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HOLMES COUNTY OFFICIALS SWEARING IN CEREMONY

The Holmes County Swearing in Ceremony took place on Thursday, December 28, 2023. Front row, l-r: District 4 Supervisor Leroy Johnson; District 1 Supervisor Steve McClellan; Justice Court Judge District 1 Shirley Neal; Justice Court Judge District 2 Marcus Fisher; District 4 Election Commissioner Augustine Winstead; District 2 Election Commissioner Loretta Tidwell; District 3 Supervisor…

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HCCSD GRADUATION RATE EXCEEDS THE STATE AVERAGE

Graduation rates calculated by the MS Department of Education show that the Holmes County Consolidated School District (HCCSD) graduation rate exceeds the state average. Additionally, the district’s dropout rate is lower than the state average. The graduation rates released this week by the MS Department of Education reported the Holmes County Consolidated rate for 2022-2023…

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JUNIOR HIGH LADY TROJANS DISTRICT CHAMPIONS

Front row, l-r: Ava Grace Horne, Emma Word, Khloe Harrell, Heidi Hudson, Joshi Land, Braylee Kate Grubbs, and Ellie Lloyd; back row: Coach Nikki Edwards, Emory Gulledge, Layla Brantley, Ally Kyzar, Landry Lawshe, Mary Hayden Hathcock, Lydia Killebrew, Kaylee Bethany, Nora Grace Grubbs, Allison Boyd, and Mackenzie Bishop. Not pictured is Rylee Jo Banks.

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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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