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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 ... Read more | Add your comment

Food distribution continues in county

Perfect Pact was awarded the right to deliver a specific number of boxes for the USDA Farms to ... Read more | Add your comment

Benefit to honor Prentiss fireman

The Prentiss Fire Department is hosting a benefit for fireman Chuck Pruitt who is battling cancer. Pruitt has ... Read more | Add your comment

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

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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

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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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Citizens upset over tax increase

Several concerned citizens attended the public hearing last Thursday for the proposed tax increase for Jefferson Davis County. For the next fiscal year, the Jefferson ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:02 pm

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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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Flag chosen for November ballot

Mississippi voters will adopt or reject a new state flag in November, now officially named the “In God We Trust Flag.” At the election on ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, September 11, 2020 12:56 pm

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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 the current school year. Jefferson Davis School ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, September 1, 2020 4:42 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