• Welcome!
    |
    ||
    Logout|My Dashboard
  • Contact Us

George County Times: News

News

rss feed

Top Story

Local officials want share of internet sales tax

   Both the City of Lucedale and the County Board of Supervisors passed resolutions last week asking the state legislature to cut them in on a share of the millions of dollars the State expects to collect in new Internet sales taxes.

Recent Headlines

Tuesday 08/07/2018
Bids are roadblock for bridge project
Posted: August 07, 2018

   The latest bids for repairs to the Merrill Bridge may have exceeded the county’s financial load limit.

Comments (0)
Wednesday 08/01/2018
Select the educator you would like to see receive a check from the George County Times !
Posted: August 01, 2018

They are all WINNERS but only one George County School District educator will win a check for $250 to go towards their classroom. Eleven teachers have been given a check for $25 just for being nominated but YOU get to decide who will walk away with the big check of $250. Follow the link below to place your vote.

Comments (0)
Tuesday 07/31/2018
George County agriculture a microcosm of state
Posted: July 31, 2018

   Mississippi’s new Commissioner of Agriculture  Andy Gipson made his second trip to George County last week and left even more impressed than he did on his first visit in early June. He said his two visits to George County have really opened his eyes and changed his perception of the county. He said his home county is principally cattle and pine trees. He assumed that was what he would find in George County.

Comments (0)
Tuesday 06/12/2018
Dockets
Posted: June 12, 2018

Sunday, June 3

Comments (0)
Farmers Market hits season peak without tomatoes
Posted: June 12, 2018

   The Farmers Market is hitting its season peak with more farmer-vendors and larger crowds of shoppers than ever before, according to market coordinator Monica Turner.

Comments (0)
Tuesday 06/05/2018
Dockets
Posted: June 05, 2018

Sunday, May 27

Comments (0)
Thursday 05/31/2018
Fighting dogs get a second chance at life
Posted: May 31, 2018

   At least some of the dogs rescued from an alleged dog fighting operation may receive a second chance at life.

Comments (0)
Thursday 05/24/2018
Small army of volunteers place flags on graves
Posted: May 24, 2018

  An estimated 1,400 American Flags will somberly flutter in the warm Memorial Day breeze, close to the graves of George County veterans, thanks to a small army of volunteers.

Comments (0)
Another hurdle for the Merrill Bridge
Posted: May 24, 2018

   Supervisors got a disappointing surprise last week when they met to open bids on the Merrill Bridge repair. There weren’t any.

Comments (0)
Tuesday 05/22/2018
Dockets
Posted: May 22, 2018

Monday, May 14

Comments (0)
Tuesday 05/15/2018
Dockets
Posted: May 15, 2018

Tuesday, May 8

Comments (0)
Tuesday 05/08/2018
Dockets
Posted: May 08, 2018

Sunday, April 29

Comments (0)
It starts with a handshake
Posted: May 08, 2018

   Central Elementary School students have been surprising visitors with new skills they have been learning, leading up to a competition with prizes such as iPads at stake. The skills include meeting people with direct eye contact, a firm handshake and the ability to start a conversation with strangers.

Comments (0)
Thursday 05/03/2018
Local olive oil big hit at Lucedale Farmers Market
Posted: May 03, 2018

   Always one to bring something different, Lisa Landon came to the Farmers Market last week with an offering that included bottles of rosemary-infused olive oil.

Comments (0)
Law Enforcement Run-Walk to raise funds for memorial
Posted: May 03, 2018

    Runners and walkers in the George County area are invited to participate in a Law Enforcement Memorial 5K and 1 miler event on Saturday, May 5 beginning at 8 a.m.

Comments (0)
Tuesday 05/01/2018
Dockets
Posted: May 01, 2018

Sunday, April 22

Comments (0)
Tuesday 04/24/2018
Dockets
Posted: April 24, 2018

Sunday, April 15

Comments (0)
Thursday 04/19/2018
Local agencies conduct large water rescue operation
Posted: April 19, 2018

   Billed as the 2018 Mud Bug Bash, complete with live music and free crawfish, ATV enthusiasts at Red Creek Off-Road may have gotten a little more mud and water than they bargained for. The three-day event, at the off-road park on Vestry Road in southwest George County, drew more than 1,000 people who wanted to get wet and muddy riding their ATV’s through the trails, mud holes and ponds of the facility.

