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Man found murdered on Mt. Zion Road

The Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 5 p.m. on Jan. 7, regarding a ... Read more | Add your comment

JDC added to mask mandate list by governor

Gov. Tate Reeves added 19 counties to the mask mandate under his executive order last Tuesday, bringing the ... Read more | Add your comment

Haynes sentenced to 25 years; Magee 15

Allen Ray Haynes and Kurt Mishael Magee were sentenced last Friday  afternoon at the Marion County Courthouse for ... Read more | Add your comment

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JDC election commissioners sworn in

The five Jefferson Davis County election commissioners were sworn in on Jan. 4,  by 15th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Prentiss G. Harrell.  Pictured are ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:47 pm

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Prentiss Institute Alumni Sapphire Fundraiser reaches goal

The Prentiss Institute National Alumni Association (PINAA), under President James E. Jenkins, has worked diligently this year to support efforts by the Prentiss Institute Board ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:43 pm

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Jones College releases fall honors

Jones College has announced the 2020 fall semester honor roll scholars.  Full-time students with 15 hours or more and who maintain the following grade-point averages ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:40 pm

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Southern Miss awards degrees at fall commencement

The University of Southern Mississippi awarded undergraduate, graduate and specialist degrees to more than 1,000 students graduating in the fall 2020 semester. USM graduates from ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:40 pm

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Ole Miss fall 2020 Chancellor’s Honor Roll announced

The University of Mississippi recently announced students named to the Fall 2020 Honor Roll lists, including Chancellor’s Honor Roll. The Chancellor’s Honor Roll is reserved ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:39 pm

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Fall graduation held at Hinds CC

More than 1,300 students received credentials from Hinds Community College in December 2020. Credentials include certificates and associate degrees. Of the fall graduates, 187 achieved ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:38 pm

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Bassfield native officiates state game

Bassfield native Randall Mickell was selected to be an MHSAA official (Line Judge) on Dec. 4, 2020,  for the Lumberton vs. Biggersville 1A State Championship ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:37 pm

The Prentiss Headlight—Steve Johnson

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Veteran and Prentiss graduate gives back in the classroom

For Steve Johnson, leadership is about helping others to grow. That has been his guiding principle in a 24-year military career, and now in the ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:36 pm

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One killed in Bassfield Nov. 13

Sean Wilson was shot and killed Friday morning in Bassfield. Wilson, 22, of Petal, was in a vehicle on Washington Avenue when an altercation ensued ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:44 pm

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Drugs seized in Prentiss traffic stop

A traffic stop in Prentiss landed one in custody last Tuesday. Prentiss Police Officer Officer Justin Roberts made a traffic stop Nov. 3 on Second ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:14 pm

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Jones back in custody after escape from JDC jail

Casey Joe Jones, 28, escaped from the Jefferson Davis County jail sometime in the early morning hours of Nov. 5. Jones, of 46 Ranch Road, ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:13 pm

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JDC prisoner dies in custody

A prisoner in the Jefferson Davis County jail died last Tuesday afternoon. Kenneth Wayne Douglas,  45, of 29 Clarence Lott Road in Carson, was found ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:11 pm

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JDC Veterans Program scheduled

There will be a Veterans Day Program Nov. 11 in Prentiss. The program will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held in the Longleaf ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:57 am

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Annual Birthday Challenge is Nov. 14

The annual Birthday Challenge has been planned for Nov. 14 in Prentiss. The challenge will begin at 7 a.m. and is sponsored by the Jefferson ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:56 am

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MSU Ext. pilot program available for youth in JDC

The Jefferson Davis County Extension Office is piloting a  4-H program  called 4-H Junior Disease Detectives. Extension agents are looking for 10-15 youth aged 12-16 ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:55 am

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COVID brings changes to voting precincts

Election commissioners in Jefferson Davis County have been busy making adjustments for the upcoming presidential election. “Due to COVID-19, we have implemented several safety measures ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:34 pm

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Graves sentenced in Circuit Court

Gene Douglas Graves was sentenced in Circuit Court Tuesday morning for sexual crimes he committed in 2019. On April 6, 2019, a deputy with the ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:33 pm

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Haynes found guilty

Fifteenth Circuit Court District Attorney Hal Kittrell announced that on Oct. 23, Allen Ray Haynes, 46, of Carson, and Kurt Mishael Magee, 28, of Prentiss, ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:26 pm

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Prentiss fireman gets emotional send-off

Firetrucks from all Jefferson Davis County fire departments fell in behind Prentiss Fireman Chuck Pruitt as he made his way out of town early Sunday ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:22 pm

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Fortenberry receives no bond after escape

Desmond Fortenberry was transported back to Jefferson Davis County for a hearing last week on charges of escape. Dave Berry and T. C. Cooley with ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:19 pm

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Perfect Pact food box distribution begins Friday

The Jefferson Davis County Board of Supervisors and JDC Emergency Management Director Jocelyn Ragsdale, in conjunction with Perfect Pact, will distribute 1200, 30-pound boxes filled ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:18 pm

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Camper fire shuts down Hwy 84

A camper fire closed down a portion of Hwy 84 East in Prentiss Monday afternoon. A call came in to the Prentiss Fire Department just ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:17 pm

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Missing Prentiss man found safe

A Prentiss man is home safe after being reported missing for over 24 hours last week. Andrew Postell, 72,  left his Leaf Avenue home Oct. ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:16 pm

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Eureka Arts Club observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the park

The Eureka Arts Federated Club “pinked-out” the Longleaf Trace Park in its observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Members of the club placed pink ribbons ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:01 pm

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Supervisors extend order

The Jefferson Davis County Board of Supervisors extended its previous order regarding the coronavirus until next month. Included in the order, but not all, is: ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:00 pm