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Second JDC escaped prisoner captured

JDC escaped prisoner Desmond Fortenberry has been apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Service. He was taken into custody ... Read more | Add your comment

Citizens upset over tax increase

Several concerned citizens attended the public hearing last Thursday for the proposed tax increase for Jefferson Davis County. ... Read more | Add your comment

Flag chosen for November ballot

Mississippi voters will adopt or reject a new state flag in November, now officially named the “In God ... Read more | Add your comment

School board changes course of action for JDC students

The Jefferson Davis County School Board has revised the original plan for learning in Jefferson Davis County for ... Read more | Add your comment

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Family seeking answers in son’s murder

Parents of  Stephen Abram spoke with the Jefferson Davis County Board of Supervisors at its meeting Monday concerned over unsolved murders in the county. The ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:17 am

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Breast Cancer Awareness event to be held in Prentiss

The JDC Women in the NAACP, along with the Youth Council and Eureka Arts Federated Club are sponsoring a Breast Cancer Awareness Program and Walk ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:16 am

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Prentiss home destroyed by fire

Firefighters with the Prentiss Fire Department were called to a house fire just after 11 p.m. Sunday night right off Columbia Avenue on Sixth Street ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:01 pm

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Updates coming for Longleaf Trace

During the 2020 legislative session, District 41 State Senator Joey Fillingane, who covers Jefferson Davis, Smith, Covington, Lamar and Forrest counties, successfully advocated for infrastructure ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:59 pm

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R3SM takes part in annual wellness workshop

R3SM, Inc. (Recover, Rebuild, Restore SE MS) partnered with the Women in NAACP of Jefferson Davis County for their  annual Wellness Workshop for Mother’s & ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, September 11, 2020 1:07 pm

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JDCHS announces first staff awards of the year

Jefferson Davis County High School has recently announced the teacher of the month and staff member of the month for August  2020. Teacher of the ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, September 11, 2020 12:58 pm

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Storms cause flash flooding in county

Three families were displaced last Tuesday after storms caused flash flooding in the county. The flooded homes were along Highway 84 east of Prentiss. The ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:37 pm

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Law: Children must be enrolled

As the new school year begins, the Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement, would like to remind area parents about the ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:35 pm

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Mississippi voters have two options for absentee voting

There has been some confusion and misinformation circulating about the correct procedure for absentee voting. There are two ways to vote by absentee ballot in ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:52 pm

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Dobbs issues statewide order

State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs MD, MPH, issued a statewide order Aug. 4 for the isolation of individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 effective immediately. The order, ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, August 19, 2020 3:50 pm

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One killed in shooting on Hwy 42

An argument at the Palmetto Apartments in Prentiss led to murder just after noon Sunday. Joey Nelson of Jackson  was at the apartments when an ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:11 pm

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Durr charged with Easterling murder

Vincent Durr, of Bassfield, was charged Tuesday with the March murder of Christopher Easterling. Prentiss Police Officers were called to John St. at 5:25 a.m. ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:09 pm

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Prisoners escape from JDC jail

Law enforcement officers are searching for two inmates who escaped from the Jefferson Davis County jail last Thursday evening. Brothers Desmond Fortenberry and Marcus Bridges ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:48 pm

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Son of star found dead in Prentiss

The son of ‘Bring It’ star Selena Johnson was found dead in Prentiss Wednesday night. Family members said Quincy Johnson, 29, was last seen leaving ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:47 pm

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JDCSD releases plan for school year

  Jefferson Davis School District will utilize the hybrid model for instruction. The hybrid model will consist of three phases: Phase 1 Virtual Learning; Phase ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:45 pm

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Online land sale assistance available

The 2020 Jefferson Davis County Tax Lien Sale will be conducted exclusively online. The auction will begin on Aug. 31 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:44 pm

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China sending unsolicited seeds

Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson instructs anyone receiving packages of unsolicited seeds from China, or any foreign country, in recent days to ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:44 pm

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Two prisoners escape from JDC jail

Two prisoners have escaped  from the Jefferson Davis County jail. Desmond Fortenberry and Marcus Bridges are on the run, and at this time, direction of ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Thursday, July 23, 2020 9:48 pm

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JDC sees highest one-day rise in COVID-19 cases

It is possible that masks could soon be manadatory in Jefferson Davis County. “Because of the increase in cases in Jefferson Davis County, we have ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:08 am

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T. Waits appointed to pharmacy board

The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy welcomed two new board members at the third quarter meeting held in Jackson on July 16. Ronnie Bagwell of Brandon ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:07 am

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Annual awards presented to Jefferson Davis Community Hospital staff

The 2020 We CARE awards were presented recently to the employees at Jefferson Davis Community Hospital.Pictured left front to back: Nurse Technician of the Year ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:06 am

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Search continues for missing JDC woman

Cadaver dogs with the GTR K9 Search Team out of Columbus searched Jefferson Davis Lake and the surrounding area last Thursday in an effort to ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:45 am

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Food boxes distributed at J.E. Johnson Elementary

Food boxes are now being distributed weekly at J. E. Johnson Elementary School in Prentiss. R3SM, in conjunction with Jefferson Davis County Long Term Recovery, ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:42 am

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Jaguars’ fall sports delayed two weeks

The Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) announced Tuesday that the fall sports season will still take place. However, the season will be pushed back ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 11:37 am

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State flag removed from courthouse

District 3 Supervisor Demarrio Booth removes the State of Mississippi flag from the Jefferson Davis County Courthouse Monday afternoon. On June 28, the Mississippi Legislature ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, July 10, 2020 10:54 am