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Coroner confirms ID; cause of death ‘pending’

The body found under a bridge on J. E. Johnson Road has been confirmed by the Jefferson Davis ... Read more | Add your comment

Cadaver dogs search for missing Bassfield man

Cadaver dogs with the GTR K9 Search Team out of Columbus were used in the search of a ... Read more | Add your comment

Supervisors discuss paving at bi-monthly meeting

The Jefferson Davis County Board of Supervisors met Monday for their second July meeting. Most of the meeting ... Read more | Add your comment

Body found under bridge taken to crime lab for autopsy

Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with the Prentiss Police Department and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, are ... Read more | Add your comment

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ACT bootcamp to be held Saturday

An ACT bootcamp will be held March 6 at Jefferson Davis County High School. Students will be reviewing math, science, reading and English. The service ... Read more | Add your comment

by Holley Cochran.

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Run for the Roses canceled for 2021; scholarships to still be awarded

The annual Run for the Roses 5K event  has been canceled again for 2021. This is the second year the run will not be held ... Read more | Add your comment

by Holley Cochran.

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J. E. Johnson Class of 1970 celebrates reunion

The J. E. Johnson High School Class of 1970 celebrated its 51st year class reunion, June 5 in Prentiss. Front row: Charles Herron. Second row ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:03 pm

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Wes Daughdrill named President of Young Wells Williams P.A.

Young Wells Williams P.A. is pleased to announce the election of Wes Daughdrill to succeed James H. Neeld IV as President effective July 13. Neeld ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:00 pm

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Pipkins joins Hattiesburg Clinic

Justin D. Pipkins, MD recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Anesthesiology. Pipkins provides anesthesia for a variety of surgical procedures and patients, including cardiac, vascular, orthopaedics, ENT ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 3:54 pm

Opinion

State’s casinos showing record growth as pent-up demand drives overflow crowds

How ready were gamblers to return to Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos after COVID and the resulting shutdowns? Big time ready, it would seem. Back in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 3:38 pm

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PRVO offers rental assistance for local residents

Helmon Johnson, Executive Director of Pearl River Valley Opportunity Inc. (PRVO), announces that PRVO has entered into contract with the Mississippi Home Corporation to operate ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 3:37 pm

Opinion

End-of-Summer Learning Ideas for Kids

We are now just weeks away from the start of another school year. Summer vacations are wrapping up. Back-to-school sales have taken over retail stores. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 3:37 pm

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Prentiss Aldermen meet for July departmental reports

The Board of Aldermen for the Town of Prentiss met Tuesday for its second monthly meeting. After the meeting was called to order departmental reports ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 9:35 am

Editorials

From the Center 7-21-21

I have said it before, and I will continue to say it. Time and time again, I am astonished by the number of men and ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 3:38 pm

Opinion

Your Questions Answered by Treasurer David McRae

One of my priorities as Mississippi Treasurer is to make state government more accessible to you, the taxpayer. So, this July, I held my first ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 3:37 pm

Opinion

Neshoba County Fair’s return will be welcome after the COVIOD-19 pandemic hiatus

Even for the hot and dirty clean-up after two years of absence, it was good to get back to our Neshoba County Fair cabin after ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 3:36 pm

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Summer basketball camp held at Prentiss Christian

Summer basketball camp was held at Prentiss Christian School June 22-23 for boys and girls 4th grade and above. The camp was led by Prentiss ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 3:00 pm

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Hattiesburg Clinic and Forrest Health launch vaccination appreciation giveaway

Hattiesburg Clinic and Forrest Health are pleased to announce the Vaccination Appreciation Giveaway to say thank you to the members of our community who have ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 8:25 am

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Body discovered under bridge in Prentiss

Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the Prentiss Police Department are investigating the discovery of an African American female whose body was found just ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Sunday, July 18, 2021 10:17 am

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Plan to visit your local library on Snapshot Day

Make plans to show your support for the Bassfield & Prentiss Public Libraries on Snapshot Day. “Snapshot Day is our day to shine and show ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, July 16, 2021 2:10 pm

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Search continues for missing Prentiss woman

Local law enforcement officers have coordinated a more extensive search this afternoon for missing Prentiss woman Shirley Jones. Local officers, firemen, family and friends began ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, July 16, 2021 12:07 pm

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Growing concern over Delta variant, no cases in JDC yet

Mississippians are growing concerned about the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant as cases are rising in the State. In a July 12 tweet, State ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, July 16, 2021 8:17 am

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Jefferson Davis County man killed in accident

A two-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Jefferson Davis County man Thursday morning. Jose’ Capetillo, of Bassfield, was killed when a truck driven by ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Thursday, July 15, 2021 5:53 pm

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Children cool off at summer reading program finale

Children of all ages are enjoying the summer reading program, Tails and Tales at the Prentiss Public Library and the Dr. Frank L. Leggett Public ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Thursday, July 15, 2021 2:08 pm

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Silver Alert issued for Prentiss woman

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 73-year-old Shirley Jones of Prentiss, in Jefferson Davis County. She is described as a black female, five feet and four inches tall, weighing 134 pounds, with grey ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 6:27 pm

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Three inmates charged with entering contraband into JDC jail

Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Deputies have charged three inmates with entering contraband into a detention facility after authorities discovered drugs and paraphernalia outside the courthouse ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 5:24 am

Opinion

Q&A with Treasurer David McRae | Why College Savings MS may be the perfect destination for your Child Tax Credit payments

I’ll be honest: the last thing on my kids’ minds right now is school. They are taking in every ounce of summer they can, and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 3:49 pm

Opinion

Social Security clock still ticking as pandemic imperils future of retirement safety net

Understanding the impact of Social Security on Mississippi’s economy and on our people is a heavy lift. Let’s start with the basics. Nationwide in 2019, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 3:43 pm

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First Bassfield Town meeting held under new leadership

The first Board of Aldermen meeting for the Town of Bassfield under the new leadership of Mayor Angie Speights Ladner lasted four hours last Tuesday ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 10:14 am

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Electrical courses to be taught in JDC through PRCC

Pear River Community College Workforce Education will be starting electrical courses in Jefferson Davis County. Classes will begin in August and be held at the ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Monday, July 12, 2021 11:28 am

Business

Leaf River Extraction in negotiations to manufacture Hempcrete in Prentiss

Leaf River Extraction in Prentiss is currently in negotiations with U. S. Hemp Hurd and other parties to manufacture Hempcrete blocks and panels in Prentiss. ... Read more

by Holley Cochran, Friday, July 9, 2021 1:02 pm