Comments (0)
Shearing time for local Alpacas
Posted: April 19, 2018

  I got a text Wednesday morning asking me what I knew about alpaca shearing. I responded I know as much about alpaca shearing as I do about sheep shearing. I know nothing about sheep shearing. The next text asked if I was interested in learning about it. I was very interested. I'm almost embarrassed to say how giddy the prospect of meeting alpacas made me.

Comments (0)
Tuesday 04/17/2018
Dockets
Posted: April 17, 2018

Thursday, April 5

Comments (0)
Tuesday 04/10/2018
Dockets
Posted: April 10, 2018

Sunday, April 1

Comments (0)
Relay for Life moves downtown this Saturday
Posted: April 10, 2018

   Trains, balloons, face painting, Snow Boogers and food galore. All of this and much more will be at this year’s Relay for Life this coming Saturday, April 14 on Lucedale’s Main Street from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Comments (0)
Farmers Market to begin sixth season
Posted: April 10, 2018

   The George County Farmers Market will kick off its sixth season on Saturday, April 21.

Comments (0)
Tuesday 04/03/2018
Dockets
Posted: April 03, 2018

Friday, March 23

Comments (0)
Board drafts road policy
Posted: April 03, 2018

   A Board of Supervisors meeting with a characteristically benign agenda got just a little contentious at one point Monday morning.

Comments (0)
150th BEB begins sacrifice in Kuwait deployment
Posted: April 03, 2018

   They kept streaming in to honor the 97 camo-clad soldiers. As Lucedale Mayor Darwin Nelson, serving as master of ceremonies, began his opening remarks, an estimated 500 family, friends and well-wishers were gathered in the Lucedale City Park on Tuesday, March 20. And people kept coming, entering the park from almost every direction to be a part of honoring the members of the 150th BEB as they got ready to leave for a year’s active duty deployment in Kuwait and other locations in the Middle East.

Comments (0)
Green lights shine to honor troops
Posted: April 03, 2018

   The George County Chamber of Commerce is shining its support for the 150th BEB National Guard Unit and their families through a Green Light program.

Comments (0)
Thursday 03/22/2018
Drug peddlers could face death penalty
Posted: March 22, 2018

   Drug pushers could face the death penalty if a plan President Trump is proposing is written into law.

Comments (0)
Tuesday 03/20/2018
Dockets
Posted: March 20, 2018

Thursday, February 15

Comments (0)
Thursday 03/15/2018
Mississippi’s Casino Impact
Posted: March 15, 2018

    According to the American Gaming Association, casino gaming tax revenue in Mississippi reached $6.5 billion in 2017. This was enough money to fund the state’s entire budget for the year.  In addition to this revenue, casinos in Mississippi generate over 25,000 jobs while entertaining over 20 million visitors to the state. The monetary windfall generated by casino gambling has brought much change to the state, especially for the communities that host the casinos themselves. Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway commented that the industry has allowed Biloxi to "invest tens of millions of dollars in public education and public safety, keeping property taxes in check and generally reduce taxes for residents while expanding and enhancing their day-to-day services." Biloxi and its sister cities that host casinos have also benefited from new construction jobs, new hotels and restaurants and additional tax revenue from the influx of visitors and the services and features they demand.   

Comments (0)
House Bill arming teachers passes Senate
Posted: March 15, 2018

   Mississippi schools would no longer be “gun free zones” if House Bill 1083 becomes law. Certain authorized teachers and administrators might be designated and permitted to carry concealed pistols with 36 or more hours of training from a qualified instructor.

Comments (0)
2019 DYW Title Awarded To Mia Parker
Posted: March 15, 2018

   Mia Parker, a George County junior student at Mississippi School for Math and Science in Columbus, was awarded the 2019 Distinguished Young Woman title for George County on Saturday night, March 10.

Comments (0)
Tuesday 03/06/2018
State Aid closes bridges in George County
Posted: March 06, 2018

   The George County Board of Supervisors met in an emergency meeting Friday morning to approve an immediate repair to a Broome School Road bridge that the State Aid Road Construction Office had ordered closed. The closure notice came in a letter dated February 26, which the county received on Wednesday.  A second bridge on Salem Road was also ordered closed in the same letter.

Comments (0)
DYW title to be awarded at Saturday night ceremony
Posted: March 06, 2018

     Eight high school junior girls will compete on Saturday evening, March 10  for the 2019 George County Distinguished Young Woman title.

