

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