Greene County surveyor arrested

August 28, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

A Greene County surveyor has been arrested for posing as another surveyor while working in Perry County, Attorney General Jim Hood said.
 
Billy Eugene Brewer, 69, was arrested at his home in Leakesville by investigators with the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division.  Brewer is facing four counts of false pretense and four counts fraudulent use of identity

Bodies of 6-year-old twins found in river

July 5, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Officials in Greene County have found the bodies of 6-year-old twin boys who fell into the Chickasawhay River last Saturday.
 
Greene County Emergency Manager Trent Robertson told WLOX-TV in Biloxi that one of the boys was found late Sunday night and the other around 5:30 a.m. Monday.

James Scott and Isaac William McGowan, who lived in the St. Ellen community in Leakesville, disappeared Saturday in the Chickasawhay River, on the southern part of Greene County. Robertson said a friend of the family saw the two boys stepping into a deep part of the river and being swept away by the current.

Two arrested at South Miss. prison after pipe bomb found

June 7, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Two people are facing charges in connection with a pipe bomb found during a routine search of a vehicle at the state prison in Greene County during visitation over the weekend.  

“We don’t believe the pipe bomb was intended for the prison, nor do we believe the inmate whom they were planning to visit had knowledge of it,” said Sean K. Smith, director of the Corrections Investigation Division of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. “We are fortunate that we found the device during a routine search of the visitors’ vehicle. They never got past the secure entrance gate off the highway.”  

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents were notified, arrived and took possession of the device, which was later disposed of without incident.  

Beer, light wine sales approved in Greene County

November 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

Voters in Greene County have approved the sale of beer and light wine.

Circuit Clerk Cecelia Bounds says the referendum was approved by 55 percent of voters.

The Free Greene County group pushed to have the referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot, collecting in excess of the 1,700 signatures needed to bring the measure to a vote. By law, 20 percent of the registered voters in the county had to sign the petition.