Comments (0)
Tuesday 02/27/2018
Dockets
Posted: February 27, 2018

Wednesday, February 14

Comments (0)
City to host National Guard deployment reception
Posted: February 27, 2018

   The Mississippi National Guard, including the B Company of the 150th Brigade Engineer Battalion stationed in Lucedale, will be deployed to Kuwait later this year. To honor the men and women of the 155th Brigade, which includes the Lucedale unit, the City will host a send-off ceremony in the City Park on Tuesday, March 20, from 4 – 6 p.m. This will be the unit’s third deployment to the Middle East since 2004 – 2005. The first deployment was to Iraq. The second deployment, that time to Afghanistan, began in March 2009.

Comments (0)
Thursday 02/22/2018
Trump and Rural America
Posted: February 22, 2018

   In 2016 Donald Trump was put into the White House with the help of rural voters. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton by an almost two to one margin in rural and small town America. George County was one of many rural counties that went for Trump big. Trump received 88% of the vote in George County, compared to 10% for Hillary Clinton. Republicans such as Trump have appealed to rural and small town voters ever since the Civil Rights movement.

Comments (0)
Tuesday 02/20/2018
On a mission in Tanzania
Posted: February 20, 2018

   Many couples dream of travel when they retire. Some actually do. But few travel as far and for as long as one former George County couple.

Comments (0)
Gang activity is growing problem
Posted: February 20, 2018

   The distribution of illegal narcotics, larcenies and even murder is among the crimes George County street gangs are committing. It is a problem here and all across the nation. Recently, the Mississippi Analysis and Information Center released its 2017 assessment of gang activity. Included in that assessment was a map indicating the top three gangs, based upon convictions.

Comments (0)
Tuesday 02/13/2018
Dockets
Posted: February 13, 2018

Sunday, February 4

Comments (0)
Legislative report House approved enhanced concealed carry in public places
Posted: February 13, 2018

   It was a dramatic protest. State Rep. Charles Young Jr., an enhanced carry permit holder, pulled out an unloaded pistol and held it up in display during debate on the House floor last week. Young was protesting a bill that would enable enhanced carry permit holders to keep their gun on their person when entering certain public places.

Comments (0)
City honors Payton Dudley at Arbor Day tree planting
Posted: February 13, 2018

    Former Ward 4 City Alderman Payton Dudley was recognized at Lucedale’s Arbor Day celebration  Feb. 9 for his dedication and time spent serving  in the city government.

Comments (0)
Tuesday 02/06/2018
Fifteen week abortion ban passes House vote
Posted: February 06, 2018

   With all of the proposed legislation that will be considered this year now on the docket, the Mississippi Legislature began meeting in open session to pass or debate proposed bills.

Comments (0)
Lost toddlers found safe in woods
Posted: February 06, 2018

   Parents got a scare last week when three youngsters, all under age four, disappeared.

Comments (0)
Tuesday 01/30/2018
Dockets
Posted: January 30, 2018

Sunday, January 21

Comments (0)
Sheriff asks for help with livestock database
Posted: January 30, 2018

   Suddenly, in the glow of the headlights, a dark shape appeared – a horse standing in the middle of the road. Blinded by the headlights, the horse, fortunately for both it and me stood still as I swerved off onto the shoulder to avoid colliding with it. I called 911 and reported the animal in the roadway.

Comments (0)
City of Lucedale announces plans for Arbor Day celebration Feb. 9
Posted: January 30, 2018

    Lucedale’s 2018 Arbor Day celebration, in conjunction with the national event,  will be held on Friday, February 9 at City Hall.

Comments (0)
Schools to consider bullying hotline
Posted: January 30, 2018

 The George County School District is tired of it. Bullying that is, and they hope to establish a way to report incidents and still remain anonymous.

Comments (0)
Thursday 01/25/2018
Mistrial declared in corrections nurse manslaughter trial
Posted: January 25, 2018

  Nearly two weeks of testimony was apparently not enough to enable a George County jury of 10 women and 2 men to decide the guilt or innocence of a former jail nurse on trial for manslaughter. After five-and-a-half hours of deliberation, the jury was split 11 to 1 and hopelessly deadlocked. Special Circuit Court Judge Richard McKenzie of Hattiesburg accepted a motion from defense attorney James Dukes and declared a mistrial in the case of former George Regional Jail nurse Carmon Sue Brannan.

Comments (0)

Follow us on Facebook

Online poll

Loading…

Stocks